Tuesday, November 29, 2011

More Kasarova Updates

Hello! Hello!

Vesselina Kasarova, the White Shirt Republic's favorite operatic muse, was awarded the Bavarian State Medal for Social Services (Bayerischen Staatsmedaille für soziale Dienste) on Monday.  Herzlichen Glückwunsch! :x lovestruck

Vesselina Kasarova receives the Bavarian State Medal for Social Services from Social Minister Christine Haderthauer. (Foto: StMAS)
The engaging Bulgarian - Swiss mezzo-soprano will also appear on KlickKlack Musikmagazin on Bavarian TV on December 1st (rerun on Dec 3rd & 4th).

Unfortunately Frau Kasarova got sick and didn't finish her run in L'Italiana in Vienna. It seems opera singers are dropping like flies to this year's early flu/cold season, so here's wishing everyone who's been knocked out of work due to illness a happy and speedy recovery!

Updated on December 1st: Frau Kasarova is still ill and has canceled her appearances in Maria Stuarda at the Philharmonie am Gasteig in Munich, Germany. She will be replaced by Alexandrina Pendatchanska, another very dramatically and vocally delicious Bulgarian singer.


Georg said...

Hi Smorgy,

These sudden illnesses are a boon to younger singers. Sometimes it jumpstarts them.

So good luck to Alexandrina Popovska.


Smorg said...

Hallo Georgy,
Indeed! Frau Kasarova also got her big break when the then star mezzo cancelled (Marilyn Horne in Tancredi at Salzburg Festival). I think Pendatchanska is already well on her way to the A-list. A marvelous singer (and quite entrancing to look at, to boot!). ;o)

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods and that you and E are having a healthy and happy holiday season!