The masters of costume design. Michael Gianfrancesco at Rossini Opera Festival 2018

On the occasion of the Rossini Opera Festival, Operafashion met Michael Gianfrancesco, costume designer of the new production "Ricciardo e Zoraide" that will open the 2018 edition. Michael Gianfrancesco is a Toronto-based set and costume designer whose work has been seen across Canada in productions of theatre, opera and dance. In 2008, he received the... Continue Reading →

Pretty Yende: a model diva

After the success in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" as Susanna at Los Angeles Opera, Pretty Yende was engaged in a private photo shoot on April 8. The first outfit is by Donna Karan. Fabric graphic pattern with wide longuette skirt, belt at the waist and deep V-neckline. Very glamorous!    The second outfit is Cassandra bandage... Continue Reading →

Pretty Yende: a modern muse – Pretty Yende: una musa contemporanea

No doubt about it: the soprano Pretty Yende is a perfect cover girl!  The monthly magazine "Marie Claire South Africa" published an article about her and other nine women (not only from South Africa) and defined them "muses", because they've distinguished themselves in different fields (medicine, poetry, theatre, dance, singing and politics) and are role... Continue Reading →

Opera Awards 2014

On April 7th , the Grosvenor House Hotel in London hosted the 2nd International Opera Awards , an event that aims to promote excellence in opera and support young talents. The event was attended by experts in the entertainment industry, journalists, art directors and singers. Winner of the category "Best Female Singer" was Diana Damrau,... Continue Reading →

Globetrotting Pretty Yende – Pretty Yende giramondo

Period of hard work in Europe for Pretty Yende! The South-African soprano is busy with a series of concerts in several European capitals, after which she will interpret Fiorilla in Gioacchino Rossini's "Turco in Italia" at the Hamburg State Opera. She performed at the Smetana Concert Hall in Prague with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra: the... Continue Reading →

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