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Bells are Ringing: Les vêpres siciliennes at Caramoor

Blood, sweat, and tears are essential to making opera happen. However, on Saturday, July 6th, it was the audience that contributed the sweat. On Saturday, Caramoor presented Verdi’s Les vêpres siciliennes as the first part of their 2013 Bel Canto at Caramoor series. At Caramoor, there has been a consistent tradition of high quality concert […]

An Interview with Arianna Zukerman

Of the many classical singing artists dotting the scene today, none stand out the way that soprano, Arianna Zukerman does. The Washington Post has lauded her, saying “Arianna Zukerman possesses a remarkable voice that combines the range, warmth and facility of a Rossini mezzo with shimmering, round high notes and exquisite pianissimos that would make […]

Opera Teen on the Airwaves

Hi opera friends! I come today with some super exciting news! As I have alluded to on Twitter, my “big news” is that last week I had the honor and privilege to record a piece along with my answers to some fun, opera related questions for the Tri-State area classical music radio, WQXR. My piece […]

An Interview with Ildar Abdrazakov!

Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov has quickly become one of the most dramatic, compelling and talented singers of our day. He has appeared at nearly every major opera house and boasts two Grammy’s to his name. He has headlined new productions, sung opening nights and is a mainstay at the Metropolitan Opera House, where he is […]

NATIONAL OPERA WEEK DAILY POST #5!!!

Still in the queue… Today, we have the coronation scene from Boris Gudonov to enjoy!  

NATIONAL OPERA WEEK POST #4!!!

In case I lose power, everything for the next few days is queued. Below, enjoy a complete video of Benjamin Britten’s opera Peter Grimes! Happy National Opera week!!

The Music of Jane Austen

When the name Jane Austen comes to mind, I’m sure your next thought might not be music. However, the Jane Austen Society of North America is presenting two concerts this week as part of their 2012 General Annual Meeting. The first concert they are presenting is: Friday, October 5th Soprano Julianne Baird Marriott Brooklyn Bridge […]

The Results of the Opera Teen Caption Competition!

About a month ago, I tasked you fair readers with providing a humorous caption for the below picture, from I Capuleti e i Montecchi at Caramoor staring Kate Aldrich and Eglise Gutierrez. Now I know I promised to have the results a few weeks ago, but I got bogged down with all the Opening Night […]

Opera Teen Caption Competition!!

Sorry to have been AWOL for so long everyone. It’s been a busy summer and I hope you are ALL having a fantastic summer! Today, I bring you the FIRST EVER OPERA TEEN CAPTION COMPETITION!!!!! The idea of the game is that you have to give the picture at the bottom of the post a […]

Review of Falstaff DVD on Parterre

Hello everyone! As the second part of my good news(The first was that I’m now a Huffington Post blogger as well!), I wrote a review of the 2011 Zurich production of Flastaff for the world famous opera blog, Parterre Box. This has been so exciting and you can read my review here. This is a […]

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