A Student Of Life & Opera – Soprano Anita Hartig On Navigating The Challenges of The Modern World As An Opera Star

(Credit: Dario Acosta) The Metropolitan Opera House, the Royal Opera House Muscat, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Vienna State Opera, the Opernhaus Zürich, the Opéra National de Paris, the San Francisco Opera, and the Teatro Real de Madrid. These are just a few of the many theaters where 36-year-old Romanian soprano Anita Hartig has performed over the last three {…}

Q & A: General Director Francesca Campagna On Cultivating a New Vision for The Center of Contemporary Opera

Recently named General Director of Center of Contemporary Opera (CCO), Francesca Campagna represents a positive shift towards greater international and personal awareness within the opera community. She is the first female in CCO’s history of 37 years to be selected for this role and also the first immigrant. Her career’s journey spans over more than a decade and has been {…}

Q A: Serena Sáenz On The International Opera Studio, Dancing, & Her Fitness Routine

(Credit: Maxine Robertson) Young Spanish soprano Serena Sáenz is currently a member of International Opera Studio in Berlin at the Staatsoper unter der Linden where she is currently performing roles of Pamina and Papagena in Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute,” she has debuted in “Siegfried”as Der Waldvogel. She is also preparing roles of  Zerlina in “Don Giovanni,” Frasquita in “Carmen,” {…}

Q & A: Soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn On Her Career Path & Upcoming Metropolitan Opera Debut In ‘Porgy And Bess’

(Credit: Shirley Suarez) British soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn is currently preparing for a career milestone: her Metropolitan Opera debut, in James Robinson’s new production of “Porgy and Bess.” She will take to the stage for the Oct. 13, 2019 performance, opposite Eric Owens. An increasingly sought-after specialist in the Italian repertoire, a few of her recent roles include the title roles of “Manon {…}