Hui He: me, the heroines of the opera and fashion

Born in China but with home in Italy, Hui He 慧和 is one of the most famous performers of Madama Butterfly and Aida: with these and other heroines of the opera she continues to excite the public in the most prestigious theaters in the world. Operafashion met this pleasant artist on the occasion of her…

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…

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….