At the Opera house c.1920s

At the Opera house c.1920s

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Anna Netrebko - Verdi: Il Trovatore - Tacea la notte che placida (Salzburg 2014)


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Venera Gimadieva - Ah forse… Sempre libera… Follie! - La Traviata (Glyndebourne 10 August 2014)


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 Svetlana Zakharova and Vladislav Lantratov in Lady of the Camellias 

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Carmen Giannattasio (born 24 April 1975 Avellino) is an Italian operatic soprano. 

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Who are your favourite ballerinas? Who do you love dancing with?

Ah, I love dancing with Svetlana Zakharova. She’s so perfect physically, and technically - so beautiful.

(Source: kristinashapran)

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

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“No acting method, no double, no mask. Just me.”

Interview with Jonas Kaufmann

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Listen to this captivating interview with Maria Callas.

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Karita Mattila as Ariadne auf Naxos, Richard Strauss (Royal Opera House, Junio 2014. Foto Catherine Ashmore)

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Joyce di Donato & Juan Diego Florez in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Metropolitan Opera 2013-2014

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The truth about Mozart’s music is that it is deeply emotional and full of passion. His music is dangerous and merry as is no other ever written.
— Sir Simon Rattle (via classicalconditioning)

(via leadingtone)

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Diana Damrau as La traviata, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

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1. Thomas Allen as Lescaut Kiri Te Kanawa as Manon in The Royal Opera’s Manon Lescaut, 1993

2. Kiri Te Kanawa as the Marschallin in The Royal Opera’s Der Rosenkavalier, 1984

3. Kiri Te Kanawa as Manon in Manon Lescaut, 1983

4. Kiri Te Kanawa as Manon and Placido Domingo as Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, 1983

5. Kiri Te Kanawa as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, 1981

6. Stuart Burrows as Alfredo and Kiri Te Kanawa as Violetta in The Royal Opera’s La traviata, 1979

7. Kiri Te Kanawa as Tatyana and Gillian Knight as Olga in The Royal Opera’s Eugene Onegin, 1976

8. Luciano Pavarotti as Rodolfo and Kiri Te Kanawa as Mimi in The Royal Opera’s La bohème, 1976

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The astonishing new production of Riccardo Primo for the Händel-Festspiele of Karlsruhe

Musicaly directed by Michael Hofstetter
Regie Benjamin Lazar
Stage directed by Adeline Caron
Costumes by Alain Blanchot
Lighting by Christophe Naillet
Dramaturgy by Bernd Feuchtner

Riccardo I Franco Fagioli
Constanza Emily Hindrichs
Isacio Lisandro Abadie
Berardo Andrew Finden
Pulcheria Claire Lefilliâtre
Oronte Nicholas Tamagna

PIctures by Falk von Traubenberg

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