Opera Lively has interviewed James Meena, general director and principal conductor of Opera Carolina
, the excellent Charlotte company (our official partners) that presented Eugene Onegin
in March 2012. We talked about the opera, the production, and the accomplishments and struggles of a regional opera company in today’s environment.
There is a first interview with him focusing on Eugene Onegin
and the company, then scroll down for a second one focusing on Tosca
. [Opera Lively interview # 9 and # 57]
Opera Carolina, used with permission
First Exclusive Opera Lively Interview with Maestro James Meena
OL – What is needed to conduct Eugene Onegin successfully?
JM – [Laughs] That’s a very difficult question… [laughs] I don’t know!!! But I’ll tell you my impression of the piece.