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The 2011 GRAMMY CLASSICAL WINNERS
CECILIA BARTOLI's Sacrificium and MICHIKO UCHIDA's Mozart
Piano Concertos 23 & 24
IN THE NEW YEAR - A FANFAIRE UPDATE:
Celebrating MUSIC from 10 Years of "Dead Man Walking"
to "I Sing Beijing"
A CD of "the most glorious works" in the orchestra repertoire
The Unstoppable MENAHEM
THE INIMITABLE RICHARD STOLTZMAN
mourns the passing of
the great JOAN SUTHERLAND
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2010 Season Opening:
OPERA's Il Postino
On the 1st Anniversary of Her Passing...
HILDEGARD BEHRENS FOUNDATION: helping young artists reach their
true artistic and humanitarian potential
TRIBUTES FROM KEN NODA &
MAESTRO LORIN MAAZEL
DVD released SEPTEMBER 21
AFTERNOON WITH THE ROSSETTI PIANO TRIO - chamber music as never
RING FESTIVAL LA
OPERA's FIRST RING CYCLE PRODUCTION - VIDEO CLIPS
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JAKE HEGGIE's WHALE OF AN OPERA!
MOBY DICK: WORLD PREMIERE APRIL 30 at DALLAS OPERA's NEW
WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE
THREE DECEMBERS REPRISES in CHICAGO MAY 8-16: FLICKA's
FAREWELL TO THE OPERATIC STAGE
FLICKA in RECITAL: "FAREWELL,
FAREWELL, WINDY CITY!"
SUPERLATIVE! The MET's LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN
ABOUT I HEAR A SYMPHONY - The ROYAL PHILHARMONIC goes to MOTOWN!
Rocker STING as Robert
Schumann in TWIN SPIRITS
FIRST PRIZE WINNER - 2009 YOUNG
CONCERT ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL AUDITIONS
- a teenage STAR in the making
MEETS JAZZ: JESSYE NORMAN in "ASK
YOUR MAMA" at the HOLLYWOOD BOWL
TALE + SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION = STAGE MAGIC! - a FanFaire
friend on the MET's La damnation de Faust seen Live in
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: THEN and NOW
AS ALWAYS... HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MET's 125th ANNIVERSARY SEASON
THE MET KICKS OFF 125th
ANNIVERSARY SEASON: RENÉE FLEMING STARS in OPENING NIGHT
HIGHLIGHTS of MET OPERA GALA
HONORING SIR RUDOLF BING: A CD GIVEAWAY in CELEBRATION of MET's
125th ANNIVERSARY SEASON
FanFaire INTERVIEWS with FLICKA:
VON STADE (FLICKA): CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
FLICKA & JAKE SEE EXCITING
TIMES AHEAD for OPERA
FanFaire INTERVIEWS TENOR SALVATORE LICITRA:
KIND OF MAGIC
RIGHT VOICE, RIGHT
HITTING THE HIGHT
SANTA FE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: A GREAT PLACE TO BE IN SUMMER!
AN ALL-MOZART CD BY SANTA FE CHAMBER
MUSIC FESTIVAL ENSEMBLES -a FanFaire CD GIVEAWAY
AN INTERVIEW WITH SANTA FE CHAMBER
MUSIC FESTIVAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STEVEN OVITSKY
HILDEGARD BEHRENS: A JOURNEY
THROUGH VARIOUS DIMENSIONS OF TIME AND SPACE
ABOUT "THE VERY BEST OF HILDEGARD
BEHRENS" - a FANFAIRE / EMI CLASSICS GIVEAWAY
HILDEGARD BEHRENS REMEMBERS
SCENES from "STRAUSS
ON OPERA /
ANGELA HEWITT: BORN TO PLAY BACH!
