Q & A: Gil Rose On Resurrecting Saint-Saëns’ ‘Henry VIII’

(Credit: Kathy Wittman) Boston’s Odyssey Opera has revealed that it will be “crossing the pond to merry old England” for its seventh season, which will feature {…}

Q & A: Tenor Xabier Anduaga On Winning Operalia & His Return To The Donizetti Opera Festival

On July 26, 2019, Spanish tenor Xabier Anduaga (along with fellow competitor Adriana Gonzalez) achieved one of opera’s most coveted distinctions as he joined the circle of Operalia 1st Prize winners. The Operalia competition has been transforming talented young singers into stars of the opera scene since 1993, with winners frequently becoming headliners at top venues across the globe. This {…}

Q & A: Bass-Baritone Joel Allison On Opera Culture In Canada & How A ‘Tosca’ Radio Broadcast Changed His Life

(Credit: Ian McIntosh Photography) Joel Allison made his debut at the age of 12 as the treble soloist in Howard Shore’s “Lord of the Rings” Symphony. Today this Canadian singer of the new generation has been praised for the “beautiful, rich, ringing tone” of his bass-baritone voice. Allison is working as a recitalist, soloing with all of the prominent Canadian {…}

Q & A: Countertenor Alex Potter On Musicology, The Future Of Singing, British Traditions

(Credit: Annelies van der Vegt) British countertenor Alex Potter grew up in the British choral tradition as a boy chorister at Southwark Cathedral and later on sang at New College, Oxford. After this, he pursued further studies at the world-renowned Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland with tenor Gerd Türk. Now he is a well-known countertenor, delighting audiences with world-class performances {…}