Please head over to Parterre Box to read my thoughts on Anna Netrebko’s magnificent return to the role of Violetta in La Traviata at Teatro alla Scala in Milan last week.
Luca Salsi, Anna Pirozzi, Francesco Meli, and Michele Mariotti make a strong case for Verdi’s “I Due Foscari” at Teatro alla Scala.
After rounds one and two, I’m back again for the third round of Met season predictions. These will run from mid-January to mid-March. Rusalka: It’s sad, but true. Renee Fleming is slowly saying goodbye to the operatic stage. The Met is the house she is very much at home at, and it’s the place where […]
I had Part 1 earlier this week, and I’m back now with the second session of Met Season Predictions. Let’s pick up where we left off in mid-November. Rigoletto: The Met’s neon Rigoletto returns for another season since its first presentation last season. Dimiri Hvorostovsky sings Rigoletto opposite Aleksandra Kurzak’s Gilda. Kurzak recently announced her […]
Happy New Year, Opera Fans! It’s true that conversations about opera with other people are far and few between but when one does surface, I get pretty excited. That being said-and I really do appreciate these conversations- a question I get asked frequently that drives me crazy is “What’s your favorite opera?” It drives me […]
Sorry for the extended absence, opera fans. The holidays are in full swing(A very happy Hannukah to anyone celebrating) and I’ve had so much to do. In light of Friday’s opening night of La Scala in Milan, some kind soul has posted the entire video of the performance of Lohengrin conducted by Daniel Barenboim, starring […]