National Symphony Orchestra Robert Oppelt maintains a website that is filled with valuable resources for double bassists, including interviews, stories, tips, and advice. Robert’s site has been mentioned frequently here on the bass blog (see reference links at the bottom of this post), and it is always a treat to see his new projects.
Robert conducted an interview with Washington National Opera bassist Robert D’Imperio. Check out the interview here to learn more about Robert D’Imperio’s early years on the bass, his experiences in the New World Symphony, and his time with the Washington National Opera. There’s a great tale about the WNO’s 2002 tour with Placido Domingo to Japan. Great stuff!
- How Robert Oppelt plays the Mahler 1 solo
- Rostropovich story from Robert Oppelt’s site
- Bass hedge from Robert Oppelt
- Details regarding Robert Oppelt’s website