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Controversial Russian opera singer returns to the Paris stage
Anna Netrebko has previously been dropped by the New York Met for not condemning Putin's regime.
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Monte Carlo Opera hires Russian soprano after anti-war statement
The singer was previously dropped by the Metropolitan Opera in New York over her stance on Russia's invasion of Ukraine but she has since apologised for being unclear.
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The city has remained relatively safe during the war and sheltered many internally displaced Ukrainian refugees.
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Hundreds sing outside Russian ambassador`s residence and Russian embassy in Reykjavik
Hundreds gathered outside the Russian embassy in Reykjavík this morning, to sing in support of Ukraine. The haunting music outside was met with silence from within.
Anna Netrebko off the Met Opera programme for silence on Putin
The famous soprano had already decided to take a break but the Met took a stance after lack of public distancing from the Russian leadership.
Ukrainian and Russian opera stars in emotional embrace after a show
As they hugged, in a symbolic gesture of peace and friendship, the stars were applauded by the audience, and shouts of "peace, peace, peace."
Verdi's 'Don Carlos' opens at Met Opera using original French libretto
“Don Carlos” is Verdi’s longest opera at more than five hours uncut, with intermissions.
Madrid's COVID-hit 'La Boheme' replaces both casts in just 24 hours
The opera encountered staggering complications when members of both cast rotations tested positive, forcing them to get creative.
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Soprano, speaker and curator Julia Bullock discusses her thoughts and feelings about 2021, and its impact on performers and progressiveness.
Ludovic Tezier shines in Verdi's dark epic ''Simon Boccanegra"
Musica meets French baritone Ludovic Tézier, the lead role in Verdi's dark drama Simon Boccanegra at the Zurich Opera House.
Classical crossover superstar Carlos Marín of Il Divo dies at 53
The Spanish operatic singer passed away at an English hospital after falling ill with complications from COVID-19.
Paris Opera - attracting a younger audience
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The Scottish Play the Italian way: La Scala season opens with Verdi
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Exuberant and minimalistic - a thrilling “Rigoletto” with tenor Benjamin Bernheim
Verdi’s vibrant masterpiece Rigoletto is currently being staged at the Liceu in Barcelona. Musica caught up with French tenor Benjamin Bernheim.
Breakdancing opera singer makes Met Opera debut
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Wagner's epic 'Die Meistersinger' electrifies the Met
The Metropolitan Opera in New York stages the longest opera in the repertoire and also marks the triumphant return of Maestro Antonio Pappano to its podium for the first time in nearly 25 years.
Operalia's rising stars take the Bolshoi by storm
Musica meets the rising stars of opera at 28th edition of Operalia, held this year for the first time at Moscow's iconic Bolshoi theatre.
Bernard Haitink, 'unshowy' dutch conductor, dies aged 92
Haitink was nominated for nine Grammy Awards and won two, for 2003 opera recording with the Royal Opera for Janácek’s “Jenufa” and for 2008 orchestral performance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4.
Jonas Kaufmann mesmerises Athens in a stunning setting
For more than 20 years, tenor Jonas Kaufmann has been singing at opera houses all over the world. Now he has made his debut at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens.
Verdi's Rigoletto marks return to normality for Royal Opera House
Antonio Pappano conducts a new version of Verdi's Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House in London, starring Carlos Alvarez in the title role of the court jester and Lisette Oropesa as his tragic daughter Gilda.
Sonya Yoncheva explores her creative prowess with 'Gala in Sofia'
Sonya Yoncheva, the Bulgarian star soprano, explores a new role and is now organising concerts herself. Accompanied by Plácido Domingo, she puts her mastery of music and stage to the test in "Gala in Sofia" with the awe-inspiring Alexander Nevsky Cathedral as a backdrop.
Sung under the stars: Kaufmann and Radvanovsky thrill in concert version of Tosca
German tenor Jonas Kaufmann stars alongside soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in an open-air concert version of Puccini's operatic thriller Tosca, in Spain.
Enrico Caruso film restored after 100 years
A film which starred the legendary tenor, Enrico Caruso, has been restored after more than 100 years and combines his voice and his image for the first time.