And the first anniversary/birthday bash continues with a look at some special people profiled on this blog during the last year–more than a dozen individuals with different stakes in the world of opera.
These interviews tended to be some of the most fun, energizing assignments. Nothing like creating operatunities for yourself to talk to interesting, multi-faceted people who live in and work in the world of opera.
Here are most of the folks who went under the Operatoonity magnifying glass in the past year with links to each of their scintillating interviews:
- Clifford Bechtel, the ‘Golden Tenor’
- Cecily Carver and Parlando, the COC’s blog
- Margaret Garwood, composer of The Scarlet Letter
- Nathan Granner, tenor
- Alison and David Karlin of Bachtrack
- Daniel John Kelly, #operaplotter
- Bob Kingston, aka Operaskank
- Kala Maxym, lyric soprano
- Paulo Montoya, aka OperaRules
- Craig Price, bass-baritone
- Leandra Ramm, soprano
- Adam Richter, Classical Vinylist
- Roberto Romani, aka Opera Rat
- Zita Tátrai, soprano
Operatoonity readers’ top five posts by views were Leandra Ramm (465 views), Margaret Garwood (298 views), Zita Tátrai (238 views), Cliff Bechtel (228 views) and Cecily Carver (200 views).
One thing that became readily apparent from analyzing my stats is that a social media presence definitely impacted the number of views interview subjects received and can greatly enhance an artist’s visibility. For instance, Zita Tátrai has a robust Facebook following, and Cliff Bechtel has a strong Twitter presence.
Which was my favorite interview? I’ll never tell. In truth, I enjoyed them all and learned something new from each one and delighted they shared some of themselves on this space.