Charlotte Church (born Charlotte Maria Reed on 21 February 1986) is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress and television presenter. She rose to fame in childhood as a classical singer before branching into pop music in 2005. By 2007, she had sold more than 10,500,000 albums worldwide and is said to be worth as much as
Sandrine Piau (b. 5 June 1965 in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France) is an opera soprano. Trained as a harpist, she studied voice at the Collège Lamartine and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique du Paris. She is best known for her roles in Baroque opera, having worked with William Christie at the Festival international d'Art Lyrique at Aix-en-Provence. She has since collaborated with many of the leading European conductors of the Baroque revival, including Marc Minkowski, Philippe Herreweghe, Paul McCreesh, Alan Curtis, Ton Koopman, Christophe Rousset, René Jacobs, and Fabio Biondi.
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (Russian: ??????? ????????? ???????????, Modest Petrovi? Musorgskij), also Modeste, Moussorgsky (and see also ?????? ???????? ??????????) (March 9/21, 1839
To sing Opera requires stamina, volume and a dramatic vocal interpretation. GARI GLAYSHER is no ordinary Tenor, he has a unique warmth of voice that is extremely beautiful, and as a Spinto Tenor it is both strong and powerful. Gari is a modest man from London and a former bricklayer, heavy weight boxer and national Tae Kwon Do champion,he has worked hard to achieve his dream. Studying with both English and Italian vocal music and drama coaches,he has a large repetoire of arias, duets...
Christoph Willibald (von) Gluck (2 July 1714 - 15 November 1787) was a German composer, one of the most important opera composers of the Classical music era, particularly remembered for Orfeo ed Euridice. Gluck's operatic reforms, eliminating all that was undramatic, were a turning point in the history of the medium. Gluck's musical legacy was around 35 complete operas, together with numerous ballets and instrumental works.
Joyce DiDonato consistently earns ecstatic reviews wherever she sings. Among the world’s most charismatic performers, she is winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s Beverly Sills Award, among many other honors. “The buoyant progress of DiDonato’s career has been one of the happiest opera events of the past decade,” states Opera News magazine. Critics have called her technique “fearless” and described the range of her performing ability from “playful eroticism to imploding self-delusion to near-catatonic depression.”
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www.myspace.com/officialcortes In 1999, Cortes won the lead role of Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny, in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre in London's West End. It was in this role that he discovered his ability to sing high notes. "I'd been having a bad evening and I was miserable, felt I wasn't even good enough to be in the chorus. Then in my next scene I went up to the C sharp and it just stayed there.