Opera myths & all that jazz: an interview with Frank Pesci

Opera myths & all that jazz: an interview with Frank Pesci

Image courtesy of Make Weird Music

You may have caught a recent series of posts by composer Frank Pesci, about the complicated and vulnerable process of workshopping new opera. In a recent interview with Anthony Garone of Make Weird Music, Pesci talks about the operatic myths that may keep potential audiences at arm's length, the influence of jazz in his music - and its value for classical musicians - and his own "heroes" of contemporary opera.

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Jenna Simeonov

Jenna Simeonov

Jenna is the editor and co-creator of Schmopera.com. She's also a pianist, vocal coach, and répétiteur, and working with singers is how she fell in love with opera. Her favourite operas include Peter Grimes, Ariadne auf Naxos, Tristan und Isolde, Written on Skin, and Anna Nicole.

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