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Farewell to the soprano Edita Gruberova, the queen of coloratura

Edita Gruberova, in a performance at the Liceu. There is always speculation, research and theorizing regarding suitable formulas to preserve and expand audiences as specific as those of classical music and opera. But one of the key factors is undoubtedly the talent of the performers. Nothing better than a big star to create fans. Edita Gruberova demonstrated this on stage, standing out above all at the Vienna Opera, in Munich, in Zurich or at the Barcelona Liceu, with whose audience he had an idyll for four decades. The legendary soprano from Bratislava (Slovakia), considered ‘the queen of coloratura’ and one of the most applauded defenders of romantic ‘bel canto’, died on Monday, October 18 in Zurich, as announced by the artist’s family through a statement issued by the singer’s agency.
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Doris Soffel to Celebrate 100th Opera Role

On Oct. 24, 2021, German mezzo-soprano Doris Soffel will celebrate her 100th opera role. Soffel will sing the role of “Staraya Barynya” in Shostakovich’s “The Nose” at the Bayerische Staatsoper in a new production by Kirill Serebrennikov. Vladimir Jurowski will conduct the production which is set to star Boris Pinkhasovich,...
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Artist of the Week: Gabriela Scherer

Tosca is a dream role for almost every soprano. It is a role where the diva gets to act and sing gorgeous lines as well as bring a number of complex emotions to the stage. It is also an opera that is action-driven like no other and features THE moment when the soprano gets to kill the baritone on stage. And this week Gabriela Scherer will make her dream come true earlier than expected.
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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL | Q&A with Conductor Marie Jacquot

We talked with Marie Jacquot, First Kapellmeister at Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg. At what moment did you realize you wanted to be a conductor? Who were your main inspirations and people who encouraged you?. At first, I wanted to become a professional tennis player. But when I was 14,...

George Enescu International Festival Announces New Music Director

Romanian conductor Cristian Măcelaru has been named the new Music Director of the George Enescu International Festival. Măcelaru will succeed Vladimir Jurowski, who was the previous Music Director and recently became the Bayerische Staatsoper’s Music Director. Măcelaru is currently the Orchestre National de France’s Music Director and the Principal conductor...

Teatro Comunale di Bologna Names First Female Music Director in Italy

The Teatro Comunale di Bologna will make history by naming Oksana Lyniv as the first Female Music Director for an Italian Opera company. The conductor will assume the new position in January 2022 for the next three years. She will conduct at least two operas and two concerts per season. Lyniv made her debut with the Orchestra del Comunale in March during a concert at the Sala Bibiena and later returned in May for a concert at the Auditorium Manzoni.

Bayerische Staatsoper to Continue Protective Measures Against COVID-19

The company noted that even though protection measures in Bavaria have been relaxed, it has decided not to make any changes to its safety rules. The company noted that masks will still be required in the entire building and that either proof of vaccination, a negative COVID test, or proof of recovery will still be checked at the entrance of the hall.