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Death of a popular British soprano

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc

Friends report the death last weekend of Catherine Wilson, a busy operatic soprano at Sadlers Wells, Opera North, Aldeburgh and Scottish Opera. A versatile performer, she created the title role in Thea Musgrave’s opera Mary Queen of...

Another Opera Singer Criticized For Weight [Grand Opera]

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Soprano Daniela Dessi was set to play the lead in Franco Zeffirelli's new La Traviata, but quit the production after the legendary director made a crack about her build: It used to be that opera was one branch of the performing arts...

Met Opera: Olga Peretyatko Shines in Bellini's "I Puritani"

United States / New York : Huffington Post: New York Blog

The Metropolitan Opera returned its vintage production of Bellini's I Puritani to the stage last night and the fast-rising Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko wowed the first-night audience in an auspicious Met debut as Elvira, the daug...

The art of saying no: soprano Albina Shagimuratova on Semiramide, Aspasia, Mimi and Turandot

Music / Classical : Planet Hugill

Albina Shagimuratova as Aspasia - Mozart: Mitridate Re di Ponto - Royal Opera House 2017 (Photo (c) ROH, Bill Cooper) The Russian soprano Albina Shagimuratova has been wowing London audiences with her command of relatively rare repe...

Exclusive: Opera critic is hit with10,000 Euro libel fine

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc

The Romanian critic Alexandru Patrascu, a contributor to the London-based Opera magazine, has lost a libel case brought against him by the conductor Tiberiu-Ionu? Soare, former head of Bucharest National Opera, and the soprano Irina...

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