Encounters

Living every moment with intensity

Willard White talks to us about From the House of the Dead — By Solène Souriau

A singer of extraordinary charisma who has mastered the most demanding roles of the opera repertoire, Willard White has never ceased to consider each moment on stage as a new experience. In From the House of the Dead, he performs the role of Aleksandr Petrovich Goryantchikov, a political prisoner directly inspired by Dostoyevsky who himself was arrested in 1849 and remained in detention for four years. It is, he says, a complex and trying role both musically and theatrically.

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