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Category Archives: Acting

Story Telling: The Art of Communication as an Artist

October 1, 2008

Over the summer I have had many singers ask me the best way to get the emotion, along with their ideas of the character into a role or even just an aria or song so it doesn’t seem contrived or as if they were just acting. They wanted to know how to make a piece || Continue »

Tradition: Is Your Aria Ready?

November 1, 2006

In the Sunday, October 22, 2006 edition of the New York Times, critic Anthony Tommasini wrote an interesting article “A Lamentation on the Dearth of Divas.” He begged the question, “Where are the singers to give voice to opera’s grandest music? Probably tackling a wider repertory.” He went on to say that everyone is singing || Continue »

Building a Multi-Dimensional Character – June 2005

June 1, 2005

Do you like mysteries? If so, you should enjoy the process of properly preparing a role, aria or lieder. It requires the same sleuthing, historic background checks, and intuition required of a detective. First, gather the facts – research the relevant time period connected with the composer, the librettist, and find any pieces of literature || Continue »


Aria Ready