Posts Tagged ‘rossini’

Sep. 18 2017

Baltimore Concert Opera takes a shot at its new season

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

Baltimore Concert Opera opens its new season with Rossini’s final opera, William Tell. BCO’s Managing Director, Courtney Kalbacker, came to talk about it.    

Apr. 04 2017

Semiramide closes the BCO’s current season

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

      Baltimore Concert Opera’s celebration of the 225th anniversary of Rossini’s birth concludes with Semiramide, a tour de force of bel canto-era opera seria. Here’s the BCO’s Managing Director, Courtney Kalbacker.      

Mar. 02 2017

If music be the food of love, what’s the food of music?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 3 Comments

On almost any given day, if you were to stop by WBJC’s studios, you’d hear someone mention food. The staff at this radio station loves to natter on about all things culinary – favorite cookbooks, silly food trends, amazing (or dreadful) restaurants we’ve recently tried – if you can eat it or drink it, we’ve […]

Sep. 28 2016

BCO and Rossini’s breakthrough opera

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

                Baltimore Concert Opera is opening their 2016-2017 season with Rossini’s early opera seria, Tancredi. BCO’s Managing Director Courtney Kalbacker came in to talk about it.        

Mar. 10 2015

A Rossini Rarity

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When Gioachino Rossini was 23 (in point of fact, since he was a leap year baby, he was 5¾), he became composer in residence at the Teatro di San Carlo opera house in Naples. At the end of his 7-year stint, in 1822, he left with nine new operas and his future wife. Isabella Colbran was one of a […]

Nov. 15 2014

11/22/14 – Armida – 1:00pm

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Rossini Opera Festival OPERA: Armida COMPOSER: Rossini Dramma per musica by Giovanni Schmidt Critical Edition Fondazione Rossini/Casa Ricordi, edited by Charles S. Brauner and Patricia B. Brauner Conductor CARLO RIZZI Director LUCA RONCONI Co-director UGO TESSITORE Settings MARGHERITA PALLI Costumes GIOVANNA BUZZI Coreographer MICHELE ABBONDANZA Co-coreographer ANTONELLA BERTONI Lighting designer A.J. WEISSBARD Co-lighting designer PAMELA CANTATORE Interpreters […]

Sep. 13 2013

Very superstitious

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

So, it’s Friday the 13th, supposedly a day of bad luck, yet nothing awful has happened to me thus far. Well, traffic was pretty hairy on my morning commute, but it was raining, so that was to be expected. Two black cats crossed my path at home this morning, one of whom bit me on […]

Mar. 05 2012

Monday 03/05/12 New York Philharmonic This Week

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11:00 PM Conductors: Thomas Schippers; Leonard Bernstein Soloists: Martina Arroyo, soprano; Beverly Wolff, mezzo-soprano; Tito del Bianco, tenor; Justino Diaz, bass; The Camerata Singers, Abraham Kaplan, director; Reri Grist, soprano Rossini: Stabat Mater (recorded 1965) Mahler: Symphony No 4 in G Major (recorded 1960)

Feb. 11 2012

02/18/12 – The Barber of Seville – 1:00pm

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By Gioachino Rossini Librettist: Cesare Sterbini Sung in Italian Rodion Pogossov stars in the title role of the barber in Bartlett Sher’s popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience with Diana Damrau as Rosina. Cast Conductor: Maurizio Benini Rosina: Diana Damrau Count Almaviva: Colin Lee Figaro: Rodion Pogossov Dr. Bartolo: John […]