Browsing Tag

opera

  • The primer for classical singing

    It’s almost like a totem. When an individual has signaled their readiness to become a classical singer a teacher will lead them one of these Schirmer books. [A slew of singers just…

  • Physiological response to singing

    Many people who learn I sing opera feel compelled to apologize for not liking the art form. It’s okay. I get it. I don’t like opera either. I mean, I don’t like…

  • Daniel Crouet & ma sorcière bien-aimée

    Many nations have rules around how much broadcast television must be in the native language. This was of particular concern in France during the popularizing of television as their airwaves were inundated…

  • I’m a time traveler

    In America, I was an awkward child. It’s because I’m a time traveler. Opera singers, more than many other artists, spend their entire professional lives immersed in the artistic product of people…

  • Lullabies

    Below the beautiful song Laylay by Sövkət Ələkbərova, and the superb animation work from the creative Russian group METRONOME FILM, part of a project called “Lullabies of the World.” As some of…

  • Opera and kung-fu training

      Let us consider the usual story arc of the Kung-fu Hero.     Countless hours of practice to make your body achieve inhuman feats… no way she’s going to connect Kung-fu…

  • What is “operatic” material?

    I’m a big reader and this week I enjoyed Nuiala O’Faolain’s The Story of Chicago May. [‘Chicago May, one of the few notorious women in the male-dominated rogues’ gallery of American criminals.’]…

  • Opera and body image

    Opera can change the way you see women.   A before and after of Deborah Voigt. When you first plunge into the world of opera divas you can have a bit of…