Posts tagged music
NEWS: Sequanza 21 Reviews BMOP's "Cymbeline" by Charles Fussell

With BMOP’s new recording of his 1980s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, It is pleasing to see that they still are. In addition to winsome soloists soprano Aliana de la Guardia and tenor Matthew Battista – both taking on multiple roles.

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NEWS: One Year from #MeToo

A year ago today I was launched into a life journey. The story I shared seemed to me, at the time, to be small in comparison to some others, yet still, speaking out, and SO publicly, was the scariest thing I've done in my life.

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NEWS: Guerilla Opera appoints Aliana as new Co-Artistic Director!

Guerilla Opera’s board of directors has appointed Aliana de la Guardia and Julia Noulin-Mérat as co-artistic directors! They have been working together to produce the experimental company’s world premiere operas and productions since 2009. Together, now they will serve as the faces of the company.

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VIDEO: “Is It Really Me” from 110 In The Shade

Aliana de la Guardia sings "Is It Really Me" from 110 In The Shade. From an outreach performance with her Dirty Paloma Voice Studio in May 2018.

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NEWS: Aliana Featured in Haverhill Magazine

So incredibly flattered to be featured in this quarter's issue of Haverhill Magazine. The interview focuses on my work with Guerilla Opera, my local voice studio and my solo performances.

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VIDEO: Maja Dolorosa No. 3” by Enrique Granados

Happy world voice day! I take my practice and vocal development very seriously. Sometimes I go out of my way to choose songs to work on, just for me, that help me develop or discover something new about my voice or to build on something that I feel needs improvement.

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VIDEO: "Canción (para mi niño)" by Orlando Jacinto García

I performed Canción (para mi niño) by Orlando Jacinto García as a part of my Dirty Paloma program called "Spanish Johnny," a musical portrait of an old-time desperado …

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VIDEO: "Amarilli, mia bella" by Giulio Caccini

Falling back on traditional works keeps up my technique, gives me goals to shoot for and allows me to fall in love with this music all over again. "Amarilli, mia bella" by Giulio Caccini

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AUDIO: "All Must Have A Voice" Aria from Crafting The Bonds

An aria from a reading of Crafting the Bonds, a new opera with music by Elena Ruehr, libretto by Gretchen Henderson. On this track is Cappella Clausura and the Arneis String Quartet conducted by Amelia LeClair.

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VIDEO: "Different Kinds of Light" by Marti Epstein

Here I am performing "Different Kinds of Light" by Marti Epstein with cellist Stephen Marotto. Text by Jackson Mac Low. Filmed from a live performance on January 22, 2018 by Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

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NEWS: “Loose, Wet, Perforated” Reviewed in Opera News

Joe Cadagin of Opera News reviews Guerilla Opera's studio album of "Loose, Wet, Perforated" by Nicholas Vines, released on Navona Records October 2017. He writes: “Soprano Aliana de la Guardia struts her stuff as the wanton Loose. She has a trashy moment of vulnerability when her character performs a striptease…”

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NEWS: Aliana Speaks Out in #MeToo Article

Today an article came out in The Boston Globe detailing the disturbing #MeToo interactions of several women, myself included, with a local conductor and music educator associated with the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and various other institutions in the Greater Boston Area.

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NEWS: “Loose, Wet, Perforated” Reviewed in Gramophone

Laurence Vittes of Gramophone Magazine reviews Guerilla Opera's studio album of "Loose, Wet, Perforated" by Nicholas Vines, released on Navona Records October 2017. He writes: “Aliana de la Guardia’s Loose lets loose dizzying flights of virtuosity…”

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NEWS: “Loose, Wet, Perforated” by Nicholas Vines Available on Navona Records

Composer Nicholas Vines’ surreal opera Loose, Wet, Perforated comes to life in this Navona Records release. Commissioned by the Boston-based experimental opera company Guerilla Opera and premiered in 2011, this audacious, rollicking conceptual mash-up by composer Nicholas Vines puts a very modern spin on some quite ancient ideas.

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NEWS: "The Vocal Music of Alan Beeler" Available on Navona Records

On this album pianist Karolina Rojahn and soprano Aliana de la Guardia perform THE SUTTON SONGS with poetry by Dorothy Sutton. Angular melodies and tart harmonies are effectively juxtaposed against gentle, lilting duets in this 7-movement work.

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