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Podcast, Butterfly Edition

Here ’tis, a little something to whet your appetite for our August 7 Butterfly! As soon as I have a chance to trick this out with some visuals and upload to YouTube, I’ll replace this audio file with the embedded movie. I’m heading off for a week’s vacation to clear my head before the season ramps up. See

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Singer Alert! Career Advice Crowdsourcing

UPDATE 3/13/15: The group referred to below is now restricted only to singers, and we are unable to add any more members. Tammy is still very interested in getting questions and topic suggestions for her YouTube channel, so don’t hesitate to go there and post a comment! WTO alumna Tammy Wilson is creating an amazing resource

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WTO 2015. Delivered Your Way.

It’s the day of the announce, y’all. Pick your delivery system: The News Hound You love a good press release. All the facts, no fuss, in one place. Go get it. The Planner You’ve loved coming to WTO performances in the past, and you crave the day/date/time and sexy promo teaser language for this summer’s

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Be a WTO Intern!

We love our interns. Yeah, I know, everyone says that. But we really do. They are what gives our opera engine that extra magical bit of power, and I personally adore the infusion of fresh young ideas that they bring to our company. We hire about a dozen interns in the areas of administration, technical theatre, costumes,

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The Things We Do For Love: 2015

Presidents Day 2015, 3:50pm. Watching the snow roll in, getting ready for a trip to LA Opera on Wednesday (can you say “75 degrees and sunny?”), and musing on the operas in WTO’s 2015 season, a.k.a. The Things We Do For Love”… Defy Authority When your boss has his eye on your wife, you do everything

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Meet the 2015 Filene Young Artists!

Watch this space for summer repertoire info – coming soon! In the meantime, meet the FYA roster for 2015: SOPRANOS MEZZO-SOPRANOS TENORS BARITONES BASS / BASS-BARITONES

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End of the Road

We’re home at The Barns, and I continue to fall down on the blogging job. :( The fatigue is increasingly overwhelming as we push toward the audition tour finish line tomorrow at 6pm! Of course, the finish line is just another term for the starting gate for the repertoire and casting process. Wish us luck as we

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High Risk Arias!

Our Chicago week was spent in a lovely room with natural light at Pianoforte Studios on S. Michigan. The staff was terrific, the acoustics was blessedly neutral, and we were surrounded by keyboard instruments. (There’s a Grotrian Steinweg under wraps in the far right corner of the photo; it’s the twin of my piano at

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