One of the greatest Sopranos of our time Ms Mirella Freni turns 83 today!
This hunting after famous and influential arts and theatre personalities initiated by Harvey Weinstein scandal in 2017 already claimed big names in the world of music and theatre in US, now leaping to Europe.
“Porgy and Bess is a folk tale. Its people naturally would sing folk music. When I first began work in the music I decided against the use of original folk material because I wanted the music to be all of one piece. Therefore I wrote my own spirituals and folksongs. But they are still folk music – and therefore, being in operatic form, Porgy and Bess becomes a folk opera.”
Bryn Terfel steppes down form singing Scarpia at the MET
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!