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Posted on 16 May 2018 | 7:43 am
Katharine McPhee and The Cast of Broadway's
Times Square Chronicles (press release)Katharine McPhee and The Cast of Broadway's Waitress Perform Sara Bareilles to Benefit Broadway Cares/Equity ...Times Square Chronicles (press release)“A delirious synthesis of Divine, Karen Finley, and Montserrat Caballé and even those who think drag has had its day swear that this big, beautiful creature is kind of demented genius.” – Time Out New York. As Varla Jean, Jeffery Roberson has filled ...and more »
Posted on 3 May 2018 | 12:24 pm
Houston Grand Opera's beautifully sung
Texas Classical Review (blog)Houston Grand Opera's beautifully sung “Norma” revives a glorious pastTexas Classical Review (blog)Soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska, in the title role, set her voice loose in stratospheric pianissimo flights: Again and again, she conjured up memories of Montserrat Caballe, the revered spinner of vocal gossamer. When mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, playing ...and more »
Posted on 28 April 2018 | 4:02 pm
Monastyrska finds strength in challenging
Texas Classical Review (blog)Monastyrska finds strength in challenging role of NormaTexas Classical Review (blog)Liudmyla Monastyrska specializes in Italian opera's soprano fireballs. Lady Macbeth from Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth and Abigaille from Verdi's Nabucco have practically become her calling cards, showcasing the power, finesse and agility of her singing.and more »
Posted on 24 April 2018 | 12:32 pm
Barcelona Tennis Open 2018 - Tennis Frontier
Tennis FrontierBarcelona Tennis Open 2018Tennis Frontier“I had this perfect dream, This dream was me and you, I want all the world to see, A miracle sensation” – so begins the song “Barcelona” performed by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé. Based on the lyrics, it could have been penned by Rafael Nadal ...and more »
Posted on 21 April 2018 | 7:07 am
A guide to the fall opera season on disc
CD cover: Wagner, "Die Meistersinger" CD cover: Mozart, "The Magic Flute" The San Francisco Opera’s 2015 fall season is concentrated largely on standard repertoire, with well-loved masterpieces by Mozart, Wagner, Verdi and more. In addition, a secret ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 2:21 am
Anthea Pichanick wins Cesti competition
Anthea Pichanick took first prize in the 6th International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti, which took place in Innsbruck between 21 and 25 August. The French contralto, who is a student of Montserrat Caballé, received a cash p ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:55 am
Andrea Bocelli falls short on Puccini's
Anyone wanting to experience the opera for the first time would be better off with Mehta's 1972 version, which starred Pavarotti himself, along with Joan Sutherland, soprano Montserrat Caballe and bass Nicolai Ghiaurov.
Posted on 19 August 2015 | 5:16 pm
Still, anyone wanting to experience the opera for the first time would be better off with Mehta’s 1972 version, which starred Pavarotti himself, along with Joan Sutherland (who never sang the title role onstage), soprano Montserrat Caballe and bass ...
Posted on 19 August 2015 | 5:52 am
Huntsville band Rearview Ghost picks their
"Just five? Is that even possible?" says Josia, the talented, single-name frontwoman with roof-rattling Huntsville band Rearview Ghost. In advance of her group's upcoming set at Music Has a Meaning, a benefit for Russel Hill Cancer Foundation, we asked ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 3:41 am