Erica's Articles

Erica is a regular contributor to:
- Italian America Magazine - Bach Track - Broadway World - L.A. Opus - Opera Pulse -
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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)

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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An Artist's Story
( PNWA Author Magazine - February 2017 - Writing )


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Erica recounts her journey from Met Opera violinist to writer
The strains of An American in Paris played through my mind as I drove home from the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center... (read more)

BWW Review: San Diego Opera's FALSTAFF a Moveable Feast
( BroadwayWorld.com - February 2017 - Opera )


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Robert Kussel
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)

'Cendrillon' Pacific Northwest Ballet's Valentine
( FINE San Diego Magazine - February 2017 - Ballet )


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Angela Sterling
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)

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)

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)

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)

In the Pit of the Orchestra
( Italian America Magazine - October 2016 - Opera )


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Erica shares her memories of performing in the Met Opera Orchestra with the world's greatest Italian opera stars
A young Pavarotti was about to share the stage with iconic soprano Joan Sutherland... (read more)

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)

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


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Angela Sterling
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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)