Known as the “master of the miniature,” Hungarian composer György Kurtág has taken on a big task. The now 92-year-old world-renowned artist will have his first opera open on November 15 at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy.
Two years after the release of his highly successful album Dolce Vita, tenor JonasKaufmann reaffirmed his love affair with Italian music with a special concert that included mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili, released by Sony Classical. In what can be seen as a culmination of his dedication to Italy and its music, the concert has become one of this year’s biggest classical music events.
The opera world is no longer for sitting inside a theater and quietly watching a performance, according to Opera Philadelphia. In its second year of production, this year’s festival, titled O18, has even attracted international attention while impacting this city in Pennsylvania.