Saturday, September 10, 2005


I love this. I get to say anything I want. I get to give advice to famous singers.

I advised Anna Netrebko to stay away from Strauss songs until she understands them better.

I advised Ben Heppner to improve his physical conditioning and try to stay within a comfortable legato.

Years ago I advised Cecilia to move the tessitura of her repertoire up.

And why stop at singers? Didn’t I advise potential opera composers to look for love plots to have any hope of lasting success for their creations?

Of course, I give only good advice.

I also advised Renée Fleming to take more risks and then criticized her for becoming someone else entirely in her jazz album. You can't win them all.

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