Interviews

(Find more interviews in Italian in the “In Italiano” page)

VIVERE – 11 October 2018

2018-10-12 (2)

FUNNY PECULIAR PODCAST – 10 June 2018

Episode 9: Ernesto Tomasini Castrato-Style Performer

I FIORI DEL MALE – (Italy) 18 February 2018

The Importance of Being Ernesto (English translation)

MAREDOLCE – (Italy) 5 December 2017

Ernesto Tomasini: When Palermo Was Born in Me (English translation)

LA REPUBBLICA – (Italy, in Italian) 8 October 2017

Tomasini: Musical, records and then I go back to Palermo

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RUMORE – (Italy) March 2017

Ernesto Tomasini (English translation)

OPERA PLUS – (Czech Republic) 8 February 2017

Ernesto Tomasini: Cabaret is the purest art form! The perfect Opera! (English translation)

SHOREDITCH RADIO – BAR ITALIA – 26 October 2016

Ernesto Tomasini

ARTEFACT MAGAZINE – 14 March 2016

Ernesto Tomasini: The Face Behind the Masque

LA REPUBBLICA – (Italy) 17 January 2016

Three Questions to Tomasini for his Masterclass at the Royal Academy (English translation)

ANDREW LILES – 15 June 2015

10 Questions to Ernesto Tomasini

MANICOMIO MAGAZINE – (Mexico, in Spanish) 16 February 2015

El Mundo Fantastico de Ernesto Tomasini

MANICOMIO MAGAZINE – 9 February 2015

The Fantastic World of Ernesto Tomasini

QX MAGAZINE – 19 November 2014

The Children of Kaos

QX MAGAZINE – 9 October 2014

Ernesto Tomasini

QX MAGAZINE.COM – 7 October 2014

In Conversation With Ernesto Tomasini

THE EYES CAN SEE WHAT THE MOUTH CAN NOT SAY – Octobr 2014

Ernesto Tomasini (part one – part two)

LA REPUBBLICA – (Italy) 18 February 2014

Tomasini returns home: I’ll make Verdi turn in his grave (English translation)

MALESOULMAKEUP – 22 October 2013

Ernesto Tomasini: “Home” (with photoshoot)

LA REPUBBLICA – (Italy) 6 October 2013

Tomasini: My Voice in London (English translation)

BABYLONDONORBITAL – 2 September 2013

Almagest!

MILENIO – (Mexico, in Spanish) 26 April 2013

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MALESOULMAKEUP – February 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen, Ernesto Tomasini (with photoshoot)

THE PINK SNOUT – December 2012

Ernesto Tomasini

EXEUNT – December 2011

Othon & Tomasini

NUVUE – October 2011

The Great Ernesto (on pages 23-25)

CARNE CRUDA – RADIO 3 (Spain, in Spanish) – 15 November 2010

Maria Callas poseìda por Satàn

ANGLISTICA – Spring 2010

Of Castrati, Angels and Simians

In this interview, Ernesto Tomasini and Serena Guarracino explore the multifarious possibilities of the voice of ‘queering’ normative notions of identity and subjectivity. Journeying across the many personifications of Tomasini’s own voice – from castrato to digital angel – their dialogue starts from Butler’s notion of ‘drag’ to show how the questioning of gender identity actually entails putting into question the body as neutral signifier of a human identity. Contemporary musical and artistic practices can redraw the boundaries of the performative body. Seventeenth-century castrati remind our present of an excessive technology of the body that challenges the border between the human and the monstrous. Tomasini’s art short-circuits these (and other) experiences of the performative body, opening it up to endless possibilities of impersonation.

BLACK MAGAZINE – (Germany) April 2010

Ernesto Tomasini (English Translation)

OGGLE EVERYTHING – February 2009

Voice in Drag

GIORNALE DELLA MUSICA – (Italy) November 2008

Ernesto Tomasini: Una Voce Extraordinaire! (English Translation)

ATHENS’ VOICE – (Greece) 23 April 2007

Ernesto Tomasini (English Translation)

THE GUARDIAN – 5 August 2002

All Mouth and No Trousers