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Opera Interviews


Brief Encounter with... German tenor Endrik Wottrich
By Keith McDonnell · 30 Oct 2013 · London
Who or what was the biggest musical influence in your life? I grew up in a family where my mother played the piano and made me join the church choir as a child. I decided at a young age that I would ...
Brief Encounter with...Australian baritone Duncan Rock
By Keith McDonnell · 5 Oct 2013 · London
Who or what was the biggest musical influence in your life?I have had several strong influences. Initially it was the recordings of Bryn Terfel. Growing up in Western Australia I didn't have ...
Brief Encounter with... South African baritone Jacques Imbrailo
By Keith McDonnell · 23 Jul 2013 · Brighton
Who or what was the biggest musical influence in your life?I'd say that there have been two major influences. The first was the time I spent at the Drakensberg Boys Choir School in South ...
Brief Encounter with... American tenor Charles Castronovo
By Keith McDonnell · 5 Jul 2013 · London
Charles Castronovo as Ruggero© Catherine Ashmore Who or what was the biggest musical influence in your life?What truly made me want to perform in the first place was Led Zeppelin. I ...
Growing in Stuttgart - an interview with baritone Ronan Collett
By Simon Thomas · 14 Jun 2013 · London
Baritone Ronan Collett was born in Norfolk and received his musical education in the UK, at Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music, benefiting from a number of bursaries and awards, before ...
Daniel Slater directs Mozart at Garsington
By Mark Valencia · 17 May 2013 · London
Affable, relaxed and knowledgeable, Daniel Slater may seem easy-going but his mind races when he waxes lirico about opera. Those synapses crackle with creative enthusiasm – which is ...
WOS Radio: Edward Seckerson Talks to Ailish Tynan
By Edward Seckerson · 5 Oct 2010 · London
Ailish Tynan plays a short, fat, bald man in David Alden's staging of Handel's Radamisto at ENO. It is, she says, an occupational hazard when venturing into the cross-gender world of 18th ...
WOS Radio: Catherine Malfitano Discusses ENO Tosca
By Editorial Staff · 11 May 2010 · London
She was the Tosca who played live to an audience of one billion in 107 countries; she is the director of English National Opera's new staging of the opera they once dubbed Puccini's "shabby little ...
WOS Radio: Rupert Goold Tackles ENO Turandot
By Editorial Staff · 7 Oct 2009 · London
In this latest opera podcast, Edward Seckerson talks to Turandot director Rupert Goold and principal singers Kirsten Blanck and Gwyn Hughes Jones. Goold’s myriad theatre credits inclu
WOS Radio: Catalan Twist on ENO Grand Macabre
By Editorial Staff · 11 Sep 2009 · London
In this latest opera podcast, Edward Seckerson talks to La Fura dels Baus director Valentina Carrasco, conductor Baldur Brönnimann and production manager Nicholas Sperling about English National