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Paul Groves (2001)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana, New York City, New York

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2001-01-18

Duration: 00:23:21

Subjects: Groves, Paul (Tenor) | Opera | Music | Singers | Metropolitan Opera (New York, N,Y.) | Grayson, Robert (Singer)


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Bush, Charles Producer
  • Groves, Paul Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from January 18, 2001, features an interview with Paul Groves conducted by Gus Weill. Groves, a native of Lake Charles, is an internationally acclaimed opera singer. He discusses: growing up in a musical family; his studies at LSU under tenor Robert Grayson; his time studying at the Julliard School in New York; the school’s proximity to the Metropolitan Opera; his participation in the Met Young Artists program; his first performance of the “Flying Dutchman” as an understudy; receiving the Richard Tucker Award; the stress of singing high notes; and his marriage with a fellow opera singer.