Erica's Articles

Erica is a regular contributor to:
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Leah Crocetto Sings It All
( BroadwayWorld.com - April 2018 - Opera )


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Erica interviews the lyric spinto soprano in advance of her Seattle Opera debut as Aida.
Leah Crocetto can hold forth on almost any topic, from opera to baseball.... (read more)






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Morlot conducts in Seattle, with and without heroes
( BachTrack.com - February 2018 - Classical )


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Lisa Marie Mazzucco
Erica reviews Seattle Symphony's concert of R. Strauss and a world premiere
In yet another intriguing programming maneuver, Seattle Symphony music director Ludovic Morlot devoted this weekend’s performances to the subject of heroism... (read more)






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Dausgaard shows the wisdom of Seattle Symphony's choice
( BachTrack.com - January 2018 - Classical )


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Erica reviews the all-Brahms concert of the orchestra's conductor designate
If Thomas Dausgaard wore his array of conducting posts as a series of medals on the lapel of his tux, it would weigh him down considerably... (read more)






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Ludovic Morlot, Part 2: The Next Chapter
( LAOpus.com - January 2018 - Opera )


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Part 2 of Erica's interview with Maestro Morlot discusses his future plans
I just felt it was the right timing... (read more)






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Ludovic Morlot, Part 1: The Importance of Being Berlioz
( LAOpus.com - January 2018 - Opera )


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Erica interviews the Seattle Symphony maestro in advance of his conducting debut with Seattle Opera
Berlioz’s rarely performed comic opera Béatrice et Bénédict, based on Shakespeare’s delightful comic romp Much Ado About Nothing... (read more)






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Morlot and the Seattle Symphony present a rediscovery and a première
( BachTrack.com - January 2018 - Classical )


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Erica reviews violinist Augustin Hadelich's stunning performance
When news of the discovery of the Chant funèbre (Funeral Song) reached the classical music world, a near-revolution of excitement took place... (read more)






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Messiah is Seattle Symphony’s “Glory to God”
( BachTrack.com - December 2017 - Classical )


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Erica reviews Seattle Symphony's rendition of the Christmas favorite
“Leave your hoop skirts and swords at home,” the audience was advised, in order to avoid overcrowding when Handel’s Messiah premiered in Dublin in 1742.... (read more)






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Gerstein and Debus are a sensation in Seattle
( BachTrack.com - December 2017 - Classical )


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Erica reviews SSO's late romantic program with piano phenomenon Kirill Gerstein
Late Romantic music in the key of D minor reigned at Saturday night’s Seattle Symphony performance... (read more)






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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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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)






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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)






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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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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)






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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)






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


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






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


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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)






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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)






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


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






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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)






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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)






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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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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)






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'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)






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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)






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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)






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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)






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BWW Interview: Hilary Hahn Will Thrill Seattle Audiences in Solo Recital
( BroadwayWorld.com - October 2016 - Classical )


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Erica's interview with violin virtuoso, "America's Best Young Classical Musician" Hilary Hahn
in her impressive career track thus far has garnered the highest praise from audiences and critics alike... (read more)






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Hilary Hahn Will Thrill Seattle Audiences in Solo Recital
( LAOpus.com - October 2016 - Classical )


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Erica interviews the astonishing young violin virtuoso
In her impressive career track thus far she has garnered the highest praise from audiences and critics alike... (read more)






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Seattle’s 'As One' Tells Transgender Story Through Opera
( LAOpus.com - October 2016 - Opera )


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Erica interviews Barbara Lynne Jamison, Director of Education & Community Engagement
A thoroughly contemporary work in a historical venue that recently has been contemporized... (read more)






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Pacific Northwest Ballet Steps Forth with BRIEF FLING
( BroadwayWorld.com - October 2016 - Theater )


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Erica's debut article for PNB covers their dynamic second offering of their 44th season
From Twyla Tharp to George Balanchine to Jirí Kylián, Seattle Center's McCaw Hall will jump, leap and twirl with excitement... (read more)






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Impeccable Haydn from Yo-Yo Ma and Seattle Symphony
( BachTrack.com - October 2016 - Classical )


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Erica's review of the incomparable cellist's appearance in a special concert
Yo-Yo Ma is one of the most recognized, talked and written about musical artists of our time.... (read more)






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Xavier Phillips glows in Elgar with the Seattle Symphony
( BachTrack.com - October 2016 - Classical )


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Erica reviews the Oct. Seattle Symphony performance
Two spirited, late romantic works bookended a more somber one in Ludovic Morlot’s Masterworks performance with the Seattle Symphony... (read more)






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Peter Marsh: Villains, Oscar Wilde and the Colors of Life in Opera
( BroadwayWorld.com - September 2016 - Opera )


Erica's interview with debuting tenor Marsh in advance of his Seattle Opera debut
Which witch, male or female?... (read more)






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Villains, Oscar Wilde and the Colors of Life in Opera
( LAOpus.com - September 2016 - Opera )


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Erica interviews tenor Peter Marsh in advance of his Seattle Opera debut as the Witch in 'Hansel and Gretel'
Which witch, male or female? ... (read more)






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Ludovic Morlot: Musical Individuality and the Heart
( LAOpus.com - August 2016 - Classical )


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Part 1 of Erica's interview with Seattle Symphony Maestro Morlot
A quiet revolution has taken place since Ludovic Morlot first raised his baton as Music Director of the Seattle Symphony... (read more)






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Morlot Part 2: Opera, Symphony, and the Next Generation
( BroadwayWorld.com - August 2016 - Classical )


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Part 2 of Erica's interview with the Seattle Symphony Maestro
Do you feel equally passionate about opera and symphonic music?... (read more)






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Seattle Symphony, Morlot, Pay Homage to Henri Dutilleux
( LAOpus.com - August 2016 - Classical )


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Erica discusses Seattle Symphony's Grammy award winning recording project of Dutilleux's works
Not many conductors have the privilege to be mentored by a living composer... (read more)






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BWW Interview: Elliott Forrest Rocks the Arts in Rockland County
( BroadwayWorld.com - July 2016 - Classical )


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Erica interviews the week known New York area radio and events host about his new post at ArtsRock
Classical music fans in the Metropolitan New York area likely have heard Elliott Forrest's smooth, familiar voice broadcasting the Afternoon Drive radio show on WQXR... (read more)






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Tenor Barry Banks Counts Himself Lucky
( LAOpus.com - July 2016 - Opera )


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Erica interviews a starring tenor in Seattle Opera's 'Count Ory' premiere
From his early youth in Staffordshire, UK, Barry Banks had a burning desire to sing.... (read more)






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San Diego Cheers Heggie Great Scott
( OperaPulse.com - June 2016 - Opera )

  Erica's review of west coast premiere of Heggie's new opera
Company debuts, star power, excitement and audience cheers ruled at the much-anticipated May 7 west coast premiere... (read more)






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BWW Interview: Mason Bates Seeks Adventure in Music
( May 2016 - Classical )


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Erica's interview with composer and Renaissance man Mason Bates
Mason Bates continues his series of high-powered classical/electronica hybrid music events... (read more)






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Ron Della Chiesa Rocks the Music World
( Boston Musicians' Association newsletter - May 2016 - Classical )


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Erica interviews the Boston Symphony broadcasting icon
many radio broadcasters can boast a background that covers such widely diverse passions... (read more)






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Heggie's Great Scott wins big in San Diego
( BachTrack.com - May 2016 - Opera )

  Erica's review of the west coast premiere of Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's new opera
Returning stars and high-profile company debuts contributed panache to the energy-charged atmosphere at the west coast première... (read more)






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BWW Interview: Von Stade, Aldrich Sing Out on Heggie's 'Great Scott' - Part 1
( BroadwayWorld.com - May 2016 - Opera )

  Erica interviews opera superstar Frederica von Stade and rising star Kate Aldrich on their roles in the upcoming west coast premiere
Excitement reigns at San Diego Opera this week in anticipation of the May 7 west coast premiere ... (read more)






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Aldrich and von Stade Part 2: Great Scott’s Characters
( LAOpus.com - May 2016 - Opera )


