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🎥 Freddie Mercury - Rachmaninov's Revenge
Demo recording, piano & vocals, London, 1987.
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▶️ Today, back in 1987, #FreddieMercury recorded an early version of 'Rachmaninov's Revenge' with Mike Moran, at Town House Studios, #London. This demo is a gem, it has such a power, with that classical intensity & raw vocals, I think it deserves a tribute so, let's share some of its #history!.
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▪️ This track had a long process into it. It started as "Rachmaninov's Revenge", then it was named "The Duet" & finally "The Fallen Priest", which is the song included in the #Barcelona album.
▪️ Mike Moran works with Freddie from the very beginning on the project. He said: "Halfway through "The Fallen Priest" we were exhausted, we were doing everything ourselves 24/7, so Freddie suggested to ask Sir #TimRice for some help with the lyrics & the next thing is, the fax machine is rattling out lyrics!".
▪️ Compositions such as this & other #romantic pieces in the album were jokingly named by Freddie as 'Mike Moran's flashy #piano things'.
▪️ The ending piano riff bears a strong resemblance to the ending of the first movement of composer Sergei Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2.
▪️ As Freddie kept working on the project, he stated: "I don't know how #Queen fans will react to this. I'll soon find out. It's a very hard album to categorise. You can't put it under any label. The worst thing they can call it is #rock #opera, which is so boring".
▪️ Dave Richards, producer, added: “I have never heard, before or since, a singer with such a vocal range as Freddie. He had to be in control of every note of the orchestral parts. Standing over Mike at his keyboard with a feverish enthusiasm, he would examine and direct every #violin part, every #cello note, when they should play & how loudly, and when there should be flutes & how high they should play".
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▶️ This is definitely my favorite demo from the 'Barcelona' project; how Freddie sang his part & Montserrat's to see how their voices would fit, how he came up with such a piece worth of the greatest classical composers... Respect 😎.
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👑 #classic #singer #MontserratCaballe #star #idol #religion #concert #writer #band #pop #legend #art
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    🎥 Freddie Mercury - Rachmaninov's Revenge
    Demo recording, piano & vocals, London, 1987.
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    ▶️ Today, back in 1987, #FreddieMercury recorded an early version of 'Rachmaninov's Revenge' with Mike Moran, at Town House Studios, #London . This demo is a gem, it has such a power, with that classical intensity & raw vocals, I think it deserves a tribute so, let's share some of its #history !.
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    ▪️ This track had a long process into it. It started as "Rachmaninov's Revenge", then it was named "The Duet" & finally "The Fallen Priest", which is the song included in the #Barcelona album.
    ▪️ Mike Moran works with Freddie from the very beginning on the project. He said: "Halfway through "The Fallen Priest" we were exhausted, we were doing everything ourselves 24/7, so Freddie suggested to ask Sir #TimRice for some help with the lyrics & the next thing is, the fax machine is rattling out lyrics!".
    ▪️ Compositions such as this & other #romantic pieces in the album were jokingly named by Freddie as 'Mike Moran's flashy #piano things'.
    ▪️ The ending piano riff bears a strong resemblance to the ending of the first movement of composer Sergei Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2.
    ▪️ As Freddie kept working on the project, he stated: "I don't know how #Queen fans will react to this. I'll soon find out. It's a very hard album to categorise. You can't put it under any label. The worst thing they can call it is #rock #opera , which is so boring".
    ▪️ Dave Richards, producer, added: “I have never heard, before or since, a singer with such a vocal range as Freddie. He had to be in control of every note of the orchestral parts. Standing over Mike at his keyboard with a feverish enthusiasm, he would examine and direct every #violin part, every #cello note, when they should play & how loudly, and when there should be flutes & how high they should play".
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    ▶️ This is definitely my favorite demo from the 'Barcelona' project; how Freddie sang his part & Montserrat's to see how their voices would fit, how he came up with such a piece worth of the greatest classical composers... Respect 😎.
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    👑 #classic #singer #MontserratCaballe #star #idol #religion #concert #writer #band #pop #legend #art
  • 2,750 69 15 hours ago

