- Posted by R. Johnson on November 14
This week marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of arguably one of the most important opera composers: Giuseppe Verdi. His arias are sung like national folk songs in Italy and his name is synonymous with Italian unity and pride. Tenor Jonas Kaufmann’s The Verdi Album is our Featured Album, with arias from Rigoletto, Aida, Don Carlo and more.
- Posted by Daniel Gilliam on October 7
Natalie Dessay sings the role of Violetta in Saturday’s live broadcast of La Traviata from the Metropolitan Opera, starting at 12:30pm. Here’s a look at the staging:
- Posted by Daniel Gilliam on March 29
Gil Shaham’s favorite violinist (for obvious reasons – they’re married), Adele Anthony, played the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Louisville Orchestra, earlier this month. The orchestra also performed Richard Strauss’ first tone poem Aus Italien and the overture to Verdi’s La forza del destino. Catch the broadcast this Sunday at 6pm.
Here are the two lovebirds playing with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
- Posted by Daniel Gilliam on February 14
Liudmyla Monastyrska made her debut last month as Aida, which the New York Times called a “triumphant house debut.” You can hear her tomorrow at 1pm on the live, Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinee broadcast.
- Posted by Daniel Gilliam on December 14