Motivation for all of us to keep up our pilates workouts...This photo is taken from the February 1951 issue of Life: Trainer Joseph Pilates balancing on soprano Roberta Peter's belly!
Atlanta Opera's HS Opera Institute Students to Perform in Spring Concert Read more: http://atlanta.broadwayworld.com/article/Atlanta-Operas-HS-Opera-Institute-Students-to-Perform-in-Spring-Concert-65-20110519#ixzz1MtMBH000 On Sunday, June 5 at 4pm at the Morningside Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, graduates from The Atlanta Opera's High School Opera Institute will be showcasing their work in a performance featuring arias and small ensemble pieces from some of opera's greatest [...]
The Library of Congress recently made more than 10,000 historical recordings available to the public online. Just browse: http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/ This morning I discovered a 1904 recording of Enrico Caruso singing "Chiudo gli occhi" from Massenet's Manon. http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2011/05/11/136185857/library-of-congress-launches-national-jukebox
http://www.artscriticatl.com/2011/05/breaking-news-atlanta-opera-commissions-local-talent-for-%E2%80%9Cbr%E2%80%99er-rabbit%E2%80%9D-opera-its-first-commission/ I wrote a piece for Atlanta magazine a few years ago called, "The Context" and within it I discussed the national standing of The Atlanta Opera. At that time AO had just become a resident company at the sparkling Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and had increased its annual budget to $6 million. During my [...]
http://video.nytimes.com/video/2007/03/02/sports/1194817108368/the-brains-behind-talent.html A New York Times video that I dedicate to my voice students and their parents. In short, an explanation of why practice makes perfect!