Aida Garifullina | Dvorák | Rusalka “Song To The Moon” (Mesicku na nebi hlubokem”)

Brava, Aida!! Two days ago, I was trying to find you singing “Song to the Moon”. Today, you are gracing us with your incredible talent and singing this most beautiful of Dvorak arias. My heart is sad from the death of my mother-in-law, and your exquisite voice is expressing exactly how I feel. Thank you, thank you, Aida Garifullina, most beautiful voice in opera, for this gift today. The tears I needed to cry are flowing down my face. I am praying that you will be safe and that we may hear you for many, many years. God bless you always. [Cleopatra561]

ALISON BALSOM | Sound the Trumpet (Royal Music of Purcell & Handel)

ALBUM AVAILABLE HERE: In the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, Alison Balsom celebrates the heroic era of the Baroque trumpet in works by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) and Henry Purcell (1658 or 1659-1695), whose anthems, odes, sinfonias and operas have provided the music for numerous royal celebrations from their own day to the present.

Joining forces with Trevor Pinnock, harpsichordist, conductor and pioneer of historical performance, and with the English Concert orchestra that he founded, Balsom demonstrates the versatility and expressive power of her valve-less instrument in original works and new arrangements. These include Purcell’s Sound the trumpet and Handel’s Eternal Source of light divine in duet with countertenor Iestyn Davies and Purcell’s The Plaint from The Fairy Queen in duet with soprano Lucy Crowe. Further repertoire includes suites from Purcell’s semi-operas King Arthur (1691) and The Fairy Queen (1692) in new arrangements by Balsom and Pinnock, Handel’s Water Piece in D Major HWV 341 and his Oboe Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Major HWV 301 transposed into C Major.

Alison Balsom is one of today’s most popular classical musicians. Having managed to break through to the mainstream without abandoning her musical integrity, she continues to draw ever-wider audiences for her performances and recordings of diverse repertoire.

MúsicaHandel: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74: I. Aria “Eternal Source of Light Divine” (Countertenor)

Artistas: Alison Balsom, Iestyn Davies, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Sergei Rachmaninoff | ‘Left behind’, Natalia Osipova & Jason Kittelberger | Choreography of Jason Kittelberger … and CARMEN of Georges Bizet by Natalia Osipova, in Edinburgh International Conference Centre

In December UK audiences will be treated to the unique opportunity of seeing the thrilling Russian ballerina, Natalia Osipova, Principal of the Royal Ballet, in a brand new, contemporary dance production of ‘CARMEN’ (Georges Bizet). The show will perform at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on the 17th and the 18th December | photo by Rick Guest

Maria Callas | Cesare Valletti | La Traviata (1958 London live, remastered)

La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian Conductor Nicola Rescigno – 1958(LI) Orchestra – Covent Garden Chorus – Covent Garden Violetta Valery – Maria Callas Flora Bervoix – Marie Collier Annina – Leah Roberts Alfredo Germont – Cesare Valletti Giorgio Germont – Mario Zanasi Gastone – Dermot Troy Dottore Grenvil – David Kelly Barone Douphol – Forbes Robinson Marchese d’Obigny – Ronald Lewis

Mozart | Requiem (Orchestre National de France | James Gaffigan)

James Gaffigan dirige l’Orchestre national de France et le Choeur de Radio France dans le Requiem en ré mineur K.626 de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, avec la soprano Marita Solberg, la mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes, le ténor Joseph Kaiser, et la basse Alexander Vinogradov. Concert enregistré le 29 juin 2017 en direct de la basilique de Saint-Denis dans le cadre du Festival de saint-Denis.

00:00 – Début du concert 01:19 – I. Introïtus 02:00 – Requiem 05:46 – II. Kyrie 08:13 – III. Sequentia. Dies Irae 10:09 – Tuba mirum 13:29 – Rex tremendae 15:31 – Recordare 20:27 – Confutatis 22:49 – Lacrimosa 25:52 – IV. Offertorium Domine Jesu Hostias 32:52 – V. Sanctus 34:30 – VI. Benedictus 38:52 – VII. Agnus Dei 41:45 – VIII. Communio – Lux Aeterna

Laudate Dominum | Bel Canto Choir Vilnius

“Laudate Dominum” (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart). Performed Live by Bel Canto Choir Vilnius, featuring soloist Lina Dambrauskaite and Raminta Gocentiene on the piano. Live from the Bel Canto Choir Vilnius concert, entitled “An Evening With Bel Canto” at St. Catherine Church in Vilnius on November 6, 2010.

