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The "Si parla, si canta" Faculty

The 2018 edition of “Si parla, si canta” boasts a faculty of internationally recognized performers and pedagogues. Click on any image below to view each faculty member's biography.

Maestro Benton Hess

Maestro Benton Hess

Thomas Baird

Thomas Baird

Beatrice Benzi

Beatrice Benzi

Nicole Cabell, soprano

Nicole Cabell

Christopher Cano, piano

Christopher Cano

Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano

Jennifer Johnson Cano

Bob Cowart

Bob Cowart

Enza Ferrari

Enza Ferrari

Håkan Hagegård

Håkan Hagegård

Brett Hodgdon

Brett Hodgdon

Ksenia Lelëtkina

Ksenia Lelëtkina

Chris Merritt

Donna Hallen Loewy

Chris Merritt

Chris Merritt

Hugh Murphy

Hugh Murphy

Brian Osborne

Brian Osborne

Edward Rothmel

Edward Rothmel

Federico Sacchi

Federico Sacchi

Mira Zakai

Mira Zakai


Alberto Zedda"Si parla, si canta" mourns the loss of Maestro Alberto Zedda, faculty member and friend.

He was probably the greatest Maestro Rossiniano since Rossini himself, and his legacy extends far beyond the founding of the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. Riposare in pace, caro maestro.

Click here for Maestro Zedda's biography.