From May, 2011

Pilates and Opera Singing

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!

Kudos for Opera Education!

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 works. This concert is free and open to the public. The High School Opera Institute (HSOI) is a training program for students, grades 10-12, who are interested in pursuing a career in music. Participants in this eight-month program attend monthly workshops and vocal coachings on…

Atlanta Opera Commission: Rabbit Tales by Nicole Chamberlain

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 research I discussed the topic with Marc Scorca, the president of Opera America.  Scorca told me that an opera company reaches national stature when it has achieved success locally, after aligning itself with its home community. In many ways, I think that news of this…