Keturah puts together this episode from her space in San Diego, while out there working on The Barber of Seville for San Diego Opera. Before the main interview, she shares short conversation with her cast: Patrick Carfizzi, Peixin Chen, Emily Fons, and Carlos Santelli, about their experiences singing the piece.
Her main interview is with conductor and artistic director of Opera Southwest, Anthony Barrese. They discuss the lives and work of numerous librettists who wrote for Rossini, including Cesare Sterbini, Gaetano Rossi, Jacopo Ferretti, and Vincenzina Vigano-Mombelli, one of the few female librettists during that period.
San Diego Opera Barber of Seville: https://www.sdopera.org/season/2020-2021-season/the-barber-of-seville
Patrick Carfizzi: https://www.patrickcarfizzi.com/
Peixin Chen: http://www.peixinchen.com/biography-1.html
Emily Fons: https://www.emilyfons.com/
Carlos Santelli: https://www.carlosenriquesantelli.com/
Anthony Barrese: https://www.anthonybarrese.com/
Librettists of Rossini: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_operas_by_Gioachino_Rossini