INTERVIEW WITH PIANIST
ANGELA HEWITT: FROM
GROWING UP WITH BACH TO MAKING "THE 48" DANCE
REMEMBERING PAVAROTTI THROUGH
INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTOPHER
O'RILEY: TRANSCRIBING NICK DRAKE, ELLIOT SMITH AND RADIOHEAD
IN PERFORMANCE: CHRISTOPHER
O'RILEY'S TRIBUTE TO NICK DRAKE
ORPHEUS & EURIDICE:
LONG BEACH OPERA PREMIERES A NEW VERSION OF RICKY IAN GORDON's MINI-OPERA
SOPRANO ELIZABETH FUTRAL ON RICKY IAN
GORDON's ORPHEUS & EURIDICE
GRAMMY 2008 CLASSICAL WINNERS!
DEBORAH VOIGT: The all-American Wagnerian
soprano - she's at home with Broadway and Pop
MARIANELLI - THIBAUDET collaboration wins 2008 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD
and the OSCAR for BEST MUSICAL SCORE!
FanFaire's GIVEAWAY and WIN THE CD ALBUM
A VIDEO INTERVIEW
ROD GILFRY - BLOND, BRAWNY,
BEL CANTO BARITONE and LA OPERA's very own
JAKE HEGGIE's NEW
CD - "FLESH AND STONE,"
an exploration into the fleeting nature of our lives
- Star percussionist returns to
UCLA Live after a 10-year absence
OPERA on CD and
DVD - some 2007 releases
MARIA - CECILIA
BARTOLI on the trail of MARIA MALIBRAN -
Today's opera superstar recreates the mezzo-soprano sound
in the age of LA MALIBRAN, opera's first superstar ever.
GUSTAVO DUDAMEL - SUPER CONDUCTOR
rises from the ranks of Venezuela's El Sistema, electrifies
Los Angeles at DISNEY HALL concerts
DUDAMEL on HIS "FAMILY" - the
remarkable SIMON BOLIVAR YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUELA
DUDAMEL on MAHLER's 5th SYMPHONY - "...every
note a UNIVERSE / a reference point in my life"
EL SISTEMA: ENRICHING LIVES, SAVING LIVES -
a new paradigm for music education, a model for the rest of the
MEET the FOUNDER, the ADVOCATES,
and the CHILDREN of El sistema
- a fascinating devotion to MUSIC and
- the "philosopher
at the piano" brings her contemporary sensibilities to BEETHOVEN's
- on BEETHOVEN
THIBAUDET LOOKS BACK: To
his childhood / To
HENRY GRONNIER & RINA DOKSHITSKY: Making
Music at Colburn School's Zipper Hall
ANNA NETREBKO & ROLANDO VILLAZÓN -
why are they opera's "DREAM TEAM?"
DUETS - opera's DREAM TEAM record
their first CD of DUETS
from beloved opera
WITH DAME KIRI TE KANAWA: a 2-part phone conversation on the eve
of her Farewell Tour
Looking Back on a Glorious Career
Back to Her Roots and to the Future
- Ravel's Concerto
for the Left Hand
- Memories of his
first ever concert with orchestra
- On Movie Music
- On the Victoire D'Honneur
WITH JAKE HEGGIE:
- On SongFest and the Art Song -
Jake as - Master Teacher
- On "Seeking Higher
Ground: Bruce Springsteen Rocks New Orleans"
- On Sister Helen Prejean
- On "To Hell and Back"
WITH RICKY IAN GORDON:
- On SongFest and the Art Song -
Ricky as Master Teacher
- Ricky Ian Gordon on
Ricky Ian Gordon
WOODY ALLEN, OPERA DIRECTOR-TO-BE: PLÁCIDO
DOMINGO "seduces" filmmaker with offer of directorial
debut in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi at LA OPERA's 2008-09
HOMMAGE a SEVILLA: FanFaire
celebrates PLÁCIDO DOMINGO & LA OPERA with first DVD
LESSONS on ZARZUELA:
with PLÁCIDO DOMINGO
- On ZARZUELA
- On LUISA FERNANDA
& THE STORY OF HIS LIFE
- A ZARZUELA Q & A
with Zarzuela Director EMILIO SAGI
- On the plot of LUISA
MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH: A Tribute on the
occasion of the PASSING OF A LEGEND
EARLY ROSTROPOVICH: Remembering
Rostropovich with A 2-CD album of his early recordings
ROSTROPOVICH on DISC: A revised and
expanded discography of the CELLIST, CONDUCTOR, and PIANIST-RECITAL
THE MOVIE ALBUM: Thibaudet
plays themes from some of your favorite movies
AT A MOVIE THEATRE NEAR YOU! FRACTURE
- VIVICA's FEATURE-FILM DEBUT
VICTOIRE d'HONNEUR: A
Lifetime Career Achievement Award for Jean-Yves Thibaudet
SUBLIME PIANO PLAYING: Thibaudet's
ARIA- Opera Without Words is FanFaire-Decca CD Giveaway for March
CHRISTOPHER O'RILEY: From Bach to alt-pop/rock
IN CONCERT: WOODY ALLEN
and his New Orleans Jazz Band
The Music of SCOOP: CLASSICAL MUSIC
in the FILMS of WOODY ALLEN
GRAMMY 2007: And the winners in the
CLASSICAL category are...
