Interview with Russell Henry Holbert
This episode was recorded on Friday, April 9, 2021
Russell Henry Holbert is a queer artist and scholar who works in and around opera and rhetoric. Russell received his BFA in vocal performance from Carnegie Mellon University, where he is currently pursuing his MA in Rhetoric. They currently live in Pittsburgh, where they have performed with Steel City Opera, The Pittsburgh Savoyards, and Carnegie Mellon's School of Music.
Examples of Russell's work (including works referenced in the episode):
Zombie Poem (poem used as a text in the song cycle Beautiful People, music by Joshua Brown)
Queer Apocalyptics - An Anthropological Manifesto
An Ode to Vinegar Pie (published in Apricity Press, Issue 5)
Vocal Performance as Terry Pickens in "Helen Martin: An American Moment" Music by Matthew Heap, Libretto by Darren Canady.