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What does it take to WOW the refined world of high Opera? Join us as mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong talks about Opera, song, and life.
Born and raised in northcentral Pennsylvania, opera singer Elizabeth DeShong has been lauded in North America and Europe for her "well-cultivated" and "big, bright and pleasing" voice; EDGE San Francisco said, "“...DeShong sings like a vocal giant. Her lowest notes have body and depth; her midrange is rich and compelling; and her highs are dispensed with a freedom that many a mezzo daily prays for. ”
She has performed with The Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Radio Symphonie Orchestre Wien, among others, and at the Glyndebourne Festival in England.
DeShong received a master's degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, after which she was accepted into the young artist program at the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center.
The recipient of numerous awards, Ms. DeShong received the Washington National Opera’s “Artist of the Year Award” in 2010 for her debut performance as the Composer in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. Her portrayal of Maffio Orsini in the San Francisco Opera’s Lucrezia Borgia was widely released on DVD.
Further performances of note include Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia with San Franciso Opera and English National Opera, Angelina in La Cenerentola at the Canadian Opera Company, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and her sensational Rosina in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE with the Los Angeles Opera.
This month is not only the month of love, but we also celebrate the life of African Americans who have made significant contributions to the world. I am very excited that I have been invited by Baltimore National Heritage Area Association to kick off their Black History Speakers Series at City Hall with The Honorable Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake this Friday. This Episode will give insight to who Anne Wiggins Brown was and how she impacted classical music forever.
Listen to Ms. Brown sing SUMMERTIME
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Playing Forgotten Music of the old 78 records
Saturday Italian Opera, some classical, & HMS Pinafore
Neapolitan Trio – Memories of Home
Love's Old Sweet Song
John McCormack Calling Me Home To You
Victor Light Opera Company Gems HMS Pinafore parts 1 & 2
Lucia-Chi mi frena (what Restrains Me?)
Rigoletto-Bella figlia dell' amore (Fairest daughter of the Graces)
All credit due to the artist, musicians and Record Companies. No profit or income derived from this podcast. Have a historic 78 RPM and story you want to share with my listeners? Contact me at: www.facebook.com/s3productions2 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Neapolitan Trio – Memories of Home / Love's Old Sweet Song
Label: Victor – 35196 1908-1915
A: Memories of Home
Composer W. F. Ambrosio
B: Love's Old Sweet Song
64803 Victrola John McCormack Calling Me Home To You
Edward Teschemacher & Francis Dorel
Tenor with Orchestra
Victor Light Opera Company Gems from Pinafore
Label: Victor – 35386 1914
Composers Gilbert - Sullivan
10000 A Victrola Italian
Lucia-Chi mi frena
What Restrains Me?
Composers Galli-Curci, Egener, Caruso, De Luca, Journet & Bada
Sextette with orchestra
10000B Rigoletto-Bella figlia dell' amore
Fairest daughter of the Graces
Mixed quartet with orchestra
Composers: Galli-Curci, Perini, Caruso & De Luca
Join THE HORROR SEX SYMBOL Christopher Highland and The King of Splatter Punk William Pattison as they discuss the classic Dario Argento horror film Opera (Aka Terror at the Opera)....
American Opera - Indie Singer/Songwriter John Bee from Michigan now residing in New York...New one disc relase of his past 3 EP's called "Restrospective" out now...New song "Jack Pine" just released from forthcoming record...Out all summer on the Vans Warped Tour on the Acoustic Basement Stage...Check out his music,tour dates & more @ www.facebook.com/americanopera
6 pm est join us as Heather & I sit down w/ Bryan James from Youthful Daze. We will sit down & talk with him about his experience on Youthful Daze The Series & what it is like to work with the staff & crew from the show. We will talk about current storylines and the current episodes which are out. Tonight will be a fun interview as we talk with the one and only Bryan James from Youthful Daze & welcome him to Soap Opera Sitdown.
Is sports the ultimate soap opera of life? Maybe, at least according to the Sports Gal Pal's guest this week, Zach McCrite. Zach is the host of the Zach McCrite Show on the Franchise OK, and also has created a podcast called The Podcast About Sports Radio. Ramona and Zach discuss everything from NFL's concussion issues to how to compromise with the remote.
The Sports Gal Pal also discused her thoughts about Hope Solo continuing to play for Team USA while in the middle of controversy surrounding her arrest in last year for assault.
The Podcast About Sports Radio
Most people are unaware that classical singers face many of the same roadeblocks that actors face when it comes to typecasting and stereotypes. Today we take an interesting look at "Fach-isms", vocal stereotypes and you can learn to love it, accept it, work with it, but most importantly "lean in" to it.
My guest for today is international operatic sensation, Phillip K. Bullock. Phillip is a native of Washington D. C., has been featured in recitals, concerts, and operas both nationally and internationally. Recently, Mr. Bullock performed the role of Jake in Porgy and Bess at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Mexico. Mr. Bullock has also been seen in performances of Porgy and Bess in Copenhagen, Denmark with the Royal Danish Opera. Other notable operatic performances include Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Papageno in the Magic Flute, John Brook in Mark Adamo's Little Women, the Marquis D'Obgny in La Traviata, and Jake Wallace in last season's production of La Fanciulla del West with Kentucky Opera. In summer of 2015, in addition to making his debut with Maryland Lyric Opera, Mr. Bullock was the baritone soloist in Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem with the National Music Festival Orchestra. This upcoming season, as a Young Artist with Kentucky Opera, he can be seen in performances of Verdi’s Macbeth, and various concerts and recitals.
Would you like to learn more about Phillip? Visit his website! Visit http://www.phillipbullock.com/
This Week My Guest Are Michael Alberque Of Infernal Opera And Freddie Wolf Of Evil
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The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Anne Kanengeiser. She will discuss her role in the hit Broadway Series THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.
Credits for ANNE KANENGEISER include: (Madame Giry). Broadway: Ragtime; Little Women. National Tour: Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts); The Phantom Of The Opera (Mme. Giry); Little Women. Helen Hayes Awards for Eleanor: An American Love Story (Eleanor Roosevelt, Ford’s Theater); Passion (Fosca, Signature Theatre). Regional: Fiddler On The Roof (Golde, Penn. Shakespeare); Carousel (Nettie, Goodspeed). TV: L&O: SVU; Guiding Light. Recordings: Ragtime; Eleanor: An American Love Story.
In Pittsburgh, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will play Wednesday, February 18 through Sunday, March 1, 2015.
To purchase tickets, visit www.TrustArts.org, call 412-456-4800 or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. Ticket prices start at $40.
Join Opera-Luscious Radio as Bri talks to one of the stars of Three Mo' Tenors, Duane Moody. Learn about how performing artists deal with EGO's .....our own and others :) PART 1
Tenor, Duane A. Moody, Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music (Voice) and an instructor and coach with The Levine School of Music has expounded on a career of international proportions for over two decades. From his international tours as Sportin’ Life in The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess (1999-2005), his off-Broadway engagement with Three Mo’ Tenors (2007), Mr. Moody has always kept vocal beauty talent, through artistry first.
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