Sumi Jo: a tribute to Maria Callas in Australia

The South Korean Grammy Award winning soprano, Sumi Jo, is internationally renowned for her interpretations of the bel canto repertoire. On November, during her concert tour in Australia, she dazzled the audience with a tribute to the great Maria Callas. In this occasion, the soprano was elegantly accompanied by Gary Matthewman on piano. Ms. Sumi Jo loves…

Parade of stars at the Richard Tucker Gala 2016

On October 30th the Carnegie Hall in New York hosted the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala. The concert, conducted by Asher Fisch, was attended by many opera stars. Many of the attendees were previously awarded by the Tucker Foundation – Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Lawrence Brownlee, Jamie Barton and the winner of the 2016 Richard…

Eleonora Buratto: a special night in Mantova

On October 12 in Mantova, sold out for the recital of Eleonora Buratto – the Italian soprano who is singing in the most prestigious theaters in the world – and the pianist Nazzareno Carusi. The charity event was in favor of the association for Debra Children Alto Adige. The two artists have proposed a program with…

Anna Netrebko at Echo Klassik 2016

Among the international stars of classical music, Anna Netrebko couldn’t miss!  Also this year, the opera superstar was awarded with Echo Klassik as Singer of the Year 2016. For the red carpet at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Russian soprano wore a special creation of one of her favorite designers Irina Vitjaz. An outfit with a long flute…

Olga Peretyatko at Echo Klassik 2016

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 9 October, the Echo Klassik 2016 was awarded at the Konzerthaus Berlin. Also this year, meets the…

Carmen Giannattasio in Vatican

Yesterday afternoon Pope Franciscus opened yesterday at Sala Nervi in Vatican City a conference «Sport at the Service of Humanity», together with the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach, the Anglican Primate Justin Welby, representatives of the Orthodox patriarchates of Constantinople and Moscow, Jewish…

Anna Netrebko and “Aria Evening” in Budapest

First concert in Hungary for the world’s most delightful opera-couple, Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov her Azerbaijani husband. On September 29, at the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, the couple has performed with a programme that included several Puccini gems alongside other masterpieces of opera verista. In addition to the irrepressible melodies of Boito, Cilea, Giordani, Leoncavallo, Mascagni and…

Metropolitan Opera Opening Night 2017

The Metropolitan Opera opened its 2016-2017 season on September 27 with a star-studded gala and performance of the new “Tristan und Isolde” starring the world’s preeminent Isolde, Nina Stemme, opposite Stuart Skelton as Tristan. Guests who attended were treated to cocktails and dinner. Among the opera-celebrities who attended were Placido Domingo, Ailyn Perez and Susanna Philips both…

Eleonora Buratto for Vanity Fair

No doubt about it: the Italian soprano Eleonora Buratto is a perfect cover girl! The weekly magazine “Vanity Fair Italy” – August issue – published an interview with her. During the conversation with the journalist, Eleonora spoke of her life (in and out of the stage), her family and of her passions. The soprano, full of enthusiasm,…

Focus on Opera Diva Dress Collection

Outfits for interviews and photoshoots, and evening dresses for concerts. There is always the pressure for these to be new and event-appropriate. Who can help young opera singers in choosing the perfect attire and avoiding style mis-steps? Her name is Suzanne Vinnik, the American soprano who’s the founder of Opera Diva Dress Collection, a peer-to-peer…

Anna shines in Salzburg with Swarovski

Some costumes in this year’s Salzburger Festspiele are very special because they are covered with countless crystals by Swarovski. On August 1, during Puccini’s Manon Lescaut in concert version, Anna wore a gown designed by Jan Meier, costume designer at this year’s Festspiele.  The illusion bateau neckline bodice has a sweetheart lining and chic cap…