"The 2016 Springtime Soirée was a tremendous success, by all accounts! With a beautiful new venue, sparkling cocktails and a sumptuous meal, fabulous live and silent auctions, and glorious performances by BEMF favorites Amanda Forsythe, Aaron Sheehan, and Jesse Blumberg—a wonderful time was had by all. To top it off, we raised nearly ...
(UK) The Telegraph Article: "Dressing up for Opera at Glyndebourne" (by Hannah Furness, 26 Mar 2016)
"For some it is the quintessential scene of the British summertime; for others, proof positive that the world of opera is elitist and out of touch.
But the sight of opera-lovers donning their black tie to picnic on the lawns of Glyndebourne should not worry anyone unduly, according to its chairman, as he offers a spirited defence against snobbery. ...
"... Six years of performing live and recording have passed since the original post and we pause to consider those many dimensions. In the interim the entire field of making and distributing recordings has been turned on its head, and we revisit the topic with some additional insights and observations from a few different perspectives. ...
News from Mollenhauer that their website has been updated. Mollenhauer is quite an active promoter of the recorder and has a long tradition of recorder building.
"The history of the company name MOLLENHAUER goes back to 1822. It began with an initiative by Johann Andreas Mollenhauer (1798–1871) and has continued through several generations to the present day." ...
(UK) The Guardian Article: " Sondra Radvanovsky: 'Singing bel canto means living like a nun'" (by Seth Colter Walls, 23 March 2016)
"... Already, this season, she has turned in memorable performances – as a singer and as an actor – in Donizetti’s two other, so-called “Tudor Queen” operas (specifically, the title roles in Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda). For director David McVicar’s new-production run of Devereux, which opens on Thursday night, she will be completing a single-season programming feat first made famous by Beverly Sills. ...
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