A few days ago I got to interview Linda Kitchen. Linda and I are currently in the final week of rehearsals for Don Giovanni at Pacific Northwest Opera. Linda also happens to be the wife of Seattle Opera's General Director, Aidan Lang. We talk about her experience as a singer and as a director, about family life, and about Don Giovanni itself.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
I have Singerreise book review for you! This time, I went back to reread Charles Duhigg's "The Power of Habit." This book has done a lot to reshape how I think about, well, a lot of things. It's a great book that empowers, even demands that you become a better person.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Here it is! The halfway point for Winterreise. This is number 12 of the 24 songs in the Winterreise cycle. It also is a bit of an ending piece. The cycle was composed in two volumes, Part One and Part Two, with each of them having 12 songs in them. This piece, Einsamkeit, was the ending of the first part.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
As far as Winterreise goes, that was a longer break after "Rast" than anticipated. We've had our Singerreise adventures with a concert, with interviews and a book review, but we weren't done with Winterreise. I am still planning to do all 24 songs. So now I present to you the 11th in the cycle, Frühlingstraum!
Friday, February 17, 2017
On the Singerreise Video Podcast (a.k.a. the Singerreise YouTube Channel), I had the pleasure of interviewing Gary Cannon and Scott Kovacs, directors of the Emerald Ensemble, one of Seattle's newest and hottest professional choral groups.