The human voice is a funny thing. We singers are often reminded that our voices can have a shelf life…particularly those of us of the female persuasion, since hormones play a big role in vocal production. Now that I have hit the ripe “old”
Back in September, when I was rehearsing La bohème, I got this text from a fellow chorister: Many of us had been furiously studying our music over the past week, getting ready for staging rehearsals, when we had to be
I’ll make this quick. Last week, I went over to the house of my friend, Becky Oehlers (some know her from her design blog, Hemidemisemiquaver), who took a bunch of photos for me, since I needed new headshots. What I
There is a general misconception in today’s society that opera is only for old, rich, and snobby people. And though some Jackie Evancho fans might consider me in the last category, I must protest! I think opera can and should
After a couple weeks’ hiatus, I’m back in the Indie Ink Writing Challenge. It’s good to be back, folks. This week’s prompt comes from Head Ant, who writes: An opera is being written about your life. Summarize the first act.
On Friday, I spent the whole day with a famous person. Well, okay, he’s not A-list celebrity famous (my husband had never heard of him), but in the music world — the choral world, especially — he is quite well-known.
Last weekend, I sang the alto solo in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem in Reading, PA. I had a great time, and the choir (made up of the Reading Choral Society and the MasterSingers of the Berks Classical Children’s Chorus)
As I alluded to in my last post, my fellow Divas and I have been making good on our promise to do more for our careers. And part of that process this month was a dinner meeting followed by a
Everyone loves the underdog. From David and Goliath to Rocky, there’s something eminently satisfying about seeing the little guy win. Are we all underdogs? Most of the time, I certainly put myself in that position. I have terrible self-esteem (like
I’ve threatened to write a post about how I practice for a while, and I think now is the time. I’m preparing right now for a performance of György Ligeti’s Clocks and Clouds with the New York Philharmonic, and I