Monthly Archives: October 2015

Musical Theatre and the Common Gestalt

Many a stage actor and singer is told that there is a little old man who loves this show but can only afford a seat on the very back row of the theatre, so project your voice all the way to him. In … Continue reading

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Backstage with Bubbles and Lucia

My favorite experience with a Donizetti opera involves my wife, several of my dearest friends, and soprano Beverly Sills backstage at Seattle Opera. Sills acquired her nickname, “Bubbles”, when as a teenager, she sang in a television soap commercial. There are … Continue reading

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Bob Webb: My Mentor in the Family

Robert Paul Webb II was my sister’s husband, and he and their family spent several wonderful summers with us when I was a kid. He was a teacher and assistant principal in Oklahoma, and also a bit of an academic nerd, which I found … Continue reading

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Anna Bolena at Puget Sound Concert Opera

My favorite opera this week is “Anna Bolena” by Gaetano Donizetti. And my list of favorite singers this week begins with soprano Jennifer Bromagen, who sang the title role with Puget Sound Concert Opera on Sunday afternoon, September 27, 2015. … Continue reading

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