Posts Tagged ‘singer’

Aug. 12 2013

Revisiting Sugarman

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Just after I returned from Africa last August, my writing professor at UB (Marion Winik, whose interview I posted here last week) sent me an email asking me if I had seen the film, “Searching for Sugar Man,” because of its strong South African connection. As I wrote in a blog back then, as soon […]

Sep. 16 2012

A gala event

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Never mind Shakespeare’s play within a play in Hamlet, on Saturday night WBJC had a party within a party at the BSO’s Opening Gala. In a corner of the lavish tent adjacent to the Meyerhof, making a discreet rumpus, could be found Mark Malinowski wearing one of his signature bow ties and an unostentatious lapel […]

Sep. 12 2012

What’s the difference between an amateur and a professional?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

A paycheck. Okay, that may not work as a joke, but it’s food for thought for all of us who love creating art of any kind. Some may think I’m oversimplifying in making such a statement, & perhaps I am, but please allow me to explain. The arts are in crisis these days. Over the […]

Sep. 02 2012

Sugarman

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Noêl Coward has Elyot say in “Private Lives”, “It’s extraordinary how potent cheap music is.”  Well, I think most music is potent, cheap or not, and I was reminded of this all over again when I went to The Charles this weekend to see “Searching For Sugarman.”  My creative nonfiction professor alerted me to it […]

Apr. 06 2012

Une Voyageuse Fabuleux

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

    The Charles Theater is presenting The Metropolitan Opera’s live HD broadcast of Massenet’s Manon tomorrow & I’ll be on hand to greet audience members, hand out “swag”, & enjoy the show. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday, right? It gets better. Sara Stewart, a wonderful, talented woman who’s a member of […]

Apr. 01 2012

Breathing the same air

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | 4 Comments

It was a first for me.  I have never before been to the opera when a singer gave an encore of an aria in the middle of the performance.  I guess it depends on the opera, and an opera buffa certainly lends itself to it more than, say, Wagner’s Ring Cycle!  Well, if you were […]

Mar. 19 2012

Doctor, it hurts when I sing!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 3 Comments

Okay, not really – not at the moment, anyway – but I got you to click on this blog post! Performing artists often face unique work-related health challenges. On Saturday, March 24th, MedChi will present Help for the Injured Musician, Dancer, & Actor: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Healthy Performance. I recently interviewed Dr. Alan Sweatman  […]

Oct. 27 2011

I get paid to play dress-up. Oh, yeah, and sing.

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

When I was a kid,”dress-up” was undoubtedly my favorite playtime activity. I had a huge stash of my mom’s old costume jewelry & purchased more of the stuff (plus various used bridesmaid’s dresses) at garage sales, so my friends & I could spend hours pretending to be royalty or characters from our favorite TV shows. […]

Oct. 25 2011

I have a tambourine…

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& I’m not afraid to use it. Well, maybe a little bit. It is commonly said that opera singers can’t act, & sometimes with good reason, but we are expected to give it our best shot. These days, no matter how good the voices onstage are, audiences have come to expect a bit of theater […]

Oct. 20 2011

“Your voice is not an instrument, it is a…

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

weapon!” So says James Harp, Artistic Director & Chorus Master at Lyric Opera Baltimore. Of course, the human voice is also capricious, delicate, & vulnerable to colds, allergies, & all manner of other irritants. Mine is the main reason I get paychecks, so I try to take good care of it. Those of us who […]

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