Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov stars at Wiener OpernBall 2019

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 28th, attended by European high society, along with directors, actors, politicians and entrepreneurs. The young debutantes from all over the world…

Karl Lagerfeld’s legacy for the Opera

The fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who brought a flagging brand called Chanel back to life in the early 1980s and turned it into one of the most powerful luxury brands in the world, has died on February 19. Famous for his dark sunglasses, snowy ponytail, and black suits, Lagerfeld was prolific, seemingly indefatigable. At the end of…

Olga Peretyatko at 78th Vienna Philharmonic Ball

One of the most glamourous highlights of the ball season took place in Vienna on January 24, 2019: the 78th Vienna Philharmonic Ball. The renowned artists’ ball once again lived up to its reputation: prominent musicians, artists, politicians and industrialists revelled in the breath-taking Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein. A lot of artists were…

Anna Netrebko special guest at 78th Vienna Philarmonic Ball

Once a year, the Vienna Musikverein is transformed into an elegant ballroom and provides a stunning backdrop for the Vienna Philharmonic Ball, an event which has been a highlight of this festive season in Vienna for several decades. On January 24, the 78th Ball of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra attracted many illustrious guests from business,…

Jessica Pratt: one evening at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova

First concert together in Italy for one of the world’s most delightful opera-couple, Jessica Pratt and Michael Spyres. On January 18, at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, the couple has performed with a programme that included several Belcanto gems alongside other masterpieces of Verdi and Offenbach. The conductor’s podium was occupied by Andriy Yurkevich. During the evening, the…