We've written about it before, but now there's an incentive--meaning the upcoming performance from renowned bass René Pape on September 28 at The Metropolitan Opera will be giving away a free glass of champagne with the price of a ticket.
Renowned operatic bass René Pape will return to the Metropolitan Opera--for a solo recital this time--performing the works of Beethoven (Gellert Songs), Dvorák (Biblical Songs), Roger Quilter (Shakespeare Songs) and Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 28.
It may have divided opinion, but Classicalite's contributing editor was riveted by Covent Garden's big new production for Wagner's anniversary year.
'Great Voices Sing: John Denver' also features Plácido Domingo, Rod Gilfry, Daniel Montenegro, Danielle de Niese and René Pape, among many others. Each artist was allowed to choose which classic Denver tune he or she wished to sing; unbelievably, no two artists chose the same song.
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...