September 22, 2014   132 notes
russian-style:

Serge Lifar photographed by Cecil Beaton, 1930.
By the way, I know that Beaton (my favorite photographer) met Serge Diaghilev. There is a memoir about their meeting by Cecil himself in the book devoted to Diaghilev. But. I never saw a photo made by Beaton. I think he wouldn’t miss an opportunity to do that (Diaghilev was a world-famous celebrity and Cecil wanted to get fame in that time). Maybe somebody found it in some old albums? 

russian-style:

Serge Lifar photographed by Cecil Beaton, 1930.

By the way, I know that Beaton (my favorite photographer) met Serge Diaghilev. There is a memoir about their meeting by Cecil himself in the book devoted to Diaghilev. But. I never saw a photo made by Beaton. I think he wouldn’t miss an opportunity to do that (Diaghilev was a world-famous celebrity and Cecil wanted to get fame in that time). Maybe somebody found it in some old albums? 

September 22, 2014   3 notes
fade—away—and—radiate:

Actress/Dancer Tilly Losch & Marianne van Rensselaer in Boucheron by Charles James hats // Cecil Beaton // Vogue, 1930

fade—away—and—radiate:

Actress/Dancer Tilly Losch & Marianne van Rensselaer in Boucheron by Charles James hats // Cecil Beaton // Vogue, 1930

September 22, 2014   31 notes
zzzze:

Cecil Beaton
Georgia Sitwell, Renishaw,1930

zzzze:

Cecil Beaton
Georgia Sitwell, Renishaw,1930

July 23, 2014   12 notes
fior-di-diavolo:

Charlotte “Lotte” Lehmann (February 27, 1888 – August 26, 1976)

fior-di-diavolo:

Charlotte “Lotte” Lehmann (February 27, 1888 – August 26, 1976)

July 12, 2014   1 note

Music: Il Turco In Italia: Tu seconda ail mio desegno
Composer: Rossini
Artists: Lawrence Brownlee, tenor; Constantine Orbelian, conductor; Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra
Album: Lawrence Brownlee: Virtuoso Rossini Arias

LAWRENCE BROWNLEE • VIRTUOSO ROSSINI ARIAS

“Brownlee, at the international top of his form, sings his high-­flying arias with an ease, purity and polish that could hardly be bettered.” – Seattle Times

This album of spectacular rarities by Gioacchino Rossini from superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee – his first–ever aria collection with orchestra – is long overdue. It not only captures the most exciting bel canto tenor voice of our time in its absolute prime, but also offers a choice selection of rarely heard vocal blockbusters – drawn from several of the old master’s most rarely performed operas. Brownlee’s voice is unique in the bel canto repertoire. While dripping juicy emotion, it boasts uncanny evenness of tone and timbre from top to bottom; no other tenor can deliver this repertoire’s highest notes with his special blend of rapid–fire vibrato and a thrilling, chesty ring. He nails the speediest and most florid runs with jaw–dropping flexibility, precision and dead–on pitch. It all adds up to a blazing, “shiver–me–timbers” vocal phenomenon that’s guaranteed to make any opera fan go weak in the knees. The Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra – under the assured baton of Constantine Orbelian – furnishes sympathetic and sonorous support.

June 29, 2014   24 notes
donjuansrecklessdaughter:

The great tenor Franco Corelli in Donizetti’s opera Poliuto. 

donjuansrecklessdaughter:

The great tenor Franco Corelli in Donizetti’s opera Poliuto. 

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April 14, 2014   16 notes
Riccardo.

Riccardo.

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March 25, 2014   11 notes
fuckyeahjoycedidonato:

Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato, and Lawrence Brownlee backstage during Gounod’s Faust at the Met.

fuckyeahjoycedidonato:

Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato, and Lawrence Brownlee backstage during Gounod’s Faust at the Met.

March 25, 2014   4 notes

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March 20, 2014   691 notes

decadentiacoprofaga:

Edition of Parsifal illustrated by Willy Pogany, 1912. Source: The Golden Age.

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