DIrector Joel Ivany and composer Michelle DiBucci talk to Olivia Giovetti about ‘Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup,’ the timely chamber opera Against the Grain Theatre is workshopping in residence at National Sawdust.
About Olivia Giovetti
Olivia Giovetti has written for the Washington Post, Lit Hub, Electric Literature, The Millions, NPR, and VAN. She's formerly served on staff at Time Out New York and WNYC, and her writing has also been heard onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as part of the Next Wave Festival.
Entries by Olivia Giovetti
In advance of her season-long National Sawdust residency, vocalist Lucy Dhegrae speaks with Olivia Giovetti about the intensely personal story at the heart of her project, which includes four commissioned premieres.
Nicole Merritt, director of programming at National Sawdust, talks with Olivia Giovetti about Powerful Sounds, a newly launched series that explores links between sound, motion, music, and wellness.
‘Looking at You,’ a devastatingly smart, immersive techno-noir opera by Kamala Sankaram running through Sept. 21 at HERE, questions the reliability of technology, reviewer Olivia Giovetti reports.
Maya Beiser talks with Olivia Giovetti about ‘delugEON,’ a new album on which the restlessly inventive cellist melds canonical classics and natural sounds to evoke the soul of an imperiled planet.
Olivia Giovetti reports on Student CoLab, a National Sawdust initiative that facilitates a creative collaboration between Williamsburg student artists and Amanda Gookin’s Forward Music Project.
Olivia Giovetti responds to a new Boston Lyric Opera presentation of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ the Poul Ruders opera based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, in an eerily timely site-specific production.
Olivia Giovetti reviews a Miller Theatre Composer Portrait devoted to music by David T. Little, in which Third Coast Percussion and ACME played works that grappled with clandestine policy and personal accountability.
Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, who performs nightly in the Stone series at the New School Feb. 19-23, talks with Olivia Giovetti about improvisation as conversation, and choosing to focus on meaningful work.
Olivia Giovetti responds to “Music for Change: The Banned Countries,” a 90-minute sonic protest against the 2017 “Muslim bans” conceived and performed by Kronos Quartet at Zankel Hall on Feb. 8.