Q & A: Martin Glaser on His Directing Style & His Production of ‘The Jacobin’ in Brno

Performances of Antonín Dvořák’s opera “The Jacobin” are certainly rare events, particularly outside the Czech Republic. Whether or not its neglect can be deemed deserved, however, is less certain. Its recent production by the Brno National Theatre, directed by Martin Glaser, would suggest that it has, indeed, been treated unfairly. Sure, it is full of folk melodies, dancing peasants, stock {…}

Q & A: Author & Music Critic Sophia Lambton on the 12-Year Journey of Writing ‘The Callas Imprint’

Since the age of 17, Sophia Lambton has engaged in a full-fledged career as a writer. The writer of the novel, “The Crooked Little Pieces,” she has been published as a music critic with her work appearing in such publications as Musical Opinion, The Guardian, Bachtrack, musicOMH, BroadwayWorld, BBC Music Magazine, and OperaWire. While embarking on numerous projects during that time, {…}

Q & A: James Adler & Victoria Livengood on the New Album ‘That Star in the Picture’ & Breathing New Life Into ‘Memento mori: An AIDS Requiem’

(Photo credits: Ben Livengood & Frank Gimpaya) Composer James Adler and Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Victoria Livengood met with OperaWire to discuss the new album, “That Star in the Picture,” which features a re-recording of “Pie Jesu” from Adler’s “Memento mori: An AIDS Requiem” (2001). In recognition of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, we began by discussing “Memento Mori.” The {…}

Q & A: Diana Skavronskaya on Her Carnegie Hall Debut and Flourishing Career

(Photo credit: Michael Meltser) OperaWire had the pleasure of speaking with soprano Diana Skavronskaya, who is originally from Uzbekistan and currently based in San Francisco. Below, she shares her passion for opera and work to make it accessible for all. OperaWire: Your résumé includes so many facets within the opera world, from mainstage performances, recitals, teaching, and conducting masterclasses, to international arts representation. Can {…}