Erica's Articles

Erica is a regular contributor to:
- Italian America Magazine - Bach Track - Broadway World - L.A. Opus - Opera Pulse -
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Morlot conjures fantastical Berlioz with the Seattle Symphony
( BachTrack.com - November 2017 - Classical )


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Erica reviews Seattle Symphony's Berlioz blast
Both works are united in their depiction of love gained and lost... (read more)

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G&S Captivates in San Diego Opera Opening
( LAOpus.com - October 2017 - Opera )


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Erica reviews SDO's season opener
Brimming over with a cast of operatic virtuosi and awash with clever, eye-catching sets and costumes ... (read more)

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Giancarlo Guerrero leads Seattle Symphony into its new season with Mahler
( BachTrack.com - September 2017 - Classical )


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Erica reviews Seattle Symphony's Mahler 2nd
The orchestra, under the outstanding leadership of guest conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, overcame the absence of its maestro and gave a worthy reading... (read more)

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The Grimsleys and San Diego Opera: All in the Family
( LAOpus.com - September 2017 - Opera )


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Jeff Roffman, Atlanta Opera
Erica interviews opera stars Greer Grimsley and real-life wife Luretta Bybee about their San Diego Opera opening
Perennial SDO favorite bass-baritone Greer Grimsley will share the stage with his real-life wife Luretta Bybee in her SDO debut.... (read more)

Will Liverman: from Dizzy Gillespie to Rossini's Figaro
( BroadwayWorld.com - September 2017 - Opera )


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Erica interviews Seattle Opera's new Figaro in Rossini's 'Barber of Seville'
Will Liverman is a true "crossover" artist with a distinctive range ... (read more)

BWW Review: Seattle Creates Magic in Opening Night MADAME BUTTERFLY
( BroadwayWorld.com - August 2017 - Opera )


Erica reviews' Seattle Opera's 'Madame Butterfly'
A number of key company debuts marked Seattle Opera's 2017-18 season ... (read more)

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Leadership, and Creating a New Canon
( LAOpus.com - July 2017 - Opera )


Part 2 of Erica's interview with San Francisco Opera's Matthew Shilvock
the quest for power, the greed for success and frenzy of people coming together trying to find quick wealth... (read more)

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Matthew Shilvock Ponders Priorities, Wagner and Steve Jobs
( LAOpus.com - July 2017 - Opera )


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Simon Pauly, SF Opera
Erica interviews San Francisco Opera's newly minted General Director
Shilvock has become known throughout the opera world for his leadership and passion... (read more)

David Holloway Shepherds Santa Fe Apprentices
( LAOpus.com - June 2017 - Opera )


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Erica interviews the Director of Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program
Director of the company's apprentice program since 2005, David Holloway is a veritable fount of knowledge... (read more)

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BWW Interview: Alan Ruck Transacts 'War' with Brad Pitt
( BroadwayWorld.com - June 2017 - Theater )


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Erica interviews versatile actor Alan Ruck about his amazing career and recent work with Brad Pitt on the Netflix original film, 'War Machine'
Alan Ruck's familiar sardonic grin is instantly recognizable among fans of all of the above genres... (read more)

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Morlot in his element for L’Enfant et les sortilèges
( BachTrack.com - June 2017 - Classical )


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Erica reviews Seattle Symphony's delightful presentation of Ravel's one-act opera
Youth was the key word for Seattle Symphony’s fresh, exuberant program at Benaroya Hall... (read more)

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BWW Interview: Michael Jinsoo Lim Dances Over the Strings
( BroadwayWorld.com - May 2017 - Ballet )


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Erica interviews the concertmaster of "America's best ballet band," Pacific Northwest Ballet
award-winning violinist Michael Lim's capable hands have serenaded music lovers in the top halls of the US... (read more)

Melia Watras Reveals The Power of '26' Strings
( BroadwayWorld.com - May 2017 - Classical )


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Michelle Smith-Lewis
Erica reviews the talented violist's new CD release
The much-neglected viola finally gets its due ... (read more)

San Diego’s Ling Ends Tenure on High Note
( LAOpus.com - May 2017 - Classical )


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David Hartig
Erica recognizes the immense contribution of the longtime SDS Music Director
Ling’s dedication in building the orchestra into a major symphonic force has won him many devotees... (read more)

Seattle Opera's Magic Flute as enchanting as ever
( BachTrack.com - May 2017 - Opera )


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Erica reviews the magical 'Flute' production at Seattle Opera
“Love, love, love… that is the soul of genius,” said Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart... (read more)

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Beth Levin Romances the Keys
( LAOpus.com - May 2017 - Classical )


