The Opera Gazet team

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Olivier Keegel

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AND REVIEWER

Chief Editor since 2019. Does not need much more than Verdi, Bellini and Donizetti. Wishes to resuscitate Tito Schipa and Fritz Wunderlich. Certified unmasker of directors' humbug.

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Marco Aranowicz

DEPUTY CHIEF EDITOR AND REVIEWER

MARCO ARANOWICZ IS BASED IN ZURICH. HE IS GOING TO THE OPERA SINCE THE AGE OF TEN, AND HE LIVES FOR THE GREAT ITALIAN OPERA REPERTORY.

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Robert Levine

REVIEWER

Robert Levine is music writer and editor. He initiated Amazon.com's classical CD store. Author of "Weep, Shudder, Die - A Guide to Loving Opera," "Maria Callas - A Musical Biography," and "A Child's Guide to the Orchestra".

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Guillaume Maijeur

REVIEWER

Founder of Opera Gazet (1999). Prefers the German repertoire, particularly the composers Wagner, Richard Strauss and Mozart.

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Marina Boagno

REVIEWER

Marina Boagno acted for many years as an amateur talent scout, organizing concerts, and creating and directing events. Author of "Franco Corelli – Un uomo, una voce" (1990) and a biography of Ettore Bastianini’s, “Una Voce di Bronzo e di Velluto” (2003).

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Daniela Debus

Reviewer

Daniela Debus is an art historian, cultural journalist and author. Location Berlin. Wrote a book about Salomé (Hirmer Verlag). For Opera Gazet, she reviews opera premieres in Berlin and Munich.

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Esther Chayes

Reviewer

Esther Chayes received her soloist diploma at the Utrecht Conservatory. Specialization in the opera profession followed in New York, Milan and Turin. She sang with the choir of the Teatro Regio Torino and made her debut in the leading role in La Molinara by Paisiello. After performing several smaller to medium roles, Chayes turned to teaching.

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Palmyre Timmermans

DESK EDITOR

First prize in diction, singing and music history at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. Enthusiastic admirer of Richard Strauss and Wagner.

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Stéphane Gilbart

REVIEWER

Based in Luxembourg, but lyrically nomadic . With eclectic tastes, and always happy with the surprises that opera continues to offer him : other soloists, another conductor, another director, just a new one, etc. Happy also to share what he lived here, there or elsewhere.

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Hugo Delava

REVIEWER

Favourite composers: Bellini, Braunfels, Donizetti, Mercadante, Meyerbeer, Rossini and Schreker. "Tenor-minded": Michael Spyres, Andreas Schager, Rockwell Blake.

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Jean Jordy

REVIEWER

Jean Jordy, professeur de Lettres Classiques, amateur d'opéra et de chant lyrique depuis l'enfance. Critique musical sur plusieurs sites français, il aime Mozart, Debussy, Rameau, Verdi, Britten, Debussy, et tout le spectacle vivant.

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Olivier Rouvière

REVIEWER

Diplômé en Histoire de l’Art et docteur en Lettres, Olivier Rouvière est journaliste musical, spécialisé en dramaturgie de l’opéra. Ancien producteur délégué à France Musique. Répertoires de prédilection : baroque et slave, au sens large.

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Garrett Harris

Reviewer

Garrett Harris studied philosophy at university. He has been in over 65 opera productions with San Diego Opera, and has written about 1,000 articles for publication in The San Diego Reader.

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David Meadows

Reviewer

David is a career performing arts practitioner based in Melbourne. He aspires to transcendence in his artistic endeavours. When it comes to opera, he has very little patience with those in professional practice who attempt anything but the same.

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Corinne Romijn

COLUMNIST

Corinne Romijn is a Dutch opera singer. She has sung many mezzo-soprano roles in the major opera houses in Barcelona, Paris, Brussels, Antwerp, Strasbourg, Nancy, Amsterdam and Vienna. She lives in Greece, on the beautiful island of Crete.

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Julien Delhom

REVIEWER

Dental surgeon in Toulouse. An ardent defender of stagings respecting the intention and the writing of the composers and their librettists.

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Tiziano Virgili

REVIEWER

Physicist, professor at Salerno’s University. Opera fan for more than fifty years, with special interest for Russian, Czech, and in general less performed operas. Strongly believes that Great Art doesn’t need updates, and that operas work perfectly just as they were originally conceived.

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Christoph G. Molitor

Reviewer

Christoph G. Molitor is a set-designer, architect, puppeteer, illustrator and opera reviewer. He studied at the Mozarteum, Salzburg, and at the University of Cologne.