Opera is New

The first opera I ever saw was Carmen at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion during a dress rehearsal.  I went with hoity-toity charlatans who told me repeatedly that this was a ‘good introductory opera’ with an air of disgust for my lack of exposure to the art form.  Now, I hate that opera and everything it personally stood for (not … Continue reading

Times they are a’changin’

A bit of clarification: I am a trained Opera singer, classical pianist, and orchestral conductor.  I try not to be a snob, but apparently if you have these qualifications you inherently are. C’est le vie. My favorite music to listen to: Folk, blues, jazz. Am I less of a snob now? I had the joy … Continue reading