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Talent Search, Opera Style
Director, Wolf Trap Opera Company
No, I am not the newest member of the
panel, but I will be in search of the best young singers in the U.S. The main difference? I'll be on a steady diet of Rossini, Puccini and Mozart instead of Beyoncé, Daughtry and Coldplay.
Singing for Two: Carrying More Than Just a Tune
The costume designer was baffled as to what to do with my bulk -- greeting me at my first costume fitting was a corset. I had to demonstrate how my belly was not going to be pushed aside or smashed with a corset no matter how many bones and laces it had.
Composer, Essayist, and Stage Director
was my sixth opera, so I performed a private ritual by discretely tapping the wood of the pit rail six times for luck. The jitters came. Turning back to the house, I let out a very long breath.
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