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Category Archives: opera
I haven’t vanished in an alpine crevasse, I’ve simply been busy singing! The business has been part rehearsals, part teaching, and part working on some things for the future. The rehearsals have led me to a small musical discovery, in … Continue reading
Over two weeks have passed since that Germanwings pilot deliberately crashed Flight 9525 into the French Alps, taking 149 passengers and crew with him. The news cycle is mostly done with the speculation over the pilot’s illness, motives, personality disorder, … Continue reading
Three blitzschnell appearances and all of two syllables of singing from me in this short video from ATV (the Rosenkavalier segment begins exactly 11 minutes in), alles auf deutsch but enjoy the sets and costumes.
(Bitte scrollen Sie nach unten für die deutsche Fassung) Oh, the life of a performing artist. You want to succeed. You want to give your very best and, when your best isn’t enough, you try to dig deep into yourself … Continue reading
Finally got a copy of this recently, finally watching it today. To be honest, I put it off for a while until I worked up enough nerve to listen to — and watch — myself. Afra’s a supporting role but … Continue reading
Nothing like a bad cold a full-blown case of the flu to make a singer feel useless. Well, let’s at least talk about singing then. Eine Erkältung Grippe reicht aus, dass sich Sänger nutzlos fühlen. Nun, dann lasst uns wenigstens … Continue reading
Capriccio Music is releasing a DVD of Tiroler Landestheater’s recent production of Catalani’s “La Wally”. Ahead of the release they have put up this “The Making Of” short film on YouTube. Subtitles are in English or German, depending on who … Continue reading
It was a Christmas tradition in my family to watch the 1951 British black-and-white classic film of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, titled “Scrooge” and starring Alistair Sim. Back then we could only watch it when it aired on television, which … Continue reading
Expats Blogs, the online aggregate website which last year gave me that pretty silver ribbon over there on the sidebar, is holding a writing competition this year. The topic had to be a Top List, as in, for example, Top 10 … Continue reading