Friday, May 04, 2007

Nicole's Soprano Album wins Georg Solti Gold Orpheus in Paris

Hier soir (2 Mai 2007) à l’Opéra Bastille, comme chaque année, l’Académie du Disque Lyrique a remis ses Orphées d’Or 2007

Prix Georg Solti
Orphée consacrant les débuts d’une jeune carrière discographique : Nicole Cabell pour Soprano avec le London Philharmonic dirigé par Andrew Davis (Decca).

The Académie du Disque Lyrique held its prize-giving ceremony at the Opéra Bastille in Paris on 2nd May 2007. The prizes are known as the Orphées d'Or.

The Georg Solti Prize was awarded to a young discographic career:
Nicole Cabell for Soprano with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis (Decca).

For the complete list of awards, see list here

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Sexy Divas Boosting Classical Music Biz

Classical music sales have risen 11.7% since 2003 thanks in part to the popularity of Russia's Anna Netrebko and other female vocalists

Since Russian singer Anna Netrebko appeared on the scene, cash registers are finally ringing again in the classical music industry. Record companies are pushing a steady stream of new female vocalists -- but being a diva nowadays requires much more than just talent.
The list of requirements sounds daunting: slim as a model, sexy as a pop star and blessed with a magical voice capable of beguiling the masses. Think Kate Moss meets Christina Aguilera and Maria Callas. Deutsche Grammophon's sister company Decca is serving up American soprano Nicole Cabell, 29, whose repertoire could best be characterized as a pleasant operatic potpourri.

For complete article, see
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan