Q & A: Marlon Daniel on the Chevalier de Saint-Georges & Systematic Racism in Classical Music

Few artists have dedicated themselves to championing the works of composers of African and African American descent the way that conductor Marlon Daniel has. A Chicago native, Daniel has performed new works by such composers as Fred Onovwerosuoke, Dominique Le Gendre, and Adolphus Hailstork, among others. He also founded the Festival International de Music Saint-Georges in Guadaloupe and was the {…}

Q & A: Soprano Regula Mühlemann on Her Passion for Mozart & Baroque, Making Recordings, the COVID Lockdown

(Credit: Guido Werner Photography) Young Swiss soprano Regula Mühlemann currently has one of the most recognized and celebrated voices for Mozart’s operas, as well as Baroque repertoire. Already in her short career, she has performed at important international theatres such as La Scala in Milan, La Fenice Theater in Venice, and the opera houses of Zurich, Berlin, and the Salzburg {…}

Q & A: Conductor Ivor Bolton on History with Salzburg Festival & Cultural Crisis Caused by COVID-19

(Credit: Ben Wright Photography) This year marked the 100th anniversary of the renowned Salzburg Festival in Austria. A critical milestone for the festival, they chose to still responsibly present the event this summer, albeit with a severely reduced program and heightened safety and security in response to the global pandemic. British conductor Ivor Bolton lead the Mozarteumsorchester Salzburg performing a {…}

Q & A: Mezzo-Soprano Daniela Barcellona on the Differences Between Verdi & Rossini

(Credit: Studio Amati_Bacciardi) Few singers have dominated the Rossini repertory in recent years the way Daniella Barcellona has. She debuted at the Rossini Festival in 1999 in the title role of “Tancredi,” and has since appeared in recordings of such works as “Sigismondo,” “La Donna del Lago,” “Il Viaggio a Reims,” “Adelaide of Borgogna,” and “Bianca de Falliero;” she has {…}