• Graham Sesto

    No Mics Attached

    When I talk to people who don’t know anything about opera, the thing that seems to shock them the most is the fact that no one uses microphones: not the singers, not the orchestra, and often not even the dreaded announcer who has stepped onstage …

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  • Kasarova Orfee

    Recordings That Make a Crier Out of Me

    Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not a crier.  But, I have to admit, that there are a few opera recordings that, on the first listen, brought me to tears. When I was first exploring opera, I listened to every opera I could get …

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  • Nervous

    Overcoming Audition Jitters

    As a singer, I’ve attended countless auditions.  Each one is unique, with its own set of challenges, but I’ve found that the nerves are the same.  Most singers I know get nervous at every audition, even to the point of it affecting their performance.  So …

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  • Hagley Todorovitch Figaro

    Desert Island Opera DVD

    My friends and I always love to play the “desert island game.”  It’s simple– if you were stranded on a desert island, which 5 books, DVDs, etc. would you choose to take with you.  When asked about DVDs, most people say things like “Zoolander” or …

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