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A collection of discussions between special guests and Music Director and midday host, Julia Figueras.

On Record with Andreas Delfs, Katherine Ciesinski and Grant Preisser: Hansel and Gretel

To ring in the holiday season, your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is performing Engelbert Humperdinck’s lovely opera, Hansel and Gretel. RPO Music Director, Andreas Delfs, stage director Grant Preisser, and mezzo-soprano Katherine Ciesinski from the Eastman School of Music came by our studios to talk about the staging, the universal and immediate appeal of this charming work, and how to perform through tears...although there will be some laughs, too.

A Strong Memorial baby and Greece Arcadia grad, Julia Figueras is the Music Director and mid-day host for WXXI-FM. She is also the producer and host for the award-winning monthly interview/performance show, Backstage Pass.