Sunday, November 3, 2013

Young Stars

One thing that has always bothered me is this phenomenon of children becoming opera singers.  Examples: Charlotte Church or especially Jackie Evancho who (supposedly) sounds like an adult.  To me, allowing them to sing like that is a bad thing - maybe even moving in the direction of child abuse.  This article explains this better than I ever could.  But the bottom line: let children be children and don't push them to be like adults.  And if they appear to have talent find a professional teacher to guide them and not push them into things that they are not yet ready for.  Sorry - a child singing Puccini or Verdi is just wrong.  Read and enjoy and learn!

Dr. Opera at the Viginia Opera!

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