Criticism on Fridays: Opera Journalism in Times of Crisis

(Photo: Hasan Almasi) Every Friday, Polina Lyapustina delivers a short essay on some of the most sensitive topics in the industry with the intent of establishing a dialogue about {…}

Opera D'amore world premiere ft. José Carreras


Q & A: Composer Matthew Peterson on Creating ‘Voir Dire’ & the Challenges of Academic Training

Credit: Froede Wendelbo Swedish-American composer Matthew Peterson is an independent and vital voice in the new opera world. He studied at Gotland School of Music Composition, Indiana University School of Music, and St. Olaf College. Just as his education is varied, this composer’s music defies categorization and encompasses many different genres. His dynamic, socially relevant true-crime opera “Voir Dire (To {…}

Q & A: Lawrence Brownlee & Michael Spyres on Rossini, New ‘Amici e Rivali’ Album, Theatre Closures, and the Road Ahead

On Nov. 13, 2020, renowned tenors Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Spyres are set to release their new album “Amici e Rivali” on Erato. The selections draw from seven of Rossini’s operas, with an approach that not only celebrates his music but pays homage to the artists of the composer’s time who interpreted these works, such as Andrea Nozzi, Giovanni David, {…}

Opera D'amore world premiere ft. José Carreras