For our third episode, we welcome back Opera Canada magazine’s editor, Wayne Gooding along with opera journalist Joseph So. Our special guest this week is soprano Tamara Wilson who sings Rosalinde in our new production of Die Fledermaus. Hosting once again is the COC’s Adult Programs Manager, Gianmarco Segato.
This week, we catch up with Tamara who returns to the COC after appearances in our productions of Simon Boccanegra (2009) and Idomeneo (2010); the Opera Canada Corner features Wayne’s report on the opera.ca conference in Montréal; we have a lively discussion about the Amanda Palmer Kickstarter controversy; there’s an interview with Klaus Heymann, founder of Naxos Records on the occasion of their 25th anniversary and, we re-connect with Ensemble alumna, soprano Jessica Muirhead, who just won the 49ème Concours International de Chant de Toulouse.
There’s also a competition – email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the title of the opera which gives us our opening theme, and you’ll be entered into a draw for Cecilia Bartoli’s new album, Mission, courtesy of Universal Classics.
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Tenor Ramón Vargas has built a fantastic reputation during his 30-year career. He's impressed audiences worldwide at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala and the Vienna State Opera, just to mention a few, and has become one of the most sought after tenors in the world. He draws impressive audiences wherever he goes, and his role debut of Manrico at the COC promises to be no different. To celebrate his talent, here are five videos featuring Vargas at his best, from tormented to tender; tragic to beautiful.
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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001