The voice of Christina Aguilera is one of the most recognizable among all American vocalists, and she herself has long received the title of pop diva from her colleagues and fans. Kristina won the title “Princess of Pop” at the very beginning of her career and continues to prove that she deserves this title by selling 50 million albums worldwide.
You can only imagine what other hits await us ahead.
Christina’s childhood was not at all cloudless. She was born on December 18, 1980 in New York. His father (an emigrant from Ecuador) was a military man and kept his family in austerity, which sometimes resembled tyranny more. Aguilera’s mother suffered this for six years, and then she took two daughters and left for Pennsylvania to start a new life.
Despite the family troubles, the mother paid maximum attention to the children and developed their creative abilities, being herself a professional violinist and pianist. singer Christina Aguilera Christina inherited a love of music from her. Continue reading
“Iolanta” is the last opera by Tchaikovsky. In 1884, the composer read the translation of the one-act drama in the verses of the Danish writer Henryk Hertz (1798-1870), “The daughter of King Rene” (1845) and was captivated by the originality and poetry of the plot.
At that time, Pyotr Ilyich worked on other works, and only in 1891 did he begin to compose “Iolanta.” The opera premiered on December 18, 1892 at the St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater.
The touching story of a blind girl, shed thanks to love, has a deeper meaning. The eternal darkness in which the daughter of King Rene, unsuspecting of her misfortune, lives serene and calm, is a symbol of mental blindness. Only love ignites the passionate desire to see the world in Iolanta’s heart, gives rise to a willingness to sacrifice herself and the courage to endure torment, at the cost of which she will be able to see clearly. Continue reading
In the history of heavy music, there are very few groups that can be put on a par with Deep Purple – rock legends that painted the world in dark purple tones.
Their path was winding, like Ritchie Blackmore’s guitar busts and John Lord’s organ parts.
Each of the participants deserves a separate story, but it was precisely together that they became iconic rock figures.
On the carousel
The history of this glorious band goes back to 1966 when the drummer of one of the Liverpool bands Chris Curtis decided to create his own band Roundabout (“Carousel”). Fate brought him to John Lord, who was already known in narrow circles and was known as a great organist. By the way, it turned out that he had a wonderful guy in mind who simply performed miracles with a guitar. This musician turned out to be Richie Blackmore, who at that time played as part of the Three Musketeers group in Hamburg. He was immediately called from Germany and offered a place in the team. Continue reading