Interview with clarinetist and “Fidelio” podcaster Marie Ross

The acclaimed musician shares her knowledge of the evolution of the clarinet, what’s involved in playing a historical instrument, why playing Rossini is different from other operas, and what drew her to the instrument she loves. Insightful, intelligent, and passionate!

Teatro Nuovo’s Way With Bel Canto: Bellini’s Stranger and Rossini’s Magpie

Teatro Nuovo has quickly made a name for itself with its high-quality performances of bel canto works. Do they live up to heightened expectations with La Straniera and La Gazza Ladra? Charles Jernigan reviews.

Rossini Opera Festival dedicates 40th anniversary festival to Bruno Cagli and Montserrat Caballé

Bruno Cagli’s impact on the Rossini Renaissance is formidable. “A fundamental figure in the rediscovery of Gioachino Rossini’s musical heritage.” Caballé thrilled opera fans for decades. The festival honors both legends this year.