I have recorded it for a friend of mine a few months ago, but thought why not share it with all of you 🤙🏽
It's not perfect and it doesn't have to be! I have probably played this song a bazillion times, but I still am not getting tired of it!
Continuing to revisit our 2019 production, we take a look at a mid-season rep of the ballad ‘Truman Sleeps’. 🍊
3 days until our Dallas and San Antonio remote audition camps. Come be apart of the 2020 Mandarins! 💜Register now at Mandarins.org Link in the bio @dcimandarins
See a drones eye view excerpt of the 2019 production @dcimandarins
Haydn Bird Quartet! This is usually at a presto tempo. But i need to practice slower than it’s played. Also i need to fix my intonation throughout the string crossings.
Piece: Bird Quartet Haydn .
Last week I had the wonderful experience of being in the audience as my fellow Opera Colorado Artists in Residence performed in a master class with Renée Fleming. It was a slightly different angle from my last masterclass experience with Ms. Fleming at UGA, but just as rewarding. Photo Credit Opera Colorado/ Kelly Maxwell #operasingersofinstagram#baritone#operacolorado#coloradosymphony
#baritone has returned from @3tracksmusic
I'm so happy with how this baritone plays. Thank you for the stellar job, Keith!
If you're curious, it's a Fender Jazzmaster body with a baritone neck 27.75". The pickups are @dimarzioinc Tone Zone P90 in the neck, and a P90 Super Distortion in the bridge.
Could you be suffering from SILENT REFLUX??? 😱
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) otherwise known as Silent Reflux, is similar to GERD in that stomach acid is traveling the wrong way up the esophagus, but with LPR it goes all the way up to the throat. It’s referred to as “silent” because it’s possible to not have typical noticeable symptoms of reflux like indigestion and heartburn.
Symptoms can include sore throat, cough, trouble swallowing, feeling like you have a lump in your throat, and hoarseness in the voice. As a singer, you can imagine how detrimental this can be - less resonance in the voice, reduced range, and a feeling of stickiness or trouble phonating. In fact, I’ve heard LPR referred to as “Singer’s Reflux” not because only singers get it, but because we’re very in tune with how our voice feels day to day. Any tiny bit of hoarseness can send us into panic mode!
So what to do? Prescription meds like PPI’s and over the counter antacids can be helpful in the short term, but should not be treated as a long term solution. To get to the root of the problem, diet and lifestyle NEED to be addressed.
Studies have shown that lower carb diets are very effective in managing any type of reflux. In my last post I talked about how reflux is actually a case of too LITTLE stomach acid, as opposed to too much. So if too many carbs are consumed and aren’t being digested properly due to this low acid environment in the stomach, they ferment and cause intra-abdominal pressure (bloating and gas!) which in turn causes the lower esophageal sphincter to open up, letting the stomach acid flow up the esophagus and possibly as far as our larynx and precious vocal folds!
If you suffer from reflux, I highly recommend giving a low carb diet a try, not necessarily a ketogenic diet, but lower than average- under 100g of carbs per day. Also consider going gluten-free. Gluten is not super great for anyone’s gut...but that’s a discussion for another time!
👉🏻 For more discussion on singer’s health, join me in my FB group Holistic Wellness for Singers 🎶 (link in bio)
𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗚𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗶 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗰𝗵𝗶!
Named as one of BBC Music Magazine’s 2019 Rising Stars, we are very excited to have Maestra Ben-Santamaria returning to Sicily in 2020 to conduct Gianni Schicchi!
French conductor Sonia Ben-Santamaria - fast becoming one of the UK's most sought after up-and-coming opera conductors - brings energy, intimacy and lightness to the podium with her conducting style.Maestra Ben-Santamaria has this season joined Opera North as their first female conductor associate. In June this year, she made her UK debut conducting Un ballo in maschera at Opera Holland Park. Last season Sonia was one of the six women conductors selected worldwide for the 2018 The Dallas Opera Hart Institute and she also was the first female conductor chosen to be Link artist associate of the Royal Opera House Jette Parker Young Artist scheme. Ben-Santamaria was a trainee repetiteur at the English National Opera 2011/2012 and the National Opera Studio 2010 after graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, London and the Conservatoire National de Toulouse, France.
An artist who enjoys diversity in her conducting challenges, Sonia has conducted titles that include Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, La Clemenza di Tito, La Traviata and La Boheme; contemporary works include To Himself, Alone by Joseph Cabon produced by Tête à Tête Festival in 2017, and Ruth Chan’s Between Constellations at Grimeborn Festival in 2018.
Come join us on our 2020 Summer Season! Applications are open for all roles, instrumentalists, assistant conductors and assistant directors. Apply now! Link in bio.
Diálogos entre voces e instrumentos que con acuerdos construyen música... venga y disfruten junto a nosotros de esta producción. Dando todo para que vibre hasta la última fibra de su corazón. 🤩🤩. Ayer realizamos nuestro ensayo con la Orquesta Intermedia de EAM bajo la dirección del maestro Diego Solano. Solo faltan 10 días para que podás disfrutar del Mesías de G.F Händel. 🎶
Recordá este 30 de noviembre y 01 de diciembre. 🗓. #soyucrcoral
I figured out how to run both of my amps at the same time the other day and it sounds MASSIVE with some reverb, some delay, and some fuzz. I got a baritone guitar a while ago and I decided to use it because it gave me some @rabeaafro vibes, which is great because he’s a huge inspiration to me. I also decided to bring back the E-Bow (which I haven’t used since the Halo theme video) and it sounded killer! Hope y’all enjoy!