June 27, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski and stage direction of Peter Hall, the Glyndebourne Festival production of Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” will ignite your imagination. Most are familiar with the Cinderella story, but unfamiliar with this slightly grittier tale, with its absence of singing bluebirds, talking mice, and dainty glass slippers.
The curtain opens to reveal a softly lit home, complete with wrinkled drapery, a tattered armchair, hammered tea kettles, a dusty fireplace, and all of the details one would imagine in Angelina’s (La Cenerentola) burdensome home.
@MelkonianNews Presents, FREE concert with the RPO! Premiere and recording of a new symphony plus Beethoven & Mozart June 19th @rpoonline
June 16, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Melkonian News & Melkonian Music Publishing UK Ltd. are giving away hundreds of free tickets to an exclusive première performance and recording of Vartan Melkonian's Amwaj - Water Symphony with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on June 19th at Cadogan Hall.
Vartan Melkonian is a Patron of the CSC and UN ambassador in matters relating to Street Children. Vartan was recently interviewed by the BBC world service, listen to it
June 11, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Opera seems to be a perplexing business. In today’s fast-forward market of yesterday’s news, opera carves out it’s steadily increasing niche via web, marketing, and promotions. Operalia is one such promotion, established by Maestro Placido Domingo in 1993 to support, inculcate and develop new singing talent on a world stage and platform. Every year, Operalia “Week” takes place in a different capitol, infusing an economic boost in a most generous fashion, and throwing a spotlight onto new faces (and voices) who aspire to an operatic career.
June 8, 2012 § Leave a Comment
'Medici TV is the worlds unique virtual concert hall'
Imagine being able to see the finest classical concerts, from all over the world, with leading conductors, orchestras and soloists right from the comfortable warmth of your arm chair, you could even be sipping a cup of coffee, or enjoying a fine brew of English tea (forgive the cliche'). Yes, this is all possible with
June 7, 2012 § Leave a Comment
If is there any instrument you would not associate virtuosity with, it would probably be the double bass (no offence intended!). This is largely due to the size of the instrument and the effort required to play such a thing. However, recently there has been a flurry activity for this over looked instrument. And Keith Miller, sounds like he is at the forefront of this double bass renaissance.