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Part 2 of Erica's interview with Great Scott stars Kate Aldrich and Frederica von Stade
Mainly I’m just in awe of this kid, what she’s done and accomplished... (read more)






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Ling shows love for Mahler in “Tragic” Symphony
( BachTrack.com - May 2016 - Classical )


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Erica reviews San Diego Symphony monumental Mahler
Ling and the orchestra gave a luminous performance of the work... (read more)






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Heroes, Villains and the Undead: Greer Grimsley Plumbs Seattle Opera's Depths
( BroadwayWorld.com - April 2016 - Opera )


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Erica interviews superstar Grimsley about his upcoming 'Flying Dutchman'
From king of the gods to wicked nobleman to villainous prison warden, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley has impressed audiences worldwide... (read more)






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Latonia Moore a shimmering Madama Butterfly in San Diego
( BachTrack.com - April 2016 - Opera )


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Erica reviews SDO's beautiful main stage production
Even a warhorse can remain thoroughly enchanting when a production looks and sounds as beautiful as this ... (read more)






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Marty Burnett Sets the Scene for North Coast Rep
( FINE San Diego Magazine - April 2016 - Theater )

  Erica interviews the set designer for NC Rep and its artistic director David Ellenstein
Not many set designers can work with unit sets as creatively and effectively as Marty Burnett... (read more)






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Great Scott: Opera vs. Football
( Del Mar Lifestyle Magazine - April 2016 - Opera )


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Erica covers the exciting west coast premiere of Jake Heggie's new opera at SDO, with libretto by Terrence McNally
San Diego Opera will present the premiere on May 7... (read more)






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J'nai Bridges Morphs from Sports to Suzuki in 'Butterfly'
( LAOpus.com - March 2016 - Opera )


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Erica interviews up and coming SD Opera debuting star of Puccini favorite
When it comes to rising stars in the opera world, J’nai Bridges is one to watch... (read more)






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BWW Review: Furlanetto Shows Mastery in San Diego Concert
( BroadwayWorld.com - March 2016 - Opera )


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Erica's review of operatic phenomenon Furlanetto in his American Concert debut
The American debut concert of a renowned, distinguished, much beloved opera star... (read more)






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"Duchess of Downton" Shares her Artistic Passion with San Diego
( FINE San Diego Magazine - March 2016 - Theater )

  Erica's interview with one of the city's most prominent philanthropists
University of San Diego and Old Globe Theatre MFA program named for Donald and Darlene Shiley... (read more)






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BWW Interview: Bruce Turk Goes Behind Scenes at North Coast Rep
( BroadwayWorld.com - February 2016 - Theater )


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Erica interviews the actor/director in advance of his North Coast Rep opening.
Bruce Turk directs the U.S. premiere of NCRT's upcoming George Feydeau farce, Now You See It... (read more)






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Furlanetto Celebrates SDO Anniversary in Concert
( LAOpus.com - February 2016 - Opera )


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Erica interviews renowned basso about his upcoming American concert debut for San Diego Opera.
Will commemorate the 31st anniversary of his San Diego Opera debut with his first American concert appearance... (read more)






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BWW Interview: Alexandra Ncube Shows Youthful Advantage in MORMON
( BroadwayWorld.com - February 2016 - Theater )

  Erica interviews rising young star of hit show national tour
Alexandra is so young that one might think she is very green... (read more)






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Alexia Voulgaridou a passionate Tosca at San Diego Opera
( BachTrack.com - February 2016 - Opera )


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Erica reviews SDO opening night performance.
Tosca’s popularity stems not only from its music, but also from the inherent truth in its drama... (read more)






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Greer Grimsley is the Nicest Villain in Opera: Part 1
( BroadwayWorld.com - February 2016 - Opera )


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Part 1 of Erica's in-person, in-depth interview with the international opera star
"The nicest man in the business." Yet he plays the most dastardly villains.... (read more)






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Grimsley Part 2: On Opera, Sports and Singers as Athletes
( LAOpus.com - February 2016 - Opera )


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Part 2 of Erica's interview with the stunning-voiced opera baritone.
It becomes more difficult, as people are watching more baseball and football, what really goes into opera... (read more)






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Aidan Lang and Seattle Opera...a Perfect 'Marriage' - Part 2
( BroadwayWorld.com - January 2016 - Opera )


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Part 2 of Erica's interview with general director Aidan Lang
...this is how I think Mozart should be done within this aesthetic... (read more)






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Aidan Lang and Seattle Opera Form a Perfect 'Marriage'- Part 1
( BroadwayWorld.com - January 2016 - Opera )


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Part 1 of Erica's interview with Seattle Opera's new general director.
London-born Lang took the Seattle Opera reins from Speight Jenkins... (read more)






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BWW Interview: Aidan Lang and Seattle Opera Form a Perfect 'Marriage'- Part 1
( BroadwayWorld.com - January 2016 - Opera )


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Erica interviews the new general director of Seattle Opera
How many opera directors have directed Wagner's first Ring cycle in Brazil?... (read more)






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Aidan Lang and Seattle Opera Form a perfect ‘Marriage’ - Part 2
( LAOpus.com - January 2016 - Opera )


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Part 2 of Erica's interview with Seattle Opera general director Lang
'Every time you do this piece - and I lose track of just how many over the years - you really do find more'... (read more)






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Comic Relief: Jerry Seinfeld Keeps the Silliness Going
( FINE San Diego Magazine - January 2016 - Theater )


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Erica covers the excitement and anticipation over Seinfeld's appearance in San Diego
Comedy icon Jerry Seinfeld will regale lucky San Diego Civic Theatre audiences with his familiar, always relatable standup routine... (read more)






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Top 16 FINE Magazine Interviews of 2015
( FINE San Diego Magazine - January 2016 - Theater )


Two of Erica's interviews made FINE Magazine's 'Top 16 of 2015' list
15 amazing 2015 FINE interviews, plus 1 to grow on!... (read more)






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San Diego Symphony Gets Upright and Grand
( San Diego Jewish Journal - December 2015 - Classical )


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Erica covers the upcoming Festival for SDS
San Diego Symphony kicks off New Year 2016 by inaugurating Upright & Grand... (read more)






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Brahms at the double with Alisa Weilerstein in San Diego
( BachTrack.com - December 2015 - Classical )


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Erica reviews San Diego Symphony's final concert of 2015
The San Diego Symphony presented a glittering holiday gift to audiences... (read more)






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Sibelius' Symphonies 1 & 2: A violinist’s perspective
( Opera+ St. Petersburg Music and Art Magazine - December 2015 - Classical )


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A reprint of Erica's Bachtrack article from Feb., 2015, to celebrate the composer's 150th birthday
The influence of Jean Sibelius as a symphonist was far-reaching.... (read more)






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Sam Roberts-Smith of the Ten Tenors Knows Rock's Classical Favorites
( FINE San Diego Magazine - December 2015 - Opera )

  Erica interviews the award-winning member of Australia's TEN Tenors
Sam Roberts–Smith’s operatic roots originate from the land of one of opera’s greatest all–time stars... (read more)






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Lacombe Melds Beethoven and Higdon with NJSO
( LAOpus.com - November 2015 - Classical )


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Erica jointly interviews the NJSO music director Lacombe and high profile contemporary composer Higdon
the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jacques Lacombe push the musical envelope... (read more)






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Lacombe Melds Beethoven and Higdon with NJSO
( BroadwayWorld.com - November 2015 - Classical )


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Erica's interview with NJSO music director Jacques Lacombe and composer Jennifer Higdon
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jacques Lacombe push the musical envelope ... (read more)






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BWW Interview: For Arlene Alda, the Bronx is Definitely 'UP'
( BroadwayWorld.com - November 2015 - Theater )


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Erica interviews the author about her newly minted book, 'Just Kids from the Bronx, Telling It Like It Was'
In advance of the release of her book, award-winning photographer and author Arlene Alda already had received praise from an impressive list of luminaries... (read more)






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Patricia Racette is a Diva for All Opera Houses
( LAOpus.com - November 2015 - Opera )


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Erica interviews Racette in advance of her recital for San Diego Opera Nov. 14
Patricia Racette has established a unique and familiar presence in opera houses and on concert stages worldwide... (read more)






