Friday, April 11, 2014

Farewell Letter

Good Afternoon to all My Followers:

I have had to make a huge decision today. Due to professional reasons I have made the decision to stop blogging for Salazar family Circle. I have enjoyed my time here and enjoyed the conversations we've had here. It has been fun to post great reviews and interesting articles. Thank You so Much for Having followed me and I hope you will Keep in Contact with Me. Feel Free to email me at my Gmail account or Facebook me.

Thank You So much for these past three Years!
Francisco Salazar

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Vittorio Grigolo Announces New CD

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Twitter has just announced The Romantic Hero by Vittorio Grigolo. The CD includes a number of his favorite French arias. No release date has been given but expect it soon And Hopefully with this announcement Sony Will Also announce a DVD.  

Letter to Sony For a DVD Release of La Boheme!

Dear Sony Classical

This past weekend Vittorio Grigolo and Kristine Opolais performed a glorious "La Boheme" at the Metropolitan Opera. The performance was record on HD through the Live in HD series that the Met presents in cinemas. I ask you to please release this performance on DVD. First because Girgolo is one of your exclusive artist. While he has recorded three albums for the company, he has yet to get a DVD release of any of his performances from the Royal Opera House or any of his earlier Orange TV recordings. Secondly Grigolo is one of the biggest tenors in the industry and is likely to have a huge career in the coming years.

The final reason for this release is because it brings together two of the most exciting artists who are up and coming and this is truly one of the most historic and spontaneous Live in HD performances that has ever been recorded.

I know the Met has three DVDs of "Boheme" but this is truly a special performance that is different from the last three and one that should be documented for people to own.

Lastly I ask that you sign Opolais to a CD contract because the company does not have a spinto soprano on their roster and this woman has a promising career that is about to bloom and will be in demand for a number of years.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Kristine Opolais To in La Boheme HD

Kristine Opolais will sing Mimi in today’s matinee performance of Puccini’s La Bohème, replacing Anita Hartig, who is ill.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Angela Gheorghiu Cancels Faust At Baden Baden

Earlir Today Angela Gheorghiu Put Up These Comments in reference to Her Cancellation of Faust 
"I am very sorry to have to turn down the offer from the Baden-Baden-Festspielhaus to perform in Faust in June this year. It has always been one of my principles not to sing in a new production that has not been conceived from the very beginning for me. It is also rather unusual for me to have to replace another singer. Nevertheless, I have tried to make it possible and to be available for the whole period but unfortunately I have not been successful in doing this."

However she has since taken down the comments after numerous Social Media blogs criticized her intolerant and arrogant response.

What Do You Think of this Statement? 

Juan Diego Florez Cancels!

Javier Camarena will sing the role of Prince Ramiro in the season’s three initial performances of Rossini’s La Cenerentola on April 21, 25, and 28, replacing Juan Diego Flórez, who is ill. Flórez is scheduled to return for the three final performances of the opera, on May 2, May 6, and the May 10 matinee, which will be transmitted worldwide as part of the Met’s Live in HD series.”

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

La Boheme Review

nita Hartig in her Met debut as Mimì and Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo as Mimì in Puccini's

Puccini's "La Boheme" is arguably the most popular opera in the world. The Metropolitan Opera usually showcases the work every season (expect for last season) and despite its enduring appeal, the work has lost some of its allure due to its constant repetition. However, the company assembled a terrific group of singers for the iconic work this season; the performance on Saturday, March 29 was easily one of the finest "Boheme's" in the Met's recent history.

Critics have gone on about how overindulgent Franco Zeffirelli's epic production is ever since its inception. On one level, one might understand the notion that the production is so large that it could be at odds with arguably the most intimate of all operas. Some might argue that the constant buzz throughout the stage, particularly in Act 2, could be distracting. But there can be no denying the vibrancy and life that the production brings to the work, even after decades of dominating the Met stage. Continue Reading