Nadine Sierra: 2017 Richard Tucker winner

As every year, the Richard Tucker Foundation gala-concert is an unmissable event for New York opera-lovers. The concert – conducted by Nicola Luisotti –  offers a parade of superstar singers in favorite repertoire. Many of the attendees were previously awarded by the Tucker Foundation – Stephanie Blythe, Tamara Wilson, Ailyn Perez and the winner of the 2017 Richard…

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…

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…

Ailyn Perèz shines at Opera News Awards 2016

This is a wonderful period for Ailyn Pèrez! A few days ago, the American soprano has been announced the winner of the Beverly Sills Award, annually given to a young singer between 25- and 40-years-old who has sung at the Metropolitan Opera and is determined to have extraordinary talents. Last night, she attended the 11th…

Opera News Awards 2014 – part 2

The most anticipated opera award of the season was attended by a long list of celebrities: Renata Scotto, Kristine Opolais, Stephen Costello, Ailyn Perez and many others. Award-winning Nina Stemme, considered by opera fans as the greatest Wagnerian soprano of our age, wore a black chiffon dress and matching jacket with sequin trims.  Al premio…