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  • So, the word on the street is that this girl is a “serious Bel canto powerhouse” and a “Bel canto Barbie”! I’ll take it! ❤️😜 This Review really captured everything that I was aiming to do with this role. Thank you @schmopera: 
Deanna Breiwick looked like Bel Canto Barbie onstage. She was bold and beautiful with a voice to match. I was surprised to learn that this was her debut as Adina because it sounded as if she has been singing this role for years. Breiwick’s vocal delivery was a charming balance of warmth and vibrance, and she portrayed both Adina’s cute, spitfire moments and mature, emotional vulnerability with a natural ease. The soprano’s technique was impressive, featuring velvety smooth coloratura, glittering high notes, and a decrescendo to die for. Adina is the popular girl that you kind of want to hate, but she’s so damn lovable that you can’t. Breiwick is a serious bel canto powerhouse, and I eagerly look forward to seeing her in Des Moines Metro Opera’s Candide this summer. 📷@operaomaha #barbiegirl
  • So, the word on the street is that this girl is a “serious Bel canto powerhouse” and a “Bel canto Barbie”! I’ll take it! ❤️😜 This Review really captured everything that I was aiming to do with this role. Thank you @schmopera:
    Deanna Breiwick looked like Bel Canto Barbie onstage. She was bold and beautiful with a voice to match. I was surprised to learn that this was her debut as Adina because it sounded as if she has been singing this role for years. Breiwick’s vocal delivery was a charming balance of warmth and vibrance, and she portrayed both Adina’s cute, spitfire moments and mature, emotional vulnerability with a natural ease. The soprano’s technique was impressive, featuring velvety smooth coloratura, glittering high notes, and a decrescendo to die for. Adina is the popular girl that you kind of want to hate, but she’s so damn lovable that you can’t. Breiwick is a serious bel canto powerhouse, and I eagerly look forward to seeing her in Des Moines Metro Opera’s Candide this summer. 📷@operaomaha #barbiegirl
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  • In this scene from Act I of Verdi’s Falstaff, Alice Ford and Meg Page laugh over the identical love letters that they have received from Sir John Falstaff, sharing their amusement with Alice’s daughter Nannetta and their friend Mistress Quickly. @ailynperezsoprano, @goldsoprano, mezzo-soprano @jjcmezzo, and contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux take the stage beginning Friday, February 22.

Photo by Karen Almond / Met Opera
#MetOpera #Opera #Verdi #Falstaff #comedy
  • In this scene from Act I of Verdi’s Falstaff, Alice Ford and Meg Page laugh over the identical love letters that they have received from Sir John Falstaff, sharing their amusement with Alice’s daughter Nannetta and their friend Mistress Quickly. @ailynperezsoprano, @goldsoprano, mezzo-soprano @jjcmezzo, and contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux take the stage beginning Friday, February 22.

    Photo by Karen Almond / Met Opera
    #MetOpera #Opera #Verdi #Falstaff #comedy
  • 2,191 28 12 hours ago
  • Pit of the action

The amazing view from the main stage Orchestra Pit at the Royal Opera House. The Orchestra plays for nearly all performances given by The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet on the main stage and today it numbers over 100 players.
  • Pit of the action

    The amazing view from the main stage Orchestra Pit at the Royal Opera House. The Orchestra plays for nearly all performances given by The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet on the main stage and today it numbers over 100 players.
  • 4,617 46 14 hours ago

