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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

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

Robin Johannsen

“I love how great music can transport you,” says Robin Johannsen, American Soprano

American soprano Robin Johannsen is one of the great interpreters of Baroque opera. This Philadelphia native has spent the majority of her career on the great stages of Europe, including … Continue reading“I love how great music can transport you,” says Robin Johannsen, American Soprano

Corinne Winters

“Opera is alive, and exists only from the downbeat until the curtain falls,” says Corinne Winters, Seattle Opera’s latest Violetta

American soprano Corinne Winters seems to be on the fast track to opera stardom – she’s making major house debuts left and right and transforming some of the great leading … Continue reading“Opera is alive, and exists only from the downbeat until the curtain falls,” says Corinne Winters, Seattle Opera’s latest Violetta

Amanda Majeski

Amanda Majeski, Mozart’s latest Donna Elvira, Countess, and Vitellia

Amanda Majeski has one of those commanding yet intimate soprano voices that makes you forget everything else going on around you. When you first hear her, you know immediately that … Continue readingAmanda Majeski, Mozart’s latest Donna Elvira, Countess, and Vitellia

Lucia di Lammermoor

What is bel canto?

With Lyric Opera of Chicago’s opening of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, a prime example of the Italian style known as bel canto, this weekend, I thought now would be a … Continue readingWhat is bel canto?