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The soprano's career so far has been a study in uninterrupted ambition and hard work, and she has placed first in the Neue Stimmen, Montserrat Caballé and Veronica Dunne Singing Competitions.
The soprano's rapturously beautiful, blooming sound has won her raves as Pamina, Liù, and Helena in The Enchanted Island.
Il Trovatore at the Met
The opening night of the Met's revival of Verdi's opera on September 24 will surely go down as one of this season's more triumphant evenings.
The twenty-eight-year-old lyric baritone not only has a voice that is polished and immaculately produced; he is also a highly expressive artist.
It would be a misnomer to call soprano Ying Fang "promising" — she is already a fully achieved performer, whose powers of persuasion are sovereign.
A recitalist of rare talent and integrity, there is nothing routine or expected or classifiable about the soprano: she is her own law.
The tenor has the dazzling flexibility and rapid-fire coloratura required for Rossini. He also has a warm, inviting timbre that compels close listening.
This season, the tenor sings Almaviva in the Met's holiday performances of Barber of Seville, making his house debut in a role that is one of his specialties.
The American soprano, who sings Zerbinetta this month in Paris and Munich, has established herself as one of the most exciting young singers in Europe.
Last spring, the mezzo was one of a handful of American artists competing for Cardiff's Singer of the World prize, and her rich, dark, exciting sound brought her plenty of notice.
Behind the Scenes
Watch behind-the-scenes footage from our Rising Stars cover-shoot, with Yunpeng Wang, Emily Fons, Ryan McKinny, Janai Brugger, Virginie Verrez and Andrew Stenson.
IF you had any doubts about opera's status as a global art form, check out our list of the twenty-five brilliant YOUNG SINGERS to watch and hear.
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In Review: ANDY: A Popera
Opera Philadelphia's "popera" exploring the ethos of Andy Warhol was a most enjoyable if inevitably ephemeral Factory-style "happening."
Composers MISSY MAZZOLI and COREY DARGEL, two of the current music scene's most innovating talents, meet for a face-to-face conversation.
In-demand accompanist LINDA HALL offers a coach's insights on singing, competitions and auditions.
Take 5 | Andriana Chuchman
This month, the soprano sings Lauretta in LA Opera's season-opening production of Gianni Schicchi.
October 2015 — VOL. 80, NO. 4
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theme. Here are some essential tidbits on the fruit-hating Swiss bowman and the opera he inspired.
On the Beat
Provençale Recipe: In Aix-en-Provence, stunning programming and a committed audience are proof of a festival’s imaginative vision.
Offbeat as a double bill of
might sound on paper, LA Opera's season opening performance was an occasion of tremendous vigor that celebrated Plácido Domingo’s illustrious history with the company.
James Levine, Opting to Focus Energies on Met's Upcoming
Revival, Withdraws from Company's New Production of
Gotham Chamber Opera to Cease Operations After Uncovering Significant, Previously Undisclosed Deficit
Matthew Shilvock Named as San Francisco Opera's Next General Director, Succeeding David Gockley at Company's Helm
Nadine Sierra to Replace Diana Damrau in Title Role of San Francisco Opera's New Production of
Lucia di Lammermoor
Reviews in this Issue
Anne Sofie von Otter:
St. John Passion
A Coffin in Egypt
Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano:
Joyce and Tony, Live at Wigmore Hall
Path of Miracles
The King’s Singers:
Il Trionfo di Dori
Tristan und Isolde
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