Pretty Yende at Echo Klassik 2017

The Echo Klassik is the most important German music award in the classical field. The coveted trophy, which gives the Federation of the Phonographic Industry every year for new CDs, were awarded in 22 categories to 57 winners. On October 29th , the Echo Klassik 2017 was awarded at the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall in Hamburg. Also this…

Operastars, perfumes and suggestions: Desiree Rancatore

What’s your favourite perfume? I’m not really faithful when it comes to perfumes! I use many of them, it depends on my mood. I love Hypnose by Lancome and Insolence by Guerlain, but I also like Ciel by Amouage. Another favourite is Roses Musk by Montale Paris. Do you always buy the same perfume or…

Anna Netrebko at Vienna Fashion Week

The Vienna fashion week opened its doors and Anna Netrebko could not miss the Anelia Peschev spring/summer 2018 fashion show at the MuseumsQuartier on September 13. Accompanied by her artistic agent Irina Gulyaeva and her friend Isaac Guesmann, divissima Anna wears a blue wool coat embroidered with silver and gold lurex wires from Anelia Peschev…

Opera stars, perfumes and suggestions: Virginia Tola

  What’s your favourite perfume? My favourite perfume is the one which totally mirrors my personality: Chanel Mademoiselle Do you always buy the same perfume or do you like changing and trying something different? If I’m not mistaken, I’ve been wearing Chanel since 2001. I’ve tried and bought other perfumes, but I must admit Mademoiselle…

Anna Netrebko: special oufits in Salzburg

“A summer without Anna Netrebko is unthinkable” is the tone of some articles that have appeared in several Salzburg newspapers who are following the opera superstar in the Austrian city. Every year the diva reserve a new, special role to her audience at Salzburger Festspiele and every year she is present at gala dinners or parties…

What have opera stars worn this summer?

Festivals, recitals, concerts then competitions and interviews but also holidays! What were the outfits of the Opera stars in these summer occasions? Here, a general survey…. Attractive and chic Elina Garanca during the concert in Lubijana on June 30. The mezzosoprano wore a sparkling purple one-shoulder gown from Atelier Rosemarie Umetsu. In Salzburg, before her recital on…

Perfect opera star and model: Olga Peretyatko

After successful performances as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, Olga Peretyatko posing as a model for photographer Alikhan. He is the author of more than 25 covers for the leading glossy magazines such as Elle, Tatler, L’Officiel and works with Chanel, Vuitton, Giorgio Armani and DSquared. Here some photos….

Eleonora Buratto and Silvia Lelli

After successful performances as Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen at the Lyric Opera Chicago and as Mimì in Puccini’s Boheme at Opernhaus Zurich, Eleonora Buratto spent a few days in Italy to fulfil one of her wishes: posing as a model for photographer Silvia Lelli. Silvia Lelli has long been a leading photographer of Teatro alla Scala and…

Wiener Opernball 2017

As it happens every year since 1877, the Wiener Staatsoper is turned into a huge ballroom to host the most important debutante ball of the Viennese carnival. The glamourous event took place on February 23th, attended by European high society, along with directors, actors, politicians and entrepreneurs. The young debutantes from all over the world…

Private Callas

An exhibition and a collection of fabrics celebrate the great soprano Maria Callas on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of her disappearance. In Milan,  Bonotto textile manufacture hosts “Private Callas: dresses and memorabilia in a textile scenery by Bonotto”. The exhibition shows a selection of objects that belonged to the artist: day dresses and…

A unique “Traviata”signed by Valentino Haute Couture in Valencia

Last night at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofìa in Valencia was staged the premiere of La Traviata, beloved opera by Giuseppe Verdi. A production of the Teatro dell’Opera in Roma and the Foundation of Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti. A new chapter of the storied opera La Traviata with stage costumes designed by the Maison Valentino. Maria…

Aida Garifullina and Ralph&Russo

After the presentation of her eagerly-awaited debut album on Decca Classics on January 26 at Wiener Staatsoper in Wien,  the Russian soprano Aida Garifullina is flown to London at Ralph&Russo Maison. What creations “The songbird from Kazan with the world at her feet” (The Times) will choose? Two very special dresses from Spring/Summer 2017 runway. The first is silver foil fringe…