VAM Musical Spotlight
James Greening-Valenzuela, Manager
Gretchen Greenfield, Artistic Consultant
Metropolitan Opera
Offers an “Ideal”
Roberto Devereux  

With the third production of the Donizetti “Tudor Queen” trilogy this season, the stellar cast and directors at the Metropolitan Opera scored a smashing success with Roberto Devereux, as reported by The New York Times:

VAM Artist: Young-Ha Kim
Since his recent Lincoln Center solo debut at Avery Fisher Hall with Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY), tenor Young-Ha Kim been thrilling audiences with his passionate performances, as shown in this rendition of “Ah! fuyez, douce image” from Massenet’s Manon:

Chicago Chorale “Soars High” with a Compelling Rachmaninov Performance  
Rachmaninov’s rarely-heard, yet hauntingly beautiful Vespers received a glorious performance by the Chicago Chorale last Sunday.  Here is the complete description from Chicago Classical Review:

Survey Results Proclaim Beethoven as Most Popular
Composer; Mozart in Second Place  
Is Beethoven the world’s most beloved composer?  A recent public survey claims yes.  Click here for the findings from Deutsche Welle: