Two new CD releases are shaking up the opera world
The Putin government ‘s threats against homosexuals has led to protests aimed at the Metropolitan Opera.
The Met’s Anna Bolena shows Anne Boleyn was the bigger man.
Reaction to Ovation Breaks Character-Ruins the Moment, Critics Say Soprano Anna Netrebko was singing the incredibly difficult title role in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena. The final scene begins with the aria “Al dolce guidami,” its final note slowly diminishing to nothing. The audience exploded in cheers that went on far longer than is usual at the [...]
Donizetti’s Anna Bolena opens the Metropolitan Opera’s 128th season. Anna Netrebko inherits the title role from Maria Callas, Beverly Sills, Leyla Gencer and Joan Sutherland
Todays classical headlines include more on the musical journey out of bankruptcy for the Louisville Orchestra, a (possible) temporary home for the New York Philharmonic and last-minute cancellations on the Met’s upcoming tour of Japan.
There’s a very bright and large full moon in March; it will still be some 211,600 miles away, but, perhaps, spectacular enough to approach the kind of moon that resides in the mind of the artist, writer or composer, for whom it always seems to appear rather overlarge and magnificent.