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BWW Review: North Coast Rep CHAPATTI Celebrates Second Chances
( BroadwayWorld.com - October 2015 - Theater )


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Erica reviews the west coast premiere of Christian O'Reilly's play
The much-anticipated San Diego directing debut of well-known actress and director Judith Ivey... (read more)






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Composer Jake Heggie Roots for the Home Team
( LAOpus.com - October 2015 - Opera )


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Erica interviews the celebrated young composer about his upcoming opera, Great Scott
Jake Heggie has a unique background... (read more)






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Jake Heggie, Part 2: Opera Now and in the Future
( BroadwayWorld.com - October 2015 - Opera )


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We're working on a recording of Great Scott for the premiere production in Dallas... (read more)






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Judith Clurman Conducts in the Holiday Spirit
( BroadwayWorld.com - October 2015 - Classical )


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Erica reviews Clurman's two holiday CDs
Distinguished conductor Clurman displays the impressive skills of her Essential Voices US... (read more)






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( BroadwayWorld.com - October 2015 - Theater )


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Erica interviews well known stage, film and TV actor and director Judith Ivey
Judith Ivey is a recognizable player in multiple roles on and off stage... (read more)






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BWW Interview: Craig A. Smith Channels John Crosby in Santa Fe
( BroadwayWorld.com - October 2015 - Opera )


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Craig A. Smith is an artistic luminary in the artistic community of Santa Fe... (read more)






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Passion and pain: Yuja Wang's Tchaikovsky 2 in San Diego
( BachTrack.com - October 2015 - Classical )

  Erica's review of San Diego Symphony's OPUS 2015 Gala concert
San Diego Symphony Music Director Jahja Ling brought forth a multifaceted program... (read more)






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Craig A. Smith Channels John Crosby in Santa Fe
( LAOpus.com - October 2015 - Opera )


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Erica interviews the author of John Crosby's new biography
Craig A. Smith is an artistic luminary in the artistic community of Santa Fe... (read more)






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Seattle Opera Captures Exotic, Dangerous World in 'Pearl Fishers'
( BroadwayWorld.com - October 2015 - Opera )


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Erica interviews cast members and creative team of Seattle opening production
October 17 marks the much-anticipated opening of Seattle Opera's production of Bizet's The Pearl Fishers... (read more)






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Phil Johnson on Comedy from Stage to The Fringe and Beyond
( BroadwayWorld.com - October 2015 - Theater )


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Erica interviews the award-winning writer-comedian on his upcoming 'Jewish Joke'
Presented as a special event for the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture... (read more)






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A Festival of Our Own
( FINE San Diego Magazine - October 2015 - Theater )

  Erica interviews Tonya Mantooth, SD Film Festival Producer
Not every film festival has an eight-time Emmy winner as its programming director... (read more)






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René Barbera Strikes Another Harmonious Chord for SDO
( LAOpus.com - September 2015 - Opera )


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Erica reviews the rising tenor's recital
René Barbera’s North American debut recital for San Diego Opera... (read more)






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BWW Interview: Mercury Soul's Mason Bates Merges Classical with Electronic Music
( BroadwayWorld.com - September 2015 - Classical )


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Erica interviews the Bay Area DJ/Composer about his Mercury Soul project
Combines the talents of top local Indie classical musicians with electronic music ... (read more)






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North Coast Rep Outfoxes the Fairway
( BroadwayWorld.com - September 2015 - Theater )


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Erica reviews NCR's production of Ken Ludwig's 'The Fox on the Fairway'
The wry, masterful humor of internationally acclaimed playwright Ken Ludwig ... (read more)






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CD Review: Andris Nelsons Conducts Wagner and Sibelius
( BroadwayWorld.com - September 2015 - Classical )


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Erica reviews the maestro's debut CD with the BSO
Newly minted BSO Music Director shows a clear love for Wagner's early success, Tannhäuser... (read more)






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A Fresh Start
( FINE San Diego Magazine - September 2015 - Opera )


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Erica profiles San Diego Opera's new season and new General Director David Bennett.
A new General Director, a fresh season, a groundbreaking premiere... (read more)






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BWW Interview: Monday in the Park with George
( BroadwayWorld.com - August 2015 - Theater )


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Erica interviews legendary icon George Chakiris at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre
When word got out that George Chakiris would be coming to San Diego... (read more)






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Reaching Out to San Diego
( FINE San Diego Magazine - August 2015 - Theater )

  Erica's interview with Old Globe Director Barry Edelstein
San Diego's beloved Old Globe Theatre has announced its new season... (read more)






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Boston Landmarks Orchestra Serves Up Italian Favorites
( BroadwayWorld.com - August 2015 - Classical )


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Erica reviews "Italian Night" al fresco
Boston loves Italian opera... (read more)






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Sabrina Harper Kicks High in PIPPIN
( BroadwayWorld.com - August 2015 - Theater )


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Erica's interview with a leading member of the shows's national touring company
Sabrina Harper is bringing the Tony award-winning Pippin into the 21st century... (read more)






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Ma and Ax Channel Beethoven at Tanglewood
( LAOpus.com - August 2015 - Classical )

  Erica reviews the masterful duo's live appearance at the Koussevitzky Shed
To witness Yo-Yo Ma in a live performance is an otherworldly experience... (read more)






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Andris Nelsons Takes Command in Tanglewood Mahler 8
( LAOpus.com - August 2015 - Classical )


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Erica reviews the stunning Mahler 8th at Tanglewood with Boston Symphony
Andris Nelsons leads the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra – and hundreds of other performers... (read more)






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Andris Nelsons takes Mahlerian command at Tanglewood
( BachTrack.com - August 2015 - Classical )


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Erica's Bachtrack review of the monumental work
Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons experienced his first helming of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra... (read more)






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Stéphane Denève Creates the Repertoire of Tomorrow
( LAOpus.com - August 2015 - Classical )


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Erica interviews the dynamic French maestro
Stéphane Denève (www.stephanedeneve.com) has come a long way from his birthplace in the border town of Tourcoing... (read more)






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Tanglewood Celebrates 75 Years of Koussevitzky’s Dream
( LAOpus.com - August 2015 - Classical )


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Erica reviews the Gala Concert of Tanglewood Music Center
Serge Koussevitzky fulfilled his dream of creating an academy of learning ... (read more)






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Opera Neo Cultivating New Stars
( FINE San Diego Magazine - August 2015 - Opera )

  Erica profiles San Diego's youthful opera company
Educational program is training the next generation of artists... (read more)






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Holy Shakespeare: Old Globe San Diego Turns 80
( FINE San Diego Magazine - August 2015 - Theater )

  Erica interviews Old Globe Artist Director Barry Edelstein
Edelstein can hardly contain his excitement... (read more)






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Director Josh Rhodes Dons Sherlock's Cap for Old Globe BASKERVILLE
( BroadwayWorld.com - July 2015 - Theater )


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Erica interviews Broadway choreographer/director Josh Rhodes
Multitalented choreographer and director Josh Rhodes has lent his unique brilliance to productions... (read more)






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BWW Interviews: Angelina Réaux Compares Opera, Animals, and Bernstein
( BroadwayWorld.com - July 2015 - Theater )


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Erica interviews star of 'Side by Side by Sondheim' at North County Rep
Angelina Réaux has enjoyed an international career in opera, theatre, concert and cabaret... (read more)






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David Bennett Starts His SDO Journey, Part 1
( LAOpus.com - July 2015 - Opera )


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Erica interviews San Diego Opera's new General Director after his first two weeks
On June 15, 2015, David Bennett officially assumed his post as San Diego Opera’s new General Director... (read more)






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David Bennett, Part 2: New Seasons, New Concepts
( LAOpus.com - July 2015 - Opera )


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Bennett continues to inform about his SDO journey thus far
You don’t strike me as a person who is easily daunted... (read more)






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Untangling Musical History
( FINE San Diego Magazine - July 2015 - Classical )


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Erica describes her personal history with the Tanglewood Music Center and Boston Symphony
Few music festivals can compare with the prestige of Tanglewood... (read more)






