British pianist James Rhodes is used to reaching out to new audiences for classical music. His albums on, variously, Warner and Signum, have titles such as 'Bullets & Lullabies,' 'Now Would All Freudians Please Stand Aside' and 'Razor Blades, Little Pills and Big Pianos.'
Regarding 'Diva, Divo:' Not since Tiresias, in Thebes, has a gender-bend been more dramatically wrought. Humble, never haughty, wethinks the pride of Prairie Village, herself--Kansas' native mezzo Joyce DiDonato--still puts on her breeches one glorious aria at a time.
Featuring music by Rogers and Hammerstein, Mendelssohn, Monteverdi, Rossini, Handel, Berlioz and more--all performed by our favorite diva/divo.
Both The Telegraph and The Mail are reporting that, after a half-decade together, Katherine Jenkins has been dumped by Warner Music Group for excessive demands regarding the cost of her personal grooming.
Fast-forward to about the 3:00 mark to hear Joyce DiDonato mention the name of a certain Classicalite editor!
LIVE from Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center (May 20, 2013).
Joyce DiDonato, one of Classicalite's favorite mezzo-sopranos, has just launched a new, crowd-sourced campaign that's allowing fans to choose various elements of her upcoming 'Greatest Hits' compilation--celebrating an entire decade of recording with Virgin and EMI Classics.
LIVE from Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall (May 16, 2013).
Responding to the latest development in this week's ongoing Jenkinsgate, Katherine Jenkins has taken to Twitter to defend herself--all the while receiving support from British royalty like Katie Price and Amy Childs.
Today, atheist pianist Fazil Say got handed down a controversial 10-month jail sentence for his previous anti-Muslim remarks on Twitter.
Earlier today, Tiger Woods was assessed a two-shot penalty for a bad drop he took on Friday. Ultimately, Tiger Woods was allowed to continue playing in the 2013 Masters from Augusta, Ga.