Showing posts from January, 2014

Power Bass

Ildar Abdrazakov’s first solo CD has been released on 7th of January 2014 with the title «Power Players - Russian Arias for Bass»

Lately, to be honest, I tend to listen to more male vocal than to female one. I don’t know…I guess that’s my must for now!) And Ildar is its essential part!
Last year I heard and read a lot of stuff concerned his voice, personality. I’d had no idea about Ildar before (Shame on me!!!).
I was waiting for his CD for a long time. I think it’s unfair to have made us wait for so many years!!! He is a very experienced and famous singer and just now he has recorded his first album! But anyway…when I got a chance to hear it, I was no longer angry at people!). So I wanna tell you what you’re gonna find there!

How The Opera Cooks

«Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
Since we've no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…» 

Today it’s orthodox Xmas Day!!! Magic is here! Today I was singing Christmas songs with my choir in the White Temple (one of our local temple)! It’s a very special feeling when you sing such songs on this day! You become very happy and cheerful till the rest of the day! And it was snowing during the day, I was catching giant snowflakes with my hands…ooohhh…it was a real magical moment!!!
Anyway, I thought it would be cool to write a Xmas post today!
I’m sure that one of main elements of any holiday is food on the table, so I’d like to suggest a very good idea for opera-lovers!
My very close friend bought a book for me three months ago (Thanks to her again!!!). It is called «The Opera Cooks».  Who doesn’t know it’s a recipe-book in which you can learn how to cook favourite dishes of many operstars like Roberto Alagna, Natalie Dessay, Renee Fleming, Eli…