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David Salazar

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

David Salazar is the Editor-in-Chief for OperaWire and is one of its co-creators. He is in charge of managing the team, organizing coverage, and editing content in addition to writing reviews and interviews. He also heads the weekly Opera Meets Film articles and Opera Quizzes.

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Francisco Salazar

PUBLISHER

Francisco Salazar is OperaWire’s lead publisher and co-creator. His focus is on daily news articles and interviews, as well as managing OperaWire’s social media channels.

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Logan Martell

Logan Martell has been with OperaWire since 2017. He initially started off covering the general news, but is now focused on reviews and interviews in New York City.

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Alan Neilson

Alan Neilson has been with OperaWire since 2017 and has been a major fixture in providing reviews and interviews throughout Europe, with an emphasis on Italian opera houses as well as such festivals as the Wexford Festival and the Innsbruck Early Music Festival, among others.

Originally a graduate in Economics, he went on to study a further degree in Opera Studies, qualifying with First Class Honours.

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Jennifer Pyron

Jennifer Pyron covers a wide range of opera performances and performers in the New York Opera scene.

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Matt Costello

Matt Costello’s work — across all media — has meshed story, gameplay and technology.

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Polina Lyapustina

Polina joined OperaWire in 2018 and continues to review major operas throughout Europe, keeping abreast of modern indie operas and festivals all over the world. She also writes editorial materials for different publications, such as Bravissimo, Nwind, and Nemunas.

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Chris Ruel

Writer Christopher Ruel started with OperaWire in 2018 and has profiled artists such as Kathryn Lewek, Erin Morley, and Stephen Costello. His work also includes stage reviews. He is the co-founder and Creative Director of Bel Canto Productions, an organization that brings together the beauty of opera with the culinary arts.

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Sebastian Turgeon

Sebastien Turgeon is a contributor to Operawire, focusing on general news and reviews, covering the Scandinavian countries and Canada.

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Maria Nockin

Maria Nockin spends her time traveling to and writing about opera performances in Arizona, California, and New Mexico for American, Mexican, and Dutch magazines.

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Gordon Williams

Gordon Kalton Williams is an Australian-born librettist based in Los Angeles. Among his credits are the epic, “Journey to Horseshoe Bend” (with composer, Andrew Schultz) and new dialogue for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s revival of Australia’s first opera, 1847’s “Don John of Austria”.

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Heather O'Donovan

New York-based soprano and writer Heather O’Donovan is a Princeton University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in music and a certificate in vocal performance.

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Freddy Dominguez

Freddy C. Dominguez received his PhD from Princeton University (2011) and is now an assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas- Fayetteville.

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Greg Waxberg

Greg Waxberg, a writer and magazine editor for The Pingry School, is also an award-winning freelance writer.
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Sophia Lambton

Sophia Lambton, an English-Russian-Jewish writer, became a professional classical music critic at the age of seventeen when she began to be published in Musical Opinion, Britain’s oldest magazine centred on classical music.

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Xenia Hanusiak

Xenia Hanusiak’s “The Xen of Opera” allows a unique perspective into the Independent Opera scene around the world.

 

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Julieta Gomez de Mello

Julieta Gomez de Mello is a New Jersey-based lawyer, originally from Miami, Florida. Her education includes a B.A. in English Literature from Florida International University and a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law.

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John Carroll

John Carroll’s life-long affinity for classical vocal music began in high school. He earned an MFA from Temple University and has performed leading roles in regional productions of everything from Shakespeare and Shaw to Sullivan and Sondheim, as well as singing bass in major works of Bach, Brahms, and Britten with Seattle Pro Musica. He is an avid record collector with a specialization in soprano recital discs from all over the world, thousands of which are featured on his website Vinyl Divas. John has contributed articles and reviews for several online opera forums, and in another life was a marketing writer for a leading brand communications firm.

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