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SOUTH AFRICAN SITES
The preservation of the traditions of opera and classical singing and creation of a conduit for gifted singers of diverse cultures to attain their goals and to nurture and develop their talents, as well as to offer talented artists with no formal training the opportunity to further their studies and to gain performance experience. Job creation for graduated singers is still the main reason for the creation of this project.
Cape Town Opera is committed to the continued performance and development of opera, operetta and musical theatre in South Africa, striving for the optimal employment and development of the required artists from all our communities.
Webmaster: Hazel Wickham
Five Seasons Music Agency provides the entertainment, production and special events industries of South Africa with the top professional performing musicians resident in the Western Cape, Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal and Eastern Cape. We represent SA's hottest superstars and bands, as well as musicians in various musical genres - from Classical to African; big band Jazz to Electro-World! We provide musicians and musical coordination for all types of events - corporate shows / functions, conferences / expos, music festivals / spectaculars, films and commercials, weddings and private functions; taking place in South Africa and abroad.
Webmaster: Carina Bruwer
We have been providing high quality music and entertainment to the national and international market since 1996. We are a link between the client and the artists and have developed a reputation in the industry as being dedicated and representative of the performing arts in South Africa, while not only fulfilling our client's interests and requirements, but surpasing their expectations.
Webmaster: Suzanne Allderman
The PMAA is an audience-based association aimed at encouraging the public to attend concerts in South Africa.
The Africa Centre has recently taken responsibility for what was previously known as the Spier Arts Summer Season – a four-month performing arts festival. The Summer Season, for the past 11 years, has produced a diverse offering of dance, theatre and music. The Africa Centre seeks to:
- Become a major international organization which celebrates both the visual and performance heritage of Africa;
- Formulate innovative models to present, debate and encourage the production of art;
- Explore the space and design of cultural encounter;
- Provide broad access to the creative work, ideas of historic and contemporary African artists;
- Be a place where communities throughout the continent can explore their heritage and histories, and
- Re-examine the role, identity, transience, creation, performance and curation of art.
This site presents some of the great Czech opera singers. No English, but very much worth a visit.
This website covers a period of one hundred years of Dutch art of singing. With biographies, lists of recordings, CDs and photos of Dutch opera and concert singers.
Webmaster: J.M. Lindeijer
These pages present some of the great opera singers of the former Soviet Union.
Webmaster: Victor Han
The Audio Encyclopedia project is an attempt to capture our audio heritage so it will be accessible to individuals, schools and libraries. The volumes on Bulgarian opera are the most extensive coverage so far of a single culture's involvement and serve as a model for the goal the Encyclopedia seeks. Our purpose in the project is to present an overview of the singers and operatic life in Bulgaria rather than an in-depth study. Anyone interested in more detailed information on a particular singer or subject presented here is encouraged to research more thoroughly. Meanwhile, we hope that these volumes of the Audio Encyclopedia will both convey insight into the rich development of opera in Bulgaria and incentive to research the artists and music of the country. This entire project could not have been possible without the enthusiastic partnership of Bulgarian National Radio.
Webmaster: Mike Richter
Our goal is to provide lots of relevant information about operas and composers that is easily accessible and loads fast..This site currently contains information on 500+ composers and 1325+ operas. This site provides links from each composer and opera to external web pages of interest.
Andante is a new type of classical music venture. Its aim is to document and preserve the world's recorded classical musical heritage and to become the definitive online resource for information about classical music and opera.
The Aria Database is a diverse collection of information on over 1000 operatic arias. Designed for singers and non-singers alike, the Database includes translations and aria texts of most arias as well as a collection of MIDI files of operatic arias and ensembles.
Webmaster: Robert Glaubitz
The Bach Cantatas Website (BCW) is a comprehensive site covering all aspects of J.S. Bach's cantatas and his other vocal works. The BCW contains discussions and detailed discographies of each cantata and other vocal works, performers and general topics. The BCW also contains texts and translations, scores, music examples, articles and interviews, and over 4,000 short biographies of performers of Bach's vocal works (singers, conductors, vocal and instrumental groups) and players of his keyboard works. There are also other relevant resources such as the Lutheran church
year, database of chorale texts & melodies and their authors, detailed discographies of Bach's solo keyboard works and their performers, reviews and discussions of Bach’s non-vocal works and books about Bach, terms and abbreviations, schedule of concerts of Bach's vocal works, guide to Bach tour, thousands of links to other relevant resources. The BCW is an international collective project, being compiled from various postings about the subject, most of which have been sent to the Bach Mailing Lists.
Webmaster: Aryeh Oron
BlackRefer.com invites all peoples to join our celebration of these wonderful black sites. On this page you will gain knowledge about black opera singers, black classical music, search and find your favorite black opera singer, african american classical music singer on BlackRefer.com.
A site for collectors of great singers of the past. More than 1500 singers from my ‘historical’ vocal record collection are listed. I gradually provide information about my favourite singers including biographical notes, pictures from my collection, discographies, comments to their recordings, and MP3 audio files.
Webmaster: Andrea Suhm-Binder
This web site is dedicated mainly to tenors. It provides information such as discographies, repertories, short biographies, sound files, recollections of performances I attended, and links to other sites. Tenors are listed by linguistic and/or geographical affiliations (Italian, Spanish, French, etc...).
Webmaster: Francois Nouvion
This site contains an extensive list of singers with links to related web pages and sound files.
Webmaster: Karen Mercedes
This is an index of known libretto pages, arranged by composer and name of the opera. In some cases also texts of other vocal pieces are included. Most of the libretti are in HTML ore simple ASCII text format, but some are PDF files or MS Word documents.
Webmaster: H. Weber
Every week this site presents a new opera related page with downloadable sound and video clips. Not to be missed!
Webmaster: Mike Richter
Selected opera scores chosen from the Cook Music Library's holdings / Scores are in the public domain / Available from anywhere / Designed to be viewed on a 17-inch monitor with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 / Designed primarily for online display, not for printing.
Webmaster: Professor George J. Buelow
The major part of the J. Warren Perry collection is devoted to vocalists. There are more than 1400 photographs of singers in the collection, ranging from the most famous to those now forgotten by all but opera cognoscenti. Many of the images are publicity still shots from opera productions showing the vocalists in full costume and make-up.
Countless photos of opera singers.
Webmaster: Sandy Steiglitz
Not to be missed - everything you want to know about bass opera singers.
An introduction to the classical singer's vast legacy through recordings and live performances
Webmaster: Nicholas E. Limansky
FORUMS AND BLOGS
A forum about opera general, allowing you to view multiple opera general posts. Post your opera general comments.
Webmaster: Andy Smith
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