Dear friends all over the opera world! Photo: Scene from 2017 production of “Parsifal” by Richard Wagner Opera Views would like to wish you peaceful and
One of the greatest Sopranos of our time Ms Mirella Freni turns 83 today!
“Porgy and Bess is a folk tale. Its people naturally would sing folk music. When I first began work in the music I decided against the use of original folk material because I wanted the music to be all of one piece. Therefore I wrote my own spirituals and folksongs. But they are still folk music – and therefore, being in operatic form, Porgy and Bess becomes a folk opera.”
Do come back soon! Some exciting interviews a.o. with Bayreuth´s Beckmesser Martin Kränzle are coming up. Don´t miss it! Till then we wish everyone to get home for
“I opened the window” P. I. Tchaikovsky and Graf Konstantin Romanoff I opened the window, it became stiflingly unbearable, I knelt down before him. And
A sad news arrived this morning. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, world-renowned Bariton passed away on November 22nd in London surrounded by his family.