Behind the scenes

 
Big Luciano and his Little Friend

Luciano Pavarotti was well into middle age, enormous in circumference, and rich beyond comprehension. He certainly was famous the world over, and it came as no surprise that his passion for women—only rivaled by his love of food and money—would [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | April 20th, 2017
 
Leonard Bernstein and the Black Panthers

Leonard Bernstein (1914-1990) was one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history. He once told the New York Times, “I want to conduct. I want to play the piano. I want to write for Hollywood. I [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | April 2nd, 2017
 
Vassyl Slipak: Great Baritone killed by Sniper

Opera singers die on stage almost every night! However, it’s somewhat rare for them to actually perish in real military engagements. But that’s exactly what happened to Ukrainian bass-baritone Vassyl Slipak on 29 June 2016. After singing at the Paris [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | March 30th, 2017
 
Behind the Curtain Mademoiselle La Cachucha

It all started with Hector Berlioz and his Evenings with the Orchestra! A group of bored musicians are stuck in a small town playing overrated operas. With nothing else to do, they tell tales, read stories and exchange gossip about [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | January 29th, 2017
 
Behind the Curtain Big Luciano

It all started with Hector Berlioz and his Evenings with the Orchestra! A group of bored musicians is stuck in a small town playing overrated operas. With nothing else to do, they tell tales, read stories and exchange gossip about [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | January 7th, 2017
 
Behind the Curtain Driving under the influence of Mahler

It all started with Hector Berlioz and his Evenings with the Orchestra! A group of bored musicians are stuck in a small town playing overrated operas. With nothing else to do, they tell tales, read stories and exchange gossip about [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | December 17th, 2016
 
Behind the Curtain Tea for Two, and Two for Tea?

It all started with Hector Berlioz and his Evenings with the Orchestra! A group of bored musicians is stuck in a small town playing overrated operas. With nothing else to do, they tell tales, read stories and exchange gossip about [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | November 26th, 2016
 
Behind the Curtain Brawling Chicks

It all started with Hector Berlioz and his Evenings with the Orchestra! A group of bored musicians is stuck in a small town playing overrated operas. With nothing else to do, they tell tales, read stories and exchange gossip about [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | November 9th, 2016