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  • «И сказал: "Теперь я артист. А вы теперь публика". И они сняли пальто и сверкнули камнями, блеснули кольцами и зааплодировали.  И у него была их любовь.  А у них осталось впечатление от него.  И все вдруг почувствовали, как изменился он и как изменились они с последней ступенькой на этот простой дощатый помост.» 📷 Foto: @annie_brig 💄 Muah: @katyaparfei  #ilovemyjob #voice #soprano #opera #operasoprano #instaopera #instaoperasinger #operasinger #опера #екатеринафенина
  • «И сказал: "Теперь я артист. А вы теперь публика". И они сняли пальто и сверкнули камнями, блеснули кольцами и зааплодировали. И у него была их любовь. А у них осталось впечатление от него. И все вдруг почувствовали, как изменился он и как изменились они с последней ступенькой на этот простой дощатый помост.» 📷 Foto: @annie_brig 💄 Muah: @katyaparfei #ilovemyjob #voice #soprano #opera #operasoprano #instaopera #instaoperasinger #operasinger #опера #екатеринафенина
  • 306 4 10 hours ago

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  • Happy Anniversary, sweetheart!
After a successful Nevada casino resort Valentine's concert series, we celebrated our 2nd anniversary at the famous Sunset Tower Hotel in L.A.  As I began serenading my sweetheart with Nessun Dorma, strict security almost whisked me away. But Lo & Behold, the restaurant patrons including Liev Schreiber  told the guard to let me continue singing. The entire restaurant was delighted and gave an uproarious applause. Before leaving, Liev came to our table to congratulate us. #happyanniversary #operahugo #opera #nessundorma #iloveyoujennifer #sunsettowerhotel #happyvalentines #iloveyou
  • Happy Anniversary, sweetheart!
    After a successful Nevada casino resort Valentine's concert series, we celebrated our 2nd anniversary at the famous Sunset Tower Hotel in L.A. As I began serenading my sweetheart with Nessun Dorma, strict security almost whisked me away. But Lo & Behold, the restaurant patrons including Liev Schreiber told the guard to let me continue singing. The entire restaurant was delighted and gave an uproarious applause. Before leaving, Liev came to our table to congratulate us. #happyanniversary #operahugo #opera #nessundorma #iloveyoujennifer #sunsettowerhotel #happyvalentines #iloveyou
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  • IL MONDO ALLA ROVERSA

DIGITAL "Avec ce savoureux opéra vénitien, l’ensemble Akadêmia prend le large pour aborder les rivages baroques de l’allégorique « Ile des Antipodes », une île gouvernée par les femmes où l’arrivée impromptue d’un contingent masculin conduit à la conclusion : « Les femmes au pouvoir, c’est un monde à l’envers qui ne peut pas durer »…
Si l’argument paraît excessivement machiste, il faut se méfier du texte de Goldoni, le Molière italien.. Qu’on se rassure ! Dans cette oeuvre résolument burlesque, tout le monde en prend pour son grade : femmes et hommes sont épinglés à égalité, avec quelques saines leçons pour chacun des deux sexes…

Dans son opéra bouffe, Goldoni se propose d’abord de déclencher le fou-rire des spectateurs, et surtout d’offrir à Galuppi un scénario plein « d’effets », des personnages aux caractéristiques surprenantes et des situations propices à la mise en musique. C’est précisément à l’écoute de la partition que se manifeste le caractère allègre, loufoque et truculent de l’oeuvre.
Puisque la fantaisie est le maître mot du Mondo alla roversa, le metteur en scène Vincent Tavernier, spécialiste du théâtre baroque, n’hésite pas à renverser à son tour la réalité du monde. Et si toute cette histoire n’était que le rêve (ou le cauchemar !) d’un des personnages de l’intrigue… Un point reste cependant à résoudre : sera-ce le songe de l‘épouse ou de l’époux ? Réponse attendue en février !" #argentique #analog #canon_photos #musicphotography #stagephotography #filmisnotdead #thefilmcommunity #analogphotography #istillshootfilm #filmphotographer #analogue #analoguefilm #analoguevibes #analoguelove #keepfilmalive #analoguefeatures  #ishootfilm #opera #indiefilmlab #35mm #reims #lesmusicovores #somewheremagazine #fisheyelemag #analogueportraits #operalife #moris
  • IL MONDO ALLA ROVERSA

