Editorial – Do #theytoo ?!

By Opera Views, December 9th, 2017 No criminal charges against Levine! Days after the James Levine´s story about alleged sexual misconduct has broken out, an aching, gnawing feeling of sadness and anger has settled in the heart. One question persistently comes up: Is this over now? I mean this conductor-icon-power plays. Is this a beginning of the new…

Editorial – Sex and the Opera!

In NYC there is not only “The Sex and the City” , but the “Sex at the Opera”! The MET suspends James Levine on account of sexual misconduct!

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962-2017)

“I opened the window” P. I. Tchaikovsky and Graf Konstantin Romanoff I opened the window, it became stiflingly unbearable, I knelt down before him. And my face smelled nightly spring The fragrant breath of lilac.   And somewhere in the distance, a nightingale sang wonderfully, I listened to him with a deep sadness, And with…

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962-2017)

A sad news arrived this morning. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, world-renowned Bariton passed away on November 22nd in London surrounded by his family.