Tagged with Opera
01/16/2014 - 9:18am by nickbass35
Ten Great Operatic Basses Samuel Ramey Ferruccio Furlanetto Pol Plancon Ezio Pinza Evgeny Nesterenko Nicolai Ghiaurov Nazzereno de Angelis Bonaldo Giaiotti Cesare Siepi Kurt Moll I... Read More
01/15/2014 - 9:56am by nickbass35
Ten Top Verdi Baritones Ettore Bastianini Titta Ruffo Leonard Warren Cesare Bardelli Piero Cappuccilli Robert Merrill Cornell MacNeil Apollo Granforte Pavel Lisitian Carlo Tagliabue... Read More
03/11/2013 - 3:16pm by jessicasalley
One thing we all know is that in order to get better at anything we have to work on it everyday. There's no one who just woke up one day and knew how to do something without any struggle at all (I... Read More
03/11/2013 - 1:13pm by ghena
MET competition winners from Philadelphia include Soprano Sydney Mancasola (AVA), bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana (AVA) and bass-baritone Brandon Cedel (Curtis). I work with all three artists, so yes,... Read More
03/04/2013 - 2:01pm by ghena
This is where it gets interesting. Met Grand Finals concert is really not about winning the competition. It is about getting on industry radar. Opera companies' bosses around the country are... Read More
03/03/2013 - 4:35pm by ghena
It is a treat when a famed stage director Tito Capobianco brings his magic to AVA. On the first hearing, I discovered a moving and beautiful opera by Massenet. Yes, as AVA faculty I am bias, but... Read More
01/19/2013 - 12:54pm by ghena
Congratulation to bass-baritone Musa Ngqunqwana (AVA), tenor Billy Davenport (AVA) and bass-baritone Brandon Cedel (Curtis) on advancing to semi-final round of Metropolitan Opera National Council... Read More
01/05/2013 - 11:47am by ghena
Metropolitan Opera began transmitting live performances to movie theaters in 2006. I attended one performance at the Met to see a former student. Cameras were everywhere, including unobtrusive moving... Read More
11/01/2012 - 5:12pm by jeremybaritone
What is practice? Most of us are not simply musical prodigies who pick up an instrument or start to sing and are instantly brilliant.  What makes the great musicians great is their ability to... Read More
10/28/2012 - 8:58pm by sarahsloan
Whether auditioning for opera or musical theater, it's essential for singers to understand the role of the audition pianist and how they can contribute to an audition. Think of it as a partnership:... Read More