    DIGITAL "Avec ce savoureux opéra vénitien, l’ensemble Akadêmia prend le large pour aborder les rivages baroques de l’allégorique « Ile des Antipodes », une île gouvernée par les femmes où l’arrivée impromptue d’un contingent masculin conduit à la conclusion : « Les femmes au pouvoir, c’est un monde à l’envers qui ne peut pas durer »…
    Si l’argument paraît excessivement machiste, il faut se méfier du texte de Goldoni, le Molière italien.. Qu’on se rassure ! Dans cette oeuvre résolument burlesque, tout le monde en prend pour son grade : femmes et hommes sont épinglés à égalité, avec quelques saines leçons pour chacun des deux sexes…

    Dans son opéra bouffe, Goldoni se propose d’abord de déclencher le fou-rire des spectateurs, et surtout d’offrir à Galuppi un scénario plein « d’effets », des personnages aux caractéristiques surprenantes et des situations propices à la mise en musique. C’est précisément à l’écoute de la partition que se manifeste le caractère allègre, loufoque et truculent de l’oeuvre.
    Puisque la fantaisie est le maître mot du Mondo alla roversa, le metteur en scène Vincent Tavernier, spécialiste du théâtre baroque, n’hésite pas à renverser à son tour la réalité du monde. Et si toute cette histoire n’était que le rêve (ou le cauchemar !) d’un des personnages de l’intrigue… Un point reste cependant à résoudre : sera-ce le songe de l‘épouse ou de l’époux ? Réponse attendue en février !" #argentique #analog #canon_photos #musicphotography #stagephotography #filmisnotdead #thefilmcommunity #analogphotography #istillshootfilm #filmphotographer #analogue #analoguefilm #analoguevibes #analoguelove #keepfilmalive #analoguefeatures #ishootfilm #opera #indiefilmlab #35mm #reims #lesmusicovores #somewheremagazine #fisheyelemag #analogueportraits #operalife #moris
  • 6 0 9 minutes ago
  • Конкуренция☝️
Когда я думаю об этом, то невольно вспоминаю слова моей знакомой "Пойду по головам". Для меня это страшные слова, ведь жизнь бумеранг и все произойдет с точностью да наоборот. В моем понимании мы всегда боримся с собой, мы воплощает свои амбиции и цели, но не за счет других. Поверьте я столько всего видела, от случайно пропавших шнурков от корсета, до перцового баллончика ввиде лака для волос. Люди ничего не боятся и думают, что такими путями можно чего-то достичь. 
Будьте честным перед собой, покажите все свои достоинства и свою работу, пашите, идите к своей цели и поверьте, это не останется незамеченным. Люди слушающие вас не дураки, они понимают уже с первых минут общения кто перед ними. 
И помните, что все тайное, рано или позжно, становиься явным, и вы неисключение. 
Любой конкурс, прослушивание, поездка это огромная возможность найти новых знакомых и друзей. Большинство моих друзей в профессии появилось на конкурсах, и сейчас мы делимся опытом и идем своими путями, но только с огромным колличеством знаний. Это сравномо с тем, что вы бы сжигали книги вместо их прочтения, ну глупость. Вы можете даже не представлять, какой вам выпал шанс узнать человека. Цените такие моменты и вы удивитесь, что слово конкуренция пройдет стороной.
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#zh#theaters#opera#travel#london#work#music#Moscow#zhuravel#fly#katerina#love#germany#France#Italian#diva#primadonna#singing#soprano#tenor#baritone#artist
  • Конкуренция☝️
    Когда я думаю об этом, то невольно вспоминаю слова моей знакомой "Пойду по головам". Для меня это страшные слова, ведь жизнь бумеранг и все произойдет с точностью да наоборот. В моем понимании мы всегда боримся с собой, мы воплощает свои амбиции и цели, но не за счет других. Поверьте я столько всего видела, от случайно пропавших шнурков от корсета, до перцового баллончика ввиде лака для волос. Люди ничего не боятся и думают, что такими путями можно чего-то достичь.
    Будьте честным перед собой, покажите все свои достоинства и свою работу, пашите, идите к своей цели и поверьте, это не останется незамеченным. Люди слушающие вас не дураки, они понимают уже с первых минут общения кто перед ними.
    И помните, что все тайное, рано или позжно, становиься явным, и вы неисключение.
    Любой конкурс, прослушивание, поездка это огромная возможность найти новых знакомых и друзей. Большинство моих друзей в профессии появилось на конкурсах, и сейчас мы делимся опытом и идем своими путями, но только с огромным колличеством знаний. Это сравномо с тем, что вы бы сжигали книги вместо их прочтения, ну глупость. Вы можете даже не представлять, какой вам выпал шанс узнать человека. Цените такие моменты и вы удивитесь, что слово конкуренция пройдет стороной.
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    #zh #theaters #opera #travel #london #work #music #Moscow #zhuravel #fly #katerina #love #germany #France #Italian #diva #primadonna #singing #soprano #tenor #baritone #artist
  • 13 0 10 minutes ago

