Cecilia Bartoli News

Joyce DiDonato to Release New Album Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato will release her new album Stella di Napoli on September 2, returning to bel canto to celebrate the birth of the genre in 19th-century Naples. This latest project follows the success of her GrammyTM-winning recording Diva, Divo, her crowd-sourced 'Best Of' reJOYCE and her collection of lesser-known Baroque arias Drama Queens. (more...)

Lincoln Center Extends Contract of Music Director Louis Langrée Through the 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Jane Moss, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director of Lincoln Center and the Mostly Mozart Festival, announced today that Lincoln Center has extended the contract for Louis Langree, the Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director of the Mostly Mozart Festival and Orchestra through 2017. Maestro Langree made his Mostly Mozart Festival debut with the Festival Orchestra in 1998, and was named Music Director in 2002. The artistic partnership between Langree and the musicians of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra has been an exceptionally inspired and 2017 will mark his 15th year as Music Director of the ensemble and the Festival. Under his musical leadership, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra's stature and recognition as an outstanding ensemble has received extensive critical acclaim, and the orchestra's concerts are an annual highlight for summertime classical music lovers in New York City. In addition to its focus on the classical repertoire, concerts by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra now regularly feature works from musical periods following Mozart including the 20th century and beyond. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces Final Week of Programming for 2014 Mostly Mozart Festival , 8/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The 2014 Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center's acclaimed annual summer celebration of classical music, concludes with eight events in the final week spanning the musical timeline from Baroque to contemporary. Performances on August 19 and 20 kick off the concluding week with renowned violinist Joshua Bell, violist Lawrence Power (Mostly Mozart debut), and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in Mozart's Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola at Avery Fisher Hall. David Zinman conducts the program, which also includes Boyce's Symphony No. 1 and Beethoven's iconic Symphony No. 3, 'Eroica.' Both performances offer pre-concert recitals by pianist Igor Kamenz. (more...)

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2014 Week Three to Feature Beethoven, Gluck, Handel, Mozart and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The third week of this summer's Mostly Mozart Festival, New York's acclaimed annual summer celebration of classical music, kicks off with a pair of all-Beethoven concerts by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra leading one of the great works in the classical repertoire, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, August 12 and 13, at Avery Fisher Hall. Conducting this large-scale choral work is Gianandrea Noseda, featured at Mostly Mozart for a second consecutive summer following his debut last summer leading Rossini's Stabat mater. Singers for the performance include soprano Erika Grimaldi (U.S. debut), mezzo-sopranoAnna Maria Chiuri (Mostly Mozart debut), tenor Gregory Kunde, and bass Ildar Abdrazakov (Mostly Mozart debut). TheConcert Chorale of New York, directed by James Bagwell, will accompany the Festival Orchestra and soloists. The Festival Orchestra will also perform Beethoven's Overture to The Consecration of the House, Op. 124, to open the concerts. Additionally, the Amphion String Quartet will perform Barber's String Quartet, No. 11 in a pre-concert recital. (more...)

MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2014 Releases Highlights of Week 2, 8/4 - 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The second week of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, New York's acclaimed annual summer celebration of classical music, features a wide range of events, including orchestral music, chamber music, and a New York premiere of a new Mark Morris Dance Group production incorporating both opera and modern dance. (more...)

Lincoln Center's MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2014 Opening Week Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The 2014 Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, New York's acclaimed annual summer celebration of classical music, gets underway with an opening week of performances featuring the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, late night recitals and contemporary music, including two free events. (more...)

Isabel Leonard Wins Dallas Opera's 2014 Maria Callas Award
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Dallas Opera has announced the result of this year's balloting for the 2014 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Award: American mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, who made a dazzling Dallas Opera stage debut as the headstrong-yet-lovable Rosina in our season finale, Rossini's The Barber of Seville. (more...)

Dallas Opera Hosts 2014 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year Awards Ceremony Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Ten artists have been nominated and thousands of subscribers will soon be casting their vote for this year's winner of the prestigious 'Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year' Award. The Dallas Opera bestows this award annually to the performer who makes the most unforgettable impression onstage in their company debut. The winner will be announced at the annual Dallas Opera Board and Trustee Appreciation Dinner tonight, May 22, 2014 in the Crescent Ballroom of the Rosewood Crescent Hotel, 400 Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces Ten Finalists for 2014 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year; Ceremony Set for 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Ten artists have been nominated and thousands of subscribers will soon be casting their vote for this year's winner of the prestigious “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Award. The Dallas Opera bestows this award annually to the performer who makes the most unforgettable impression onstage in their company debut. The winner will be announced at the annual Dallas Opera Board and Trustee Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, May 22, 2014 in the Crescent Ballroom of the Rosewood Crescent Hotel, 400 Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas. (more...)

