Danielle de Niese queen of Proms 2015

The grand finale of the world’s most celebrated classical music festival was held on September 12 in London. Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, soprano Danielle de Niese, tenor Jonas Kaufmann conducted by Marin Alsop are the stars at this year’s Last Night of the Proms at Royal Albert Hall. Among composers featured are Shostakovich, Strauss and Puccini. For soprano Danielle…

Red Ribbon Celebration Concert 2015

For the forth time, on May 15, the Red Ribbon Celebration Concert at Bundestheater in Wien took place as a prelude to the Life Ball Weekend. International stars from opera like Anna Netrebko and her fiancé Yusif Eyvazov, Juan Diego Flórez, Piotr Beczała, Kristine Opolais have lent their voices to the good cause “Building Bridges for Peace”. During the…

Joyce DiDonato: a modern Sheherazade

After the commitment with Berliner Philharmoniker in Baden Baden, now Joyce DiDonato is engaged in European Tour 2015 with the New York Philharmonic and Ravel’s Sheherazade. For this special occasion, Vivienne Westwood has created for Joyce a floral version of Princess Sheherazade: a purple silk evening dress with long batwing sleeves in chiffon printed with flowers. Fabulous!

Divas at Royal Opera House: Carmen Giannattasio

Summer full of important productions at the Royal Opera House. In July, the London stage is hosting three stellar casts – G. Puccini’s “Boheme” featuring Angela Gheorghiu and Ermonela Jaho, and G. Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda” with Joyce DiDonato and Carmen Giannattasio, who will play Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I, respectively. During the days before…

Stars at Wiener Opernball 2014 – part 1

After Dresden, Vienna. 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 27th, attended by European high society, along with directors, actors, politicians and entrepreneurs. The young debutantes from all…

Joyce DiDonato queen of Proms – Joyce DiDonato regina dei Proms

The Last Night of the Proms, the famous summer concert season held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, has always had a special charm. This year, the stars of the concert were two women: Marin Alsop – the first woman conductor at the Proms – and the American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, who sang arias…