Monday, April 14, 2014

Operatic Selfie For The Ages At Opera News Awards

Luca Pisaroni posted the operatic equivalent of the infamous Ellen Degeneres selfie from the Academy Awards. Some pretty big names in this photo, including: Stephen Costello, Susan Graham, Kristīne Opolais, Ailyn Perez and Joyce DiDonato. (Photo: Facebook)

Pre-Order Anna Netrebko Performance Of Verdi's "Giovanna D'Arco"

Click here to pre-order the live performance from the Salzburg Festival.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Celebrate Montserrat Caballé's Birthday At Her Hotel Suite

Soprano María de Montserrat Bibiana Concepción Caballé i Folch was born in Barcelona, Spain, on this day 81 years ago. As you listen to recordings and watch videos to commemorate the occasion, you might want to step it up and spring for a night at Hôtel Le Negresco in the suite named for the diva. Located in Nice on the French Riviera, the Montserrat Caballé Suite N° 121-122 houses, among other treasures, a Louis XV secretaire, two Sèvres porcelain lamps and a Louis XVI bed adorned with two gold-plated bronzes. Accommodating up to three guests, the 861 square luxury room boasts views of the Mediterranean Sea. Make your reservations by clicking here. See more pictures and read about the amenities after the jump.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Natalie Dessay Promotes Popular Brazilian Music For Erato

Soprano Natalie Dessay has a forthcoming release on Erato celebrating the music of famous Brazilian composers. The main works of classical composer Villa-Lobos are represented and popular music of Antônio Carlos Jobim, Baden Powell, João Gilberto, and more. She is joined by singers Agnès Jaoui and Helena Noguerra, as well as guitarist Liat Cohen.

Pre-order your copy here. Watch the EPK video after the jump.