IN CONVERSATION WITH NADINE SIERRA: "SINGING ALWAYS TRANSFORMS MY MOOD AND MY OVERALL ENERGY."

25. März 2024

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©Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical

Whilst rehearsing for her forthcoming performances of Gounod´s all-time classic opera "Roméo et Juliette" at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, I get the chance to take a glimpse behind the curtain of Nadine Sierra´s undeniable passion for opera.

 


IN CONVERSATION WITH ERMONELA JAHO: OPERA MAKES YOUR SOUL TAKE FLIGHT

07. März 2024

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©Fadil Berisha

Talking to Ermonela Jaho about her passion of being an opera singer is a real experience, a one-of-a-kind encounter one never forgets. Her ability to enthuse and fascinate her listener for why opera makes her soul take flight, is both breathtaking and enlivening. Moreover is Ermonela Jaho the pure embodiment of Puccini´s "Suor Angelica", which she always fills with unconditioned emotional depth and true authenticity.

 


IN CONVERSATION WITH SAMANTHA HANKEY:"OPERA EVOLVES AND THEREFORE AS AN ARTIST I EVOLVE AS WELL."

04. März 2024

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©Daniel Welch

With “much elegance and youthful tone” (Financial Times), mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey is increasingly lauded for her powerful stage presence, paired with a voice admired for its “dusky focus and hypnotic allure.” But more than that the young opera singer shines in a pant role and makes her an outstanding Octavian in "Der Rosenkavalier". 

 


IM GESPRÄCH MIT VLADIMIR KORNÉEV TEIL 2: "WENN DAS CHANSON GUT GEMACHT IST, ENTFÜHRT ES DICH IN EINE SEHR BERÜHRENDE UND FARBENREICHE WELT."

12. Januar 2024

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©Elena Zaucke

Das Metier des Chansons liegt dem gebürtigen Georgier so sehr am Herzen, dass er seine Chanson-Programme - bis aufs Detail durchdacht - liebevoll ausgestaltet. Und das kann schon mal 9 Monate intensive Konzeption inklusive Ausarbeitung beanspruchen. Untrennbar sind das Chanson und der Künstler Vladimir Kornéev miteinander verbunden. Es ist eine Verbindung von nachtblauer Schönheit, die aus der Stille heraus eine fesselnde, kaum begreifbare Magie versprüht.

 


IM GESPRÄCH MIT VLADIMIR KORNÉEV TEIL 1: "WIR MÜSSEN DAS HERZ EINFACH NUR MIT MUSIK UND KUNST FÜLLEN. DAS IST HEILUNG. DAS IST MAGIE."

11. Januar 2024

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©Laura Westermann

Nicht nur als Schauspieler berührt Vladimir Kornéev zutiefst, er brennt sich einem auch als ausgezeichneter Chansonnier musikalisch in die Seele ein. Unvergesslich ist der Abend in Berlins "Bar jeder Vernunft", in der Vladimir Kornéev mit leidenschaftlicher Verve, großen Gefühlen und packender Erzählkunst einen Edith-Piaf-Abend gestaltet, der nicht facettenreicher, greifbarer und lebendiger sein könnte.

 


IN CONVERSATION WITH LISETTE OROPESA PART 2: "IN MANY WAYS SOCIAL MEDIA IS A MEANS OF GETTING OPERA SINGERS VISIBLE!"

08. Januar 2024

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©Steve Harris

Apart from being versatile Lisette also knows how to conquer demanding roles such as Lucia di Lammermoor by pacing herself and knowing how to be efficient with her voice and energy. Most professional the Cuban-American soprano even managed to get through a very bad allergy attack during one performance of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Vienna State Opera a couple of years ago. 

 


IN CONVERSATION WITH JEANETTE VECCIONE-DONATTI PART 2:"YOU NEED TO HAVE A SOLID VOCAL TECHNIQUE TO GET VULNERABLE WITH YOUR EMOTIONS!"

09. Januar 2024

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©Nicole Nixon

As a former basketball player, on her way to build up a professional career in sports, destiny decided to have Jeanette´s musical talent rather brought to light out on a stage instead of a court.  But with her sportive background and a stamina to die for, Jeanette managed not only to develop a solid vocal technique, but also unique characteristics, which make her voice stand out of the singing crowd.

 


IN CONVERSATION WITH LISETTE OROPESA PART 1: "NO MATTER HOW HARD THEY TRY, THEY WILL NEVER REPLACE US WITH AI!"

07. Januar 2024

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©Steve Harris

Lisette Oropesa is one of the most in-demand lyric coloratura sopranos today, who performs leading roles regularly at the most important opera houses around the world. With her latest album which she dedicated to French Belcanto Arias by Rossini and Donizetti, Lisette also proves to be utmost versatile within the French belcanto style repertoire. 

 


IN CONVERSATION WITH JEANETTE VECCIONE-DONATTI PART 1:"I WAS A BASKETBALL PLAYER BEFORE MY PASSION FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC TOOK HOLD OF ME!"

08. Januar 2024

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©Nicole Nixon

Jeanette Veccione-Donatti is an US-American soprano and Co-founder of Winfield Street Coffee. With 11 branches between Florida Connectitut and New York Jeanette proves to be every woman, strong determined and successful, a mother of two boys, wife and artist alike with ambitions to conquer the opera world after some years of absence from the show business.

 


IN CONVERSATION WITH JESúS LEóN: "THE VIENNA OPERA FESTIVAL IS A MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA THAT PROMISES TO IMMERSE AUDIENCES."

03. December 2023

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©Leon Catania

Jesus Leon is not only one of the leading belcanto tenors, but moreover founder and creative director of the Wiener Festspiele. In an interview with Divas & Scholars Founder Lucy Woodruff, Jesus Leon talks about his forthcoming CD project which includes wonderful Napolitan and Latin American songs, due to be released in 2024. 

 


IN CONVERSATION WITH ADELA ZAHARIA PART 3: "KEEPING A GOOD BALANCE IN A SINGER´S LIFE IS VERY IMPORTANT."

24. November 2023

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©Klaudia Taday - Adela Zaharia / La Traviata

"Building a good singing technique is a lifetime´s work, a commitment of constant improving and overcoming your limits - which I think defines any great opera singer.", soprano Adela Zaharia states in the third part of the exclusive interview with Operaversum Magazine.

 


IN CONVERSATION WITH ADELA ZAHARIA PART 2: "EACH PERFORMANCE IS DIFFERENT AND DEPENDS ON HOW YOU FEEL MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY."

23. November 2023

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©Oana Vedinas - Adela Zaharia

Talking about Adela Zaharia´s operatic career, roles and what it takes to be an opera singer, it soon becomes crystal clear clear that the charismatic soprano not only loves her tragic characters, but very much aspires to constantly work on improving her vocal technique, and overcome her limits. That, Adela claims, is what defines any great opera singer!