Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Opera Singer That Died

When mezzo-soprano Jennifer Brisk finally began to embark on a professional career as an opera singer, she went through many profound life changes.

As anyone who has devoted their life’s work to the study of classical music knows, for most, the sacrifice and dedication necessary to build a sustainable career in this art form is immense. Meaning the effect of success or failure on the performer may seem incredibly multiplied and enlarged.

[blockquote text=’My life was constructed around singing. My daily schedule, for well over a decade, was singing and everything associated with that. ‘ text_color=” quote_color=” width=” line_height=” background_color=” border_color=”]


In Jennifer’s case, she experienced the incredible high of beginning a professional career, paired with the huge blow of losing it, all while dealing with a major personal struggle and life events. Her story is one that will resonate with many singers and performers, I’m sure.

[blockquote text=’The opera singer died, and I had been grieving. I was grieving a part of myself that no longer was.’ text_color=” quote_color=” width=” line_height=” background_color=” border_color=”]


You can read more about Jennifer’s story, and an excerpt from her upcoming book on The Opera Stage.




Classical Music Consort Present Handelfest 2011

What’s not to like about a group of twenty-somethings performing the music of a twenty-something, for their fellow twenty-somethings? The Classical Music Consort got...

Spend Your Valentine’s Day Hangover With Liszt

Studio Theatre February 19, 2012 Presented by Neapolitan Connection 3:00 PM A ROMANTIC MUSIC TRYST WITH LISZT! Angela Park - Piano Eve Rachel McLeod - Soprano Rachel Mercer - CelloIntroducing young...

MAC + Hello Kitty

This beautiful promo ad for MAC Cosmetics Hello Kitty! collection was released almost a year ago, but is worth looking at again. Director Floria...

Countdown to the COC Ensemble Studio Competition Gala

Glitz and Glamour abound as the COC Vocal Showcase takes Centre Stage in Toronto. The Canadian Opera Company really knows how to promote young talent...

Here it is: Canadian Opera Company 2011-2012

Now for the really interesting information. In case you have missed it, Canadian Opera Company announced its 2011-2012 season on Wednesday morning during a...