In honor of Juan Diego Flórez’s birthday, which he celebrated yesterday, I present to you a review of his Mozart album. It is true he did record Marzio from Mozart’s early opera Mitridate, but how does someone as dashing, classy, stylish, and enticing like El Gran Señor Flórez hold up, especially with arias sung by Belmonte, Don Ottavio, Tamino, Ferrando, Idomeneo, and Tito? Enjoy this review and let me know your opinions as well.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ah, La Grande Madame Anna-Kristiina Kaappola. Once upon a time, she was one of the most famous Queens of the Night not only throughout Europe but the world. Nowadays that she bade farewell to the coloratura soprano repertoire, the question remains, how well does she fare in the lyric soprano role of the First Lady to the Queen of the Night? Enjoy, find out in this review, and let me know your opinions as well.
This recorded version of Mozart’s Zauberflöte is one of Anna-Kristiina Kaappola’s final performances and hurrahs as one of her all-time signature roles, the fiery, fierce, awesome, and grand Queen of the Night, before transitioning to the more lyrical repertoire. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Last night’s performance of Die Zauberflöte, or in Finnish Taikahuilu, was greeted by a veritable constellation of the finest singing actors the Finnish National Opera had to offer. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
The festive season continues and this time we are traveling back to the 1920’s with a surreal, vivid, magnificent, and amusing production of Mozart’s final opera The Magic Flute, which is, in turn, a grand homage to silent films, way before the talkies came to fruition. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Julie Taymor’s aesthetically vivid production comes to life and one lovely lyric soprano in the form of Miss Golda Schultz rises up to the challenge to take on Pamina at the Met joined by a cavalcade of musical titans. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
It’s Don Giovanni meets Steampunk and the Seven Deadly Sins in a small theater. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Here’s my rendition of Pedrillo’s serenade, Im Mohrenland gefangen war, from Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, which was filmed two years ago. I hope you all enjoy it! 😀
My first opera night at the Semperoper Dresden had a kick start with Achim Freyer’s weird, wacky, yet colorful production of Mozart’s final opera, Die Zauberflöte or The Magic Flute for English-speakers. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
With Peter Sellars’ daring and thought-provoking vision of Mozart’s second to the last opera combined with a star-studded cast, this was a major thrill from beginning to end. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.