Local Tenor Reviews His Own Concert

When I lived in the D.C.-Baltimore metro area, one thing I could count on was a review. When the Washington National Opera performed, it was written about in the papers. When the local choruses sang major concerts, reviews appeared in print and online. Even as I have traveled to other parts of the country, major […]

Okay, Okay, I’ll Talk About Fat Opera Singers Again

I have spoken before about just how fat opera singers should be, but it seems that my advice did not take hold across America and the world, because we’re at it again.  It’s time for another cultural argument about the weight of various opera singers, and pretty much only the female ones (though not entirely only […]

A New Service For Managers Who Don’t Want to Write Reviews

While speaking with Bleric Ack the other day, it came to light that he had to write reviews for some of his employees, and he was not looking forward to it.  Most people, as I’m sure you are aware, are thoroughly fine, which makes writing their reviews quite boring.  And, unless you have a personal […]


So the reviews are coming in for Gianni “Johnny” Schicchi, which means I have to read them, and then decide if I care about them or not.  Reviews are a double-edged sword in many ways.  A wise voice teacher once told me, “If you believe the good ones, then you have to believe the bad […]

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark – A Full Review

I have been a fan of Spider-Man for over 25 years.  I had a whole bathroom dedicated to him.  I have also been a professional singer for some time now.  As such, I cannot adequately describe my level of excitement as I prepared to see “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” at the Foxwoods Theater on […]