Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Aria Code – A New Opera Podcast

A new opera podcast; one that sounds like it will be a smart, down-to-earth podcast. Rhiannon Giddens hosts: 

"Each episode dives into one aria — a feature for a single singer — and explores how and why these brief musical moments have imprinted themselves in our collective consciousness and what it takes to stand on the Met stage and sing them."
Produced in cooperation with the Metropolitan Opera, the podcast will feature interviews with singers, other musical folks, writers, and other music lovers. This sounds like it will be a lot of fun, and a nice companion to He Sang She Sang and the official Met podcasts.
There's a two-minute intro up now; the first official episode will be available on December 2.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

What's Richard Croft (Singing God) Up to These Days?

This clip is from about two years ago. He was an amazing Tito at Glyndbourne in 2017. What's he up to this year? Lovers of gorgeous tenor singing want to know.

Monday, November 19, 2018

More Staatsoper.TV

And while we’re on the subject, here’s the schedule for the rest of the 2018 – 2019 live-stream season from the Bayerische Staatsoper:

Bedřich Smetana
Die verkaufte Braut (The Bartered Bride)
18.00 hours
Conductor: Tomáš Hanus
Director: David Bösch
Selene Zanetti (Marie), Pavol Breslik (Hans), Günther Groissböck (Kezal)

Ernst Krenek
Karl V.
19.00 hours
Conductor: Erik Nielsen
Director: Carlus Padrissa – La Fura dels Baus
Bo Skovhus (Karl V.), Anne Schwanewilms (Isabella), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Franz I.)

Giacomo Puccini
La fanciulla del West
19.00 hours
Conductor: James Gaffigan
Director: Andreas Dresen
Anja Kampe (Minnie), Brandon Jovanovich (Dick), John Lundgren (Jack)

Richard Strauss
20.00 hours
Conductor: Kirill Petrenko
Director: Krzysztof Warlikowski
Marlis Petersen (Salome), Wolfgang Koch (Jochanaan), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Herodes), Michaela Schuster (Herodias)

Harteros, Kaufmann, and Finley – Otello Live on Staatsoper.TV

Live on December 2, and available on-demand the next day for 24 hours. I am not an Otello super-fan, but I am looking forward to seeing/hearing this performance. 

Connect to the stream on December 2nd. 
And find out more information about the production now. 


Friday, November 9, 2018

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