Another rarity rescued by Australia’s Baroque opera crusaders.
Italian mezzo soprano Cecilia Bartoli has conquered the world’s great opera houses, turned Salieri into a bestseller and become a saviour of the classical recording industry… But she has never, until now, performed in Australia. Francis Merson spoke to Cecilia on the eve of her maiden tour.
A new opera based on the life of actress and model Anna Nicole Smith has premiered in London, to surprisingly positive first reviews.
Soprano Elena Xanthoudakis has become the first Australian to win a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.
More than 2,000 people have packed London’s Westminster Abbey to pay tribute to the late Australian soprano Dame Joan Sutherland.
Bizet’s most famous opera Carmen will be screened in 3D across Australia.
There is more to opera than La traviata and Turandot. In fact, some works of genius have escaped the attention of mainstream listeners. Sarah Noble lists opera’s hidden treasures.
The Welsh soprano Dame Margaret Price, specialist in Mozart and Richard Strauss, has died aged 69.
Two-year release schedule to begin with Flying Dutchman.
Four CD sets and four DVDs of Met productions to be released in February.
Local and international stars of Opera Australia’s current season will take to the stage on February 6 to raise funds for Queensland flood victims.
Sony Classical has announced an exclusive long term agreement with Georgian soprano Nino Machaidze.
At a time when broad appeal and maximum sales are all important, Juan Diego Flórez has been notable for his deliberate narrow repertoire, concentrating almost exclusively on the 19th-century bel canto for which he’s ideally suited, while leaving alone swathes of the repertoire most star tenors can’t resist.