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Erica reviews the New York-based pianist's new CD
Levin presents a well-varied program of Romantic and Neo-Romantic composers... (read more)

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Amanda Opuszynski’s Feathers Fly in Seattle ‘Flute’
( LAOpus.com - May 2017 - Opera )


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Erica interviews SO's delightful Papagena in the upcoming 'Magic Flute' production
Amanda Opuszynski’s bell-like soprano has been ringing out from the Seattle Opera stage... (read more)

BWW Previews: San Diego Opera Announces 2017-18 Season
( BroadwayWorld.com - May 2017 - Opera )


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Jeff Roffman, The Atlanta Opera
Erica reveals SDO's exciting new season details
ompany debuts, enduring classics and bold innovation ... (read more)

BWW Interview: Kevin Langan on Operatic Idols and Vocal Longevity
( BroadwayWorld.com - April 2017 - Opera )


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Erica interviews San Diego Opera's prolific bass about his career staying power
one of the longest, most prolific solo singing careers of the past few decades... (read more)

BWW Review: Haitink Captivates Boston - Again
( BroadwayWorld.com - March 2017 - Classical )


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Erica reviews BSO Conductor Emeritus Haitink in his latest concert appearance
That this orchestra adores working with this iconic musician was clearly in evidence ... (read more)

BWW Interview: Oliver von Dohnányi Leads the Way to a New Seattle KATYA
( BroadwayWorld.com - March 2017 - Opera )


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Erica interviews internationally known maestro Dohnányi
Equally versatile in both the operatic and symphonic repertoire... (read more)

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An Artist's Story
( PNWA Author Magazine - February 2017 - Writing )


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Erica recounts her journey from Met Opera violinist to writer
The strains of An American in Paris played through my mind as I drove home from the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center... (read more)

BWW Review: San Diego Opera's FALSTAFF a Moveable Feast
( BroadwayWorld.com - February 2017 - Opera )


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Erica reviews San Diego Opera's attractive, well-sung production
A delectable buffet offered up by the company's virtuoso cast and crew... (read more)

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Hilary Hahn and Ludovic Morlot ignite Seattle
( BachTrack.com - February 2017 - Classical )


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Erica reviews Hilary Hahn's explosive performance with Seattle Symphony
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune provided a scintillating introduction to Hilary Hahn’s glorious rendering of Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto... (read more)

'Cendrillon' Pacific Northwest Ballet's Valentine
( LAOpus.com - February 2017 - Ballet )


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Erica reviews PNB's spectacular Seattle premiere
“Magical” is the optimal word to describe this production... (read more)

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Mezzo-Soprano Marianne Cornetti Swings for the Fences
( BroadwayWorld.com - January 2017 - Opera )


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Erica's lively interview with the mezzo in advance of her appearance in San Diego
as an artist she is thoroughly international... (read more)

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BWW Interview: Seattle Opera is Weston Hurt's Home Away from Home
( BroadwayWorld.com - January 2017 - Opera )


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Erica interviews the baritone in advance of Seattle Opera's 'Traviata' opening
Hurt returns to open the company's first production of the new year... (read more)

Seattle begins New Year with Beethoven's Ninth
( BachTrack.com - January 2017 - Classical )


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Erica reviews Seattle Symphony's opening program of 2017
Music director Ludovic Morlot prefaced Beethoven’s Ninth with an unusual work by Olivier Messaien... (read more)

BWW Interview: For PNB Musicians, 'The Nutcracker' Never Grows Old
( BroadwayWorld.com - November 2016 - Ballet )


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Erica interviews key orchestra players in advance of this season's 'Nutcracker' opening
When Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote his final ballet, The Nutcracker, he could not have anticipated its lasting power... (read more)

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BWW Review: Pacific Northwest Ballet Shows Sophistication and Flair
( BroadwayWorld.com - November 2016 - Ballet )


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Erica's review of PNB's exciting trio of contemporary ballets
PNB's dancers expressed panoplies of deep emotion... (read more)

Phenomenal technical proficiency: Khachatryan's Sibelius impresses in Seattle
( BachTrack.com - November 2016 - Classical )


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Erica's review of Morlot and Seattle performing Berlioz, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky
The Sibelius concerto stands as a titanic representation of that genre for its technical difficulties, melodic splendor and breadth of possibilities for the instrument... (read more)

In the Pit of the Orchestra
( Italian America Magazine - October 2016 - Opera )


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Erica shares her memories of performing in the Met Opera Orchestra with the world's greatest Italian opera stars
A young Pavarotti was about to share the stage with iconic soprano Joan Sutherland... (read more)