In today’s industry, it’s vital to make an impression that engages your audience behind the table, online or in person (a boy can dream, can’t he?). One way to keep the people “leaning in”, is to put your stamp on a musical selection that we haven’t heard a zillion times. In that spirit I’d like to chat briefly about a few songs and shows you may not be quite as familiar with. I’ve selected a gem of a BALLAD for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Barritone. Gifts for everybody!
A good night’s sleep is one of the most important components of good health. Gone are the days when sleep was equated with inactivity, even indolence. We now recognize that a lot goes on during sleep. Our body gets rid of waste products, including scavenging waste proteins in the brain; our hormones are busy resetting; and, in general, the body undergoes rejuvenation. Lack of adequate sleep, whether in quantity or quality, is considered by some authorities to be a major contributor to chronic illness and even obesity.
Power couple Michelle Johnson and Brian Major make it work, on the operatic stage and off.
December commemorates Maria Callas’ birthday. As we remember her legacy, let us pay tribute to her contributions that transcended traditional vocal technique.
None of us artists really knows what to do, or what's coming next. But I still feel we are essential, even if society (or the government) doesn't appear to feel this way. So what the hell are we supposed to be doing now? My answer: I haven't a clue. But also, not nothing.
But what does this mean for someone whose dream is to be an opera singer and who is willing to give everything to that dream? Faith and optimism are empowering forces on the way to fulfilling a dream, and no one wants to start out with the caveat that the dream may not become true after all. Doubt can be draining and undermining. Many who have gone against the grain to achieve their vision have either had no doubt or been able to overcome their own and others’ skepticism.
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