Julie Roset & Stephano Park

Dear Julie & Stephano, congratulations again, and thank you for accepting our invitation. You are both winners of the First Prize in Domingo’s Operalia Competition. What thoughts and expectations did you have before the contest, and which of them proved revelatory? Julie Roset: I went into the contest to invite people to hear me in […]

Giorgio Misseri

First of all, thank you for having accepted our invitation to do this interview! You are known as a representative of the belcanto repertoire, especially Rossini and Donizetti. Was your ability of approaching the heights of the lyrical tenor a rather “innate” ability or did you work your way into it, finding your path towards […]

John Fiore

Dear M° Fiore, thank you for having accepted our invitation! I was thrilled to see you on the podium of the Deutsche Oper Berlin last month, conducting Turandot, but also jumping in to replace the Musical Director of the theatre, M° Donald Runnicles, for Puccini’s Il Trittico, only a few days before the premiere. Congratulations once […]

Violeta Urmana

Dear Ms. Urmana, thank you for having accepted our invitation. It’s such a pleasure to have this conversation with you. This month, you perform Herodias in Richard Strauss’s Salome at Staatsoper Hamburg in a production signed by Dmitri Tcherniakov. This is your stage debut, as you made your debut last year in Madrid in a […]

Diana Skavronskaya

Dear Diana, it’s a pleasure to have this conversation with you. To introduce you to our readers, let’s start from the beginning… Everyone has a story about the first impression we had on opera. What’s your story? Who guided your first steps on this path? Hello, and thank you so much for having me here! That’s […]

Ildebrando D’Arcangelo

Dear Ildebrando, it’s a pleasure to have you interviewed! Thank you for having accepted our invitation. My questions find you right after your Attila at Opéra de Marseille alongside Juan Jesús Rodriguez (Ezio), Csilla Boross (Odabella), Antonio Poli (Foresto), and under the direction of M° Paolo Arrivabeni, am I right? What can you tell us about your Attila? […]

Cristina Pasaroiu

Dear Cristina, it’s a great pleasure to have you here and to welcome you into our big, charming musical family! Thank you for accepting our invitation! It is such a joy to see you embracing your true self and encouraging others to do so, to be more humble, grateful and positive. Have you always been […]

Miloš Bulajic

Dear Miloš, it’s a pleasure to have this conversation with you. How was your summer? What are your expectations for this new season that has just started? Where can we see you? Dear Alice, the pleasure is completely mine. Thank you for having me. My summer was wonderful. I finally had a lot of time at […]

Thomas Trachsel & Carlo Balmelli

Dear all, we are excited to have you interviewed and learn more about Maddalena, a contemporary opera based on a subject by Carlo Silini that will be staged on November 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2023, at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano. What is the story of this project, and what is its aim? C.B. & […]

Cecilia Molinari

Dear Cecilia, thank you very much for having accepted our invitation! It’s a pleasure to chat with you just as the new season has begun. What will be the highlights of this season? Thank you very much for this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself. Rossini marks the beginning of this new […]