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I am learning (and in two cases relearning) arias for my new voice teacher right now. One of the techniques I picked up at Saltnote Stageworks is YouTubing songs I am learning to hear other’s interpretations and stagings for character ideas. However there is another kind of video on YouTube I have run across at […]

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Tiny update (and tantalizing preview of Papageno/Papagena duet)

We are at crunch time for Magic Flute and that is eating a lot of my creative energy–but here is a tantalizing preview of what is to come of all of this work: the Saltnote Stageworks choreography of the famous Papegeno/Papegena duet is based on hip hop. Papageno is dressed in high hip hop fashion, […]

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Pictures from Carmina Burana, Suor Angelica and Pagliacci

See the slideshow of images from Saltnote Stagework’s Carmina Burana, Suor Angelica and Pagliacci. All of the images for these shows can be found here at Lionel’s Public Gallery. PS: here is Soprano Tiffany Robert’s (Suor Angelica’s) professional website. Inspirational Quote: Marriage is a fine institution, but I’m not ready for an institution. -Mae West […]

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Stuff I wish I had brought (and will bring on my next long trip)

My own mug, knife, fork, spoon, plate, grocery bag I really dislike the consumptive lifestyle of traveling–eating take-out that comes in Styrofoam boxes, eating each breakfast using 2 Styrofoam cups (one for hot water, one for juice), 1 Styrofoam bowl or plate (depending on whether breakfast is oatmeal or a waffle), and 1 or 2 […]

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A blogger/singer’s quandry (reviews of Saltnote Stageworks 2008)

Saltnote Stageworks got a bad review from the Washington Post. Now, as a singer I am finding that professionalism dictates that I don’t have anything good to say I shouldn’t say anything at all. (Not that this advice is well followed). But I have seen that some of the best artists here at Saltnote Stageworks […]

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