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  • I am extremely delighted to premiere at the @chinancpa today in Rossini’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia”, and to deliver the role of Conte Almaviva to the public of Beijing!
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Performance #1 here we go!
Here is a little preview to it ☝️😉
  • I am extremely delighted to premiere at the @chinancpa today in Rossini’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia”, and to deliver the role of Conte Almaviva to the public of Beijing!
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    Performance #1 here we go!
    Here is a little preview to it ☝️😉
  • 13 2 14 minutes ago

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  • ‘‘Benim hayat hikayem benim opera dünyam demektir. İnsan köklerini hiçbir zaman inkar etmemeli. Ben Avrupa'ya gidip Avrupalılaşmadım, Türklüğümü her zaman muhafaza ettim. Önceleri bazı program notlarında ‘’Leila’’ yazsalar, bazı radyo anonslarında ''Genger'' deseler de, hemen orijinaline çevirdim. Nasıl mı bu kadar sevildim? Kader. Evet, harikulade bir kader… Kendime verdiğim sözleri tuttum. Hayatın bana arz ettiklerine layık olmaya çalıştım." Evin İlyasoğlu'nun yazdığı ''Ben Leyla Gencer- La Diva Turca'' adlı kitaptan (Yapı Kredi Yayınları 2018)
#diva #leylagencer #operasinger 
#classical #opera #kitap #evinilyasoğlu #leylagencerladivaturca
  • ‘‘Benim hayat hikayem benim opera dünyam demektir. İnsan köklerini hiçbir zaman inkar etmemeli. Ben Avrupa'ya gidip Avrupalılaşmadım, Türklüğümü her zaman muhafaza ettim. Önceleri bazı program notlarında ‘’Leila’’ yazsalar, bazı radyo anonslarında ''Genger'' deseler de, hemen orijinaline çevirdim. Nasıl mı bu kadar sevildim? Kader. Evet, harikulade bir kader… Kendime verdiğim sözleri tuttum. Hayatın bana arz ettiklerine layık olmaya çalıştım." Evin İlyasoğlu'nun yazdığı ''Ben Leyla Gencer- La Diva Turca'' adlı kitaptan (Yapı Kredi Yayınları 2018)
    #diva #leylagencer #operasinger
    #classical #opera #kitap #evinilyasoğlu #leylagencerladivaturca
  • 10 0 33 minutes ago
  • Sometimes snuggling with your Mimi in La Boheme is the one thing that brightens your moment in time 👯‍♀️. Let’s sing together forever @emmaberggren5
  • Sometimes snuggling with your Mimi in La Boheme is the one thing that brightens your moment in time 👯‍♀️. Let’s sing together forever @emmaberggren5
  • 31 2 37 minutes ago
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