Tag Archive | "Mozart"

Operatic Olympics

Monday, August 13, 2012

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As I was in Europe for the first week of the Olympics this year, I was in the right time zone to catch a lot of the events on TV in between stops on our concert tour.  Even though I’m not really a huge sports fan, I’ve been fascinated (like most of the world) with [...]

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How Do You Start Your Day?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

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Many of us are careful about the first thing we eat each day. Breakfast is a great chance to start off on the right foot with some fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, a smoothie perhaps; healthy things that you trust will get you off to a good start, give you energy and nutrition to help you [...]

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Mozart’s Perfection and Imperfection

Friday, April 13, 2012

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As I’ve started rehearsals for my very first production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni this week in Atlanta, I’ve been thinking a lot of about Mozart lately.  At every break in rehearsal, someone inevitably sighs, “oh….this music is so incredible…”, and it’s gotten me thinking about how Mozart was truly at his best when he was [...]

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Natalie Dessay

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Natalie Dessay

As she prepared to make a much-anticipated role debut as Violetta in La Traviata in Santa Fe, the affable opera superstar donated her time to answer a few questions for this informal Q&A session.

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Guitarist Xuefei Yang

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Guitarist Xuefei Yang

A fan of Mamma Mia! and Charlie Parker, Yang is the first Chinese guitarist to attain professional status on the international classical circuit. She has performed concertos with the world’s leading orchestras and will record her latest CD for EMI this summer.

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Better Late Than Never – Mozart’s Magic in The Shawshank Redemption

Monday, April 6, 2009

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Better Late Than Never – Mozart’s Magic in <em>The Shawshank Redemption</em>

I’m probably the last person in the United States to see The Shawshank Redemption (I finally got around to Netflixing it, and watched it last night over my favorite meal – a plate of cheese ravioli with home made tomato sauce), but for me it was worth the wait. Obviously, it’s one of the most [...]

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