Raised in rural Hawaiʻi, Waimea Williams got her first singing jobs as a teenager. In college she focused on classical repertoire, then spent a decade in Salzburg, Vienna and Dűsseldorf performing opera and chamber music. Her career followed a time-honored pattern of large roles in small houses, and small roles in large houses. After a final concert in New York she moved to San Francisco to study creative writing, and received scholarships to the Breadloaf, Squaw Valley and Napa Valley conferences. For years she lived lean as a freelance editor of over 200 books of fiction and non-fiction. Now back home in the islands, Waimea Williams is working on two new novels and a collection of short stories. In her free time she volunteers at native plant restoration projects for the Hawaiian cultural community.
- Is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reading “Aloha, Mozart?” (Maybe so.) November 24, 2014
- A Connection between Opera and Hawaiian Chant November 21, 2014
- The Forest Returns to Kawainui September 29, 2014
- Jonas Kaufmann! August 7, 2014
- Mid-summer Update: it all continues July 22, 2014