The Most Charming Thing about Opera is the Music itself

...It has nothing to do with winning, but about learning to be at peace within this contentious environment. That is the life skill that I owe to competitions. Whatever happens, if you win or not, it is worthwhile to put yourself out there in the competitions, to see what you can learn from the emotional situation that you are thrust into. I wouldn’t have been a successful professional if it weren’t for competitions, because it is the cheapest way to access lots of people in the business. If you pay your own money to fly to audition for one house, you invest a lot of money and time… and it can work out or not. There are so many theaters, you can’t do this for every single theater in the world...

Opera Charm

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