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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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A Conversation with Brian Mulligan: “Crucible’s” John Proctor at Glimmerglass, His Tenth Role Debut in 16 Months

The following conversation took place in part at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House and in part at the 2016 Glimmerglass Festival with the much-appreciated facilitation of the San Francisco Opera and Glimmerglass Festival. It is posted in coordination with Brian Mulligan’s appearances at the 2016 Glimmerglass Festival as John Proctor in Ward’s “The Crucible”.   […]

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