Historical Performances: Geraint Evans, Marilyn Horne, Richard Lewis in “Wozzeck” at San Francisco Opera – September 15, 1962

Note from William: This post continues my series of observances of historic performances that I attended at San Francisco Opera during the general directorship of Kurt Herbert Adler. This is the first of six such observances of performances from the company’s 1962 Fall season. Last year I reported on the 50th anniversary of San Francisco … Read more

Mezzo Mastery – An Interview with Ruxandra Donose

The following interview took place in the Sir Vernon Ellis conference room of the London Coliseum. The facilitation of this interview by the English National Opera is deeply appreciated.   [Below: Mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose; edited image, based on a  J. Henry Fair photograph, courtesy of Ruxandra Donose.] Wm: What kind of music first influenced you? … Read more