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Meryl Streep on vocal stamina, studying opera and "just the breath"

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 17:20:52 -0800  Interview courtesy of NPRMeryl Streep: The Fresh Air InterviewMeryl Streep is known for completely enveloping herself in her characters, capturing...

Danielle de Niese’s wardrobe make headlines…Wait, what?

Yes, I love fashion. Yes, I love opera, but when the New York Times decided to do an introspective feature on what Danielle de Niese wore for an entire week, my heart sank a bit....

Sasha Djihanian wins grand prize at the COC

Representing Canada at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011 (above video) Here is a bit of background on the soprano who won over the jury at this year's Ensemble Studio Competition, guaranteeing...

Diana Damrau celebrates Franz Liszt

This week we're celebrating the birth of a brilliant composer, a virtuosic pianist who has made history for both his music and for the size of his huge hands and feet.Happy Birthday, Franz Liszt! What...

Interview with Bass-Baritone Mark S. Doss, Pt 3 of 3

In the third part of my interview with Mark S. Doss, I tried to have some fun with him, asking a series of short answer questions. We talked about his idols, favourite performers, and his...

Interview with Bass-Baritone Mark S. Doss, part 2 of 3

In this second clip with Mark S. Doss, the focus is on singing and the technical demands of performing operatic repertoire. I asked him about how he trained and maintains his voice, and he sang...