Pretty Yende stars at The Late Show

In the evening of January 3, the South African soprano Pretty Yende took part in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Cbs. The star-soprano treats the audience with “Una voce poco fa” from Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, her upcoming role at The Metropolitan Opera House. She was accompanied by Maestro Maurizio Benini 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…

“Queen” Anna Netrebko in New York

The opening night of the Metropolitan Opera House with Verdi’s Il Trovatore on September 25 will surely go down as one of this season’s more triumphant evenings. Female protagonists of the evening Anna Netrebko as Leonora and Dolora Zajick as Azucena. As we have become accustomed, divissima Anna between a performance and the other is occupied in photo-shoots…

Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala 2015

The Metropolitan Opera hosted its opening night gala on September 21. This year’s performance of Verdi’s Otello with Aleksandrs Antonenko as Otello and Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona was preceded by a cocktail party and followed with a cast dinner in Damrosch Park, which had been designed to resemble the glass house sets seen in the production….

Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala 2014

The 2014-2015 season of the Metropolitan Opera House started on September 22nd with a new production of “Marriage of Figaro”, directed by James Levine. As usual, the attendees included many celebrities – actors, tv hosts, businessmen and fashion designers such as Vera Wang, Domenico Dolce,  Zac Posen and Austin Scarlett. In attendance the three Met…

Olga Peretyatko star of the Met – Olga Peretyatko stella del Met

April 17th was the day of Olga Peretyatko’s much-awaited debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. The famous Russian soprano wowed American audiences with her performance of the elegant and refined Elvira, protagonist of “I Puritani” by Vincenzo Bellini (a masterpiece of Belcanto). Accompanied by conductor Michele Mariotti (who is her husband), Olga…

Sondra Radvanovsky for OperaNews

In November the magazine OperaNews has published an interview with Sondra Radvanovsky, considered the Verdi soprano par excellence, applauded in every theater in the world and among the leading artists of the Metropolitan Opera House (this year she will be the protagonist of “Norma” by V. Bellini and “Tosca” by G. Puccini there). The article…