Archive | 2008-2017 William’s Interviews

Interviews with persons engaged in opera production and performance

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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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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