How Internal Transformation Transcends the Voice – Soprano Hera Hyesang Park on Her Spiritual Journey, New Album Signing

(credit: Junseob Yoon) Last week, Hera Hyesang Park virtually performed at Berlin’s Meistersaal with pianist Sarah Tysman to announce the signing of an exclusive agreement with Deutsche Grammophon. The Yellow Label’s “Moment Musical” includes songs by Purcell, Handel, Hahn, Duparc, and Schubert. Park also performs Jin Choi’s “Leaning on Time,” arranged by Seulki Chungi, “Like the Wind that Met With {…}

Q & A: Marie Karall on ‘Carmen,’ Theater Dortmund & Stylistic Differences

(Credit: Mat Ninat Studio) Mezzo-soprano Marie Karall has gained recognition throughout the past years for her “distinguishable dark colors” and for her “highly dramatic tone and emotional involvement.” The French mezzo has steadily raised her profile throughout the world performing at major theaters as the Chorégies d’Orange, Bordeaux National Opera, Montpellier National Opera, Avignon Opera, and the Théâtre des Champs {…}

Q & A: Soprano Laura Wilde on the Challenges of Wagner, Why Janáček Should Be Standard Repertory & The Future

(Credit: Gillian Riesen) ***Editorial Note – This interview was conducted as part of series of interviews dedicated to previewing the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ring Cycle. Unfortunately, that performance was canceled, but out of respect to the time put into this project by the artists and organizations, we will endeavor to publish the over coming days and weeks.(Given the context, {…}

Q & A: Raquel Acevedo Klein, Ione, & Claire Chase On the Virtual Performance of Pauline Oliveros’s ‘The World Wide Tuning Meditation’

A growing number of participants are joining an online Zoom performance of Pauline Oliveros’s “The World Wide Tuning Meditation” each Saturday. Together, Raquel Klein of Music on the Rebound, Ione, Claire Chase, International Contemporary Ensemble, and other passionate co-coordinators invite anyone curious to embark on the art of virtually discovering a special connection during the COVID-19 crisis. Composer Pauline Oliveros, {…}

Q & A: Soprano Maria Maksakova On Developing Her Voice While Supporting Young Artists

Russian soprano Maria Maksakova has led a storied life in the performing arts. Coming from a family of prominent artists, Maksakova performed with leading Russian theaters such as the Bolshoi Theatre, Mariinsky Theatre, Helikon Opera; internationally, she has sung on stages in Tokyo, Vienna, London, Helsinki, and Baden-Baden. On the screen, Maksakova has served as a TV presenter and co-host {…}