Q&A: Warren Mok On His Transition From Operatic Tenor To Artistic Director of Opera Hong Kong & the Macau International Music Festival

Warren Mok is one of Hong Kong’s most distinguished tenors as he has performed in many of the world’s greatest theaters. Since his European debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 1987, Mok has appeared at the Paris Opera, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Opera Australia in Sydney Opera House, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Royal Danish Opera, {…}

Q&A: Francesco Meli On His Role Debut As Radamès In ‘Aida’ At Salzburg & His Collaboration With Riccardo Muti

There are a ton of Verdi tenors out there capable of dominating his major roles. But few are like Francesco Meli. The Italian tenor has made the works of the great Busetto genius his bread and better, performing such major works as “La Traviata,” “Il Trovatore,” “Rigoletto,” “Nabucco,” “Macbeth,” “Ernani,” “Don Carlo,” “Luisa Miller,” “Un Ballo in Maschera” and even some {…}

Q&A: Anne Bogart On Discovering Dvorak’s Rare Opera ‘Dimitrij’

This weekend, Dvorak’s “Dimitrij” premieres at the Bard Summerscape. The opera is being staged in the U.S. for the first time by director Anne Bogart, a Bard graduate. She has directed numerous opera productions including Bizet’s “Carmen” and Verdi’s “Macbeth” at the Glimmerglass Festival and has also helmed Bellini’s “Norma” with the Washington National Opera. Her theater work has been {…}

Cracks of History – Colin Roust on Uncovering Often Ignored Composer & Opera Impresario George Auric

Ever heard of Georges Auric? Unfortunately, few have. And Colin Roust, Assistant Professor in Musicology at the University of Kansas, believes that that needs to change. And he’s doing something about it, writing a full-length biography about Auric, “George Auric: A Life in Music and Politics” which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2018. Roust recently won a {…}