Tuesday, March 27, 2012

No. 181: What is Opera Organically? Thoughts from Navajo Land

To perpetuate the idea that opera is in any way confined to a human structure is to deny the life's blood, the Source of our music: our Selves and artwork--our stories.  Opera is as much alive in the desert, on the mountaintop, in the forest, as it is in the most grandiose opera house.  When we know this, suddenly all of who we are sings with joy and authenticity, and we feel the power of life expressed as art pour from who we are out into the largest expanses of what it means to be alive.  
THIS is Opera Organically.  

Saturday, March 10, 2012

No. 180: What is Opera Organically? Post 5: Voice knows...

Voice knows that It is beautiful.  We, however, may not know this.  The pathway to singing is the pathway to knowing a Beauty which already exists, is already present, is already Who We Are.  When we approach our Voices, not with automatic judgment but with a curiosity and a thirst for the Divine, singing becomes more than singing.  It becomes Life and Love Itself.  And who would not love to listen to that?