Broadcasts – May 2019

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your broadcast opera-tunities for this month: THE ROYAL OPERA IN CINEMAS La Forza del Destino (Verdi) – Leonora (Anna Netrebko, Merola 1996) falls in love with Don Alvaro (Jonas Kaufmann), but when her father forbids their marriage, a...

Some Bad News and Some Excellent News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. There is good news and bad news. First, the bad news. Soprano Heather Harper died at age 88. She was born in Northern Ireland and sang two roles at the SF Opera: Charlotte in Werther in 1975 and Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes in 1976. Soprano Heather...

Broadcasts – April 2019

Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde in Die Walküre. Photo: Richard Termine / Met Opera Ciao Opera Mavens! Here are your broadcast opera-tunities for this month: THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LIVE IN HDhttps://www.fathomevents.com/series/the-met-live-in-hdDie Walküre (Wagner)...

A YouTube Opera Gem

Juan Diego Florez Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here is a real find on YouTube. William Tell is a terrific 2015 production from the Rossini Opera Festival of Pesaro, Italy. Stars Nicola Alaimo, Juan Diego Florez, and Marina Rebeka. Has English subtitles and spectacular image....

Opera Potpourri

Dominic Argento Ciao, Opera Maven. Lots of opera news at the moment: RIP Dominic Argento, dead at 91. Composer of numerous operas including Postcard from Morocco. Andre Previn RIP Andre Previn, winner of 4 Oscars, dead at 89. Tributes are coming in from around the...

Broadcasts – March 2019

Pretty Yende as Marie and Javier Camarena as Tonio in La Fille du Régiment. Photo: Marty Sohl / Met Opera. Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your broadcast opera-tunities for this month: THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LIVE IN...