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Anna one, Anna two

Anna one, Anna two

Anna one, Anna two Those anxiously anticipating two sleepwalking Annas during the Met’s opening weeks need wait no longer: “Trove Thursday” offers Bellini’s La Sonnambula with Anna Moffo (San Francisco 1960) or Anna Netrebko (Vienna 2006). By sheer coincidence Bellini’s Amina bears some resemblances to Rossini’s Ninetta who appears tonight in Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra at the Rose Theater. Both virtuous bel canto heroines find themselves in a pickle through no fault of their own. True enough, ... Read More »

To live and die in L.A.

To live and die in L.A.

To live and die in L.A. As Tanglewood prepares to present the Verdi Messa da Requiem this Saturday al fresco, “Trove Thursday” turns to the “other” coast for a double dose of this piece performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic: one outdoors with Teresa Stratas, Lili Chookasian, Richard Verreau and Ezio Flagello led by Zubin Mehta, while Carlo Maria Giulini conducts an indoor performance with Renata Scotto, Lucia Valentini-Terrani, Veriano Luchetti and Martti Talvela. Though a card-carrying Verdi nut, ... Read More »

Vaness: Ah!

Vaness: Ah!

Vaness: Ah! Following Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, Britten’s Billy Budd, and Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites earlier this year, “Trove Thursday” turns to an opera by a gay American composer prior to Sunday’s Stonewall 50 commemoration: Samuel Barber’s gothic melodrama Vanessa starring the great Carol Vaness as its self-deluding antiheroine and conducted by Jaap van Zweden (!?)  Vanessa has had a complex history since its 1958 Met premiere, when it was directed by Gian Carlo Menotti, who was also both the work’s librettist ... Read More »

On the street where you sing

On the street where you sing

On the street where you sing “Trove Thursday” wishes Jacques Offenbach a very happy 200th birthday today with a special present: his delicious La Périchole featuring Frederica von Stade’s only performance of the title role in a rare NYC concert version narrated by Périchole’s great-great-granddaughter impersonated by the inimitable Madeline Kahn. During the mid-1980s Carnegie Hall hosted four years of deluxe operas-in-concert curated by Matthew Epstein. “Trove Thursday” has previously made available both Orlando and Ariodante ... Read More »

Et voila l’histoire

Et voila l’histoire

Et voila l’histoire The Met has no sooner gone on vacation then we turn our attention to next season which features the rare opportunity to see the two best -known operatic adaptations of Prévost’s L’Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut; so to mark Beverly Sills’s 90th birthday (May 25, 1929) “Trove Thursday” offers the late diva’s acclaimed Massenet heroine opposite her ideal Des Grieux, Alain Vanzo.  Manon is a long five-act opera and ... Read More »

Batik Painting with Marabu Graphix Aqua Inks

Batik Painting with Marabu Graphix Aqua Inks From bold to abstract to geometric patterns — explore all the results you can get when batik painting with Marabu Graphix Aqua Inks. The post Batik Painting with Marabu Graphix Aqua Inks appeared first on Artists Network. Source: #Art Materials Batik Painting with Marabu Graphix Aqua Inks Read More »

Can’t get you out of my head

Can’t get you out of my head

Can’t get you out of my head “Trove Thursday” has presented Richard Strauss’s Salome and Jules Massenet’s Hérodiade, so today the good guy finally gets his chance with San Giovanni Battista by Alessandro Stradella featuring Christophe Dumaux as John the Baptist along with one of the composer’s beautiful cantatas featuring the superb English bass Peter Harvey.  Opera Lafayette and Heartbeat Opera recently teamed up for Stradella’s second-best-known work La Susanna  which is, like San Giovanni Battista, a ... Read More »

10 Supplies You Need for Amazing Abstract Floral Paintings

10 Supplies You Need for Amazing Abstract Floral Paintings For artist Arpi Krikorian, vibrant, colorful abstract flower painting comes down to one thing — supplies. She walks us through her top 10 #art tools, tricks, and techniques for creating lush and layered works of florals, botanicals, and landscapes. When you are ready to create abstract flowers on your own, it will only be a […] The post 10 Supplies You Need for Amazing Abstract Floral ... Read More »

The queen’s throat

The queen’s throat

The queen’s throat “Trove Thursday ” presents one of the most successful German romantic operas between Weber and Wagner: Heinrich Marschner’s Hans Heiling in a 2001 performance from Berlin conducted by Christian Thielemann and featuring Alessandra Marc as the title character’s mom, the Queen of the Elves.  If anyone remembers Marschner today it’s probably for Der Vampyr which is occasionally still revived no doubt due to its sanguine subject matter. Leon Botstein conducted an enjoyable ... Read More »

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