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 happy Easter celebrations full of […]
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.”
Opera Views wishes all readers Happy Holidays and great new opera experiences in the coming New Year 2018!
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 Christmas supported by the beautiful […]
“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 my face smelled nightly spring […]
A sad news arrived this morning. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, world-renowned Bariton passed away on November 22nd in London surrounded by his family.
Three visited performances: “Tristan and Isolde” on July 26th, “Parsifal” on July 27th and “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” on July 31st, can be united to build an operatic triangle marked by great singing, impressive acting and the unique flair of this historical place. Sort of Bayreuth-Bermuda-Triangle, a universe, one inside you never want and can escape.