Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 is considered one of the most harrowing pieces in the classical repertoire.
Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder is
British conductor Harry Bicket tells us about opera seria and Handel’s Rodelinda, and the American soprano Renée Fleming discusses the future of
Bright lights in the big city and also in the opera world, with the Met production of Handel’s Rodelinda in New York. Composed in 1725, nowadays it
Here are some extra excerpts from our interview with Placido Domingo (in Spanish) and Antonio Pappano (in English).
Othello is a tragic hero on the stage and in opera and is the protagonist of Verdi’s masterpiece. At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden he is
From the Blue Danube to Down Under; from refined, sophisticated Vienna to outdoorsy, hedonistic Sydney – the recent Antipodean tour of the Vienna
More excerpts from our interview with American baritone Thomas Hampson.
A new opera premiered in San Francisco on the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks telling the story of one of the heroes.
But Heart of a
This ‘Musica’ bonus includes a few more excerpts from our interviews (in English and Italian) with Glyndebourne General Director David Pickard and
A beautiful country house in the Sussex Downs, 80 kilometres south of London is home to one of the most prestigious opera festivals in the world –
New Zealand soprano Kiri Te Kanawa can boast a career several decades long; among the most beloved voices of the 70s, 80s and 90s, she has performed
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It is the most important classical voice competition of contemporary times. ‘Operalia’ was founded in 1993 by none other than
This ‘Musica’ bonus includes a few excerpts from our interview with Maestro Antonio Pappano, Music Director at Royal Opera, Covent Garden
One of the most memorable arias in the history of opera passionately sung by Angela Gheorghiu is Puccini’s Tosca in the recent Royal Opera – Covent
‘Julius Caesar’, Handel’s masterpiece, has been pulling in the crowds in the extraordinary setting of the ‘Opéra Royal’ in Versailles.
The soul of any country is its culture and heritage, and for Macedonians they are of vital importance.
In the last of our special three-part
The ‘Musica’ bonus includes a few excerpts from our interview with conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner and stage director Dan Jemmett.
Der Freischütz – ‘The Freeshooter’ - is Carl Maria von Weber’s masterpiece and is considered the model for German Romantic opera. However, it is
The ‘Musica’ bonus includes an excerpt (in Spanish) from our interview with Plácido Domingo.
As the artist also manages two opera houses, he
With a career spanning 50 years, 3,500 performances in more than 130 roles, there is no doubting Plácido Domingo’s place in the annals of operatic
Here are a few extra excerpts from our interviews with composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and Antonio Pappano, Music Director at the Royal Opera House in
Her life was a soap opera, played out in courtrooms and on the pages of gossip magazines. The world was fascinated by Anna Nicole Smith: her plastic
To the delight of her many fans Cecilia Bartoli is back, with her dramatic personality and enchanting voice. She plays Countess Adèle in Rossini’s
Here are a few extra excerpts from our interview with the American soprano Renée Fleming. She speaks about her decade-long experience of singing
The American soprano Renée Fleming, one of today’s finest opera singers, has been described as the ‘People’s Diva.’ But it was not easy at the start
For almost two decades London’s Royal Opera House has not set foot in Japan. Now it is back in Yokohama and Tokyo, showing, among others, Verdi’s La