Archive | 2008-2017 William’s Interviews

Interviews with persons engaged in opera production and performance

Rising Stars: An Interview with Erik Anstine

The following interview took place with the deeply appreciated facilitation of the San Francisco Opera.   [Below: Bass Erik Anstine; edited image, based on a Rebecca Fay photograph, from erikanstine.com.] Wm: I’ve enjoyed watching your career develop over the past seven years, having first seen you in performances of the Seattle and Los Angeles Operas. However, your debut at […]

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Rising Stars: An Interview with Luca Pisaroni

The following interview took place in the administrative offices of the Houston Grand Opera, whose facilitation of this interview is very much appreciated:   [Below: Bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni; edited image, based on a photograph by Catherine Pisaroni.]   Wm: My first question of most artists I interview is of their earliest memories of music and […]

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Rising Stars: An Interview with Musa Ngqungwana

The following interview took place at the 2016 Glimmerglass Festival, whose facilitation of the interview is deeply appreciated.   Wm: Typically, my opening interview questions relate to one’s childhood experiences with music and opera. However, you have given quite a summary of your life so far in your autobiography Odyssey of an African Opera Singer: From Zwide Township to […]

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