Composer/Conductor/Arranger/takes us from Russia to China and in
CELEBRATE WITH NADJA & FRIENDS.
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FanFaire goes to the MOVIES!
MOZART's 200-some year old MUSIC play in today's movies? You
can believe your eyes and ears - check it out HERE!
the lives of classical composers material for the movies? You
MARIN MARAIS and the VIOLA DA GAMBA with GERARD DEPARDIEU et fils:
DVD premiere of the award-winning film "TOUS LES MATINS
DU MONDE" comes with a bonus disc featuring today's viol master
JORDI SAVALL's "In Search of Perfect Sound"
2006 MOZART CELEBRATION CONTINUES
with NEW and REISSUED LUXURY CDs: Baroque specialist RENÉ
JACOBS debunks all the faulty myths that have tainted Mozart's historically
less successful opera seria, in an all-new recording of
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO by harmonia mundi, proving as he did
with his Grammy-winning LE NOZZE DI FIGARO - now in luxury
CD book format - that he is indeed a Master of Mozart's music.
SONATAS" - works from Mozart's childhood performed for
harpsichord and flute in a new Nimbus recording prove "boy
Mozart" was equal or better than his more mature contemporaries.
MUSIC DVDs: New
section features "PLACIDO DOMINGO: GREAT SCENES,"
"ITZHAK PERLMAN PLAYS BEETHOVEN and BRAHMS" and ITZHAK
PERLMAN in RUSSIA."
NEW RELEASES REDESIGNED! Features
GRAMMY CLASSICAL WINNERS from 2000 to 2007, new CDs - PLACIDO
DOMINGO's "ITALIA, TI AMO" - his first album of Italian
Songs, HUGO WOLF's "PROMETHEUS" conducted by KENT NAGANO,
JOYCE DI DONATO's "THE DEEPEST DESIRE"... and more!
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO - Mozart's version of "Upstairs, Downstairs"
mixes sex and class politics: LA Opera's production is
worthy of the composer's masterpiece
AMERICA's NEWEST OPERA HOUSE!
FanFaire CELEBRATES THE ELLIE! - Flip
through a "tour book" of OPERA COLORADO's fabulous new
home and learn why DENVER should be on your list of top CULTURAL
OPERA STARS celebrate THE ELLIE
- and share their thoughts about THE ELLIE and all things operatic
in INSIGHTFUL INTERVIEWS with FanFaire:
BEN HEPPNER - Why is today's
MEISTERSINGER giving up Die Meistersinger? Find out why.
Then follow the links to get deeper into the head of today's TOP
HELDENTENOR - all about the roles he owns today and those he
will own tomorrow! An interview in many parts.
DENYCE GRAVES - She opened OPERA
COLORADO's first season at THE ELLIE in CARMEN. She
owns the role today and she loves the character, but the acclaimed
mezzo says CARMEN doesn't hold a candle to DALILA!
Find out why. An interview in two parts.
