This season’s Metropolitan Opera production of Gaetano Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore is a dynamic and dazzling combination of vocal splendor, bright and engaging acting and compelling staging. With the brilliant and unparalleled principal cast of Anna Netrebko as Adina, the farm owner and great beauty; Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, a youthful villager; Mariusz Kwiecien as Sergeant Belcore; and Erwin Schrott as Doctor Dulcamara, this production is the epitome of the impassioned, yet effervescent and lighthearted comedic opera Donizetti and librettist Felice Romani intended it to be.
The premiere concert of the Ars Longa Quire at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Huntington, Long Island, NY, at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, January 13th, 2013, was a beautifully presented and performed program of uniquely combined choral selections. At once in contrast to and complementary of one another, the vocal works included revealed the individual expertise of each singer as well as a subtly refined precision of vocal blending and tonal quality unity. At times, the lilting swell of the glorious choral mix rose to fill the sanctuary, reverberating from the distant architectural heights of the arched English Gothic style ceiling above. Whenever called for by the music, however, the choir members joined to produce a concise, singular note in perfect unison and expertly achieved sotto voce.
Deep Forest, the Grammy winning band from France recently performed at the Deep India Concert. The ‘Deep India concert’ is a brief musical tour to promote the project ‘Deep India’, a collaboration between Deep Forest from France and Indian santoor player Rahul Sharma. The venue Vivanta by Taj at MG Road, Bangalore in collaboration with [...]
Great emotions and cultivated moments, song writing in the mother tongue, unforgettable voices: for the sixth edition of Zermatt Unplugged from the 9th to the 13th April 2013 at the foot of our local mountain, we will be welcoming outstanding artists from Italy, Ireland, Germany, Great Britain, Sweden and Switzerland.
was on cloud nine when I got an invitation to attend Harley Rock Riders Season 3 in Bangalore. The event was organised by Harley-Davidson India at Clarks Exotica hotel on Nov 24. Though the venue was little far from my place, I agreed immediately as few of my favorite bands from India were performing and [...]
Truly reminiscent of a rock star, his awe-inspiring stage presence is always met with thunderous applause and gorgeous ladies swarming around him like bees. And, despite being a lighthearted conversationalist, and what I’d like to describe as a ‘fun guy’, 2Blue is a true blue musician with viable love and dedication towards music. Along with [...]