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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
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San Jose Mercury NewsTuesday, April 22, 2014
This weekend: 'small' operas with big ideas
This weekend: 'small' operas with big ideas
By Georgia RoweSan Jose Mercury NewsTuesday, April 22, 2014
When it comes to opera, bigger isn't necessarily better. This week, two Bay Area companies are forsaking the lavish productions and huge casts of grand opera to present works on a more intimate scale.
SchmoperaTuesday, April 22, 2014
In Defence of Singers
In Defence of Singers
By StaffSchmoperaTuesday, April 22, 2014
I remember playing some auditions as part of a “mock” audition panel where the singers would get feedback about their audition presentation. I played for a soprano (who’s doing very well for herself lately) who started smart with some Mozart. One of the auditioners then said to her, “Not that it’s at all appropriate, but I’d love to hear the Lodoletta.” Sigh.
Fast CompanyTuesday, April 22, 2014
Breaking Up With Facebook? You Better Think Twice
Breaking Up With Facebook? You Better Think Twice
By Jeff RevoyFast CompanyTuesday, April 22, 2014
The internet is ablaze with chatter of how Facebook is “backstabbing” advertisers and “corroding” the relationships between brands and the followers they have worked so hard to attain. Between Eat24’s heartfelt breakup letter to Facebook and Nate Elliot’s “told you so” article on Forrester’s blog, many companies and commentators have very publicly voiced their opinion of Facebook’s decision to limit organic reach and drive marketers to paid advertising.
How to Find Your Social Media Marketing Voice: The Best Examples, Questions and Guides
By Kevan LeeBuffer BlogTuesday, April 22, 2014
Finding a voice for your social media marketing can be difficult because the concept is somewhat unlike other optimization strategies online. Voice is not a statistic you can track or a design element you can tweak. Voice goes deeper than that.  Instead of tracking and analyzing, you can plan and practice. Here’s what I’ve found works best in terms of getting your voice together and using it to interact online.
San Diego Opera Members Plan To Have Say In Company’s Future
By Angela CaroneKPBS.orgTuesday, April 22, 2014
The members of the San Diego Opera association will now have a chance to weigh in on the future of the opera, including on the board of directors’ vote to close.
San Francisco Classical VoiceTuesday, April 22, 2014
Have Operatic Mad Scenes Spread to Board Rooms?
Have Operatic Mad Scenes Spread to Board Rooms?
By Janos GerebenSan Francisco Classical VoiceTuesday, April 22, 2014
Manuela Hoelterhoff has a fascinating article about the present and future of opera in Bloomberg News
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Spring 2014 Magazine Issue
  • From Gold Rush to Google
  • Before, After and During Opera Conference 2014
  • OPERA America's New Works Forum Expands and Explores
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