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Our Chicago week was spent in a lovely room with natural light at Pianoforte Studios on S. Michigan. The staff was terrific, the acoustics was blessedly neutral, and we were surrounded by keyboard instruments. (There’s a Grotrian Steinweg under wraps … Continue reading →
12 days ago | |
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A silly post, to occupy us as we try to escape Cincinnati. (Booked on one flight, standby on another, delayed on both, waited on the tarmac, now have been banished back to the terminal…) Having failed at trying to get … Continue reading →
18 days ago | |
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Cincinnati auditions came and went, in a whirlwind 2.5 days. Our 5:30am departure for the airport on Saturday morning (following this absolutely beautiful Friday night concert that Lee Anne booked) turned into the beginning of a road trip, as our … Continue reading →
18 days ago | |
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Today, the first look at the operas that have ended up on the first iteration of our “short list” of possible rep for 2015. But first, doughnuts!!! These landed in our room this morning, thanks to our every-thoughtful auditions monitor. … Continue reading →
24 days ago | |
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It’s Monday, and Mercury is in retrograde (we’re learning that the hard way…), but you still have a few more hours to submit an application to audition for the 2015 season. Deadline midnight tonight, October 6. Start at www.wolftrap.org/opera/audition.
25 days ago | |
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Today, some advice for singers who are in the position of choosing and delivering an audition monologue. Our prospective Studio Artists must do just this. And we’ve had some really good ones come through the door over the last two … Continue reading →
25 days ago | |
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I am constantly amazed by how different it is to do auditions in New York now that the National Opera Center is here. A room with true acoustics, a place for singers to relax (well, as close as one can get … Continue reading →
26 days ago | |
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Tomorrow will be spent packing, in preparation for the WAS-NYP-CVG-ORD-PHL-LAX-SFO-SEA-IAH-IAD 8,000-mile/1,000-aria adventure that is the next 6 weeks. As I get ready, I’m aware that many of you need to get your heads in the game for your own audition … Continue reading →
30 days ago | |
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This concludes an 8-part series of posts containing audition season advice submitted by Wolf Trap Opera alumni. I was astonished that within a few days of putting out a group email request, I received messages from almost 40 singers. Clearly, this … Continue reading →
1 month ago | |
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Part Eight in a series of posts containing audition season advice submitted by Wolf Trap Opera alumni. It’s telling that this theme emerged more frequently than others among all of the advice submitted. Do not underestimate its power. Let It Go: … Continue reading →
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