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Clive Rich is one of the UK's foremost professional negotiators who has closed deals worth in excess of $500m with the likes of Sony, Simon Cowell, the Royal Opera House, Apple and Virgin
31 May 2011
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BY CHRISTY LEWIS ANCHOR JENNIFER MECKLES You're watching multisource entertainment video news analysis from Newsy. When you think of the opera, you might not expect a ditsy blonde with giant breast implants and a stripper pole -- but when two British composers got together to create ‘Anna Nicole’ -- an opera based on the life of the controversial Anna Nicole Smith -- this is what they came up with. “I wanna blow you... blow you all... A kiss! Muah!” “Oooooh, oh Jimmy Choo’s.” “Ooh, Jimmy Choo’s” “And your still chasing the money... We’re still chasing, still chasing!” The show sure turned some heads, featuring many characters in Smith’s life. From her 80-something year-old husband, her only son, her lawyer... and even Larry King. But even though the show opened to a full house during its London debut, it’s already come under criticism for what some perceive as tasteless cruelty. “One specifically controversial lyric was when Smith's son Daniel died and Eva-Maria Westbroek and the chorus sang: "The mind boggles, the mind warps, you wake up cuddling your own son's corpse." And there are already critics saying Smith’s life story isn’t worth becoming an opera show. The Financial Times says: “Anna Nicole is not an opera. It’s a musical-theatrical hybrid, so simplistic in its construction and vocal scoring, so cheap in its psuedo-sexual thrills and narcotic spills, that it wastes an opera house’s resources.” A blogger for the Telegraph disagrees, knocking the “operas are prim and proper” idea. He says: “Anything is a suitable subject for opera and, as history suggests, the steamier and sleazier the better. For all their faux-refinement, opera audiences love a spot of low life...” But back in Smith’s homeland of America, Larry Birkhead--the father of Smith’s only remaining child-- is not pleased. In fact, he’s ready to take legal action. He tells a Reuters reporter he was never contacted about the show or even offered an advanced screening. “Birkhead said he had not seen the opera. But pictures and reports he had seen were upsetting. 'They said it was going to be something that was tastefully done. But then they put a trailer out on YouTube that was really kind of trashy and tabloidy.'” But in a piece from CBS, the opera’s creators fire back at critics, saying -- they have respect for the late Anna Nicole. “We don’t think of it as trash. I mean, maybe I’m trashy, but we don’t think of it like that. That’s kind of a cruel word to use. I mean she was... there was something quite special about her, really." The opera will run for six shows in London and all of them are already sold out. 'Like Newsy' On Facebook for daily updates. Get more multisource entertainment video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy.
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This is a small sample of the insider knowledge that entrepreneurs, startups and small business owners receive when attending Clive Rich's "Secrets of Negotiation" daytime events and evening training sessions.
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This is a small sample of the insider knowledge that entrepreneurs, startups and small business owners receive when attending Clive Rich's "Secrets of Negotiation" daytime events and evening training sessions.
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This is a small sample of the insider knowledge that entrepreneurs, startups and small business owners receive when attending Clive Rich's "Secrets of Negotiation" daytime events and evening training sessio
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Exceptionally talented British comedy piano duo, Katzenjammer, performing in various venues - from Pitlochry Festival Theatre to the Royal Opera House. Definite echoes of Victor Borge, Flanders and Swann and Hinge and Bracket!
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This video document is absolutely unique and exceptional, as it has never been issued before, nor was it ever shown to anyone until this very first day This personal archive is related to the greatest Maestro Nicolai GEDDA who is internationally considered by most operatic connoisseurs – from all over the world - as being assuredly one of the greatest tenor of all times The Swedish tenor Nicolai Gedda (born July 11, 1925) is a famous opera singer and recitalist. Having made some two hundred recordings, Gedda is said to be the most widely-recorded tenor in history. Gedda's singing is best known for his beauty of tone, vocal control, and musical perception. Nicolai Harry Gustav Gedda (Nikolaj Ustinov in Russian) was born in Stockholm to a Swedish mother and a Russian father. His father, a distant relative of Peter Ustinov, sang bass in a Don Cossack choir and was cantor in a Russian Orthodox church. Gedda grew up bilingual and learned English, German, Italian, and Latin. Gedda began his professional career as a bank teller in a local bank in Stockholm. One day a wealthy client overheard him speaking about his desire to sing professionally, and offered to pay for his tuition to study with Carl Martin Öhman, a well known Wagnerian tenor from the 1920s who also discovered Jussi Björling. An early appraisal of Gedda's singing was offered by Walter Legge, after first hearing Gedda sing for the role of Dimitry in a planned recording of Boris Godunov. "On my arrival at the airport I was asked by a swarm of journalists if I were not interested in hearing their excellent young Swedish voices. Naturally I was interested, but I did not expect either the front page stories that appeared next morning or the mass of letters and almost incessant telephone calls asking to be heard. I had to ask the Director of the Opera for a room for a couple of days to hear about 100 young aspirants. The first to sing to me (at 9.30 in the morning) was Gedda who had I believe sung only once