Opera Pod is Back Winter 2016


From the family of RKWP

That’s All Folks...............

Greetings and welcome to this new Winter 2017 edition of Opera Pod. We have pictures of Top Opera artists again some you will know and some not.

WE have now standardised all shows in a  handy universal format Mp3.

Whatever do enjoy it and let us know what you think?

All Our best wishes

Edmund Preston

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Anna NetrebkoNetrebko was born in Krasnodar (Russia), in a family of Kuban Cossack background. While a student at the Saint Petersburg conservatoire, Netrebko worked as a janitor at Saint Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre. Later, she auditioned for the Mariinsky Theatre, where conductor Valery Gergiev recognised her from her prior work in the theatre. He subsequently became her vocal mentor.

Under Gergiev's guidance, Netrebko made her operatic stage debut at the Mariinsky at age 22, as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro.

Great Opera Stars Past and Present

Annette Dasch

She made her debut at the Bavarian State Opera as the Gänsemagd (Goose girl) in Humperdinck's Königskinder, at La Scala as Elvira in Mozart's Don Giovanni, at the Salzburg Festival 2006 as Aminta in his Il re pastore

Benjamino Gigli was an Italian opera singer. The most famous tenor of his generation, he was renowned internationally for the great beauty of his voice and the soundness of his vocal technique. Music critics sometimes took him to task, however, for what was perceived to be the over-emotionalism of his interpretations. Nevertheless, such was Gigli's talent, he is considered to be one of the very finest tenors in the recorded history of music.

Charles Castronovo (born June 19, 1975), is an American tenor. He is in demand internationally as an opera singer. Castronovo was born to a Sicilian father and an Ecuadorian mother in Queens, New York but grew up in Southern California.[1] He attended California State University, Fullerton for undergraduate studies in classical voice.[2] During his time at the university, his talent came to the attention of William Vendice, the chorus-master of the Los Angeles Opera, who promptly hired him as a chorister.

He has sung at many of the world's leading opera houses such as: The Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden, Staatsoper Berlin, Vienna State Opera, San Francisco Opera, Salzburg Festival and Santa Fe Opera.

Sir Bryn Terfel Jones, CBE (Welsh pronunciation born 9 November 1965) is a Welsh bass-baritone opera and concert singer. Terfel was initially associated with the roles of Mozart, particularly Figaro and Don Giovanni, but has subsequently shifted his attention to heavier roles, especially those by Wagner.