Archive | William’s Conversations


Return to L. A. – A Conversation with Basso Morris Robinson

The following conversation took place under the auspices of the Los Angeles Opera, whose facilitation of the conversation is deeply appreciated:   [Below: Basso Morris Robinson; edited image of a publicity photograph from] Wm: You’ve returned to the Los Angeles Opera to perform the role of Zaccaria in Verdi’s “Nabucco” under the baton of Maestro James […]

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A Conversation with Raymond Aceto – San Francisco Opera’s Timur in “Turandot”

The following conversation with basso Raymond Aceto is in conjunction with the San Francisco Opera’s revival of the David Hockney production of Puccini’s “Turandot”.    [Below: Basso Raymond Aceto; edited image of a publicity photograph, courtesy of Raymond Aceto.] Wm: This fall’s performances of Timur in Puccini’s ‘Turandot” represent the 20th anniversary of your San Francisco […]

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More Questions for the Calaf: A Conversation with Brian Jagde

The following conversation was based on a meeting at the War Memorial Opera House with the much-appreciated facilitatation of the San Francisco Opera. For previous communications between myself and tenor Brian Jagde, see:  Rising Stars: An Interview with Brian Jagde.   [Below: Tenor Brian Jagde; resized image of a photograph, courtesy of Brian Jagde.] Wm: You […]

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