alberto zedda

High Notes
In Memoriam 2017: Remembering the Major Opera Singers That Passed This Year
For many, 2017 was a year to celebrate with many triumphs. It was also a tough year for arts institutions fighting sexual harassment scandals and numerous political issues. And it was also a year that saw many beloved artists and celebrities' lives come to an end. The opera world was particularly devastated by the loss of many major stars, some of them rather young. Dmitri Hvorostovsky One of the most beloved…
Behind the Scenes Interviews
For the Love of Rossini – Maestro José Miguel Pérez-Sierra on Why Pesaro’s Genius is One of the Greatest Artists of All Time
Is Rossini one of the greatest composers of all time? A critical survey of his work would lead to a mixed answer here. Most would recognize his great achievements as a composer, though many in history also note that his efforts were evolved and superseded by composers that came later. His impact on history is fixed, but his impact today is, for many, still being evaluated. But for conductor José…
Obituary: Rossini Specialist Alberto Zedda Passes Away At 89
Famed Italian conductor Alberto Zedda passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017, at the age of 89.  The conductor was born on Jan. 2, 1928. The conductor famously studied under Antonino Votto and Carlo Maria Giulini debuting in Milan in 1956. The opera of that occasion was Rossini’s “Il Barbiere Di Siviglia,” establishing him as a Rossini specialist for the balance of his career.  He would conduct all over the…