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Adam Plachetka

Adam Plachetka on Figaro, studio recording, and role preparation

Adam Plachetka is an exciting young performer who will soon be playing the title role in the Met’s run of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. The Czech bass-baritone is renowned … Continue readingAdam Plachetka on Figaro, studio recording, and role preparation

Eric Owens

Bass-baritone Eric Owens on Wotan, other roles, and his love of opera

Bass-baritone Eric Owens is one of those guys whom everyone likes – and it’s so easy to understand why! He’s one of the most sought-after artists in the opera world, … Continue readingBass-baritone Eric Owens on Wotan, other roles, and his love of opera

Marina Rebeka

Latvian Soprano Marina Rebeka on The Pearl Fishers, Rossini, and Upcoming Debuts

Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka will soon be playing the mysterious priestess Leïla in Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers at Lyric Opera of Chicago. The Mozart and Rossini expert has an active concert … Continue readingLatvian Soprano Marina Rebeka on The Pearl Fishers, Rossini, and Upcoming Debuts

Daron Hagen

Composer Daron Hagen on Orson Rehearsed, 9/10, The Deputy, and his love of opera

Daron Hagen does it all: he is a composer, dramaturge, director, teacher, and mentor. He is one of those artists who speaks truth to power, and audiences delight in the … Continue readingComposer Daron Hagen on Orson Rehearsed, 9/10, The Deputy, and his love of opera

Michael Mayes

Michael Mayes, from small town Texan to opera star

Michael Mayes is one of those performers whose portrayals stick with you. His tremendous successes in the world of American verismo opera, especially as Joseph de Rocher in Jake Heggie’s … Continue readingMichael Mayes, from small town Texan to opera star

Russell Thomas

“It’s the culmination of all the arts,” says Russell Thomas about opera

American tenor Russell Thomas is one of the world’s leading interpreters of Verdi roles. By no means does he limit himself to Verdi, however; recently, he completed a magnificent run … Continue reading“It’s the culmination of all the arts,” says Russell Thomas about opera

Lisette Oropesa

Lisette Oropesa on Lucia, Hansel and Gretel, and her love of opera

Soprano Lisette Oropesa has been lighting up the great stages of the world for the last 10 years. The Cuban-American soprano is currently working her magic at the Royal Opera … Continue readingLisette Oropesa on Lucia, Hansel and Gretel, and her love of opera