During our recent conversation, we talked about the discipline involved for the tenor who has Rodolfo on his performance calendar. Rodolfo is a physically climactic role. A succession of performances requires much more than muscle memory.
When Joan Ganz Cooney decided to start the Children's Television Workshop, she was told that she could be the deputy, but that a man should be in charge. Her response was that if a man were in charge, she would not be involved
Christian Van Horn is Oroveso in San Francisco Opera's new production of Bellini's Norma. The bel canto gem opened the 2014/15 Season on September 5, making Christian's resounding bass-baritone the first voice to be heard in the Company's 92nd Season.
The amount of money necessary to save New York City Opera -- about $7 million -- people like David Koch and his crowd could belch out after dinner. But what is so heartbreaking to me is that a whole generation that would have fought like mad to save it is now dust.
You could not find a more delightful pick-me-up than Automorphosis., a sublimely over-the-top tribute to individualism, to acting out your fantasies, and to the joyous results of not holding back when the creative urge strikes.
Sports programs often produce extremely competitive students whose careers peak early in life. Arts programs often produce extremely creative students whose critical thinking skills deepen as they mature.