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Opera Singing

That High G

Daron Hagen | Posted 05.08.2016 | Arts
Daron Hagen

The other night in Louisville, in rehearsal at Kentucky Opera, staging my new verismo opera, "A Woman in Morocco," just before the running of the Kentucky Derby, I realized just how much opera singers and thoroughbred racehorses have in common.

Shut up And Sing

Daron Hagen | Posted 01.07.2015 | Arts
Daron Hagen

They performed the song a couple of times, thanked me, and left. A moment later, the singer returned, cheeks wet with tears. "Thank you, sir," she said, squeezing my hand. Then, urgently: "I love the songs so much."

The Strangest Job Interview

Kim Witman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Kim Witman

You buzz your lips like you're making tugboat noises to your favorite (only) baby nephew. Maybe you sing a snippet of something to calm your nerves. The crazy thing? You are totally not the only person singing in a stall in this particular restroom.

Arias for the Opera Virgin

Justin Moss | Posted 10.28.2012 | Arts
Justin Moss

To take listeners through those seemingly difficult first steps, here's a playlist of good introductory excerpts for those new to opera. There's something for everyone, and some you're sure to recognize. Have a listen!

CultureZohn Presents First Person: Danielle de Niese: My Dream on Stage

Danielle de Niese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Danielle de Niese

It's a love story, really. I fell in love with music at such a young age, and the love affair has never ended. I married myself to music from those first moments of inspiration.

Tantalizing Tunes: A Fall Handful of Hit Performances

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marissa Bronfman

From Tchaikovsky to Broadway, Butterfly to Frankie Valli and Shalom, Toronto is truly alive with The Sound of Music!

America's Got British Talent: HuffPost Talks To Unlikely Opera Star Paul Potts

Huffington Post | Michelle Kung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

No one was more stunned than Paul Potts when the 36-year old amateur singer won the television competition Britain's Got Talent this past June. Not on...