JAKE HEGGIE - Popular composer
of DEAD MAN WALKING talks about AT
THE STATUE OF VENUS, his commissioned piece in celebration
of THE ELLIE, and the ART of SONG-WRITING
THE HEGGIE WAY. An interview in two parts.
KRISTIN CLAYTON - She delighted
the audience at THE ELLIE when she world-premiered HEGGIE &
MCNALLY's AT THE STATUE OF VENUS.
STEPHEN LORD - The distinguished
Music Director of Boston Lyric Opera and Opera Theatre of Saint
Louis is known as a "SINGERS' CONDUCTOR" and is proud
of it. At THE ELLIE's celebration concert, he showed he is a COMPOSERS'
and an ORCHESTRA's CONDUCTOR as well.
JAMES ROBINSON - Why is Opera
Colorado's ARTISTIC DIRECTOR a STAGE-DIRECTOR-IN-DEMAND? Because
he always brings a fresh point of view to his productions!
DISCOVER WHAT MAKES THE ELLIE TICK: Interviews with ELEANOR
CAULKINS - Denver's First Lady of Opera, PETER
RUSSELL , SUSAN & JEREMY SHAMOS
, PETER LUCKING, ROBERT
MAYOR HICKENLOOPER, JACK
FINLAW, and MARC SCORCA
LA BARTOLI IN
LA - Cecilia Bartoli in concert at the
Los Angeles Opera: an overflow of charisma and adulation!
DIE SCHÖNE MÜLLERIN
- Ian Bostridge and Mitsuko Uchida's new recording of Schubert's
masterpiece is a thing of beauty, a joy forever!
IAN BOSTRIDGE- this rare soul
among singers knows how to cast a magic spell
MITSUKO UCHIDA - the "high priestess
of Mozart" and supreme Schubert pianist plays the piano on
her own terms
SCHUBERT & LIEDER
- Father of Lieder and genius of melody lived his life
ART SONGS & SONG CYCLES
- most everything you want to know about the art form
At its 20th anniversary celebration, Los Angeles Opera had a ball
- with THE GRAND DUCHESS!
- at Los Angeles Opera with the "golden couple"
RHAPSODY AT THE BOWL
- Could a Frenchman possibly be today's leading Gershwin interpreter?
POEMES DE L'AMOUR - SUSAN GRAHAM's
enchanting new album of French love songs in the style of Bel
SUSAN GRAHAM IN RECITAL
- "America's favorite mezzo" wows audience in LA-LA-Land;
Octavian can indeed be a "Sexy Lady!"
A VERY GOOD YEAR - For
SUSAN GRAHAM, 2005 has been HONORS GALORE!
HENRY GRONNIER &
FRIENDS - making music with Eugenia Zukerman and other friends:
sharing the joys of chamber music
RUSSELL SHERMAN: Pianist-Teacher-Renaissance
Man - celebrating 75 years of a distinguished life in MUSIC.
A TRIUMPHANT HOMECOMING:
Hildegard Behrens in Oldenburg - homage to ERNA SCHLÜTER
METAMORPHOSIS: RAMMSTEIN's HEAVY
METAL into LIEDER - the Dresden Symphony Orchestra
commissions Mein Herz brennt; the ultimate crossover that
could make one's heart burn
ROSSETTI CHARM /
THIBAUDET MAGIC - chamber music at Carnegie's Zankel Hall
ELICITING NOTES IN SHINING ARMOR:
Reflections on James Levine, new BSO Music Director- what separates
him from the rest
NOT THE GLAMOUR: Another viewer's tribute to JEAN-PIERRE RAMPAL
A SUPERB ORFEO: Vivica Genaux in
Los Angeles Opera's production of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice - Scenes
from the opera
PERFORMANCE: Behrens in Philadelphia
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN - Los Angeles
Opera's production: a magical celebration of procreation
THE PEARL FISHERS - San Diego Opera's fanciful production of
Bizet's "other opera"
THIBAUDET East & West
- Ravel, Liszt & a mostly French recital
ALL ABOUT BEETHOVEN - FanFaire's
updated Beethoven pages