Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Where's the beef?

Not only is Dame Kiri Te Kanawa an amazing singer and performer. She's also brilliant. In a recent interview with The Independant, Dame Kiri commented on the 'weight issue' in the opera business saying 'Young singers today are becoming more beautiful than their voices.' Amen.

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I could write at length on this subject. I probably will soon, but I haven't had enough coffee this morning. Bottom line, it's about the voice, not the look. Yes, looks are important, but they are secondary. We're singers, not underwear models (thank god for me). 

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