This is an article discussing the career of the ever present and commendable Placido Domingo. This guy is just amazing.
This is an article that lists options for people who have recently lost their jobs and their health insurance along with it. Such information may be especially valuable for young singers who do not have a job with benefits but are too old to remain on their parent’s plan.
Music critic, pianist, and author is taking questions at the New York Times website. Several questions and answers have been published, and they have been thoughtful and thought-provoking. I encourage anyone interested in classical music to give this a few minutes to read over.
City Opera is facing an enormous budget shortfall, and they have just hired a new general manager in the person of George Steel. This article discusses the challenges for the company and its new leader.
The New York Times music critic Anthony Tommasini wrote an article about singer’s looks in the opera. It compared and contrasted the leading ladies of Orfeo et Euridice and Lucia di Lammermoor Stephanie Blythe and Anna Netrbko respectively.
It’s broader point is that looks and a pretty voice are not what makes a performance great but rather the ability to take and own the stage. Along the way, you will find a long sound sample of Stephanie Blythe singing “Che faro senza Euridice” followed by some recit an instrumental portion and then a rousing final chorus.