Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Soprano Valentina Nafornita Named “Singer of the World”
Soprano Valentina Nafornita took top honors in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition last weekend.
Nafornita, 24, is the first Moldovan singer to win the prestigious competition, in which she also garnered the largest number of telephone votes from listeners and viewers to win the Dame Joan Sutherland Prize.
Watch Nafornita’s performance of “Regnava in silenzio” from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in the competition finals:
Winning the biennial BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition can be a bellwether for a big career. Past winners include the Russian bass Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Finnish soprano Karita Mattila.
Read more: Valentina Nafortnita Wins BBC Cariff Singer Competition (BBC News Wales)