Thursday, 3 March 2016

The Met: Live in HD Season 2016-17

The other day, the Met announced the schedule of its 2016-17 season. Of course, my biggest concern as a person who won't be able to visit this opera company in the nearest future is the list of productions for HD broadcasts.
Photo by Kristian Schuller/Metropolitan Opera
In a whole, the upcoming season is gonna bring us a variety of operas to any taste. As for me, I have to say that the new season is not my cup of tea. In my previous reviews I told you how much I loved the compilation of operas or that "it's my dream season" and stuff like that. In a way this year will be an exception. It has a lot of new material for me to explore but I'm not so superexcited about it! Don't get upset though, it's just my point of view:). At the same time, I've read lots of feedbacks with phrases like "I wanna see them all already" or "the awesome season is coming". Anyway, let's look at what's coming up in the season 2016-17!

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

What’s new? November Releases 2015

Hey everyone! Here are the hottest November releases!!! Check them out and let me know what you are mostly excited about in the comments below! Enjoy!

CD RELEASES

November 6 – Natalie Dessay «Baroque» (Erato)

Tracklist:
CD1
01-04 BACH Cantate n°51 Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
05 MONTEVERDI Lamento della ninfa
06 BACH Magnificat "Suscepit Israel"
07-08 HAENDEL Il Delirio Amoroso "Un pensiero voli in ciel" - "Per te lasciai la luce"
09-10 HAENDEL "Ahi, nelle sorte umane" - "Ma le speranze vane"
11 HAENDEL Mi palpita il cor "Ho tanti affanni in petto"
12-13 HAENDEL Dixit Dominus "Tecum principium in die virtutis tuae" - "De torrente in via bibet"
14 RAMEAU Les Indes galantes "Forêts paisibles"

CD2
HAENDEL
01-03 Alcina "Tornami a vagheggiar" - "Ama, sospira" - "Credete al mio dolore" *
04-07 Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno "Fido specchio" - "Io che sono il Piacere" - "Un pensiero nemico di pace" - "Tu del ciel ministro eletto"
08 Aci, Galatea e Polifemo "Qui l'augel da pianta in pianta"
09-11 Giulio Cesare in Egitto "V'adoro, pupille" - "Piangerò la sorte mia" - "Da tempeste il legno infranto"

Les arts Florissants, William Christie *
Le Concert d’Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm

Sunday, 4 October 2015

What’s new? October Releases 2015

Hi! It's already October but I haven't posted anything about its releases yet! So quickly I'll go straight to the point!:)
CD RELEASES
October 2 – Verdi «Aida» (Warner Classics)
Anja Harteros (Aida)
Jonas Kaufmann (Radamès)
Ekaterina Semenchuk (Amneris)
Ludovic Tezier (Amonasro)
Erwin Schrott (Ramfis)
Marco Spotti (King of Egypt)
Paolo Fanale (Messenger)
Eleonora Buratto (High Priestess)

Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Ciro Visco (Chorus Master)
Antonio Pappano (Conductor)

Monday, 31 August 2015

What’s new? September Releases 2015

Hey! The harvest time is coming! Of course, I'm talking about new releases in the opera world! As always there will be a bunch of great stuff this autumn, so I've divided all releases into three parts (for each month) to make it in a way more accessible for you. Enjoy!

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Favorite non-operatic artists #3: The YouTube Stars

Hey, everyone! Today you’re gonna learn more about my non-operatic interests which I’m listening to on my mp3 player at this moment. What’s surprising about them is that both music bands are from YouTube. I have to admit that earlier in my life I was too sceptical about so-called «YouTube stars». I thought they were mostly untalented. But about 3 years ago I discovered «the other side» of YouTube and it changed my mind completely. Now I’m open to unknown and gifted artists who make music just because they love it. The most successful of them are now releasing their own CDs and even going on tours! And that’s incredible and proves that the real talent will find its audience anyway!!!

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

What's new? Summer Releases 2015

Hey! Hey! Hey!
Finally, I enjoy having good weather in my city, I hope you do too:). Very, very soon I'll be on my vacation, taking sunbaths, swimming in the sea far from home...So as you can guess, my blog will have a rest as well:). But before leaving you for a while, I'm gonna tell about the hottest summer releases that we as operalovers can't miss! (Some of them have already been come out). 
Enjoy this crazy cocktail of music impressions!!!

Friday, 12 June 2015

Cesare through time

Hi, everyone! Today I am going back to our favorite topic in the world aka opera! As you might have noticed, I haven’t written any kind of review for a long time. And the reason is that there was no production which inspired me for that. But now I have a perfect opera and a brilliant staging that I really, really wanna talk about with you!!!  And it’s Handel’s «Giulio Cesare» from Metropolitan Opera!  
Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera