Pacific Opera Project have a nice idea for staging Puccini's classic.
Amira did not record "Nessun Dorma" for her album as a dub-over duet with the late Luciano Pavarotti. The duet was created by a technical producer of "The Complimentary Breakfast" show on JacarandaFM in South Africa. Syco, the label that recorded Amira's album, was not responsible for the dub-over duet. Classicalite regrets this error.
Amira Willighagen received a particularly exciting gift for her 10th birthday last week: a copy of her first album, titled simply 'Amira.' Her album includes the two Puccini arias she sang to win 'Holland's Got Talent' in December, "O Mio Babbino Caro" and "Nessun Dorma," as well as nine other songs including "Ave Maria."
Kiri Te Kanawa has said in a British television interview that she will retire from the opera stage. She's currently giving a cameo as the Duchess of Crackentorp in Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment at Covent Garden--and the staging has been massaged to give her an aria (from Puccini's Edgar, since you ask, as the Duchess is written as a speaking role). And that, she expects, will be it as far as the opera stage goes.
A lovely little video has turned up on YouTube, featuring the leading Italian tenor Renato Cioni, who died very recently. In his early 80s, and still singing...
Lyric Opera of Chicago recently announced they have extended the run of 'The Sound of Music' due to popular demand. There are several songs in this musical that would sound wonderful sung by opera singers. But "Doe a Deer"? Not so much. And "Edelweiss" certainly doesn't need operatic voices.
Nine-year-old singer Amira won 'Holland's Got Talent' on Saturday evening with a moving performance of Puccini's "Nessun Dorma."
Nine-year-old singer Amira Willighagen gave a beautiful performance of 'Ave Maria' on the semi-finals of 'Holland's Got Talent' last night, impressing the judges and winning a place in the finals of the talent show.
Nine-year-old singer Amira Willighagen, whose audition for 'Holland’s Got Talent' went viral on YouTube, is scheduled to sing on the show’s semi-final round on December 21.
Alexander Kariotis and his band The Rock Opera Orchestra recently recorded the album 'Nessun Dorma--No One Sleeps,' due out in January 2014.
He recorded with Scotto and Maria Chiara and has been hailed by Fabio Luisi as "one of the last Italian opera conductors who understood what opera means."
Amira Willighagen, age 9, sang Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro" during a recent audition for Holland's Got Talent. Her performance stunned the judges, who found it hard to believe that such a lovely, mature-sounding voice could come from such a small girl.
Inspired by both blue Albuquerque methamphetamine and English Romantic poetry, Hong had best hurry up with his mini-opera, 'Breaking Bad--Ozymandias.'
Tenor of the moment Jonas Kaufmann and a new full-length Shakespeare ballet by Christopher Wheeldon are among highlights of the new cinema season from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. And it's a medium that seems to have found its time...
Strange facts about music and the movies, from 'Moonstruck' to Dalek conductors to Pavarotti not winning a Golden Raspberry.