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Opera Singer Esther Hinds Interview (1982)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-10-24

Duration: 00:10:55

Subjects: Hinds, Esther | Baton Rouge Opera Company | Music | Opera


  • Sexton, Sharon Elizabeth Host
  • Perkins, Huel Reporter
  • Hinds, Esther Interviewee


This segment from the October 24, 1982, episode of the series “Folks” features reporter Huel Perkins’ interview with opera singer Esther Hinds, the star of the Baton Rouge Opera Company’s production of “Aida.” She discusses: why she loves opera; the basic skills needed for an opera singer; the lack of success for black male opera singers; and the efforts to expand the audience for opera by performing in English. Host: Sharon Elizabeth Sexton