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20 (PLUS) Questions with Choreographer and New York City Baller Master-in-Chief Peter Martins

Thursday, June 3, 2010

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20 (PLUS) Questions with Choreographer and New York City Baller Master-in-Chief Peter Martins

Born in Denmark, Peter Martins began his association with New York City Ballet in 1967, when he was invited to dance the title role in George Balanchine’s Apollo during the Company’s appearance at the Edinburgh Festival. He then performed as a guest artist with NYCB for three years before joining the Company as a Principal [...]

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20 Questions with….Diana Damrau

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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20 Questions with….Diana Damrau

The German soprano Diana Damrau loves the German metal band Whitesnake and riding horses.

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Natalie Dessay

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Natalie Dessay

As she prepared to make a much-anticipated role debut as Violetta in La Traviata in Santa Fe, the affable opera superstar donated her time to answer a few questions for this informal Q&A session.

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Harpsichordist and Conductor Christophe Rousset

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Harpsichordist and Conductor Christophe Rousset

The French harpsichordist and conductor Christophe Rousset has long been one of the bright lights of the early music and period instruments scene. At twenty-two he won the prestigious First Prize, as well as the Public Prize, in the Seventh Bruges Harpsichord Competition (1983). He performed with Les Arts Florissants and then Il Seminario Musicale before embarking on a career as a music director, which led him to form his own ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques, in 1991.

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Guitarist Xuefei Yang

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Guitarist Xuefei Yang

A fan of Mamma Mia! and Charlie Parker, Yang is the first Chinese guitarist to attain professional status on the international classical circuit. She has performed concertos with the world’s leading orchestras and will record her latest CD for EMI this summer.

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Giuseppe Filianoti

Thursday, April 30, 2009

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Giuseppe Filianoti

Italian-born Giuseppe Filianoti has won acclaim around the world for his superb performances in the Bel Canto repertoire. The well-read family man appears May 12-25 as Nemorino (opposite Diana Damrau) in Laurent Pelly's staging of L'Elisir d'Amore at Covent Garden.

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Soprano Nicole Cabell

Thursday, April 23, 2009

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Soprano Nicole Cabell

Cabell - who shot to fame after winning the 2005 BBC Singer of the World Competition in Cardiff - graces the Met stage as Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore through April 22. She is the latest to donate her time and musings to our Q&A.

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Pianist Jonathan Biss

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Pianist Jonathan Biss

In the midst of a cross-country U.S. recital tour (which includes an April 14 stop at Zankel Hall), Biss filled out our questionnaire- providing detailed answers and insights, some of which may surprise you. He wraps up his current traveling program April 20.

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Tenor Ian Bostridge

Saturday, April 4, 2009

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Tenor Ian Bostridge

One of today's most eminent Schubert lieder interpreters, the English tenor's newest album features the composer’s Schwanengesang song cycle. Bostridge generously took time to share some thoughts, favorites and opinions in this Q&A feature.

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20 Questions with… Danielle de Niese

Monday, February 16, 2009

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20 Questions with… Danielle de Niese

At only 29 years of age, soprano Danielle de Niese regularly graces many of the world’s most prestigious opera and concert stages, and has released her first solo album as part of her exclusive contract with Decca Records, titled Handel Arias. This February she embarks on a seven-city recital tour of North America, which culminates in an appearance Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall on February 27th. Australian-born to parents of Sri Lankan and Dutch heritage, Danielle de Niese grew up in Los Angeles. Her career got off to a prestigious start when, at age 18, she became the youngest singer ever to enter the Metropolitan Opera Young Artist Program.

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