April 20, 2017

Nicola Luisotti Appointed As Director Asociado at Teatro Real de Madrid

M° Nicola Luisotti has been appointed as Director Asociado at Teatro Real de Madrid. The announcement was made on the occasion of the presentation of the 17/18 season and in connection with the celebration for the bicentennial of the Madrid opera house. M° Luisotti will conduct at least one title per year during the next four seasons of Teatro Real.
April 19, 2017

Richard Tucker Music Foundation Names Soprano Nadine Sierra as Winner of 2017 Richard Tucker Award

Soprano Nadine Sierra – who at 28 years old is already establishing herself as a fixture at many of the world’s leading opera houses, including those of Paris, Milan, Berlin, and New York – was named today by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation as the winner of the 2017 Richard Tucker Award. The announcement comes on the heels of Sierra’s
April 10, 2017

Feliks Nowowiejski's "Quo vadis" - feat. Aleksandra Kurzak, Artur Ruciński and Rafał Siwek - Nominated for a FRYDERYK Music Award 2017.

The CD recording of Feliks Nowowiejski's work, featuring Aleksandra Kurzak, Artur Ruciński and Rafał Siwek has been nominated for a Fryderyk Award as Best Album in the category "Classical Music/Choral Music, Oratorio and Opera". "The Fryderyk awards are presented by the Phonographic Academy which associates nearly a thousand Polish musicians, authors, composers, record producers, music journalists and the recording industry." ->
April 5, 2017

Aleksandra Kurzak & Roberto Alagna on the front page of April issue of "OPER! Das Magazin"

Aleksandra Kurzak & Roberto Alagna are on the front page of the latest issue dated April of 'Oper Magazin'. Check out the JOINT INTERVIEW they granted to the editorial team of the German magazine, who has met the two artists a few weeks ago ► http://www.oper-magazin.de/home/ (also available in e-Paper) "Actually, Aleksandra Kurzak could barely speak to respond to the
March 17, 2017

"Aquagranda", starring Andrea Mastroni, wins Special Prize at XXXVI "Premio Abbiati" Awards 2017

Filippo Perocco's Aquagranda, starring Andrea Mastroni in the main role of Fortunato, has been awarded with the Special Prize at the XXXVI edition of "Franco Abbiati" Awards 2017. The world première of the opera was presented on 4th November 2016 at Teatro La Fenice in Venice on the occasion of the season opening.
February 3, 2017

Matthew Polenzani nominated for a 2017 International Opera Award

Matthew Polenzani has been nominated for a 2017 International Opera Award in the Male Singer category. Winners will be announced on May 7 at a Gala Ceremony, hosted at the London Coliseum in partnership with BBC Radio 3. Follow the link for a complete list of categories & nominees: operaawards.org Book tickets here: londoncoliseum.org  
January 26, 2017

Roberto Abbado nominated Musical Director of "Festival Verdi"

Starting from 2018, Maestro Roberto Abbado has been appointed musical director of the "Festival Verdi", Parma. "I'm very happy and honoured to accept this engagement, also because Verdi is a composer whom I have frequented from the beginning of my artistic career and his works represent one of the pillars of italian opera" has recently said Abbado. GM Art &
January 13, 2017

Karol Szymanowski's "Stabat Mater" and "Litanies de la Vierge Marie", feat. Aleksandra Kurzak and Artur Ruciński, is released by Warner Classics & Erato

On 13th January, Warner Classics & Erato released Karol Szymanowski's "Stabat Mater" and "Litanies de la Vierge Marie", featuring Aleksandra Kurzak and Artur Ruciński. The CD is part of the series "Warsaw Philharmonic", presenting selected works of the famous Polish composer. The album was recorded with the Warsaw Philharmonic and M° Jacek Kasprzyk conducting. "The singers are excellent, the women
August 31, 2016

Sir Antonio Pappano and Jessica Pratt Honoured by the 2016 Stella della Lirica Awards

Sir Antonio Pappano and Jessica Pratt have been honoured by the 2016 Stella della Lirica (International Opera Awards). Mo Pappano is named Best Conductor whilst Ms Pratt wins the Best Soprano award. Now in its fifth year, the “Oscars of the Opera” celebrates the achievements of outstanding singers, conductors and creative teams in association with the Italian Confederation of Associations
August 23, 2016

Pappano, Levit, Gaffigan, Jovanovich and Semenchuk Triumph at 2016 Gramophone Awards

Pappano, Levit, Gaffigan, Jovanovich and Semenchuk Triumph at 2016 Gramophone Awards IMG Artists is thrilled to congratulate James Gaffigan, Brandon Jovanovich, Igor Levit, Sir Antonio Pappano and Ekaterina Semenchuk on their 2016 Gramophone Awards. The Best Recording Awards, announced today, will be presented during a gala celebration at London’s St John’s Smith Square on 15th September. The winners of the