Carla Maffioletti Soprano, page 8
December 2019. Duo Almeh Luz recorded its first album: “Les Chemins de l’Amour”. The CD will be released in May 2020. www.carlamaffioletti.com www.almehluz.com
January 15, 2020. Great news for the fans who are in Maastricht for the André Rieu concerts!!! Carla and Jutta announced a performance / meet and greet / signing session in Maastricht on Sunday July 12th 2020. Location: Cellebroederskapel. Time 3-4 PM. Buy tickets on https://www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/almeh-maastricht The concert has been postponed to July 4, 2021. To follow Carla’s career, go to her website. https://www.carlamaffioletti.com/calendar/
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April 2020. Carla Maffioletti gave “Breathe and Greet” Opera Singer Exercises on every Sunday afternoon during 20 minutes. Live from her living room in Limburg, the Netherlands! To make our lungs expand, calm and feel strong! Thank you Carla!
Attention to the fans who will be in Maastricht in July! (All concerts canceled, also Almeh Luz). Duo Almeh Luz. Presentation of the new album/signing session. Carla Maffioletti and Jutta Maria Böhnert, organize a performance/meet and greet/signing session on Sunday July 12, 2020, from 3 - 4 PM in the “Cellebroederskapel”, Maastricht. To buy tickets, click https://www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/almeh-maastricht
April 21st 2020: All André Rieu concerts in July in Maastricht canceled due to worldwide Corona Virus.
May 2020. New CD and fun videos by Carla and Jutta. All ALMEH LUZ concerts in the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal and the UK have been canceled too, due to the corona virus. After the “Breath and Meet” exercises on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, Carla and Jutta treated the fans to other very funny videos. They created an inventive way to present every musical track of their new CD “Les Chemins de l'Amour” (the paths of love). The album is available on www.almehluz.com on CD and MP3 Download. For fun and to promote the new album, they created 11 ALMEH COOK videos: cooking combined with music. 11 Recipes for 11 songs, one recipe for each song on the album, flavour and temperament related, straight from their kitchen in Limburg, the Netherlands. You will be able to find the cooking sessions, and the sound tracks at Almeh Luz Instagram Account and on YouTube. On the AlmehLuz website under “blog” you may find the recipes. Here we post “ALMEH COOK” recipe 1: the drunken chicken. The song is “El Vito”. Enjoy!!
Sound track: 1.El Vito 2. Les Berceaux 3. Les Chemins de l’Amour 4. En Jerez de la Frontera 5. Ala 6.Thy hand Belinda, when I’m laid in earth 7. Modinha 8. Alfonsina y el Mar 9. Je ne t’aime pas 10. Surabaya Johnny 11. Azulao.
May 2020. NEW!! SPIA LIVE: Live online concerts and events with ticket sale, bringing joy to a worldwide audience and valuing the performers. Carla Maffioletti on Instagram: “COVID-19 changed the world. We are forced to rethink our lives, reinvent ways to create and survive. The way we are dealing with culture and social media change. That’s why I created the SPIA (Spy) platform of Live Broadcast with ticket sale, to promote a high quality performance for a worldwide audience. SPIA Live is a web keyhole to bring joy to our fans and a way to support Art and it’s Artists. Do you like to know how it works? Click on www.carlamaffioletti.com/spialive to go to my website for more information. There are 3 ticket options. We will start a series of 5 live broadcasts in 2020 via a secret YouTube link. The first one will take place on June 21, at 16 h / 4 PM (Amsterdam time is Greenwich Mean Time + 2 (GMT+2). Mark your calendar!”
June 21, 2020. The first SPIALIVE online concert has taken place and was a big success. The second will be aired on the secret YouTube link on Sunday July 12th 2020, 3 pm Amsterdam time, with a special guest: the Belgian accordion virtuoso Ludo Mariën. So buy your ticket to experience a new kind of house-performance: Serenata na Varanda. https://www.carlamaffioletti.com/spialive/
Photo below by Sonja Harper, USA.
Mirusia and Carla on Instagram Live. During the months June and July 2020 Mirusia (in Australia) spoke with Laura Engel, Carla Maffioletti and Frank Steijns in the Netherlands, on Instagram Live. Their stories about the Rieu experiences behind the scenes while touring together, are hilarious. Enjoy! If you missed them, click HERE.
Because of the Italian songs, the final toast was with limoncello. Ruud and Ineke were in Maastricht and watched from the hotel room. The third SPIA LIVE concert is on August 23, 2020, with special guest: Enzo Kok, violinist.
August 23, 2020, the third SPIALIVE concert took place, with guest performers Enzo Kok, violin and Constant Notten, piano. Next on-line concert: Sept. 22, 2020.
SpiaLive the 4th concert on October 11th 2020, at 16.00 GMT (Amsterdam time + 2) will have a Franz Schubert repertoire, performed by the duo Almeh Luz (Carla Maffioletti and Jutta Maria Böhnert).
Introduction by Carla Maffioletti about the repertoire of the 3rd SpiaLive concert
October 2020: Introduction to the LIED afternoon (compositions by Franz Schubert), on Sunday Oct.11th 2020. Carla Maffioletti tells a little about the content of each individual song of the repertoire. Duration of the video: 19 minutes. Don’t forget the coffee with liquor and whipped cream! Mmmmmm.
October 11th 2020. Carla and Jutta, congratulations with the 4th SPIALIVE on-line concert. The Schubert repertoire was of course in German language, since Schubert is a German composer. In general Dutch people know the German music, but the only Schubert songs we knew were “Heiden Röslein” (Heather Rose) and “Ständchen” (Serenade). So we have learned a lot. The fun with these concerts is the ending with a toast. Carla and Jutta usually choose the theme and this time it was: coffee, liquor and whipped cream. Cheers ladies! To a successful future of the duo Almeh Luz!
November 22, 2020. Dear Spies, We are happy to announce our Spia Live 5 which will be divided in 4 meetings on the 4 Sundays of Advent! 15 minutes of Christmas music!!! At 5 PM CET, 4 PM UK and Portugal, 1 PM Brazil, USA 11 AM. November 29 - Adeste Fidelis, O come all ye faithful. December 6 - O Christmas tree. December 13 - Dreaming of a White Christmas. December 20 - Silent Night, Noite Feliz, Stille Nacht. Looking forward to really seeing you, via Zoom, for the first time in Spia Live!!! Reserve your place!!!! www.carlamaffioletti.com/spialive
Carols of Advent
December 21st, 2020. Thank you Carla and Jutta for your wonderful SPIALIVE concert series and the last four short Advent concerts in December. It was so nice to see you and the fans all over the world on our computer screen, and to hear Carla’s mother sing from Brazil. Thanks for the great video compilation. You girls are fantastic to manage the technical skills!! Thanks that we were allowed to be your spies and we wish you a merry Christmas and a corona-free 2021. Stay safe and healthy.
Order Carla’s and Jutta’s newest Almeh Luz Christmas CD on their website: https://www.carlamaffioletti.com/christmas-shop/
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