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Gunther Schuller: A Remembrance
( LAOpus.com - June 2015 - Classical )


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Erica describes her experiences with the musical icon whose passing the world mourns.
The loss of a respected musical icon, no matter at what age, is always a sad event... (read more)






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A tradition of Artistic Excellence
( FINE San Diego Magazine - June 2015 - Theater )

  Erica interview Jerry VanLeeuven, Exec Director of California Center for the Arts Escondido
This year marks the Center's 20th Anniversary season... (read more)






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Director Frank Corrado Betrays His Passion for Pinter
( June 2015 - Theater )


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Erica interviews director Corrado about Pinter's 'Betrayal' at North Coast Rep
Corrado has performed or directed in many of the most high-profile theatre venues in the US... (read more)






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Brave New Season
( FINE San Diego Magazine - June 2015 - Theater )


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Erica interviews Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse
La Jolla Playhouse kicks off the season with spirit... (read more)






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San Diego Symphony Season Finale a Burst of Sunshine
( LAOpus.com - May 2015 - Classical )


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Erica reviews the SDS season finale.
Closing the season on an optimistic, sunlit note... (read more)






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Tenor René Barbera is in Love With Opera
( LAOpus.com - May 2015 - Opera )


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Erica interviews exciting new opera star
Already one of the most beloved tenors on the contemporary operatic stage... (read more)






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Lucas Meachem Fills His Pie Pan with Opera
( LAOpus.com - May 2015 - Opera )

  Erica interviews young opera baritone Lucas Meachem
Meachem rocked the role of Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia in 2012... (read more)






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Elliot Goldenthal - A Composer Grows in Brooklyn
( LAOpus.com - May 2015 - Classical )


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Erica interviews Oscar winning composer Elliot Goldenthal
He has won Oscar, Golden Globe and World Soundtrack Awards ... (read more)






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Librettist Claudia Stevens 'Springs' to Life
( LAOpus.com - May 2015 - Opera )


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Erica interviews Bay Area librettist Claudia Stevens
Glowing reviews have abounded for Middlemarch in Spring... (read more)






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Broadway San Diego's CINDERELLA Gallops Its Way Into Hearts
( BroadwayWorld.com - May 2015 - Theater )


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Erica reviews Broadway San Diego's delightful updated production
What does a company do when the roof practically flies off the theater?... (read more)






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North Coast Repertory Theatre Thrills
( FINE San Diego Magazine - May 2015 - Theater )


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San Diego's NC Rep looks forward to an exciting new seas on
NC Rep reveals an upcoming season sure to please... (read more)






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North Coast Repertory Theatre Thrills
( FINE San Diego Magazine - May 2015 - Theater )


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Erica reveals plans for NC Rep's upcoming season
NC Rep looks forward with great excitement to their next season... (read more)






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( BroadwayWorld.com - April 2015 - Theater )


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Now posted at Broadway World, my review of North Coast Rep's delightful slapstick mystery, 'Unnecessary Farce'

It's no surprise that Paul Slade Smith's 'Unnecessary Farce' has been produced one hundred times... (read more)






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SDO Again Proves Itself Worthy of “Must-See” Status
( LAOpus.com - April 2015 - Opera )


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Erica's review of SDO's 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert
A display of operatic and symphonic talent rarely seen and heard on one stage... (read more)






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San Diego Opera Looks to Civic Responsibility for Growth
( OperaPulse.com - April 2015 - Opera )


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New SDO General Director David Bennett weighs in on plans for the company in advance of 50th Anniversary Concert
It’s not every year that San Diego Opera experiences a rebirth and also welcomes a new general director... (read more)






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New SDO General Director Cannot Curb His Enthusiasm
( LAOpus.com - April 2015 - Opera )


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Erica interviews David Bennett, who takes the reins of SDO on June 15, 2015
On March 12, 2015, San Diego Opera announced that Bennett will take the reins of the company... (read more)






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( FINE San Diego Magazine - April 2015 - Theater )


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Part 2 of Erica's interview with City Ballet of San Diego director Steven Wistrich
When City Ballet of San Diego directors Steven and Elizabeth Wistrich...... (read more)






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Bryan Hymel on French Opera, Physiology, and Stamina
( LAOpus.com - March 2015 - Opera )


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Erica interviews the rising opera star and tenor extraordinaire.
Praised by NPR as the “new king of the high C’s”... (read more)






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Zukerman crafts a spectacular evening at San Diego Symphony
( BachTrack.com - March 2015 - Classical )


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Erica reviews SD Symphony with Zukerman at the helm
The multi-talented Pinchas Zukerman, master of the violin, viola and baton... (read more)






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Vaughan Williams and Shakespeare: A heavenly match in the Serenade to Music
( BachTrack.com - March 2015 - Classical )


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Erica writes of the composer's divine Shakespearean inspiration for the work
Adapting to music a poetic discussion about music from Act V Scene 1 of his Merchant of Venice... (read more)






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'China' Comes to San Diego
( BroadwayWorld.com - March 2015 - Opera )


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Erica reviews SDO's stunning premiere of John Adams' 'Nixon in China'
In a bold move, SDO premiered a production of John Adams' most frequently performed opera.... (read more)






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For Chelsea Williams, A Big, Crowded Greek Wedding
( BroadwayWorld.com - March 2015 - Theater )


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Erica interviews Williams, starring the national company of MAMMA MIA!
Thrilled to be back on the road with a starring role in the eighth longest-running show on Broadway ... (read more)






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BWW Interviews: Christine Goerke Ascending
( BroadwayWorld.com - March 2015 - Opera )

  Erica's interview with the incomparable rising star of opera
Soprano Christine Goerke has rocked the opera world of late. ... (read more)






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Kathleen Kim Gets “Real” with Madame Mao
( LAOpus.com - March 2015 - Opera )


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Erica interviews SDO soprano Kathleen Kim
Korean-American soprano Kathleen Kim returns as the power-hungry Chiang Ch’ing, aka Madame Mao... (read more)






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San Diego Symphony triumphs in C major
( BachTrack.com - March 2015 - Classical )


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Erica reviews SDS and Richard Goode in Schubert and Mozart
Copley Symphony Hall resounded with the noble key of C ... (read more)






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North Coast Rep Opens a New Chapter
( BroadwayWorld.com - March 2015 - Theater )


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Erica reviews NCR's 'Chapter Two' by Neil Simon
North Coast Rep encored its previous hit and the company's first play ever produced... (read more)






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Shaham Surmounts the Challenge of Unaccompanied Bach
( LAOpus.com - February 2015 - Classical )


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Erica reviews an all-unaccompanied Bach concert by violin virtuoso Gil Shaham
No greater challenge exists than to tackle unaccompanied Bach... (read more)






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David Ellenstein and North Coast Rep are Perfect Together
( BroadwayWorld.com - February 2015 - Theater )


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Erica interview the Artistic Director and actor-protagonist in this production of Neil Simon
Ellenstein is delighted to play dual roles in the production... (read more)






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Richard Goode 'Sings' - On the Piano
( BroadwayWorld.com - February 2015 - Classical )


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Erica interviews the brilliant classical pianist in advance of his San Diego Symphony debut
Pianist Richard Goode has won the admiration of discriminating classical music aficionados worldwide... (read more)






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Sibelius' Symphonies 1 & 2: A violinist’s perspective
( BachTrack.com - February 2015 - Classical )


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To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth, Erica analyzes his first two symphonies
The influence of Jean Sibelius as a symphonist was far-reaching... (read more)






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Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Has Found Her Bliss
( February 2015 - Classical )


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Erica interviews Pulitzer Prize winning composer Zwilich
Her unique style is instantly recognizable... (read more)






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San Diego Jewish Film Fest Rocks Bollywood
( BroadwayWorld.com - February 2015 - Theater )


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Erica reviews SDJFF's Indian Film extravaganza.
Those who know and love Bollywood films enjoyed a special SDJFF event.... (read more)






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Ashraf Sewailam: Leporello, Teaching and Dubbing Disney in Arabic
( OperaPulse.com - February 2015 - Opera )


