Archive | 2008-2017 William’s Interviews

Interviews with persons engaged in opera production and performance

Rising Stars: An Interview with Albina Shagimuratova

The following interview took place under the auspices of the Houston Grand Opera, whose facilitation of this interview is deeply appreciated:   [Below: Soprano Albina Shagimuratova; edited image, based on a Pavel Vaan and Leonid Semenyuk photograph, courtesy of the Albina Shagimuratova.] Wm: I begin my interviews with questions about each artist’s early experiences with […]

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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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