Sunday Morning Opera (sort of)

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Having been an opera fanatic for quite a few years now, I’ve developed a theory that a truly great operatic superstar must be able to sing cross-over.  There aren’t many opera singers who are good at it, for some strange reason.  In order to sing something other than opera, a person must be able to sing in a different way.  I’ve been reading that the greatest baritone of them all, Sherrill Milnes is now advising young singers to learn to sing Broadway, and extend their careers and career possibilities.  If you want to to watch an up and coming artist, keep you eye on Jonathan Estabrooks. Keep an eye on him. He can’t be contained by opera. He is something even rarer than an opera star – he’s an entertainer – a real one. I lucked into the legendary Cesare Siepi, doing In the Still of the Night. The dirty little secret is that the way to my heart is a good baritone crooning Cole Porter. Thank you Thomas Hampson for doing my very fave song (next to Live and Let Die). Okay, I admit it.  I like crooners.

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