The Arena Opera Festival has confirmed the dates, operas, and stellar casts as originally scheduled, starting with the return of Riccardo Muti, 41 years after his only appearance on the Arena’s … [Read more...] about Arena Opera Festival in Verona confirms the 2021 summer programme
La Scala’s online concert and recital events for February and March 2021 The concerts can be followed via Teatro alla Scala's website, and its Facebook and YouTube pages. Recitals The Recital … [Read more...] about La Scala’s online programming of recitals and concerts opens with Vittorio Grigolo
Despite coronavirus restrictions, La Scala will celebrate the opening of its season 2020-2021 – however long or short it may be – on 7 December, the feast of Saint Ambrose, Milan’s saint’s day. The … [Read more...] about La Scala welcomes back its stars – season opening 7 December
The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced an at-home concert featuring some of the world’s greatest opera stars. A concert on 1 May at 9 pm (21.00 CEST - 15.00 EDT - 20.00 BST), organised by … [Read more...] about Bartoli, Grigolo, Damrau et al will sing live from their homes tonight
The Royal Opera House has announced its decision to fire 42-year-old tenor Vittorio Grigolo after an independent enquiry about his conduct in Japan – which resulted in a ‘brawl’ – when he was with the … [Read more...] about Colleagues support Vittorio Grigolo as he replies to being fired by the Royal Opera House and the Met
Vittorio Grigolo received an enthusiastic ovation after his performance as Nemorino in L’Elisir d’amore at La Scala. After having seen contracts suspended with The Royal Opera and The Metropolitan … [Read more...] about Vittorio Grigolo comments on recent accusations after a triumphant performance at La Scala
December 2019 UPDATE: Colleagues support Vittorio Grigolo as he replies to being fired by the Royal Opera House and the Met In a video to his fans, Vittorio Grigolo has put forward his version of the … [Read more...] about Vittorio Grigolo: I couldn’t apologise. I was sent home like a killer.
A most extraordinary story is arriving from Japan where The Royal Opera is currently on tour. Tenor Vittorio Grigolo was substituted for the final performance of the opera Faust after being … [Read more...] about Vittorio Grigolo suspended from Royal Opera tour in Japan for allegedly “groping another singer onstage”
After Riccardo Chailly opens the season with Tosca, continuing the cycle of works by Puccini, he will conduct his first Strauss opera, as well as the complete Beethoven symphonies. Zubin Mehta will … [Read more...] about La Scala, Milan: Opera and Recital Season 2019 – 2020
OPERA SEASON 2018 - 2019 La Scala announced its 2018-2019 Opera season today with 15 titles, nine of which are new productions, and two are La Scala premieres. At the heart of the season remains the … [Read more...] about La Scala, Milan: Opera and Recital Season 2018 – 2019
All the details of the 2016-2017 Opera Season at London's Royal Opera House: skip to section: ROYAL OPERA 2016-2017 SEASON - IN BRIEF THE ROYAL OPERA 2016-2017 SEASON THE ROYAL OPERA SEASON … [Read more...] about ROYAL OPERA SEASON 2016 – 2017: theatre, cinema and radio
Tullio Pericoli’s designs for L’Elisir d’amore, currently at La Scala in Milan, recall the Osbert Lancaster sets for The Royal Ballet’s La fille mal gardée. Both men worked as illustrators for … [Read more...] about A deep vein of sincere sentiment in ‘L’elisir d’amore’ at La Scala
La Scala’s La bohème has been a constant presence in the theatre’s programming after more than half a century and now edges towards its 240th performance. The 1963 production by Franco Zeffirelli is … [Read more...] about The perfect Bohème at La Scala… magisterial, stunning!
In an interview with Italy’s Vanity Fair, the always outspoken tenor, Vittorio Grigolo, responded to journalist Sara Faillaci’s question, “Is sex important for you?” with, My name is Vittorio. I’m a … [Read more...] about Vittorio Grigolo jokes “I’m a sex addict”
Romeo and Juliet, 22 September at 7.15pm The Royal Ballet By Kenneth MacMillan Music: Sergey Prokofiev Le nozze di Figaro, 5 October at 6.45pm The Royal Opera Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Dir: … [Read more...] about The Royal Opera and Ballet in Cinema 2015-2016
Vittorio Grigolo is not normal. While no artist is normal - and some are downright strange - Grigolo is something of an eccentric, both onstage (just look at that marvellous baroque bowing he does) … [Read more...] about Vittorio Grigolo’s new women’s shoes and a song for Hillary Clinton
4 December (Preview for young people), 7, 10, 13, 16, 20, 23 December 2014 Ludwig van Beethoven Fidelio Conductor: Daniel Barenboim Director: Deborah Warner Sets and costumes: Chloe … [Read more...] about La Scala complete Opera casts and dates: 2014 – 2015
Vittorio Grigolo is a firecracker of a man, exploding in all directions, often loudly, causing excitement - and a little disorientation - among those nearby. At least that is the impression he left on … [Read more...] about Vittorio Grigolo on his last meeting with Pavarotti and on finding his siblings
Vittorio Grigolo sang the song Caruso at Verona's Arena as a tribute to its composer Lucio Dalla who died last March at 68. It was part of an evening which marks the start of the build-up to the … [Read more...] about A true Latin man: Vittorio Grigolo’s roving eye!
Gounod's Faust is, on the one hand, a gift for directors and performers - as Geoff Brown says in The Times, "It’s a Cecil B De Mille film directed by Bob Fosse, and Hell on Earth in more ways than … [Read more...] about Critics Round-up: the Royal Opera’s Faust