Prima la musica?: A Critical Portfolio
This portfolio contains documented interviews, reviews, profiles and programme notes written during an internship in music criticism. The internship was undertaken primarily in Europe, but also in North America. A specific focus on opera criticism has been a primary objective. Section I contains an introduction, which offers an overview of the critical internship project, its organization and execution. A subsequent essay explores my perspectives on opera criticism, as developed throughout the internship. Section IT comprises a series of interviews which were conducted during the internship period in Europe. Sections III and IV contain music criticism written between September 1992 and March 1994.