Operastars, perfumes and suggestions: Desiree Rancatore

What’s your favourite perfume? I’m not really faithful when it comes to perfumes! I use many of them, it depends on my mood. I love Hypnose by Lancome and Insolence by Guerlain, but I also like Ciel by Amouage. Another favourite is Roses Musk by Montale Paris. Do you always buy the same perfume or…

Anna Netrebko at Vienna Fashion Week

The Vienna fashion week opened its doors and Anna Netrebko could not miss the Anelia Peschev spring/summer 2018 fashion show at the MuseumsQuartier on September 13. Accompanied by her artistic agent Irina Gulyaeva and her friend Isaac Guesmann, divissima Anna wears a blue wool coat embroidered with silver and gold lurex wires from Anelia Peschev…

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…

Wiener Opernball 2017

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 23th, attended by European high society, along with directors, actors, politicians and entrepreneurs. The young debutantes from all over the world…

A unique “Traviata”signed by Valentino Haute Couture in Valencia

Last night at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofìa in Valencia was staged the premiere of La Traviata, beloved opera by Giuseppe Verdi. A production of the Teatro dell’Opera in Roma and the Foundation of Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti. A new chapter of the storied opera La Traviata with stage costumes designed by the Maison Valentino. Maria…

Aida Garifullina and Ralph&Russo

After the presentation of her eagerly-awaited debut album on Decca Classics on January 26 at Wiener Staatsoper in Wien,  the Russian soprano Aida Garifullina is flown to London at Ralph&Russo Maison. What creations “The songbird from Kazan with the world at her feet” (The Times) will choose? Two very special dresses from Spring/Summer 2017 runway. The first is silver foil fringe…

Wiener Philharmonikerball 2017

The Wiener-Ball season experienced its first glamorous highlight on January 19 evening. The Viennese Philharmonic enchanted the guests of their house with the 76th Ball “Past. Presence. Future”, a typical mix of noble tradition and lively life-joy. More than 100 dance couples opened the evening with the waltz “Die Schönbrunner” by Joseph Lanner, as well as…

Opera stars, perfumes and suggestions: Anna Netrebko

For a long time I asked myself what were Anna Netrebko’s favourite perfumes. Finally the opera-superstar satisfied me with a photo on Instagram! Mirko Buffini is an Italian niche fragrance house founded by entrepreneur Mirko Buffini in Firenze on 2010. Klito’ was launched in 2014. It is a Oriental floral fragrance for women and men. Top notes…

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…

A look at the New Year’s Concerts 2017

Let’s celebrate the beginning of the year 2017 with a series of concerts in all theaters of the world! Soprano Sonya Yoncheva joined tenor Piotr Beczala and husband-conductor Domingo Hindoyan with Deutsche Radio Philarmonie in a Gala Concert at Festspielhaus in Baden Baden. For this occasion Sonya chose two gowns based on the timeless black and…

Anna Netrebko author’s tea set “Aida”

Yesterday the operastar Anna Netrebko held a gala evening at Palais Rasumofsky in Vienna where she presented her author’s tea set “Aida” in collaboration with Imperial Porcelain. During the evening, a charity auction took place with a unique pre-series sample of the tea set as a lot. The money raised from the auction will be given…

A magic night for Maria Josè Siri

Thirteen minutes of applause for Puccini’s Madama Butterfly under the direction of maestro Riccardo Chailly and directed by Alvis Hermanis have opened the season of Teatro alla Scala in Milan. This first night, “La prima”, is always held on 7 December, feast day of Saint Ambrose, patron saint of the city. For this Butterfly, maestro…