The Opera Gazet team
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.
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.
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".
Founder of Opera Gazet (1999). Prefers the German repertoire, particularly the composers Wagner, Richard Strauss and Mozart.
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).
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.
First prize in diction, singing and music history at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. Enthusiastic admirer of Richard Strauss and Wagner.
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.
Favourite composers: Bellini, Braunfels, Donizetti, Mercadante, Meyerbeer, Rossini and Schreker. "Tenor-minded": Michael Spyres, Andreas Schager, Rockwell Blake.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christoph G. Molitor
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.
Federico Rota was a member of the local opera choir, the Teatro Regio di Parma, from 1980 to 2000. He then served on the Teatro Regio's artistic committee as a freelance consultant. He was co-author of the biographies of Ettore Bastianini and Franco Corelli and published in various magazines.