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[cancelled] Alessandro Scarlatti: La gloria di Primavera – Wiener Konzerthaus, 25-01-2015

Update (24-01-2015):

Dear friends, I sadly have to announce that, due to laryngitis, I have to cancel my participation in the concert at the Wiener Konzerthaus this Sunday. My sincerest apologies to everyone, I was so looking forward to this concert, but at present my health doesn’t allow me to deliver the vocal performance the Viennese audience deserves. I hope to be back soon in beautiful Vienna and make up for this missed occasion!

Cari amici, a causa della laringite sono purtroppo costretta a cancellare la mia partecipazione al concerto alla Wiener Konzerthaus di questa domenica. Mi scuso sinceramente con tutti, sarei stata molto felice di partecipare, ma nelle attuali condizioni non potrei rendere al massimo vocalmente come il pubblico giustamente si aspetterebbe. Spero di tornare presto a Vienna e recuperare per quest’occasione persa!

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Oscar della Lirica 2014: Marianna Pizzolato awarded as Best Mezzo

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Marianna Pizzolato is among the recipients of this year’s Oscar della Lirica.

The winners were announced yesterday by the Verona per l’Arena Foundation during a press conference in Milan. The awarding ceremony will be held on 12th December 2014 at the Katara Amphitheater in Doha, Qatar, hosted by Enrico Stinchelli and Katia Ricciarelli.

Here’s the list of all winners for each category:

  • Francesco Meli (tenor)
  • Maria Agresta (soprano)
  • Marianna Pizzolato (mezzosoprano)
  • Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass)
  • Alberto Gazale (baritone)
  • Gustavo Dudamel (conductor)
  • Damiano Michieletto (director)
  • Lorenzo Cutuli (set designer)

Special awards:

  • Carlo Bergonzi (in memoriam)
  • Renato Bruson (career)
  • Samantha Sapienza and Vincenzo Costanzo (New Generation)

Congratulations, everyone!