Wolf Trap Opera

The Future of Opera

Waiting…

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Stuck in the Seattle airport, waiting out a weather delay. Grant (Loehnig) is teaching us about Xhosa, the language he learned while studying abroad in South Africa. It’s a great language to sing in. The vowels are completely pure, like in Italian. And there are three different “clicks” represented by the letters C, Q and X. If he were to write art songs, he would compose them in Xhosa. He knows a song about your dress getting wet when it rains, and if (/when) it rains in San Francisco (our destination), he will teach us to sing it.

Lee Anne asks me to remind prospective Studio Artist auditionees that everyone will be asked to perform a monologue. Don’t be surprised :)  And please rock it. (We love monologues:))

Boarding! Back soon…

 

 

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