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January 30, 2010

January 30, 2010

Filed under: Gerald Finley,Ian Bostridge,Music — Administrator @ 11:30 am

29 October 2010 / 19:30

Barbican Hall
, London

Scarlatti: Se non qual vento
Vivaldi: La tiranna
Caldara: Lo so con periglia
Handel: Scorta siate
Handel: From celestial seats
Boyce: Softly rise

Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi, conductor
Ian Bostridge, tenor

9 March 2011 / 19:30

Barbican Hall
, London
An evening of chamber music

Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Gerald Finley, baritone

January 28, 2010

January 28, 2010

Filed under: Michael Buble,Music — Administrator @ 4:22 pm

Michael Buble Canadian tour announced for August 2010

Ayla Brown–Pick it up

Filed under: Music — Administrator @ 9:54 am

January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010

Filed under: Music,Nathan Gunn — Administrator @ 9:56 am

“If lethargic tempos and portentous pauses were a recipe for artistic depth, then Tuesday’s Herbst Theatre recital by baritone Nathan Gunn would have been a dazzler.”–Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle Music Critic

January 13, 2010

January 13, 2010

Filed under: Music,Nathan Gunn — Administrator @ 5:10 pm

Review: Nathan and Julie Gunn team for masterful performance in S.F. recital–Sue Gilmore, Contra Costa Times

Examiner.com review and a blog entry about it

San Francisco Classical Voice

Raw Rach

San Francisco Sentinel

January 11, 2010

Gerald Finley & great operatic arias, in English

Filed under: Gerald Finley,Opera — Administrator @ 2:10 pm

Great Operatic Arias, in English



amazon.co.uk

The Chandos recording of opera arias sung in English by Gerald Finley has a scheduled release date of 1 February 2010 at amazon.co.uk.

The release date is 23 February 2010 at amazon.com.

Product description:

Leading baritone and dramatic interpreter of his generation, Gerald Finley is an artist who sets alight the stage and delights the ear, whatever the role he portrays.

On this his first arias disc, and first for Opera in English, he explores a broad range of repertory: old favourites, hidden treasures and roles which he himself has created, among them J.Robert Oppenheimer in John Adams’s Doctor Atomic and Harry Heegan in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s The Silver Tassie.

English National Opera director, Edward Gardner offers a great understanding of Opera in English and here conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in his debut on Chandos.

Photos of the recording session can be seen at geraldfinley.info.

“Le baryton canadien Gerald Finley est maintenant reconnu comme l’un des grands interprètes actuels de la mélodie.”–Claude Gingras, La Presse

January 9, 2010

January 9, 2010

Filed under: Books,Politics — Administrator @ 10:54 am

The book Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, about the most recent presidential election campaign, is being released on January 11, 2010.

Marc Ambinder writes about some of the book’s juiciest revelations at atlantic.com.

January 8, 2010

January 8, 2010

Filed under: Music,Opera — Administrator @ 11:10 am

Joseph Calleja interview at Opera Plus

January 1, 2010

Carmen & the Guiraud recitatives

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Administrator @ 5:54 pm

The Metropolitan Opera’s new Carmen is using the recitatives composed by Guiraud instead of spoken dialogue, reports Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times. I say “Good!” The spoken dialogue is boring, not even up to the level of interest of the average high-school language-lab dialogue, and most singers don’t pronounce French very well.

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