Tagged with Vocal
10/06/2013 - 6:24am by ghena
I haven't had the opportunity to hear cellist Gregor Piatigorsky (1903-1976) in a live concert. A good colleague of mine attended his concerts and described a scene where this big Russian man would... Read More
07/10/2013 - 4:36pm by Deboraleb
When a person decides to begin the journey of learning an instrument, whether piano, guitar, or any other, he usually understands that there will be a required amount of time to invest into the... Read More
04/25/2013 - 12:14pm by NEYMELLO
Copyright:Ney De Mello Mattos, October 29 2010  I witness the hypnotic hold   that pre-1980s american music has over most of my students here in the USA. This mental and emotional hold... Read More
04/15/2013 - 3:45pm by Deboraleb
In the last several months, I have had a number of singers from reputable colleges in Miami and a well-known university here, as well as a respected university in Chicago come to my studio. To my... Read More
03/11/2013 - 1:13pm by ghena
MET competition winners from Philadelphia include Soprano Sydney Mancasola (AVA), bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana (AVA) and bass-baritone Brandon Cedel (Curtis). I work with all three artists, so yes,... Read More
03/04/2013 - 2:01pm by ghena
This is where it gets interesting. Met Grand Finals concert is really not about winning the competition. It is about getting on industry radar. Opera companies' bosses around the country are... Read More
03/03/2013 - 4:35pm by ghena
It is a treat when a famed stage director Tito Capobianco brings his magic to AVA. On the first hearing, I discovered a moving and beautiful opera by Massenet. Yes, as AVA faculty I am bias, but... Read More
03/01/2013 - 5:01pm by susananders
Try to simplify if you can to make these 4 goals attainable. 1. You are What You Eat (and Drink)! Eat a well-balanced diet and drink lots of water and liquids without caffeine. Pay attention... Read More
02/17/2013 - 9:59pm by ghena
Recently re-branded Opera Philadelphia is definitely on the rise. The latest production of "Silent Night" by Kevin Puts, 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner, is a success with the Philadelphia audiences, and... Read More
01/05/2013 - 11:47am by ghena
Metropolitan Opera began transmitting live performances to movie theaters in 2006. I attended one performance at the Met to see a former student. Cameras were everywhere, including unobtrusive moving... Read More