What singing is all about for me

Published on December 18, 2010

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I want to share with you something that re-awoke in me the very essence of singing and what it means to be a good singer. This performance that I am showing you may or may not be technically sound, it may or may not have contained good diction or perfect dramatic choices.

What absolutely matters, and what moved me, is precisely that we are not listening to any of the things I mentioned. This young woman is singing from the heart. This kind of a performance is my goal in each of my performances from now on.

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