Posts Tagged ‘Verdi’
Rigoletto, or “The Curse”
Concert Opera Baltimore continues its season at the Engineer’s Club with Verdi’s middle period masterpiece Rigoletto on November 18th and 20th. Managing Director, Courtney Kalbacker, came in to talk about that and more.
11/15/14 – Macbeth – 1:00pm
Chicago Symphony Orchestra OPERA: Macbeth COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi LIBRETTO: Francesco Maria Piave The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is excited to share this performance of Verdi’s Macbeth, recorded in Chicago in 2013 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth. Music Director Riccardo Muti, one of the finest living Verdi interpreters, led the dynamic and moving concert […]
Happy Birthday, Verdi, and Kudos to Maestro Love!
Today is the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth, and this weekend, The Columbia Orchestra will celebrate with two performances of his dramatic, operatic Requiem. They’ll be joined by Choralis and guest soloists; you can click on the link below to hear my chat with The Columbia Orchestra’s Music Director, Jason Love. When we spoke […]
Little known Verdi opera
I’m sure you are aware by now that 2013 is the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth, and we are bound to hear even more Verdi operas than usual. Washington Concert Opera is taking an interesting slant by opening their 2013-2014 season with two little known operas by the great man. On Sunday, they launch their […]
My turn to play groupie!
Judith recently had a wonderful fangirl moment with Emanuel Ax; now it’s my turn. For some years, I’ve been a devotee of Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s singing. Jim and I have seen him perform operatic roles, song cycles, and recitals, all brilliantly. I had the chance to interview “Dima” in 2002 when he was in town to […]
Verdi hits the jackpot in Vegas
Last Saturday, I attended the Metropolitan Opera’s HD broadcast of Rigoletto at the Charles Theater. I was delighted to see that there wasn’t an empty seat in the room and the audience demographic ranged from high school to retirement age. As a fan of Rat Pack-era design, I was pretty excited about seeing this production, which […]
Thursday 05/03/12 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
11:00 PM Conductor: Manfred Honeck Soprano: Angela Meade Mezzo-soprano: Marina Prudenskaja Tenor: Dimitri Pittas Bass: Liang Li Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh Chatham Baroque VERDI: Requiem Fill: Monteverdi: “Sanctorum Meritis” Schmelzer: “Lamento Sopra La Morte”
While skimming friends’ Facebook posts this morning, I came across a few comments relating to Placido Domingo & Stephen Colbert having sung Verdi’s La Donna e Mobile on last night’s “Colbert Report.” Having missed the broadcast, I immediately Googled the performance & was delighted with the video I found. Both men sound great & look […]
“The Leopard”: epic in every sense of the word
Back in November, Jim & I were lucky enough to catch a revival screening of Luchino Visconti’s 1963 film “The Leopard” at the Charles. Since I occasionally play excerpts from the film’s soundtrack (fabulous work by Nino Rota, with a little help from Verdi) on WBJC & am a longtime fan of old movies, […]
Opening night, but no jitters… yet!
Baltimore, are you ready for some opera? Lyric Opera Baltimore’s “La Traviata” opens tonight & I am as excited as a five-year-old on the night before Christmas. So many people have worked so hard to start this brand-new company, but in my opinion, the biggest kudos should go to the fabulous James Harp, LOB’s Artistic […]