Zen and the Art of the Opera Audition

This summer, a number of things brought me back to Robert Pirsig’s classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.  I had read it the first time as as college student in 1975, and it was (as it should be) a completely different experience 37 years later.

So, because it’s what speaks to me in this moment (and because I’m not sure that without a new perspective could possibly write a single new useful sentence on auditioning…), here comes a short series of audition season posts inspired by this crazy novel / philosophical odyssey. (Which was originally inspired by Zen in the Art of Archery.) Stay tuned.

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