After four years, I encounter Madame Barbara Leifer and the Diplomatic Choir of Berlin stepping up once again to the podium to perform some holiday classics. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
This was an extravagant Christmas concert headed by a classical crossover soprano, who was known to the world for creating an iconic musical heroine from one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most popular works of all time, a cavalcade of gentlemen known for singing such mystical music, and a veritable cavalcade of classical crossover artists, including two dashing tenors, a lovely young countertenor, and a teenage harpist. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Fifty years on stage is certainly a milestone for this lyric-dramatic coloratura soprano, who worked her way up all throughout the years. From starting out in some major roles at a young age to her sheer determination in her Vienna State Opera House years to her journeys with Mozart and later Bel Canto to also being claimed one of the Queens of Bel Canto. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
How do these charismatic, elegant, fabulous, and fine gentlemen fare, in the form of basso cantante, Ildar Abdrazakov, and full lyric tenor, Rolando Villazon, in their duets and solo arias? Find out in this review and have a most prosperous Thanksgiving.
I heard the news of Signore Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s passing after a long battle with brain cancer and I want to dedicate this now ancient review to his memory. I know that I also stated at the end of this video that it was also dedicated to Justin “JewWario” Carmical, Gerd Albrecht, and Shirley Temple, but given the recent news of Hvorostovsky’s transcendence of the flesh, I thought this would suffice. So, Signore Hvorostovsky, may you rest in peace, may your legacy live on through all generations, and may the Lord welcome you to His Kingdom.
One has to really hand it to all of the fine gentlemen of Los Pitutos. Their charisma, charm, lovability, and passion were absolutely infectious in the music, which was a combination of traditional and modern, and they truly were musicians on a mission to make their dreams of releasing their album come true. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
After seven years of refurbishing, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden is back in town to reopen her grand gates with this uplifting Beethoven symphony headed by Herr Daniel Barenboim and starring such invigorating soloists like Frau Diana Damrau, Frau Okka von der Damerau, Herr Burkhard Fritz, and Herr René Pape. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
What better way to wrap up my amazing time here in Pesaro than with this exquisite piece of sacred music. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
The grace and flexibility found this fabulous mezzo’s voice was certainly a great way to spend the afternoon. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
In honor of Mister Jonathan Winell’s very special day, here’s my review of his and his colleagues’ concert, a collection of opera arias, operetta and musical number, and songs. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.