Maria Callas sings “Casta Diva” (Bellini: Norma, Act 1)

The great Maria Callas performs an aria from her signature role, Bellini’s druid priestess Norma, with the Orchestre de l’Opera National de Paris and Georges Sebastian. Recorded live at the Palais Garnier on the 19th of December 1958, this concert marked the soprano’s debut at the Paris Opera, a major social event for Parisians and for which Callas donned her most elegant couture and a million dollars’ worth of jewelry.

Top 10 “Must Know” Opera Songs

Prima Donna

This is just my selection of the top ten “must-know” opera songs for newcomers to the genre (or lovers of opera who want to listen to a couple of classics).

10. Una Furtiva Lagrima – from l’Elisir D’Amore – featuring Luciano Pavarotti (0.00)

9. Vide Cor Meum – from Hannibal – featuring Danielle Di Niese & Bruno Lazzaretti (4.48)

8. Un Bel Di Vedremo – from Madame Butterfly – featuring Maria Callas (8.40)

7. Duo des Fleurs (Flower Duet) – from Lakmé – featuring Sabine Devieilhe & Marianne Crebassa (13.20)

6. Libiamo, ne’ lieti calici – from La Traviata – featuring Juan Diego Flórez & Diana Damrau (17.52)

5. La Donna è Mobile – from Rigoletto – featuring Luciano Pavarotti (21.01)

4. Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (Queen of the Night Aria) – from Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) – featuring Diana Damrau (23.48)

3. Habanera – from Carmen – featuring Anna Caterina Antonacci (26.50)

2. Nessun Dorma – from Turandot – featuring Luciano Pavarotti (28.59)

1. O Mio Babbino Caro – from Gianni Schicchi – featuring Maria Callas (32.05)

Natalia Osipova e Andrey Bolotin

Noite de Gala do 26º Festival de Dança de Joinville, apresentação de solistas do Teatro Bolshoi de Moscou com a Escola do Teatro Bolshoi no Brasil. Em duas horas de espetáculo os solistas russos levaram o público à loucura, com seus saltos e giros.

Solistas: Natalia Osipova e Andrey Bolotin | Música: Cirque Du Soleil – Jeux D’Eau | Editado por: Eduardo Wodzinsky

𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐌𝐨𝐳𝐚𝐫𝐭!

𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐌𝐨𝐳𝐚𝐫𝐭! 🥳🎶 𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐌𝐨𝐳𝐚𝐫𝐭! 🥳🎶 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Parto, parto”, de “La Clemenza di Tito” (KV 621) The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestraconductor: Mariss Jansons | Elina Garanca

The Beatles | Eleanor Rigby e Strawberry fields forever

Le più belle canzoni dei Beatles in un arrangiamento sinfonico orchestrale nell’interpretazione della Mitteleuropa Orchestra e dal Coro del FVG. “Revolution” è il titolo di questo concerto dedicato alle musica del più famoso quartetto di Liverpool, Dirige Ernest Hoetzl. Una produzione DueErre Produzioni Multimediali.

Энигма. Элина Гаранча | Énigme. Elina Garanca

“The blonde Netrebko” – так называют Элину Гаранчу в мировой прессе, хотя ничего общего между, возможно, лучшим меццо-сопрано современности, уроженкой Латвии, и эталонным русским сопрано нет, кроме того, что обе родились в стране, которой больше не найти на карте, обе в одночасье стали звездами в Зальцбурге благодаря Моцарту и великому Николаусу Арнонкуру, и обе не только сверхъестественно талантливы, но и бесподобно хороши.
Получается, общего все-таки много, хотя Гаранча абсолютно во всем не Нетребко, и вообще – зачем сравнивать Солнце и Луну, если можно любоваться и тем, и другим.

“La blonde Netrebko” – c’est ainsi que l’on appelle Elina Garanca dans la presse mondiale, bien qu’il n’y ait peut-être rien de commun entre, peut-être, la meilleure mezzo-soprano de notre temps, originaire de Lettonie, et la soprano russe de référence, sauf que tous deux sont nés dans un pays que l’on ne trouve plus sur la carte, tous deux sont devenus des stars du jour au lendemain à Salzbourg grâce à Mozart et au grand Nikolaus Arnoncourt, et tous deux sont non seulement surnaturellement talentueux, mais aussi incroyablement bons. Il s’avère qu’il y a encore beaucoup de points communs, bien que Garanch ne soit absolument pas Netrebko dans tout, et en général, pourquoi comparer le Soleil et la Lune, si vous pouvez admirer les deux.