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Richard Stilwell of THE ASPERN PAPERS at Dallas Opera Interview Richard Stilwell of THE ASPERN PAPERS at Dallas Opera
by Erica Miner - August 14, 2020

A lot of repertoire you do over and over, while finding new things within those pieces, but something totally new is interesting...
Tomer Lev & Idith Ziv of THE RUBENSTEIN VIRTUAL PIANO FESTIVAL at Clairmont Recital H Interview Tomer Lev & Idith Ziv of THE RUBENSTEIN VIRTUAL PIANO FESTIVAL at Clairmont Recital Hall. Tel Aviv
by Peter Danish - May 11, 2020, Classical Music

BWW Interview: Tomer Lev & Idith Ziv of THE RUBENSTEIN VIRTUAL PIANO FESTIVAL at Clairmont Recital Hall. Tel Aviv...
Best of BWW Interviews: In RUSALKA or RIGOLETTO, ADRIANA or an Almost-WERTHER at the Interview Best of BWW Interviews: In RUSALKA or RIGOLETTO, ADRIANA or an Almost-WERTHER at the Met, Piotr Beczala's a Tenor with Style
by Richard Sasanow - April 14, 2020, Classical Music

It's a busy week for Piotr Beczala, at least on the Met on Demand. It started with Monday's free broadcast of 2014's RUSALKA, opposite Renée Fleming (when the interview that follows was conducted) to Saturday night's free ADRIANA LECOUVREUR performance opposite Anna Netrebko, from January 2019. You ...
Best of BWW Interviews: Tenor Javier Camarena - High Cs and 'High Fives' at the Met Interview Best of BWW Interviews: Tenor Javier Camarena - High Cs and 'High Fives' at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - March 18, 2020, Classical Music

The Met's first cancellation due to coronavirus concerns was the revival of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, the opera retelling of the Cinderella story, set to star mezzo Tara Erraught in the title role and one of its biggest tenor stars, Javier Camarena as Don Ramiro, her prince. The opera holds a partic...
 Conductor Ian Niederhoffer of PARLANDO, a new musical ensemble Interview Conductor Ian Niederhoffer of PARLANDO, a new musical ensemble
by Peter Danish - November 01, 2019, Classical Music

Parlando con 'Parlando' chief Ian Niederhoffer. It's always exciting to witness the birth of a new musical ensemble. BroadwayWorldClassical speaks to PARLANDO founder and conductor Ian Niederhoffer about his inaugural concert at Merkin Hall, November 6th....
No Clowning Around for Bass-Baritone Davone Tines in Mostly Mozart's THE BLACK CLOWN Interview No Clowning Around for Bass-Baritone Davone Tines in Mostly Mozart's THE BLACK CLOWN
by Richard Sasanow - July 23, 2019, Classical Music

The first time I heard bass-baritone Davone Tinesa--he off the sensual, resonant voice and startlingly vivid stage presence--it was in Handel's ACI, GALATEA E POLIFEMO (described as a spectacular, streamlined, Cliff-Notes version of a Handel opera), at Brooklyn's National Sawdust. Tines wowed me and...
Isabel Leonard of DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES at The Metropolitan Opera Interview Isabel Leonard of DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES at The Metropolitan Opera
by Peter Danish - April 18, 2019, Classical Music

Isabel Leonard is one of, if not the, most in-demand opera singer in the world today. For the last decade her star has been on the rise all around the world both on the opera and concert stages. This season at The Met alone she's performing in three different production, singing three roles that cou...
Composer Iain Bell and Librettist Mark Campbell - A Match Made at STONEWALL (and City Interview Composer Iain Bell and Librettist Mark Campbell - A Match Made at STONEWALL (and City Opera)
by Richard Sasanow - March 26, 2019, Classical Music

Was the pairing of Iain Bell and Mark Campbell--respectively, composer and librettist of New York City Opera's (NYCO) world premiere STONEWALL--'love at first sight”? I asked them. We were at the workshop in New York earlier this month that allowed them and director Leonard Foglia to cross the t's a...
Ted Rosenthal Composer of DEAR ERICH, NYCO at the Museum Of Jewish Heritage Interview Ted Rosenthal Composer of DEAR ERICH, NYCO at the Museum Of Jewish Heritage
by Peter Danish - December 10, 2018, Classical Music

BWW Interview: Ted Rosenthal composer of DEAR ERICH at Museum Of Jewish Heritage...
Tenor Javier Camarena - High Cs and 'High Fives' at the Met Interview Tenor Javier Camarena - High Cs and 'High Fives' at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - December 05, 2018, Classical Music

Tenor Javier Camarena--who completes his run as Nadir, the love-struck tenor lead in Bizet's LES PECHEURS DE PERLES (THE PEARL FISHERS) this Saturday--isn't finished wow-ing Met audiences for the season. Not by a long shot. He's back in February to throw off those nine High Cs in “Ah, mes amis!” the...
BWW Review: GLASS or HANDEL, Costanzo Can Handle Whatever's Thrown at Him Interview BWW Review: GLASS or HANDEL, Costanzo Can Handle Whatever's Thrown at Him
by Richard Sasanow - November 29, 2018, Classical Music

No one can accuse countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo of sitting around and waiting for projects to fall into his lap. GLASS HANDEL was first produced by the singer with Visionaire and Cath Brittan at Opera Philadelphia's (OP) O18 Operafest in September and presented in NY by OP and National Sawdust ...
David Bernard of THE PARK AVENUE CHAMBER SYMPHONY Discusses Their Exciting New Season Interview David Bernard of THE PARK AVENUE CHAMBER SYMPHONY Discusses Their Exciting New Season!
by Peter Danish - November 06, 2018, Classical Music

BWW Interview: David Bernard of THE PARK AVENUE CHAMBER SYMPHONY discusses their new season...
George Hinchliffe of UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN at Peace Center Interview George Hinchliffe of UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN at Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - April 10, 2018, Classical Music

'If you were working with a symphony orchestra or a studio full of synthesizers, you could make lots and lots of different sounds, but if your palette of sounds is restricted, it makes you really focus on how the music comes across. So in a way, I think it stimulates creativity because there are lim...
Jordan Rudess: FROM BACH TO ROCK at Iridium
by Peter Danish - April 07, 2017, Classical Music

Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater to perform rare acoustic shows....