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Erica interviews bass-baritone Sewailam, in San Diego Opera's 'Don Giovanni'
...stepped in at a moment’s notice to lend his deeply resonant voice to Leporello... (read more)






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BWW Reviews: Jewish Film Fest Celebrates Older Women - With 'Style'
( BroadwayWorld.com - February 2015 - Theater )


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Erica's review of the SD Jewish Film Festival opening weekend
A paean to older women living life to the fullest... (read more)






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Music To Our Ears
( FINE San Diego Magazine - February 2015 - Theater )


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Erica interviews the founder of San Diego Musical Theatre about the upcoming West Side Story production.
On a mission to bring topnotch theatre to San Diego... (read more)






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San Diego City Ballet carries on Balanchine’s traditions
( FINE San Diego Magazine - February 2015 - Theater )


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Erica interviews SDCB Director Steven Wistrich
Steven and Elizabeth Wistrich of the San Diego City Ballet are towering oaks.... (read more)






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Retiring SDO Conductor Keltner Reveals Future Plans
( LAOpus.com - February 2015 - Opera )


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Erica interviews SDO's Resident Conductor about her coming retirement.
Puccini’s La bohème also serves as Resident Conductor Karen Keltner’s swan song with the company... (read more)






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San Diego Opera Captures Hearts with Season-Opening La Bohème
( OperaPulse.com - January 2015 - Opera )


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Erica reviews San Diego Opera's exciting 50th anniversary season opener
Puccini outdid himself with his wildly successful La bohème... (read more)






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San Diego Jewish Film Festival Promises Something for Everyone
( BroadwayWorld.com - January 2015 - Theater )


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An interview with the Executive Director of this year's SDJFF
Craig Prater brings an abundance of experience to his role ... (read more)






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North Coast Rep Spoofs Smoking Guns, Smoking-Hot Blondes
( BroadwayWorld.com - January 2015 - Theater )


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Erica reviews NC Rep's opening production of 2015
What could be more pleasurable than to ponder a whodunit...... (read more)






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Malcolm MacKenzie Dishes about Opera, Voice Acting and Benedict Cumberbatch
( LAOpus.com - January 2015 - Opera )


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Erica interviews SD Opera baritone Malcolm MacKenzie
MacKenzie is a familiar presence to SDO fans.... (read more)






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Gidon Kremer Pairs the Fantastic with the Contemporary
( BroadwayWorld.com - January 2015 - Classical )


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Erica interview great violinist Gidon Kremer
Gidon Kremer's name is instantly recognizable ... (read more)






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De Waart brings Elgar to San Diego
( BachTrack.com - January 2015 - Classical )


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Erica reviews Maestro Edo De Waart's San Diego Symphony debut
The European continent met the British Isles at the San Diego Symphony... (read more)






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Gidon Kremer Pairs the Fantastic with the Contemporary
( LAOpus.com - January 2015 - Classical )


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Erica interviews great violinist Gidon Kremer
Gidon Kremer’s name is instantly recognizable... (read more)






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The Little OPERA That Could
( FINE San Diego Magazine - January 2015 - Opera )

  Erica interviews talented young artists from San Diego Opera's opening night production this season.
San Diegans are justifiably proud of their Opera.... (read more)






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Growing up with Elgar: Sir Neville Shares His Wisdom
( BroadwayWorld.com - December 2014 - Classical )


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Erica interviews the great Sir Neville Marriner
Speaking across time zones by phone from his home outside London... (read more)






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Growing up with Elgar: Sir Neville Shares His Wisdom
( BroadwayWorld.com - December 2014 - Classical )


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A reposting of Erica's interview with the great conductor, who passed away on Oct. 2, 2016
Sir Neville held forth on British music, American orchestras and his own influences and inspirations... (read more)






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Expect New Paths on Long Journeys
( OperaPulse.com - December 2014 - Opera )


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Erica explores Florida Grand Opera's plans for renewal
Opera is going through a difficult transition in the US... (read more)






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Stephanie Blythe Channels Kate Smith - with Heart
( LAOpus.com - December 2014 - Opera )


Erica's review of opera star Stephanie Blythe's spectacular concert for San Diego Opera
What could be more luxurious than to bask in the glow of a truly great opera star ... (read more)






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BWW Reviews: Stephanie Blythe Channels Kate Smith - with Heart
( BroadwayWorld.com - December 2014 - Opera )


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Erica's Stephanie Blythe review on Broadway World
What could be more luxurious than to bask in the glow of a truly great opera star... (read more)






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Movie music à la française
( BachTrack.com - November 2014 - Classical )


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Erica discusses the leading French film composers of the past century.
In the “A to Z” of classical French film composers of the past century...... (read more)






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Ling reaches the heights with Mahler’s “Problem Child” in San Diego
( BachTrack.com - November 2014 - Classical )


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Erica's review of SD Symphony's stunning Mahler Symphony no. 7
Music Director Jahja Ling waited until more than a decade of his tenure had passed before programming Mahler’s 7th... (read more)






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San Diego Symphony Music Director Announces Departure
( LAOpus.com - November 2014 - Classical )


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Erica shares Jahja Ling's announcement of his leaving after 2016-17 season
Maestro Jahja Ling has become an easily recognizable, much liked and admired presence on the San Diego classical music scene. ... (read more)






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San Diego Symphony Music Director Announces His Departure
( BroadwayWorld.com - November 2014 - Classical )


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Erica covers Jahja Ling's announcement of his exit from San Diego Symphony in 2017/
Maestro Jahja Ling has become an easily recognizable. much liked and admired presence in San Diego... (read more)






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Lortie glistens in Saint-Saëns’ “Egyptian” Concerto
( BachTrack.com - November 2014 - Classical )


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Erica reviews SD Symphony's French-Finnish program.
There’s always a reason to celebrate Sibelius.... (read more)






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Stephanie Blythe: from Verdi to Kate Smith
( OperaPulse.com - November 2014 - Opera )


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Erica interviews 'force of opera nature' Blythe
one of the premier singers of the current generation, award-winning mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is a much-admired presence... (read more)






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An Interview with Ed Harris
( FINE San Diego Magazine - November 2014 - Theater )


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Erica interviews actor Ed Harris at the La Costa Film Festival
From Pollock to Beethoven... (read more)






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Work OUT
( FINE San Diego Magazine - November 2014 - Visual Arts )

  Erica's take on what music works for workouts
Years ago we huffed and puffed, eyeing Jane Fonda's lithe form... (read more)






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Danielle de Niese, Out of Africa and Into Opera
( BroadwayWorld.com - October 2014 - Opera )

  Part 2 of Erica's interview with the young opera star
How do you balance all of your work with IRC and opera? In my life, I've always tried to get that balance right. ... (read more)






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Eddie Shapiro Takes Center Stage with Great 'Dames'
( BroadwayWorld.com - October 2014 - Theater )


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Erica interviews the author of the Broadway tell-all, 'Nothing Like a Dame'
Eddie Shapiro ranks top billing among the highest echelons of the Broadway and theatre obsessed. ... (read more)






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BWW Interview: Danielle de Niese Is Making a Difference
( BroadwayWorld.com - October 2014 - Opera )

  Part 1 of Erica's interview with the young international opera star
The New York Times said hers was "a voice seductive enough to woo gods as well as mortals."... (read more)






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Lola Astanova's meticulous Rachmaninov a tour de force in San Diego gala
( BachTrack.com - October 2014 - Classical )


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Erica reviews San Diego Symphony's OPUS 2-14 Gala concert
... (read more)






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Thomas Hampson Is Passionate For Opera
( BroadwayWorld.com - October 2014 - Opera )


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Part 2 of Erica's interview of international opera star Thomas Hampson
Opera has been, to me, as large an identification with your persona as anything else.... (read more)






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Keeping Opera Alive
( FINE San Diego Magazine - October 2014 - Opera )


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A detailed report on the future outlook for SD Opera
San Diego Opera’s wild ride from near-closure to rejuvenation and bright hope for the future is unique. ... (read more)






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Thomas Hampson Talks of Song - and Bernstein
( BroadwayWorld.com - October 2014 - Classical )


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Part 1 of Erica's interview with the international opera star
Lyric baritone Thomas Hampson has scored triumph after triumph in a stellar international career... (read more)






