1. Metropolitan Opera singer Dolora Zajick spoke to Terry Gross about how performers must develop a ‘kinesthetic awareness’ to connect with their audience:

"The audience hears something entirely different than what you feel. Well, the singer is listening for focus. You’re being expressive. There are sensations that you’re feeling physically that the audience isn’t feeling. There is a kinesthetic, sympathetic awareness that audience has if you are really using your body when you sing that they are feeling at the same time. A lot of the times the audience doesn’t realize that’s what’s happening. Some of them do. It’s a very visceral thing."


photo of Zajick in Aida by lynn lane via operafresh View in High-Res

    Metropolitan Opera singer Dolora Zajick spoke to Terry Gross about how performers must develop a ‘kinesthetic awareness’ to connect with their audience:

    "The audience hears something entirely different than what you feel. Well, the singer is listening for focus. You’re being expressive. There are sensations that you’re feeling physically that the audience isn’t feeling. There is a kinesthetic, sympathetic awareness that audience has if you are really using your body when you sing that they are feeling at the same time. A lot of the times the audience doesn’t realize that’s what’s happening. Some of them do. It’s a very visceral thing."

    photo of Zajick in Aida by lynn lane via operafresh

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  1. Audio is now available for Terry’s interview with James Levine. Enjoy!

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  1. Conductor James Levine on wildly gesticulating conductors: "If your orientation is to watch the conductor, you get your aural sense interfered with in a way that is not completely controllable and conscious — because you see the conductor gesturing in a way that shows something about his feeling about the passage. And this, unconsciously, you measure against what you hear. And I think the most satisfying pieces that I hear live are usually conducted by conductors who have a very clear-cut idea of what their function is at a rehearsal and what their function is at a concert." View in High-Res

    Conductor James Levine on wildly gesticulating conductors"If your orientation is to watch the conductor, you get your aural sense interfered with in a way that is not completely controllable and conscious — because you see the conductor gesturing in a way that shows something about his feeling about the passage. And this, unconsciously, you measure against what you hear. And I think the most satisfying pieces that I hear live are usually conducted by conductors who have a very clear-cut idea of what their function is at a rehearsal and what their function is at a concert."

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  1. Posted on 3 May, 2011

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Levine  stepping down as BSO music director
- Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine, whose tenure was marked by artistic highs but long absences due to his health problems, will step down from his post at the end of orchestra’s summer season in Tanglewood, the BSO has announced.

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    Levine stepping down as BSO music director

    - Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine, whose tenure was marked by artistic highs but long absences due to his health problems, will step down from his post at the end of orchestra’s summer season in Tanglewood, the BSO has announced.

    Tomorrow: James Levine

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  1. fyeahoperasingers:

    Soprano Kathleen Battle sings ‘Je veux vivre dans’ from Gounod’s ‘Romeo et Juliette.’  1988, and that’s James Levine conducting.

    Say what you want about her attitude (or what she’s wearing), but you can’t deny that she can sing.

    Tomorrow: conductor James Levine

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  1. Celebrating James Levine’s 40 Years at The Met View in High-Res

    Celebrating James Levine’s 40 Years at The Met

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