Jennifer Aylmer, Burak Bilgili and More Nominated for 'Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year' Award, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Ten artists have been nominated and thousands of subscribers will soon be casting their vote for this year's winner of the prestigious “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Award. The Dallas Opera bestows this award annually to the performer who makes the most unforgettable impression onstage in their company debut. The winner will be announced at the annual Dallas Opera Board and Trustee Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, May 22, 2014 in the Crescent Ballroom of the Rosewood Crescent Hotel, 400 Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2014, 7/25-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Jane Moss, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director, today announced the 48th season of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, New York's acclaimed annual summer celebration of classical music, which runs from July 25-August 23, 2014. This year's Festival will feature more than 35 events across several venues including concerts, opera, dance, pre-concert recitals and lectures, late-night performances, contemporary music, and premieres of two commissioned works. The Festival kicks off with two free events: the world premiere of a new work by John Luther Adams, performed July 25 and 26 for free on Hearst Plaza, in a joint presentation with Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and continuing an annual tradition, the free preview concert by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall on July 26. Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langree returns for his 12th season to conduct the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, which will perform a wide range of works anchored by the Festival's featured namesake. Mostly Mozart will also present world-renowned artists and returning Festival favorites, such as violinist Joshua Bell, Mark Morris Dance Group, Emerson String Quartet and Artists-in-Residence International Contemporary Ensemble, as well as 14 Festival debuts, including pianists Yuja Wang and Steven Osborne, and violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja. (more...)

Venice Baroque Orchestra to Play Jorgensen, 2/23/
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Countertenor sensation Philippe Jaroussky returns to Jorgensen, this time with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. Jaroussky's 'pure, radiant voice' (the LA Times declares) thrilled Jorgensen's audience two seasons ago with Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra performing Handel and Vivaldi arias and concertos. Now, after a nine-month sabbatical, Jaroussky is back on a world tour with the VBO for an exciting program of Italian arias. The program highlights the legendary musical battle between the composers and leading castrati of the 18th century, specifically George Frideric Handel and Carestini vs. Farinelli and Nicola Porpora. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces Community and Family Programs, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

This winter, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) continues to bring outstanding live performances to community venues throughout the five boroughs of New York City with its free Neighborhood Concerts. For almost four decades, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts have featured performances by top artists across multiple genres including jazz, world music, classical, and more. In addition, WMI presents a number of free family-friendly programs throughout New York City as part of the Carnegie Kids series. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces Community and Family Programs, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

This winter, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) continues to bring outstanding live performances to community venues throughout the five boroughs of New York City with its free Neighborhood Concerts. For almost four decades, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts have featured performances by top artists across multiple genres including jazz, world music, classical, and more. In addition, WMI presents a number of free family-friendly programs throughout New York City as part of the Carnegie Kids series. (more...)

Judy Kaye & Steven Blier Headline FSH Society's Festive Evening of Song at New York Botanical Garden Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

The FSH Society, a world leader in combating muscular dystrophy, will host its annual Festive Evening of Song tonight, Sept. 30, featuring luminary pianist Steven Blier and Broadway veteran Judy Kaye. The event will take place at the New York Botanical Garden. (more...)

Fabio Luisi Spends 2013-14 at Zurich Opera, the Met, La Scala and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

In his second season as General Music Director of the Zurich Opera, Grammy and ECHO Klassik Award-winner Fabio Luisi premieres important new productions of Beethoven's Fidelio and Verdi's Aida, and conducts revivals of Bellini's La straniera, Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann, and Verdi'sDon Carlo with René Pape, which also serves as the vehicle for his return to the Teatro alla Scala. As distinguished in the concert hall as the opera house, he leads four orchestral programs with the Philharmonia Zurich, makes his long-awaited London Symphony Orchestra debut, and returns to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Cleveland Orchestra, with which he launches the new season. As Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, the distinguished Italian conductor leads productions of Puccini's Madama Butterflyand Rossini's comedy La Cenerentola, which will be transmitted live to movie theaters around the world in the Met's celebrated Live in HD series. (more...)

Judy Kaye & Steven Blier to Headline FSH Society's Festive Evening of Song at New York Botanical Garden, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2013

Today The FSH Society, a world leader in combating muscular dystrophy, announced that its annual Festive Evening of Song, featuring luminary pianist Steven Blier and Broadway veteran Judy Kaye, will take place on Monday,September 30, 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden. (more...)

Fabio Luisi to Spend 2013-14 at Zurich Opera, the Met, La Scala and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 07, 2013

In his second season as General Music Director of the Zurich Opera, Grammy and ECHO Klassik Award-winner Fabio Luisi premieres important new productions of Beethoven's Fidelio and Verdi's Aida, and conducts revivals of Bellini's La straniera, Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann, and Verdi'sDon Carlo with René Pape, which also serves as the vehicle for his return to the Teatro alla Scala. As distinguished in the concert hall as the opera house, he leads four orchestral programs with the Philharmonia Zurich, makes his long-awaited London Symphony Orchestra debut, and returns to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Cleveland Orchestra, with which he launches the new season. As Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, the distinguished Italian conductor leads productions of Puccini's Madama Butterflyand Rossini's comedy La Cenerentola, which will be transmitted live to movie theaters around the world in the Met's celebrated Live in HD series. (more...)

David Lang's THE WHISPER OPERA and More Set for Lincoln Center's 2013 Mostly Mozart Festival This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

The third week of the 2013 Mostly Mozart Festival continues with opera performances, both classic and contemporary. Following their acclaimed 2011 Festival production of Don Giovanni, the Budapest Festival Orchestra (BFO) returns to Mostly Mozart with a new production of Mozart's masterwork comic opera Le nozze di Figaro. The final two Festival performances of this great work take place at the Rose Theater in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center tonight, August 13 and August 15, each at 7pm. (more...)

Susan Graham Wins 'Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year' Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

The Dallas Opera is tremendously proud to announce the result of this year's balloting for the 2013 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Award: American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, who made an unforgettable Dallas Opera stage debut in the Winspear just a few short weeks ago. (more...)

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