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Jahja Ling opens the San Diego Symphony season with Scottish fervor
( BachTrack.com - October 2014 - Classical )


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Erica reviews the SDS opening weekend concert.
“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” Thus spake Confucius in the century before the era from which we measure western civilization.... (read more)






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Jessie Chang and Friends Shine in San Diego
( LAOpus.com - September 2014 - Classical )


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Erica reviews pianist Jessie Chang's chamber music performance.
Pianist Jessie Chang is known for her virtuosity, lovely tone, and unique, distinctive style. ... (read more)






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BWW Reviews: Sheldon Harnick Celebrates
( BroadwayWorld.com - September 2014 - Theater )


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Erica reviews Broadway lyricist icon Sheldon Harnick's receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The heartfelt exchange between Broadway lyricist icon Sheldon Harnick and his longtime collaborator Arnold Mittelman... (read more)






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San Diego Opera Looks Forward to a Bright Future
( OperaPulse.com - September 2014 - Opera )


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Erica assesses the latest news of the company.
San Diego Opera’s dramatic turnaround after the company’s near-closing last spring has become the stuff of legend... (read more)






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Sheldon Harnick Fiddles with 'Sons' at North Coast Rep
( BroadwayWorld.com - September 2014 - Theater )


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Erica interviews the legendary Broadway lyricist of 'Fiddler on the Roof'
Sheldon Harnick has enjoyed a career so stellar as to elicit envy among the multitude of Broadway lyricists who have tried to follow his path.... (read more)






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Pérez and Costello Heat Up San Diego Opera's Stage
( BroadwayWorld.com - September 2014 - Opera )


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Erica reviews SDO's season-opening recital by the supremely gifted opera duo.
Their first appearance here since 2011 is a rare thrill.... (read more)






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North Coast Rep Falls for 'Angels'
( BroadwayWorld.com - September 2014 - Theater )


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Erica reviews the madcap Noel Coward play
Female duos are the stuff of theatrical comedy.... (read more)






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Supporting the Arts: La Costa Film Festival Splashes into Its Second Year
( FINE San Diego Magazine - September 2014 - Visual Arts )

  Erica interviews Festival founders Michael and Ruby Callihan about the upcoming event from Sept. 18-21.
Michael and Ruby Callihan are on a mission.... (read more)






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Kyle Taylor Parker Gets His 'Boots' On
( FINE San Diego Magazine - September 2014 - Theater )

  Erica interviews the star of the national tour for the Broadway Tony-Award winning hit, 'Kinky Boots', appearing in San Diego from Sept. 23-28.
Kyle Taylor Parker will take over the starring role in the national tour of the Tony-Award winning Broadway show.... (read more)






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A Musical Love Story
( FINE San Diego Magazine - August 2014 - Classical )


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Erica interviews San Diego Symphony maestro Jahja Ling and his pianist wife Jessie Chang.
He started playing piano at age four...... (read more)






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Thomas Hampson: An American Hero at Tanglewood
( LAOpus.com - July 2014 - Classical )


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Erica reviews famed baritone Thomas Hampson in Copland songs with the Boston Symphony
Opera singer and American native son Thomas Hampson has reached the pinnacle of accomplishment.... (read more)






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Zandra Rhodes Talks Charity and Fashion
( FINE San Diego Magazine - July 2014 - Visual Arts )


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Erica interviews the fashion icon who put punk fashion on the map.
Iconic designer Zandra Rhodes is known for her unique creativity and boundless energy... (read more)






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The Trumpet Shall Sound: Hardenberger at Tanglewood
( LAOpus.com - July 2014 - Classical )


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Erica's debut review for the Boston Symphony orchestra with Music Director Designate Andris Nelsons
The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Saturday, July 19 offering at Tanglewood ... (read more)






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Artistry and Prudence: William Mason, Part 2
( LAOpus.com - July 2014 - Opera )


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Part 2 of Erica's comprehensive interview with the SD Opera Artistic Advisor
Clearly the people here at SDO can learn a lot from you, Bill... (read more)






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William Mason Shares Wisdom with San Diego Opera
( LAOpus.com - July 2014 - Opera )


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Erica interviews the new Artistic Advisor of the reborn company.
Newly minted Artistic Advisor for a reborn San Diego Opera, Mason shares his considerable wisdom. ... (read more)






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Zandra Rhodes Talks Charity and Fashion
( FINE San Diego Magazine - July 2014 - Opera )


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Erica interviews the fashion icon about her good works
Celebrated for her key role in putting punk fashion on the map... (read more)






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Playwright Will Cooper Has a Beautiful Mind
( BroadwayWorld.com - June 2014 - Theater )


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Erica interviews Will Cooper about his play 'Jade Heart' at San Diego's Moxie Theatre.
Will Cooper's play chronicles the journey of an infant girl, abandoned in China and brought to America... (read more)






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Opera Greats, Part 2: Mezza Notte, Mezza Voce, Mezzo Soprano
( OperaPulse.com - June 2014 - Opera )

  Part 2 of Erica's series completes the circle of vocal genres
Cavaliere OMRI Cecilia Bartoli, born in Rome in 1966, is one of the top-selling opera singers worldwide... (read more)






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Summer Stages: Tanglewood, Festival of Festivals
( BroadwayWorld.com - June 2014 - Opera )


Erica provides details on opera-related events at the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer home.
The Berkshire Mountains provide an idyllic setting for the Boston Symphony's 2014 Tanglewood season with a number of exciting opera-themed concert evenings.... (read more)






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'Faded Glory' Sparkles at North Coast Rep
( BroadwayWorld.com - June 2014 - Theater )


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Erica reviews the lively comedy by Tim Burns
It's no wonder that actor, playwright and screenwriter Tim Burns won the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Award... (read more)






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Opera Greats, Part 1: “The Three Tenors” Plus Two
( OperaPulse.com - May 2014 - Opera )

  Erica explores the background of five of the greatest tenors in history
Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI Luciano Pavarotti’s impact on the music world has been enormous... (read more)






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Orchestras ‘Going Social’: a Comparison across the Atlantic
( BachTrack.com - May 2014 - Classical )

  Erica compares social media activity between US and European orchestras
A social media presence for orchestras seems de rigueur in today’s fast-changing musical world... (read more)






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San Diego Opera Rejoices in a New Vision
( BroadwayWorld.com - May 2014 - Opera )


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Erica reports on today's announcement that SDO has been saved
San Diego Opera announced today that the March 19 decision to close the company had been rescinded... (read more)






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Gerstein the evening’s shooting star in Rachmaninov
( BachTrack.com - May 2014 - Classical )

  Erica reviews San Diego Symphony's new star pianist
If Russian-born pianist Kirill Gerstein were to launch into orbit, he would far outdistance the Soyuz Space Station.... (read more)






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Winning Team Reunites for Youth Theatre TARZAN
( BroadwayWorld.com - May 2014 - Theater )


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Erica features teenage thespians and the dynamic director of JCompany Theatre
Sure-fire hit elicits special interest because of its youthful star power... (read more)






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From French to Polish, with a dash of paprika in San Diego
( BachTrack.com - May 2014 - Classical )

  Erica reviews the San Diego Symphony's unusual program.
One of the most difficult transitions in the orchestral world is that of concertmaster to concerto soloist... (read more)






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'Wait, Wait' Marathon Leaves San Diego Howling
( BroadwayWorld.com - May 2014 - Theater )


Erica reviews 'Wait, Wait…Don't Tell Me!' live in performance in San Diego
A panoply of laughs, hoots, howls and giggles... (read more)






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Jessica Vosk, Part 2
( BroadwayWorld.com - May 2014 - Theater )


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Part 'deux' of Erica's interview with exciting young star Jessica Vosk
We learn about her Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated The Bridges of Madison County... (read more)






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From WEST SIDE to MADISON COUNTY: Jessica Vosk
( BroadwayWorld.com - April 2014 - Theater )


Erica interviews up-and-coming young star of the theatre stage
Jessica shows extraordinary talent, intelligence and creativity... (read more)






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Dohnányi masters two Bs - with help from Ax
( BachTrack.com - April 2014 - Classical )

