Henri Dutilleux

Henri Dutilleux

Henri Dutilleux – Between worlds Diving into contemporary music, Henri Dutilleux is one of those figures that attract the most, not just for the quality of his music, but for his relentless aversion to compromise it. Dutilleux grew up with the avant-garde as the...
ARTax – music rEvolution

ARTax – music rEvolution

2016 – ARTax is born It took some time. Depending on the point of view, it took a lot of time. Everything goes back to 2013 during the premiere of my first opera, “Camille Claudel”. We held auditions for the leading roles and hired the  person who...
From Pickwick to picnic

From Pickwick to picnic

The art of losing ground Once upon a time, not that long ago, you could catch quite a few cultural programs on Italian national TV (the RAI). One of my all times favorites was Pickwick, a program dedicated to literature (contemporary and non) hosted by the brilliant...
Djamileh – origins and synopsis

Djamileh – origins and synopsis

Djamileh or Bizet’s lost slave   Here I am, yet again, deeming with the intricacies of a period of time I particularly love: Paris in the second half of the 19th century. This era has always fascinated me: it’s the time of Rodin and Camille Claudel, of...
Ravaged Beauty

Ravaged Beauty

A conceptual opera with a ravaged finale Wandering around the internet, one can make some quite unexpected encounters. My most recent one has been with German composer Johannes Kreidler. I had never heard of him, despite the fact that he seems to be quite...
The art of training and developing the voice

The art of training and developing the voice

James McCray was one of the greatest dramatic tenors of all times. After a career which saw him singing everywhere in the world, with conductors such as James Levine and Zubin Metha and colleagues such as Eileen Farrel and Jessye Norman, he became a highly respected...

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