I just sang in a masterclass with Michael Cavanagh and it went really well! I’m so happy with my performance and so happy to be able to take in what he had to say.

Now I’m going to go see Michael Cavanagh for the staging of City Workers in Love. =)

7 months ago on 7 February 2014 ~ 3:45pm

"Music is such an easy thing to major in"

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7 months ago on 3 February 2014 ~ 8:39pm 3,164 notes
nyphil:

From the New York Philharmonic, Happy Valentine’s Day

nyphil:

From the New York Philharmonic, Happy Valentine’s Day

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7 months ago on 30 January 2014 ~ 12:13pm 2,377 notes
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classic-jenny:

Here’s a little bit of love from our favorite composers! ;)

This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen

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classic-jenny:

Here’s a little bit of love from our favorite composers! ;)

This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen

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7 months ago on 30 January 2014 ~ 12:08pm 2,593 notes
Classical music is the sum of all its institutions, performers, and listeners, plus a thousand-year-old cultural lineage; it can’t be snuffed out through any combination of bankrupt orchestras and mediocre album sales. What’s most remarkable, perhaps, is that the industry remains relatively vibrant in the face of an American media culture that appears so determined to marginalize it.
~ William Robin explains why classical music isn’t really dead: http://nyr.kr/1exOBLR (via newyorker)
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7 months ago on 29 January 2014 ~ 9:23pm 862 notes

MUSICAL NOTATION, AS DESCRIBED BY CATS

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(I would have liked to crop some of these gifs (like the accent ones) to make them more accurate but alas, I lack the skills.)

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7 months ago on 29 January 2014 ~ 9:22pm 73,156 notes

I was going to upload the audio from my studio recital last night, but it’s in the wrong format =(

If anyone would like to hear it, like this post and I’ll put the effort in to convert it. (It’s probably really easy, I just don’t know how to do it off the top of my head)

I sang Per pieta bell’idol mio by Mozart (K.78) and I Pastori by Ildebrando Pizzetti. In case you were wondering.

7 months ago on 29 January 2014 ~ 7:00pm

La Traviata, in a nutshelll

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7 months ago on 26 January 2014 ~ 6:25pm 1,204 notes

I have officially booked my first professional audition!

I’m not expecting to get a role because they are a professional company and I’m just finishing my undergrad, but this way I’ll be able to experience a professional audition and make an appearance to these people. It’s a company from my hometown which is where I’ll be next year and they are always doing other things that aren’t operas that I would be more suited for. I’m super excited!

7 months ago on 25 January 2014 ~ 10:25am

I’m having a hard time translating some German poetry. Do any of my followers speak German and would be willing to help me?

8 months ago on 20 January 2014 ~ 1:43pm
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Time.. Time.
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8 months ago on 19 January 2014 ~ 6:53pm 874 notes
In English, [the tonic accent’s] nature is primarily of force, in French it is of duration.
~ Pierre Bernac, The Interpretation of French Song
8 months ago on 28 December 2013 ~ 6:30pm 1 note
… in French, all syllables are almost equally accented, and the tonic accent, which does exists, is always at the same place: on the last syllable of a word or a group of words.
~ Pierre Bernac, The Interpretation of French Song
8 months ago on 27 December 2013 ~ 6:31pm
An obvious conclusion is: French is a language based completely on vowels, the opposite of English.
~ Pierre Bernac, The Interpretation of French Song
8 months ago on 26 December 2013 ~ 6:30pm 7 notes
… two fundamental rules can be set down:
1. In French every syllable must contain one and only one vowel sound.
2. In French every syllable begins with a consonant and ends with a vowel.
~ Pierre Bernac, The Interpretation of French Song
8 months ago on 25 December 2013 ~ 6:30pm