Thread: News

          
   
    Bookmark and Share
  1. #1876
    Opera Lively News Coordinator Top Contributor Member MAuer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Midwestern U.S.
    Posts
    2,697
    Post Thanks / Like
    Very sorry to learn of Dr. Gossett's death; he will be greatly missed. He was very gracious about answering questions (i.e., "complete" recordings of Guillaume Tell) OL members had regarding Italian composers' works.

  2. #1877
    Opera Lively Media Consultant Top Contributor Member Ann Lander (sospiro)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    3,629
    Post Thanks / Like
    Met Tosca loses another star. Sonya Yoncheva to replace Kristine Opolais.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/a...-yoncheva.html

  3. Likes MAuer liked this post
  4. #1878
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Florestan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Detroit MI
    Posts
    1,996
    Post Thanks / Like
    Article: Natalie Dessay: After Opera Left Her

    Never thought about it but it seems an advantage for a soprano's voice to darken and deepen with age so she does not get stuck too old for the youthful roles so often cast for sopranos.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

  5. Likes MAuer liked this post
  6. #1879
    Opera Lively Media Consultant Top Contributor Member Ann Lander (sospiro)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    3,629
    Post Thanks / Like
    There's a new Dmitri Tcherniakov production of Carmen at Aix-en-Provence. Tcherniakov has re-written the dialogue which upset several people in the audience and who voiced their disapproval during the actual performance. I have only managed to find one English language review and this attempts to explain the production.

    http://parterre.com/2017/07/14/tenors-gone-wild/

    Thoughts?

  7. #1880
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Festat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    São Paulo
    Posts
    1,194
    Post Thanks / Like
    I mean, Carmen's been done so, so many times... who even cares anymore? You're paying to see Tcherniakov, don't go there expecting Zeffirelli.

    Fabiano met each moment with full commitment and pedal-to-the-metal singing.
    I expect no less from him. Fabiano seems to be the perfect tenor for Regie. You may not get the best singer but you'll certainly get the most committed.

  8. #1881
    Senior Member Involved Member Nemorino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    129
    Post Thanks / Like
    I'm excited to see it, *because* it will be such a different take on the story. But since the dialogue is new, I've got to cross my fingers that this will be the Aix production that Opera Platform broadcasts this year. The Aix "Rake's Progress" looks super cool, too!

  9. #1882
    Opera Lively Media Consultant Top Contributor Member Ann Lander (sospiro)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    3,629
    Post Thanks / Like
    Another interesting and in-depth review of the Tcherniakov Carmen.

    http://boulezian.blogspot.co.uk/2017...carmen-13.html

  10. Likes Dichteurehalle, MAuer liked this post
  11. #1883
    Senior Member Involved Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    138
    Post Thanks / Like

  12. Likes MAuer, Ann Lander (sospiro) liked this post
  13. #1884
    Opera Lively Media Consultant Top Contributor Member Ann Lander (sospiro)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    3,629
    Post Thanks / Like
    And another Aix Carmen review

    https://operatraveller.com/2017/07/1...x-en-provence/

    In an explanatory note in the program book, Dmitri Tcherniakov mentions how Carmen is one of the most, if not the most, popular opera in the world. Despite its widespread popularity, Tcherniakov feels that the character of Carmen is no longer believable to a modern audience. Consequently, he has reinvented the opera as the improvisation therapy session of a man suffering from ennui and emotional detachment. Acting out the role of Don José is seen as a way for the man to come to terms with his emotions and to improve his relationship with his lady companion. In doing so, Tcherniakov, hoped to distil the emotional essence of the opera into something appropriate for our times.

  14. Likes MAuer, Hoffmann liked this post
  15. #1885
    Opera Lively Media Consultant Top Contributor Member Ann Lander (sospiro)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    3,629
    Post Thanks / Like
    Plácido Domingo is to conduct Die Walküre at Bayreuth in 2018. Has anyone here seen him conduct?

    http://operawire.com/placido-domingo...reuth-in-2018/

  16. #1886
    Opera Lively Site Owner / Administrator / Chief Editor Top Contributor Member Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    North Carolina, USA
    Posts
    9,305
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    Plácido Domingo is to conduct Die Walküre at Bayreuth in 2018. Has anyone here seen him conduct?

    http://operawire.com/placido-domingo...reuth-in-2018/
    I have, and didn't like it.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

  17. #1887
    Opera Lively Media Consultant Top Contributor Member Ann Lander (sospiro)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    3,629
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    I have, and didn't like it.
    I've read some negative comments too.

  18. #1888
    Opera Lively Moderator Top Contributor Member Soave_Fanciulla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    5,482
    Post Thanks / Like
    Look, it's just time to stop. Don't sing. Don't conduct. Get off the damn stage.
    Natalie

  19. #1889
    Opera Lively Site Owner / Administrator / Chief Editor Top Contributor Member Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    North Carolina, USA
    Posts
    9,305
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Very sorry to learn of Dr. Gossett's death; he will be greatly missed. He was very gracious about answering questions (i.e., "complete" recordings of Guillaume Tell) OL members had regarding Italian composers' works.
    Oh, too bad! I continued to befriend him and correspond with him from time to time after the interview and after meeting him in person in a cocktail party in Santa Fe and learned of his illness (from him) a while ago, then lost contact, and only now learned of his death through this post that I hadn't noticed. RIP.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

  20. #1890
    Senior Member Top Contributor Member Clayton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Berkhamsted, UK
    Posts
    4,260
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    Plácido Domingo is to conduct Die Walküre at Bayreuth in 2018. Has anyone here seen him conduct?

    http://operawire.com/placido-domingo...reuth-in-2018/
    I have but I can't quite remember what its was.




Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


free html visitor counters
hit counter




Official Media Partners of Opera Carolina

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Opera Carolina

Official Media Partners of NC Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of North Carolina Opera

Official Media Partners of Greensboro Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Greensboro Opera

Official Media Partners of The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute and Piedmont Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute
of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Piedmont Opera

Official Media Partners of Asheville Lyric Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of Asheville Lyric Opera

Official Media Partners of UNC Opera

Opera Lively is the Official Media Partner of UNC Opera
Dept. of Music, UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences

www.operalively.com

VISIT WWW.OPERALIVELY.COM FOR ALL YOUR OPERA NEEDS