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Podium Time Podcast (interview)

“If You Miss a Cue”: it was a pleasure to be a guest on Podium Time, a podcast for conductors from conductors, discussing the importance of imagination, the most important aspect of score study, and how we expect people to listen to concerts.

Music and artists in the new witch hunt era

The Weinstein case generated a snowball effect: no, I’m not talking about the lawsuits or the #metoo stories. I’m talking about the side effect on the art world: from a petition to remove a painting by Balthus from a museum to the altered finale of Carmen.

I hate Boulez. Long live Boulez.

I don’t really hate Boulez. But I don’t like his music. But I do like what he tried to do. And I want more of it.

The Tempest – Shakespeare and Johnson

The Tempest saw a strict collaboration between Shakespeare and musician Robert Johnson which gave birth to something unique, getting very close to Opera

Podium Time Podcast (interview)

Podium Time Podcast (interview)

“If You Miss a Cue”: it was a pleasure to be a guest on Podium Time, a podcast for conductors from conductors, discussing the importance of imagination, the most important aspect of score study, and how we expect people to listen to concerts.

Music and artists in the new witch hunt era

Music and artists in the new witch hunt era

The Weinstein case generated a snowball effect: no, I’m not talking about the lawsuits or the #metoo stories. I’m talking about the side effect on the art world: from a petition to remove a painting by Balthus from a museum to the altered finale of Carmen.

I hate Boulez. Long live Boulez.

I hate Boulez. Long live Boulez.

I don’t really hate Boulez. But I don’t like his music. But I do like what he tried to do. And I want more of it.

Ravaged Beauty

Ravaged Beauty

A conceptual opera with a ravaged finale Wandering around the internet, one can make some quite unexpected encounters....

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Baudelaire’s goats

Baudelaire’s goats

ecently I really had no time to compose much unfortunately, being busy with an arrangement of Der...

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Does size matter?

Does size matter?

Who says opera should only be staged and performed by big opera houses? When it comes to small opera companies there...

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Creative dissonance

Creative dissonance

When it comes to creativity, some emotions are better than others. Or are they? The amount of research and studies on...

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Drowning culture

Drowning culture

It’s official: on august 6, while some people were on vacation and others preferred not to be bothered, the Italian...

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The rape of Opera

The rape of Opera

The recent production of Guillame Tell at ROH marked a threshold: the literalisation of a woman’s rape on stage. We...

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