Jessica Pratt and Treesure Jewels

The Opera Season 2017-2018 of the Teatro La Fenice closes under the sign of Gioachino Rossini with “Semiramide” – his last great opera – and with the display of the restored signed score. A tragic melodrama in two acts, which debuted at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice on February 3, 1823, “Semiramide” is staged…

International Opera Award 2016

The International Opera Award 2016 returned at Savoy Theatre in London on May 15. Opera stars and supporters gathered for an evening celebrating excellence in opera, as well as raising funds for the Opera Awards Foundation – a trust which aims to help those at the start of their opera careers. Ermonela Jaho won the Readers’…

Jessica Pratt: a modern Semiramide

On October 18, Australian soprano Jessica Pratt made her debut in one of G. Rossini’s most challenging soprano parts: the Babylonian queen Semiramide.  The expected debut – in concert version – took place under the direction of Maestro Giuliano Carella at Opera de Marseille. For this special occasion, Jessica chose a dress-change between the first and second…

Le Sgallettate: Aleksandra Kurzak

Innanzitutto una definizione. Dicesi “Sgallettata” l’artista frivola, vivace, intraprendente, spesso dall’aspetto impertinente e di scarsa eleganza; in genere alla ribalta delle cronache discografiche e teatrali per l’impatto visivo (positivo o negativo a seconda dei gusti!) che la sua persona fornisce alle stesse. Dunque, Lady Maxwell non può esimersi dal definire “sgallettata” Aleksandra Kurzak, giovane soprano…