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Messages to the Maestro—Introduction

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also of interest

A series of talks to complement Conducting Opera: Where Theater Meets Music,
University of North Texas Press, 2020

selected profiles & interviews
(Critical commentary on performances is here.)

Marc A. Scorca interviewed Joseph Rescigno as part of Opera America's “Oral History Project” early in 2022. This initiative aims to record the recollections of “75 key figures who have shaped the American opera field over the past 50 years.” The video and transcript are here.

Brian Manternach, “The Singer’s Library: Conducting Opera,” Classical Singer, 2022

Marco del Vaglio, “Lasciate che i giovani...,” Oggi, 2013

Maria Nockin, “Maestro Joseph Rescigno Discusses The Flying Dutchman,” Opera Today, 2013

Marco del Vaglio, “Joseph Rescigno, direttore d’altri tempi,” criticaclassica, 2012

Cathalena E. Burch, “Encore coming 25 years later,” Arizona Daily Star, 2009

Brian Manternach, “Making a Lasting Career,” Classical Singer, 2008

Franco Borrelli, “Passioni mediterranee,” America Oggi, 2007

Tom Strini, “Maestro’s love affair going strong,” Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 2001

Wah Keung Chan, “Rescigno Conducts Die Walküre,” La Scena Musicale in English ou en français, 1997

Bob Cartland, “Joseph Rescigno, ”Opera Monthly, 1989


“Drink it or save it? The wine collector’s dilemma”—written for Reuters, reprinted by the BBC

“Powerhouse Fare for High-Powered Bidders”The New York Times

Broadcast interviews (in pop-ups)

Maestro Rescigno lecturing at the “Delirious Naples” conference at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, and interviewed as part of the Telling Time Projects 2007 - 2014.

Photo credit: Avery Photography, Milwaukee, WI.

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About Joseph Rescigno Audio & Video Samples Messages to the Maestro (intro)