Offenbach's 'Les Contes d'Hoffmann at the MET Opera, 2017-18 Season
Art & Entertainment

‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’ Production for the MET Opera 2017-18 Season

Posted November 19, 2017 by Ellen Gilmer

The current Metropolitan Opera production of Les Contes d’Hoffman from composer Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880), is expertly performed by an outstanding cast and the MET orchestra, led by conductor Johannes Debus. This production is richly empowered by the vibrant, excellent vocal and dramatic artistry of principal singers, Vittorio Grigolo, Erin Morley, Anita Hartig, Oksana Volkova, Laurent Naouri, Tara Erraught and Christophe Mortagne. This last opera from Offenbach combines a vibrant and varied score and libretto with engaging stage sets and three diverse storylines to present a production that is at once embodied with exotic elegance, blatant grotesqueness, depths of heartache and light-hearted humor. Genuine beauty is offset, then balanced with ill-intended sentiments, jealousies and calculated rivalries.

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Food & Beverage

Bodega Nanni: A Family Tradition

Posted October 12, 2017 by Rudi Goldman

An insightful story of a passion for natural winemaking by a small Argentine producer with over a century of family tradition. My wife and I first discovered the delightful taste and aromas of Torrontes wine in the cafes and restaurants on the square in the sleepy village of Cafayate, Argentina. Comparing the various Torrontes from local producers, although it was a difficult choice, we decided that the Nanni Torrontes had the most appeal to us. This dry, but fruity wine’s aromas provided a delightful nose and surprising finish.

“Looking to discover what made Bodega Nanni’s Torrontes so special, I decided to make a short film about them. What I discovered was a family with a local winemaking tradition that dates back over one hundred years.”
Videographer Rudi Goldman

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Entertainment

QuickChek Festival of Ballooning 35th Year Best Ever

Posted July 31, 2017 by Len Rapoport

  ” The QuickChek Festival Ballooning Best Ever” is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premier family entertainment attraction in New Jersey and took place on July 28th – 30th 2017.  The festival holds the dual distinction of being a recipient of The New Jersey Governor’s Award […]

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Europe

Parade Navale 2017 – Swiss Belle Epoque Steamboats Gather on Lake Geneva

Posted May 28, 2017 by Dominique Schreckling

Review of the 2017 edition of the now traditional “Parade Navale” gathering all the Belle Epoque paddle steamboats of Lake Geneva from the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lavaux

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Automotive

2017 International Auto Show NYC – HiRez Video+Photos

Posted April 27, 2017 by Len Rapoport

IMPress Magazine once again covers the New York’s International Auto Show. Held each year in April running through Easter Week this show is the largest and most expensive show to produce. Hundreds of concept, hybrid and new model cars cover every floor of the Javits Convention Center. Many thousands anticipate the show while they search for their next vehicle or just come to to window shop.

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Business

New York’s Vision Expo 2017 – Coco & Breezy’s Newest Designs

Posted April 11, 2017 by Len Rapoport

New York’s Vision Expo is the world’s largest vision show in the United States. Featuring all the top eye wear designers and companies including Luxotica and many others. The show also showcases the latest in eye care and technology with the latest equipment making diagnosis of eye disease faster and more accurate.

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Beauty Products

NYC International Beauty Show 2017-100th Year

Posted March 24, 2017 by Len Rapoport

IMPress Magazine covers the 100th Anniversary of the International Beauty Show (IBS Show) at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. This is the largest beauty show in the country attended by thousands of beauty professionals. See our fantastic video and photos

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Europe

Exceptional Opening weekend of the 39th International Balloon Festival of Château-d’Oex

Posted January 25, 2017 by Dominique Schreckling

Report from the exceptional opening weekend of the 39th International Balloon Festival of Château-d’Oex, Switzerland

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Animals & Pets

Florida’s Lion Country Safari 5 Stars For Fun

Posted December 23, 2016 by Len Rapoport

Lion Country Safari Our 5 Star Pick Updated Dec. 23, 2016 – Originally published January 2015 Over the years I have visited many theme and amusement parks including those that feature a safari like experience. The one that I love to visit when ever I spend time with my son’s family in Florida is the […]

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