Showing posts from September, 2014

Exciting Autumn Releases!!!

Hey, operalovers!

As you may know each season I write about upcoming CD/DVD releases which in my opinion, should get your attention but... sometimes, some of the great recordings suddenly show up after my posts and today it's a case like this! It's such awesome news for me, so I have to tell you about them to have a good sleep tonight:) We'll be able to see two amazing DVDs with awesome casts and they are Bellini's "I Capuleti e I Montecchi" and Boito's "Mefistofele"!!! These productions belong to San Francisco Opera. I absolutely adore Bellini's opera and have been dreaming to watch the staging version (cause I've listened to only audio version). I'm not familiar with Boito's work but I know one Mefistofele's aria with whistling which is very unusual and funny so I'm looking forward to see it as a whole thing! But the main reason of my emotional post is two casts that these operas have! I'll leave all information ab…

The Marriage of the Barber!

Tomorrow Met will start off with its new season!!! And it will be opened with a new production of «Le nozze di Figaro»! I’m SOOO excited about that and…I actually didn’t plan it but I’ve watched two Met productions about Figaro: «The Barber of Seville» (2007) with Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Florez and Peter Mattei and «The marriage of Figaro» (1998) with Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming. These operas form sort of a sequel cause Beaumarchais wrote the trilogy about this amazing character and Rossini and Mozart composed wonderful music for his two hilarious plays. It’s quite an interesting experience to watch them in a chronological order as you can feel this touch of reality…I mean the relationship between Almaviva and Rosina. They are so young and full of love in «The barber» but then we see that in «Le nozze» they are not the same anymore:(. Their passion dies out and Countess tries to return those days of love back. It looks so real and sad….but let’s talk about the produ…

My TMI (Too much information) Tag

Hey! Today I’m gonna do the famous TMI Tag which almost every person on Earth has already done except me! But I thought that would be fun to answer these questions and I hope this post will be interesting for you too!