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Day 48: Tenor Frederick Ballentine in the Artist Spotlight

During the 2015 season, the blog will feature interviews with our Filene Young Artists. Today, we hear from tenor Frederick Ballentine, Count Almaviva in The Ghosts of Versailles. Which experience(s) most influenced your decision to become a professional singer? What’s the earliest point in your life that you can identify in pointing you in this direction? I got

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Day 47: Bass Timothy Bruno in the Artist Spotlight

During the 2015 season, the blog will feature interviews with our Filene Young Artists. Today, we hear from bass Timothy Bruno, Louis XVI in The Ghosts of Versailles. Which experience(s) most influenced your decision to become a professional singer? What’s the earliest point in your life that you can identify in pointing you in this direction? I

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Day 45: The First Step Toward Next Season!

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Today, we take a momentary break from chronicling the 2015 season in order to give a shout-out to singers and pianists who are interested in working with us next year. That’s right: you can now apply for an audition for summer 2016. How To Get Started Go to our Auditions page for full dates, deadlines, instructions and a link

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Day 43: Music on the Move

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Over this last week, a few of our singers have been enjoying a breather between projects (finished with Figaro, and not yet engulfed by the Rodgers Family recital or the Aida concert!) As we often do, we took advantage of opportunities like this to take the music off campus; to bring the glories of live singing to people in many different kinds

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Day 42: Know Before You Go #3 – The Villain

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The third in a series of short posts that will get you ready for The Ghosts of Versailles, a few easily digestible paragraphs at a time. I’ve already introduced you to the Ghosts of the opera’s title and the Figaro characters of the opera-within-the-opera. Today, we meet an important character who inhabits the same scenes as those Figaro characters. His name

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Day 41: Mezzo-soprano Sarah Larsen in the Artist Spotlight

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During the 2015 season, the blog will feature interviews with our Filene Young Artists. Today, we hear from mezzo-soprano Sarah Larsen, Susanna in The Ghosts of Versailles.   Which experience(s) most influenced your decision to become a professional singer? What’s the earliest point in your life that you can identify in pointing you in this direction? My mother

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Day 40: Baritone Morgan Pearse in the Artist Spotlight

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During the 2015 season, the blog will feature interviews with our Filene Young Artists. Today, we hear from baritone Morgan Pearse, Figaro in The Ghosts of Versailles. Which experience(s) most influenced your decision to become a professional singer? What’s the earliest point in your life that you can identify in pointing you in this direction? My mother

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Day 39: “People will never forget how you made them feel”

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Tonight, the season’s first Vocal Colors concert comes to The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this guest post by soprano Alexandra Loutsion, one of the three artists featured in tonight’s performance! As excited as I am to bring Cio-Cio San to Wolf Trap Opera audiences this summer, there has been a little gem

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