Apologizing

Rebecca singing Despina in Cosi fan tutte

Rebecca singing Despina in Cosi fan tutte (Mozart), Weimar, Germany

A colleague of mine recently initiated a wonderful peer-evaluating performance group.  We meet every week and sing new repertoire in front of a small audience of friends, who do not judge, but gives constructive comments about the performance.  There is no one present who has any control over our career, who can ruin opportunities, grant jobs or money, or has any immediate affect on our future.   It is a safe place to make mistakes, and to ‘premiere’ audition repertoire for the first time, which is notoriously nerve-racking and difficult. (more…)

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