  Erica reviews San Diego Symphony with musical giants Dohnanyi and Ax
Christoph von Dohnányi appeared as guest conductor with the San Diego Symphony... (read more)






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San Diego Opera Continues Its Battle for Survival
( LAOpus.com - April 2014 - Opera )


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Erica updates San Diego Opera's struggle to reinvent itself
Controversy over the closure of San Diego Opera took a startling turn... (read more)






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Tea Meets Sympathy Flavored with Wit in MANDATE MEMORIES
( BroadwayWorld.com - April 2014 - Theater )


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Erica reviews the North Coast Rep world premiere of Lionel Goldstein's new play
Unexpected twists, jarring conflict, candid emotional revelation... (read more)






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Furlanetto Conquers La Mancha - With Dignity
( LAOpus.com - April 2014 - Opera )


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Erica reviews San Diego Opera's closing production, 'Don Quixote', with Ferruccio Furlanetto
For two magical hours, Ferruccio Furlanetto lifted an embattled San Diego Opera from its doldrums... (read more)






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Losing the Disguises
( FINE San Diego Magazine - April 2014 - Opera )


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Erica's interview of SD Opera director Lesley Koenig
A Wagner-loving cat, a childhood listening to Met Opera broadcasts... (read more)






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BWW Reviews: Mainly Mozart Worships Schubert in Carlsbad
( BroadwayWorld.com - April 2014 - Classical )


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Erica reviews an inspiring chamber music performance with top musicians in the field
As part of the Mainly Mozart Festival's 25th Anniversary Season in San Diego, residents of Carlsbad were treated to a unique pleasure... (read more)






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Ferruccio Furlanetto Filters Emotion, Touches Hearts
( LAOpus.com - March 2014 - Opera )


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Part 1 of Erica's astonishing conversation with international opera star Ferruccio Furlanetto
To be in the presence of Ferruccio Furlanetto's greatness for one amazing hour was an overwhelming experience.... (read more)






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Furlanetto: The Russian Soul
( LAOpus.com - March 2014 - Opera )


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Part 2 of Erica's insightful interview with the great opera basso
Ferruccio Furlanetto reveals insights on performing in Russia... (read more)






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Triumphal March to Brilliance: Verdi’s 'Requiem' at San Diego Opera
( LAOpus.com - March 2014 - Opera )


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Erica reviews the once-in-a-lifetime experience
Otello. Aida. Don Carlo. The comparisons are irresistible.... (read more)






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To Sing with Nature: Piotr Beczała at San Diego Opera
( LAOpus.com - March 2014 - Opera )


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Erica interviews 'Piotr the Great'
Gracious, charming, intelligent, perceptive, Polish-born tenor Piotr Beczała ... (read more)






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Glitter and Be Vengeful: San Diego Opera’s 'A Masked Ball'
( BachTrack.com - March 2014 - Opera )

  Erica reviews a glittering SD Opera production
Love and death, jealousy and revenge, assassination and intrigue... (read more)






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Losing the Disguises: Opera Director Lesley Koenig on Verdi’s A Masked Ball
( LAOpus.com - March 2014 - Opera )


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Erica interviews opera director Lesley Koenig
A childhood listening to the Met Opera broadcasts - Koenig’s eventual plunge into the world of opera ... (read more)






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La Diva Renée Delivers Super Bowl Glamour in Vera Wang
( FINE San Diego Magazine - March 2014 - Classical )


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Erica describes René Fleming's Vera Wang splendor at the Super Bowl
Metropolitan Opera superstar Renée Fleming delivers exquisite music in style... (read more)






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'The School for Lies' Tickles Ribs
( LAOpus.com - February 2014 - Theater )


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Erica reviews the scintillating adaptation of Molière at North Coast Rep Theatre
Theme: Molière's Misanthrope. Variations: The School for Lies.... (read more)






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Best Date Night Ever: San Diego Opera’s 'Elixir of Love'
( LAOpus.com - February 2014 - Opera )


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Erica reviews San Diego Opera's 'Elixir of Love'
Once more, with feeling! This year’s SDO Valentine offering, Donizetti’s 1832 comic masterpiece, Elixir of Love... (read more)






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Karen Kamensek: A Young Conductor Who Knows Herself
( BroadwayWorld.com - February 2014 - Opera )

  Erica interviews SD Opera conductor Kamensek
Conductor Karen Kamensek exudes authority, gives off a distinct overachiever vibe and projects wisdom beyond her years.... (read more)






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Opera Greats, Part 2: Marian Anderson’s legacy
( BachTrack.com - February 2014 - Opera )

  Erica continues her series for us.bachtrack.com
Marian Anderson was the first black female classical singer to break the glass ceiling of racial bias.... (read more)






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Opera Greats, Part 1: Dueling divas
( BachTrack.com - February 2014 - Opera )

  In this four-part series, former Metropolitan Opera violinist Erica Miner shares histories, backgrounds and quirks of the world’s greatest opera stars.
Maria Callas. Born in New York City in 1923...... (read more)






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Opera Is About People: Andrew Sinclair Interview Part Deux
( LAOpus.com - January 2014 - Opera )


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Part two of my recent interview with Director Andrew Sinclair.
Sinclair delves further into the subject of character in opera.... (read more)






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San Diego Opera’s ‘Pagliacci’ Stands On Its Own
( LAOpus.com - January 2014 - Opera )


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Erica reviews SD Opera's 2014 season opener
This season’s San Diego Opera Opening Night incited passion, drama, and nonstop thrills for the audience.... (read more)






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Catharsis, Raw Emotion And Tears: San Diego Opera Director Andrew Sinclair Talks Opera (Part 1)
( LAOpus.com - January 2014 - Opera )


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Erica interviews SDO Director Andrew Sinclair about 'Pagliacci'
Veteran opera director Andrew Sinclair knows what makes opera tick.... (read more)






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Doing What He Wants To Do: Stephen Powell In San Diego Opera’s 'Pagliacci'
( LAOpus.com - January 2014 - Opera )


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Erica interviews baritone Stephen Powell about his role of Tonio in SDO's 'Pagliacci'
Stephen embodies the phrase, “multi-talented.”... (read more)






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The Many Faces of 'West Side Story' - from San Francisco to Tanglewood
( January 2014 - Theater )


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Erica writes a paean to Leonard Bernstein in her overview of two extraordinary performances of his best-known musical masterpiece.
The day Leonard Bernstein died, a sense of gut-wrenching loss pervaded the musical world.... (read more)






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I Due Foscari
( OperaPulse.com - September 2013 - Opera )

  A short description of Verdi's rarely performed early opera
La Gioconda meets The Borgias in this story of murder, jealousy, rivalry and intrigue in 15th century Venice... (read more)






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San Diego Opera's 'Aida': A Feast for the Senses
( OperaPulse.com - April 2013 - Opera )

  Sets and costumes by Zandra Rhodes highlight this stunning production.
A production of Verdi’s perennial masterpiece that was both stirring and captivating to watch... (read more)






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Cutting Edge: Fashion Icon Zandra Rhodes Glitters On Stage
( OperaPulse.com - April 2013 - Opera )


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Erica interviews famous fashion pioneer Zandra Rhodes about her forays into the opera world.
She pioneered British fashion in the 1970s, has dressed some of the world’s most famous women...... (read more)






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Furlanetto Talks Verdi and Vocality
( OperaPulse.com - April 2013 - Opera )


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Part 2 of the comprehensive interview with great opera basso Ferruccio Furlanetto
The joys and challenges of singing Verdi, in this gala celebration year of the composer’s birth.... (read more)






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Furlanetto Triumphs Over 'Murder'
( OperaPulse.com - April 2013 - Opera )

  Superstar Ferruccio Furlanetto's groundbreaking premiere of Pizzetti's compelling work at San Diego Opera
The role of Becket demands a vocal and dramatic giant...... (read more)






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Murder In The Cathedral
( OperaPulse.com - April 2013 - Opera )


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Opera Pulse devotes an entire page to Ferruccio Furlanetto's triumphal debut of this compelling work at San Diego Opera
Erica conducts interviews of the major players in the production... (read more)






