Francis Merson

Francis Merson

Articles by Francis Merson

23 February, 2011
features

Cecilia Bartoli in Australia

Italian mezzo soprano Cecilia Bartoli has conquered the world’s great opera houses, turned Salieri into a bestseller and become a saviour of the classical recording industry… But she has never, until now, performed in Australia. Francis Merson spoke to Cecilia on the eve of her maiden tour. Continue reading Get unlimited digital access from $3 per month Subscribe Already a subscriber? Log in

22 February, 2011
features

On the road with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet talks to Francis Merson about Debussy, transcriptions and the moon in the lead-up to his performances in Sydney. Continue reading Get unlimited digital access from $3 per month Subscribe Already a subscriber? Log in

16 February, 2011
features

Glenn Gould not Asperger’s sufferer

Glenn Gould is one of many musicians linked to Asperger’s syndrome. However, his much-documented eccentricities may have had a different cause. Continue reading Get unlimited digital access from $3 per month Subscribe Already a subscriber? Log in

11 January, 2011
features

Inside the Berlin Phil

Limelighteditor Francis Merson speaks to Sir Simon Rattle about his past, present and future with the Berlin Philharmonic. Continue reading Get unlimited digital access from $3 per month Subscribe Already a subscriber? Log in

11 January, 2011
features

Singing with Kiri

Soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa talks about finding her place in the world of opera, her illustrious colleagues and the great roles that make her tick.