Posts Categorized: Blog

Problems Time Has Solved

My InBox. Not my email InBox, which I reduce to almost zero on a regular basis. (It’s a sickness.) Rather, it’s my desk InBox to which I’m applying that most-wonderful-of-strategies: Problems Time Will Solve. Everyone in my office knows not to put important mail in my real InBox during the summer. If I’m really meant

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So Little Time

The days just crowd in on themselves, and the choice of sleeping or blogging is a common one. So there’s much to catch up on. Anti-Master Class Today, three of our singers talked to and worked with some high school singers. It’s gratifying work, and our artists are always more than happy to volunteer. When

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Administrating As Fast As I Can

Still worried about the pace of work these days. Too breathless. And the opera company doesn’t even start trickling in for another few days. Too much scrambling and not enough traction leads to mistakes and misunderstandings. New resolve this week to s…l…o….w……… d…..o…..w…..n…….. Plans for the Volpone recording continue apace, even as the funding and

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Falcone

Winter’s last gasp brought our red-tailed hawk back to his perch outside my office window. I like to think he’s waiting for the return of Volpone and its hawkish characters Corvina (the Crow) and Cornaccio (the Raven). Tickets on sale today for this summer’s performances! Start here. The Studio LivesThe Wolf Trap Opera Studio is

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The Attention Span of a Gnat

A few links today. With apologies for the fact that I seem to be incapable of a clear, linear thought. First, this on the PBS blog “Mediashift” – some thoughts on the “Attention Economy.” Very much on my mind at this time of year when we’re trying to put together season marketing materials. If I

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Ice Day

Ah, the Wintry Mix. It means that I get to catch up on the blog, nag my son about cleaning his room, finish the audition feedback requests, and attack a 3-month backlog of ironing. Feedback Back when I was doing my music therapy degree, we used to study biofeedback. In the mid-70’s it was a

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But What Do You Do in the Winter?

Ah, the “off-season.” As in, “It must be nice to work for a summer opera company. What do you do the rest of the year?” Truthfully, it still boggles my mind. We are literally scrambling, working through the evenings to meet deadlines. How can there not be enough hours in the day in February? Planning

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Adventures in Blogging

Each day a few more of you are finding your way to this new blog address. Welcome back! I had an exciting and unfortunate time in cyberspace at the end of December when I followed Blogger’s instructions to change the URL address… See, I had intended to phase out the blog during 2006, so its

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Announcing the Wolf Trap Opera Studio

Big news today. We’re launching a new division of the Wolf Trap Opera Company next summer – an introductory tier designed for singers who are just about to finish or who have recently finished their undergraduate work. It’s called the Wolf Trap Opera Studio, and auditions will be held in February 2007. Go here for

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All Over the Map

I’m drowning in dry-erase boards. Most of the time, I’m blissfully content with spreadsheets and databases. But there’s something about trying to figure out how an opera season might assemble itself that wants to be played out on a large screen. So I’ve absconded with most of the large white boards I could find, spelled

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