The sound of Music tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun. She falls in love with the children and their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. He is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis.
Music is the all-encompassing element in “The Sound of Music”. It is a powerful and almost magical entity that doesn't just unite the Trapp family; it also underlines how the strength of togetherness, love, and sense of community could prevail over the horrors of war.
“The Sound of Music” is, indeed, based on a true story. The actual von Trapp were also a big family that lived in Salzburg, Austria during World War II. Their patriarch, Georg von Trapp, did marry a governess named Maria. The family’s singing talents did get recognition, and it allowed them to eventually leave Nazi-occupied Austria. They later settled in the United States in the late 1930s.
RICHARD RODGERS (1902-1979) /
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN (1895-1960)
The Sound of Music
- Prelude / The Sound of Music
- Morning Hymn / Alleluia
- The Sound of Music
- The Lonely Goatherd
- So Long, Farewel
- Climb Ev'ry Mountain
- Processional And Maria
…Sa Pamina est une Pretty Yende fort convaincante,
au timbre plus corsé que celui des sopranos
habituellement distribués dans le rôle,
mais capable de beaux allégements « Tamino mein ! »
et délivrant un « Ach, ich fühl’s » empreint d’émotion… [ Première Loge opéra | Stéphane Lelièvre | 19 sept. 2022 ]
First Prize of the 2nd Alberto Lysy International Violin Competition 2022
and First Prize of the Carl Nielsen International Competition 2022
At 17, this young Ukrainian violinist is probably
the most exciting and phenomenal
discovery of today's world of the violin.
Amazing virtuosity and confidence, refined style,
musical maturity… he has it all! [ Caroline murat | 10.10.2022 ]
After his performance there was no doubt
that he would win. It was unbelievable.
He is only 17 years old and can play the violin
because he plays full of emotions.
He is the incarnation of Alberto Lysy [ President Simionescu, who was once a student of Lysy | 07.10.2022 ]
Great Count Loris Ipanov in Fedora at the Teatro alla Scala! (oct-nov 2022)
…I found tenor Roberto Alagna in great shape: he delivered his famous aria “Amor ti vieta” with passion… [ Silvia Luraghi | theoperacritic.com | 15.10.2022 ]
Le ténor siciliano-français a démontré que le talent, la technique, le professionnalisme et l’honnêteté interprétative sont la condition sine qua non permettant de réaliser une carrière magnifique et durable. [ Antonio Samson | premiereloge-opera.com | 23.10.2022 ]
…Alagna est royal dans ce répertoire… On admire bien évidemment la prononciation – tout autant que l’engagement et la justesse des paroles émises… [ Paul Fourier | toutelaculture.com | 19.10.2022 ]
…Alagna se démarque par la fraîcheur vocale et un volume imposant qui ne diminue point…
Sur le plan technique, il affirme ses qualités avec une émission maîtrisée et sans excès de vibrato, soutenue par un souffle souple et étendu… [ Vojin Jaglicic | olyrix.com | 16.10.2022 ]
Sierra captivates as Violetta in Met’s “Traviata”! (november 2022)
…Sierra’s fans, who turned out in force for this performance, undoubtedly little of this mattered. They were there to experience the glamour and vulnerability that the soprano brings to Violetta, to say nothing of her superb artistry and lustrous voice. If their rush to applaud every moment of hers brought the dramatical and musical flow to a halt at times, that’s the price to be paid. As if to compensate Sierra has mastered freeze-framing.…
…Whether in the breathless, fast-paced “Sempre libre,” or spinning out seamless legato lines in Violetta’s farewell to life, “Addio, del passato,” Sierra combined beauty of tone with emotion to create an exceptionally compelling and real-life Violetta. The soprano’s phrasing was particularly effective. Watching Sierra’s Violetta’s reluctant acquiescence to Luca Salsi’s Giorgio Germont’s implacable demand that she sacrifice her happiness for the sake of his family was heartbreaking…
[Artur Ruciński | metopera.org | 26.10.2022]