Florian Sempey

Dear Florian, it’s a pleasure to have you interviewed. Thank you for having accepted our invitation. My questions find you right before your Don Giovanni at Soirées Lyriques de Sanxay, am I right? How is Jean Christophe Mast’s production? What can you tell us about your Don Giovanni?  I just finished my last Don Giovanni performance. It was my […]

Jochen Schönleber

Dear Mr Schönleber, thank you for having accepted our invitation! Your part in the Rossini in Wildbad Festival is crucial for it to work properly. You have multiple roles within the inner workings of the festival, but the most visible ones are those of Intendant and director. What does it mean to lead a festival […]

Antonino Fogliani

Dear Mr Fogliani, thank you for having accepted to do this interview! The Rossini in Wildbad Festival took place last month. You have been a part of the festival yearly for a very long time. Tell us about your story with the festival. I conducted my first opera in Wildbad in 2004. It was Rossini’s […]

Francesco Demuro

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Maria Kataeva

Dear Maria, thank you for having accepted our invitation! It is a pleasure to talk to you a few days before your return to the Rossini Opera Festival with a solo recital with orchestra. What will be the highlights of this recital, and what is your relationship with the Rossinian repertoire? This concert contains arias of […]

Liana Aleksanyan

Dear Liana, thank you for having accepted our invitation! It’s such a pleasure to have this conversation with you. How is your summer going so far? What do you think about the next season? Thank you for having me! I didn’t really have proper summer in terms of taking a break. In fact, it was a […]

David Livermore

Mr Livermore, thank you once again for having accepted our invitation!  Our questions find you in the middle of the sets for the movie “The Opera!” in Turin, a musical opera directed, written, and scripted by you and Paolo Gep Cucco, with an international cast that features, among others, Valentino Buzza, Mariam Battistelli, Vincent Cassel, […]

Nikola Hillebrand

Dear Nikola, so nice to meet you! Thank you for having accepted our invitation! Your performances of Rosenkavalier at Semperoper Dresden are now finished. How did the performances go? How is the beginning of the summer going for you and what do you think about the next season? Lovely to meet you, too! Thank you […]

Sascha Goetzel

Dear Mr. Goetzel, thank you for having accepted our invitation! This month the Rame Lahaj International Opera Festival (RLIOF) will take place. As an honorary board member of the festival, how would you describe your role and the influence you hope to have on the festival’s direction, especially in light of its aim to enrich […]

René Barbera

Dear Mr Barbera, thank you for having accepted our invitation! You have reached a point in your career where your repertoire comprises a wide variety. How do you manage from a technical standpoint to jump from, let’s say, Rigoletto or Die Rosenkavalier to Il Barbiere di Siviglia or La Cenerentola, all the while keeping your freshness and agility for the coloratura roles, […]