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Geeta appears in the 2016 Summer Issue of The SpaRitualist
JULY 12, 2011
'David Lynch Foundation Comp Features Songs by Maroon 5, Moby, Darryl Hannah'
The Hollywood Reporter (THR Staff)
Download For Good: Music That Changes The World features live cuts, remixes, covers (a highlight: Au Revoir Simone's take on Don Henley's "Boys of Summer") and original songs by the likes of Peter Gabriel, Moby, Alanis Morissette, Neon Trees, Arrested Development, Nancy Sinatra, Ozomatli and Maroon 5 along with a handful of curious collaborations. Among them: The Police guitarist Andy Summers with opera singer Geeta Novotny, who team up for “Ave Maria,”...
JULY 12, 2011
'David Lynch Beefs Up and Releases Benefit Comp Featuring Tom Waits, Peter Gabriel, Iggy Pop'
Exclaim.ca (Gregory Adams)
A number of collaborations are featured as well, including the out-there pairing of Police guitarist Andy Summers and opera singer Geeta Novotny for a version of "Ave Maria."
MARCH 25, 2011
'Western Classical Singer Lends Voice to Charity Project'
News India Times (Sunil Adam)
Singer and actress Geeta Novotny has teamed up with Andy Summers, the famed guitarist for The Police, for a charity project. Novotny, who is based in Los Angeles, has sung the classic “Ave Maria” (Bach/Gounod) for the foundation of renowned filmmaker David Lynch. The recording features Summers on electric guitar...
MARCH 10, 2011
'The Wedding March is only the beginning'
The Bakersfield Californian (Susan Scaffidi)
...Both Kane and Novotny are emerging young performers who are earning critical praise for their work. Both have performed previously with the Bakersfield Symphony. Novotny, who is also an actress and has performed on several independent film soundtracks, recently appeared in recital at CSUB...
JANUARY 27, 2011
'12 Paintings of Women, 12 Studio Visits'
The Huffington Post (John Seed)
Kathryn Jacobi: "Diva #3" is one of a series of 15 paintings of mezzosoprano Geeta Novotny singing arias from the opera Carmen, by Bizet. She is a perfect Carmen, passionate and strong, with a beautiful and powerful voice. While these paintings are not faithful portraits, they attempt to capture the inspiring qualities of her infinitely nuanced performance."
MAY 1, 2009
'Opera Company Presents Nontraditional 'Carmen'
Pasadena Star-News (Susan Scaffidi)
..."Because the singers are so close to the audience, and the acting is so intense, the audience will be able to understand the language," Lamanna said. Mezzo-soprano Geeta Novotny will star as Carmen. The cast also includes tenor Christopher Campbell as Don Jose, soprano Susan Kane as Micaela and baritone James Martin Schaefer as Escamillo.
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FEBRUARY 4, 2007
'Carmen thrills Roswell audience'
Roswell Daily Record (Ashley Meeks)
Saturday evening's performance, directed by LizBeth Lucca, starred mezzo-soprano Geeta Novotny as Carmen, tenor Christopher Campbell as Don Jose, baritone E. Philip Schneider as Escamillo, soprano Myriam Zekaria as Micaela...
JANUARY 14, 2005
'School's Outreach Plays on U.S. Opera Surge'
JANUARY 3, 2005
'LA Opera Company Performs for School'
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Bhatnagar said, "They (the children) are engrossed in the show...if you build upon teaching these children art and different forms of art at a young age, they'll develop a taste for it when they're older. And we hope that we're looking at our future audience."
MAY / JUNE 2004
'Geeta & Dana Bhatnagar, The Sopranos & the Indian American Ensemble'
Indian Life & Style Magazine, Cover Story (Sunil Adam)
The small apartment in Janakpuri - a middle class urban ghetto in New Delhi where boisterous Hindi film music from neighbors' televisions wafts in, and the din of chaotic two-stroke engine traffic serenades residents three flights up - may not be an ideal setting for the rendition of arias. But it was in that cacophonous condo, in front of their paternal grandmother, the 76-year old Vimala Devi Bhatnagar, and a few handpicked relatives, that Dana, a soprano, sang "Deh vieni non tardar," from Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro", and Geeta, a mezzo-soprano, sang "Verdi Prati,", from Handel's "Alcina"...
"When Geeta walks into a room, she makes her presence felt", says Professor Robert Page of Carnegie Mellon University. "She has a luscious voice", he adds. Geeta has the rounder richer voice, whereas Dana has a higher and brighter one." If Geeta is the flamboyant one, Dana is introverted but extremely focused. Together, the Bhatnagar sisters, everyone agrees, make glorious music...
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