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Voci dell'Opera

Online magazine about opera and ballet

During the "golden" Toscanini era, one of the most celebrated periods for Italian opera in the 20th century, there were three primadonnas who "reigned" at Italy's greatest opera house - La Scala, dividing between each other various roles from the authentic dramatic soprano repertory. They were Giuse...

Marco Boemi is a renowned Italian conductor who worked with a range of illustrious singers from different generations - from Luciano Pavarotti and Edita Gruberova to Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvasov. Recently he has directed Giacomo Puccini’s "La Bohème" at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre in Mos...

23.12.2017

"Pelléas et Mélisande", the only completed opera by Claude Debussy, is considered to be an "opera without singing", though, to my ear, there is a plenty of engulfing ethereal melodies and voice extracts to be found. It is true that it does not look a traditional opera at all, as there is no certain...

14.11.2017

Danish director Kasper Holten’s production of "Lohengrin" premiered at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2012. It definitely keeps with modern times as well, since it is quite minimalistic, though multi-dimensional. Medieval costumes combine here with the 20-century military uniform; Lohengrin, a Holy Gra...

29.10.2017

On the 5th of November Plácido Domingo Junior, the son of the great opera singer Plácido Domingo, is giving his debut concert in Russia. He will be presenting classical crossover hits by Mozart, Ruiz, Gardel, Piazzola, Dominguez, Jobim et al. under the baton of Igor Manasherov. A week before the per...

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