Archive | 2008-2017 William’s Interviews

Interviews with persons engaged in opera production and performance

Rising Stars: An Interview with Ben Edquist

The following interview of Ben Edquist, creator of the lead role of Edward Kynaston in Carlisle Floyd’s  opera “The Prince of Players”, took place in the administrative offices of the Houston Grand Opera, whose facilitation of this interview is deeply appreciated. (Although the interview was scheduled to be posted a few days ago, the destruction […]

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Telling the Story: An Interview with Director Paul Curran

The following interview took place on the Santa Fe Opera “ranch”, between rehearsals of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Golden Cockerel” with the deeply appreciated facilitation of the Santa Fe Opera:     [Below: Scottish director Paul Curran; edited image, based on a Christopher Reece Bowen photograph.] Wm: I like to begin each interview with some questions about […]

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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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