Saturday, July 30, 2005

Getting Cross About Crossover Music

An Op-Ed piece I agree with:

"when singers who are not opera singers start singing opera arias and are identified by the media as "opera singers," I get really cross. A person who makes a living singing opera on a stage is a true opera singer. A pop idol singing opera arias, however well -- or badly, as is usually the case -- is merely a singer of opera arias. When the media refers to such singers as "opera singers," it lowers standards, expectations and diminishes the achievements of those who have studied and really know what they are doing." Read the rest here

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