Evans sits down with Janai Brugger to discuss what it’s like to be a working mom, the first time Janai got goosebumps listening to opera- she was six years old- how she recognizes the voices of her fellow opera singers, and how to create “legato”. Plus, learn how Janai deals with stress why her favorite piece of advice is to “hurry slowly”.
Kathleen Battle is an American operatic soprano known for her distinctive vocal range and tone.
Luciano Pavarotti an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is a New Zealand soprano.
Susanna is the countess Almaviva’s maid in The Marriage of Figaro.
Clara is a character in the opera Porgy and Bess, by the American composer George Gershwin.
Susanne Mentzer is an American operatic mezzo-soprano. She is best known for singing trouser roles, such as Cherubino in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Idamante in Mozart's Idomeneo, Octavian in Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier and the composer in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, as well as other music of Mozart, Strauss, Rossini, Berlioz and Mahler.
Renée Fleming is an American soprano, known for performances in opera, concerts, recordings, theater, film, and at major public occasions.
Leontyne Price is an American soprano. She rose to international acclaim in the 1950s and 1960s, and was the first African American to become a leading performer, or prima donna, at the Metropolitan Opera, and one of the most popular American classical singers of her generation.
In music performance and notation, legato indicates that musical notes are played or sung smoothly and connected.
The Magic Flute is an opera by Mozart.
Così fan tutte is an Italian-language opera buffa by Mozart.
Victoria Okafor is an American opera soprano.
Barbarina is a character in in The Marriage of Figaro.
Operalia, The World Opera Competition, founded in 1993 by Plácido Domingo, is an annual international competition for young opera singers.
Liù is a character in the opera Turandot by Giacomo Puccini.
Deborah Birnbaum is an internationally established voice teacher.
Morris Robinson is an American bass opera singer and former All-American college football player who has performed with the Metropolitan Opera at Carnegie Hall, at La Scala in Milan, Italy, at the Sydney Opera House and in numerous other Opera Houses throughout the United States and internationally. He was the first African-American artist to sign with a major classical record label.
Mimì is a character in the opera La bohème.
Countess Rosina Almaviva is a character in the opera The Marriage of Figaro.
Micaëla is a character in the opera Carmen.
Castor and Patience will premiere during Cincinnati Opera's 100th anniversary season in 2020.
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