Sunday, September 30, 2012

Vigthor Zophoniasson, Ashley Wheat interview by Deborah Shouse

During the second day of preparations for the 2005 summer Aspen Music Festival, 85 student opera singers were taking turns performing their audition monologues. Two hours into the day, a handsome redheaded man strode onto the stage. Vigthor Zophoniasson, a 24-year-old from Iceland, gave a riveting monologue. Singer Ashley Wheat, then 23, thought, “My project for the summer is getting to know him.” A day later, she started talking to him, and they soon spent an evening under the stars in deep and interesting conversation.

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