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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Lady with red hair

Lady with red hair

Born on this day in 1929 soprano Beverly Sills.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb_IoGBp720 On this day in 1878 Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore premiered in London. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9Y5Fmy0RNU Born on this day in 1917 bass-baritone Heinz Rehfuss. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQuc794j-pE Born on this day in 1937 tenor Franco Bonisolli. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBQCzYeWYDY Happy 79th birthday soprano Maria Slatinaru. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjjTuAp3Nyg Source: Music-2 Read More »

A Ruby Glow — Glazing Secrets from Vermeer to Rembrandt

A Ruby Glow — Glazing Secrets from Vermeer to Rembrandt

Portrait of Maria Serra Pallavicino by Peter Paul Rubens, oil painting. Modern Oil Painting Needs an Old Master&8217;s Boost: Glazing “Just as we can look deep within a ruby so can we look deep within a skillful glaze.” Powerful words from Michael Wilcox but he knows that of which he speaks–and delivers! The author of a gorgeous book simply titled, Glazing, Wilcox offered us this excerpt that gives an historical account of the Old Master skill that every ... Read More »

Minnie series

Minnie series

New York City Opera’s 2017-2018 season promises productions of Puccini&8217;s La Fanciulla del West, Tobias Picker’s Dolores Claiborne, José “Pepe” Martinez’s mariachi opera Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, Montemezzi’s L’Amore dei Tre Re, a double-bill of Donizetti’s Il Pigmalione with Rameau’s Pigmalion and, finally, the U.S. premiere of Charles Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain.  The complete press release follows the jump.  May 24, 2017 – New York City Opera’s 2017/2018 season will offer four new mainstage productions at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, including a Spanish-language opera as part of ... Read More »

The World is Your Studio: What to Pack for the Perfect Plein Air Setup

The World is Your Studio: What to Pack for the Perfect Plein Air Setup

Are you ready to start working en plein air? Outdoor Artist, a special issue from the editors of our community of fine #art publications, is full of tips, techniques and step-by-steps to get you painting en plein air like a pro.   Can’t wait to start? Here&8217;s a sneak peek inside the pages of Outdoor Artist, with insightful tips from renowned artist Richard McKinley on the best plein air setup. “Perfecting a plein air setup takes some ... Read More »

Slightly unconventional

Slightly unconventional

On this day in 1966 the Jerry Herman musical Mame opened at the Winter Garden Theatre, to run 1,508 performances.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM6jvMXzcPk Born on this day in 1912 soprano Joan Hammond. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3SjOQHnapQ Born on this day in 1914 baritone Giuseppe Valdengo. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhp8HfEqg6g Born on this day in 1922 conductor András Kórodi. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=_61f7-YS9ak Happy 65th birthday mezzo-soprano Fiona Kimm. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEIhfo1d_PU ; Source: Music-2 Read More »

#MyArtBurn | Head Outside, Artists and Share Your Stories!

#MyArtBurn | Head Outside, Artists and Share Your Stories!

It&8217;s summer (almost). You&8217;re an artist.   This time of year is a creative gold mine for you! But you’re going to have to watch it or you&8217;re going to get an #art burn that no SPF will prevent. Read on!   Or maybe you hit your stride in the winter. Do you, boo!   Every artist knows that working outdoors isn&8217;t always a walk in the park. (Even if sometimes it’s literally a walk in the ... Read More »

Sausendes, brausendes Rad der Zeit

Sausendes, brausendes Rad der Zeit

At long last, cher public, a finale to our Senta’s Ballad quiz, nearly a month late! The name of the winner and the complete lists of sopranos after the jump.  The winner is Spiderman, with 10 out of 15 Sentas correctly identified. Here&8217;s a reminder of the original quiz, followed by a list of the divas represented. Leonie Rysanek Mara Zampieri Jane Eaglen Lisbeth Balslev Ingrid Bjoner Régine Crespin Astrid Varnay Angeles Gulin Virginia Zeani ... Read More »

Serenade

Serenade

The Broad Stage presented Joseph Calleja in their Celebrity Opera Series May 10 with a concert called A Tribute to Mario Lanza. The Maltese tenor cites the famous matinee idol as an early inspiration from the time he saw The Great Caruso when he was 14 years old.  It’s a testament not only to Lanza’s onscreen presence but the natural beauty of his voice that 50 years after his death he’s still leading young men ... Read More »

Windy City opera lady

Windy City opera lady

Born on this day in 1893 soprano Rosa Raisa.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji36oqlwFeE Born on this day in 1894 baritone Heinrich Rehkemper. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk_dA-uP5Fs Born on this day in 1913 baritone Horst Günter. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfRRhQhf7yc Happy 89th birthday conductor Günther Wich. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=w71ogNGHiUw Born on this day in 1932 soprano Ilva Ligabue. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGDW_DNwJ8A Happy 81st birthday soprano Ingeborg Hallstein. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wt1cIwY0sA Source: Music-2 Read More »

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