in public. He sang the Carmen Flower Song so tenderly yet passionately that I was moved almost to tears. He delivered the difficult rising scale ending with a clear and brilliant B flat. Almost apologetically I asked him to try to sing it as written -- pianissimo, rallentando and diminuendo. Without turning a hair he achieved the near-miracle, incredibly beautifully and without effort. I asked him to come back at 8 that evening and sent word to my wife that a great singer had fallen into my lap and to Dobrowen that, believe it or not, this 23-year-old Gedda was the heaven-sent Dimitry for our Boris. In April 1952, at the age of 26, Gedda made his debut at the Royal Swedish Opera, performing the role of Chapelou in Adolphe Adam's Le Postillon de Longjumeau. In this same year he also performed the role of Nicklausse in Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann and the tenor role in Der Rosenkavalier. After an audition in Stockholm, Gedda gained the attention of conductor Herbert von Karajan, who took him to Italy. In 1953, he made his début at La Scala as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. In 1954, he made his Paris Opera debut in the tenor role in Weber's Oberon, and was given a permanent contract for several years. In 1957, Gedda made his Metropolitan Opera début in the title role of Gounod's Faust, and went on to sing 28 roles there over the next 26 years, including the world premieres of Barber's Vanessa and Menotti's The Last Savage. Gedda made his Royal Opera House Covent Garden début in 1954 as the Duke of Mantua in Verdi's Rigoletto and has since returned to sing Benvenuto Cellini, Alfredo, Gustavus III in Un Ballo in Maschera, Nemorino and Lensky. A singer of unusual longevity, Gedda has been active well into his late 70s; in May 2001 he recorded the role of the Emperor Altoum in Puccini's Turandot and the role of the High Priest in Mozart's Idomeneo in June 2003. Harry Gustaf Nikolaj Gädda, plus connu sous le nom de Nicolai Gedda, né le 11 juillet 1925 à Stockholm, est un ténor suédois. De par son beau-père russe Mikhaïl Ustinov, il est apparenté à Peter Ustinov. Après de jeunes années passées en Allemagne et une première formation musicale à Leipzig, il débute sur scène en 1952, dans sa ville natale, et continua à chanter jusque dans les années 1990. De tous les ténors de renom du XXe siècle, Nicolai Gedda a certainement été le plus polyglotte - il maîtrisait à la perfection aussi bien le suédois, le russe, l'allemand et l'anglais que l'italien et le français - et celui qui a laissé la discographie la plus abondante. Son répertoire comprenait une cinquantaine d'opéras différents (dont tous les grands opéras mozartiens), ainsi qu'un nombre imposant d'oratorios, de messes et de cantates. Sa voix claire et chaleureuse, très flexible, puissante, convenait idéalement aux rôles lyriques. S'il n'a jamais pu chanter Siegfried, il était un Belmonte ou un Tamino parfait. Discographie sélective La Flûte enchantée/Mozart/Otto Klemperer Passion selon Saint Matthieu/Johann Sebastian Bach/Klemperer The Dream of Gerontius/Edward Elgar/Adrian Boult Lady Macbeth de Mzensk/Dmitri Chostakovitch/Mstislav Rostropovitch Boris Godounov/Modeste Moussorgsky/Jerzy Semkow Madame Butterfly/Giacomo Puccini/Herbert von Karajan Rigoletto/Giuseppe Verdi/Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
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Charles Gounod wrote some wonderful music and one good example is his opera "Faust". It contains within its pages some of the most exquisite music ever written. Some production do leave you a little nonplus. But this production from the Royal opera house Covent Garden worth seeing. The staging is incredible and then there is the cast. Robert Alagna makes and incredible Faust & brought down the house with his first aria, and what better Méphistophélès could you have than the immortal Bryn Terfel. Then there is Alagna's beautiful wife, Angela Gheorghiu as the delicate Marguerite, beautifully sung and acted. Not to mention the best baritone on earth, Simon Keenleyside as Valentin. What a man, what a voice. Sophie Koch makes for a great Siebel, but I can not understand why they had her limping during the performance, quite off putting, but lovely voice. Then there is one of the best mezzo's on the planet, Della Jones. I love this woman and always have since I first heard her when she recorded for `Opera Rara', what a voice. It's a pity that her role as Marthe was never expanded, so we could hear more of that great voice. The staging is exemplary and it is complete with the ballet. Easy the best production of Faust of the last decade and, therepore, Covent Garden should be extremely proud of it.
31 May 2012
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Charles Gounod wrote some wonderful music and one good example is his opera "Faust". It contains within its pages some of the most exquisite music ever written. Some production do leave you a little nonplus. But this production from the Royal opera house Covent Garden worth seeing. The staging is incredible and then there is the cast. Roberto Alagna makes and incredible Faust & brought down the house with his first aria, and what better Méphistophélès could you have than the immortal Bryn Terfel. Then there is Alagna's beautiful wife, Angela Gheorghiu as the delicate Marguerite, beautifully sung and acted. Not to mention the best baritone on earth, Simon Keenleyside as Valentin. What a man, what a voice. Sophie Koch makes for a great Siebel, but I can not understand why they had her limping during the performance, quite off putting, but lovely voice. Then there is one of the best mezzo's on the planet, Della Jones. I love this woman and always have since I first heard her when she recorded for `Opera Rara', what a voice. It's a pity that her role as Marthe was never expanded, so we could hear more of that great voice. The staging is exemplary and it is complete with the ballet. Easy the best production of Faust of the last decade and, therepore, Covent Garden should be extremely proud of it.
1 Jun 2012
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