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Ralph Funicello Has 'Designs' on 'Murder'
( OperaPulse.com - March 2013 - Opera )

  Erica interviews award-winning set designer Ralph Funicello
When award winning set designer, Ralph Funicello, first graced the San Diego Opera stage with designs ...... (read more)






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San Diego Opera General Director Ian Campbell
( OperaPulse.com - March 2013 - Opera )

  Ian Campbell discusses new production of 'Murder In The Cathedral' with Erica
Ian Campbell goes behind the curtain to direct the west coast premiere...... (read more)






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The Incomparable Furlanetto
( OperaPulse.com - March 2013 - Opera )


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Erica interviews international superstar Ferruccio Furlanetto at San Diego Opera
There is no great artist he has not worked with...... (read more)






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'Samson' Shimmers at San Diego Opera
( OperaPulse.com - February 2013 - Opera )

  Splendid San Francisco Opera sets come to San Diego for 'Samson'
When it comes to Samson et Dalila, one often thinks in terms of biblical drama...... (read more)






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A Stellar Career
( OperaPulse.com - February 2013 - Opera )


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Erica interviews Lesley Koenig, director of 'Samson et Dalila' at San Diego Opera
Youngest-ever stage director at the Metropolitan Opera at twenty-three... (read more)






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Donizetti's Spirited 'Daughter'
( OperaPulse.com - January 2013 - Opera )

  San Diego Opera's opening night sparkled with the delightful 'Fille du Régiment'
Donizetti’s comic operas are true epicurean delights... (read more)






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Eva Podleś: A Strong Woman
( OperaPulse.com - January 2013 - Opera )

  An interview with the renowned opera singer, who takes a comic turn as the Marquise de Birkenfeld in Donizetti's 'La Fille du Régiment.'
A 'true contralto'... (read more)






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How I Learned to Love ‘The Ring’
( OperaPulse.com - January 2013 - Opera )

  A journey to an appreciation of Wagner's work
Wagner's Bicentennial year is celebrated... (read more)






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The Quintessential Opera: La Boheme
( OperaPulse.com - January 2013 - Opera )

  The fourth most frequently performed opera worldwide
Featured Opera of the week: Opera Pulse... (read more)






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The Rain In Spain: Verdi’s “Spanish” Operas
( OperaPulse.com - December 2012 - Opera )

  Of the twenty-five most popular operas of the past two centuries, more of them take place in España than in any other location
Verdi wrote no less than four operas that take place in Spain... (read more)






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Domingo Charms Again in L.A. - 'I Due Foscari'
( OperaPulse.com - September 2012 - Opera )

  Erica reviews the magnificent performance of Domingo's 140th operatic role.
'Miraculous... Remarkable... Incomparable'... (read more)






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I Due Foscari
( OperaPulse.com - September 2012 - Opera )

  A brief overview of Verdi's rarely performed early opera
La Gioconda meets The Borgias in this story of murder, jealousy, rivalry and intrigue in 15th century Venice... (read more)






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As Confusing as it is Beautiful: Strauss's 'Arabella'
( OperaPulse.com - July 2012 - Opera )

  Erica writes of the beauty of Richard Strauss's 'Arabella'
Richard Strauss: 'Arabella'... (read more)






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Il Barbiere di San Diego
( OperaPulse.com - April 2012 - Opera )

  Erica reviews San Diego Opera's ebullient production
Picture a celebrated nineteenth century composer’s house in Paris: in one corner, Camille Saint-Saëns waiting for his turn at the piano... (read more)






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'La Diva Renée' Charms San Diego
( OperaPulse.com - March 2012 - Opera )

  Erica reviews Renée Fleming's Solo Recital at San Diego Opera
Renée Fleming recital review... (read more)






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San Diego's 'Wild Don Pasquale'
( OperaPulse.com - March 2012 - Opera )

  Erica reviews Donizetti's brilliant comedy
SD Opera's Wild West Bel Canto... (read more)






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'Moby-Dick' review
( OperaPulse.com - February 2012 - Opera )

  Erica debuts her interview series for OperaPulse.com with San Diego Opera's exciting premiere.
Better Than The Real Thing... (read more)






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Interview with SD Opera Maestro Karen Keltner
( OperaPulse.com - February 2012 - Opera )

  Erica interviews Resident Conductor of SD Opera
Breaking Traditions: Karen Keltner... (read more)






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Interview with Maestro Steuart Bedford
( OperaPulse.com - January 2012 - Opera )

  Erica renews her professional friendship with the British maestro most associated with 20th century icon composer Benjamin Britten.
British maestro Steuart Bedford’s close collaboration with composer Benjamin Britten... ... (read more)






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Tchaikovsky and His Operas
( OperaPulse.com - December 2011 - Opera )

  Ballets weren't his only claim to stage fame
I grew up with Tchaikovsky. Well, not literally, but as my parents were Russian émigrés...... (read more)






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Power of Journaling, Article #9
( November 2011 - Journaling )

 
Power of Journaling - Exercise... (read more)






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The Dance in France: Romeo et Juliette – Gounod
( OperaPulse.com - November 2011 - Opera )

  Erica continues her series focusing on the Dance-Opera connection, with an overview of French opera history from Lully to Gounod.
Who said the Viennese invented the waltz?... (read more)






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The Dance In France: 'Faust'
( OperaPulse.com - October 2011 - Opera )

  Erica discusses the role of dance in French opera history.
Italians love the human voice. Germans love their orchestras. But the French love their ballet.... (read more)






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'Carmen' Has Her Finger on Opera 'Pulse'
( OperaPulse.com - October 2011 - Opera )

  The wide appeal of 'Carmen' is indisputable. Read Erica's take in 'Opera Pulse.'
Just Your Average Night at the Opera?... (read more)






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The Power of Journaling - Article 8 in a Series
( July 2011 - Journaling )

  Creating a journaling ritual
Some of my favorite journaling methods ... (read more)






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The Power of Journaling - Article 6 (Part 2)
( May 2011 - Journaling )

  A few more journaling equipment alternatives
By now I hope you have done a bit of research on last month’s “Equipment” article... (read more)






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The Power of Journaling - Article 6 (part one) in a Series
( April 2011 - Journaling )

  Equip yourself for journaling
Today let's talk about equipment... (read more)






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The Power of Journaling: Article 5
( February 2011 - Journaling )

  For the new year, resolve to start journaling
What better way to start a year than with journaling?... (read more)






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The Power of Journaling: Part 4
( December 2010 - Journaling )

  I truly, passionately believe there is a book in everyone.
This month, let’s talk about writing a book.... (read more)






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The Power of Journaling - Part 3
( November 2010 - Journaling )

  Famous women who kept journals
What do the following names have in common? Anne Frank…... (read more)






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The Power of Journaling - Part 2
( September 2010 - Journaling )

  Overcoming what I like to call “journaling resistance.”
In my first article I discussed why journaling is such a powerful tool...... (read more)






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The Power of Journaling: Part 1
( July 2010 - Journaling )

  Journaling is the best way to get what’s worrying you inside out of your head and onto the page.
Journaling is such an empowering tool...... (read more)






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Erica Miner Interview Part 1: It started early...
( September 2006 - Writing )

  Novelspot interviews Erica about her former life as a musician and current life as a writer
In my former life, I was a violinist with the Met...... (read more)






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A Spirited Woman’s Journaling Voyage
( January 2006 - Journaling )

  Erica describes her journey from musician to writer
The SpiritedWoman.com... (read more)






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Nice Girls Can Be Naughty – A Series of Articles by Erica Miner
( December 2005 - Writing )

 
CoAbodeBlog.org... (read more)






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The Power of Journaling for Writers
( October 2005 - Journaling )

 
AbsoluteWrite.com... (read more)






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Use Journaling to Manage Fear
( October 2005 - Journaling )

 
Get ReadyForLove.com... (read more)






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Tales from a Journaling Queen – A Journal of a Voyage
( June 2005 - Journaling )

 
QueensDreams.Blogspot.com... (read more)






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Italian Romantic Getaways
( February 2004 - Journaling )

 
LifeInItaly.com... (read more)






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