How’s this for a musical life: rehearsals in the morning; afternoons free to explore your highly livable, cosmopolitan city; and evening performances with some the brightest stars of the opera
Phillip Boykin grew up one of 10 children in low-income housing in South Carolina. Described as “tone deaf” by those who knew his prepubescent voice, Boykin refused to be deterred from his early longings to sing. That tenacity has served him well and led this classically trained singer to a career in opera, on Broadway, and in film. In spite of odds stacked against him, Boykin’s dreams have always been as big as his impressive physical stature. With a work ethic to match, Boykin is now seeing his dreams realized in big ways.
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Meet Kristine Opolais, the stunning Latvian soprano who won her country’s heart, then Europe, and now America. Her recent Metropolitan Opera debut as Magda in La rondine, which was met with critical acclaim, is just one in a whirlwind of major engagements for the rising star. Find out about the career and culture of one of the top singers of this generation.
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