It is sometimes hard to know--in a full sense--what kind of impact you make as an artist on your audiences and critics; and while feedback from one's colleagues is often immediate...and generous...sometimes you are blown away by learning (several years later) just how you may have inspired a rising star.…Read More
Cange’s Corner Articles
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Slow Down, You Move Too Fast
In 1966, or 1970--depending upon which release date you choose--music lovers of a certain age will remember a tuneful little song with a simple message. That message being: “Just enjoy the moment”. (In this particular case, the ‘morning time’ specifically…but we can broaden that inspiration to encompass the entire day…Read More
New York (Up) State-of-Mind
I'm busy putting the finishing touches on Das Wunder der Heliane (Korngold) which will have its U.S. Premiere in August at the Bard Music Festival ('SummerScape') under the baton of Maestro Leon Botstein. The cast will star several colleagues/friends of mine, including Daniel Brenna (my favorite Siegfried), Nathan Berg (one…Read More
The “Opera Man” Down the Street Gives an Impromptu Lesson
Thank you to the Kennedy Center Blog for the great article. See the original article here. A rumor was spreading among Park View’s neighborhood kids: there was an “opera man” down the street. That “opera man” is tenor David Cangelosi, who is residing in the Washington, D.C. neighborhood during his run…Read More
The San Francisco Treat
June 28, 2018 San Francisco was officially incorporated in 1850, well after it’s founding by Spanish colonists in 1776, and only shortly after the population explosion that erupted at the time of the Gold Rush in 1848. While becoming a city-county a few years thereafter in 1856, those “Miners, 49’rs”…Read More
"The Cunning Little Opener"
September 26, 2017 As reported in ClevelandClassical.com by Mike Telin: The Cleveland Orchestra begins its landmark 100th season this week with a revival of Yuval Sharon’s critically acclaimed, made-for-Cleveland production of Leoš Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen. Franz Welser-Möst leads the Orchestra and a cast that will include Martina…Read More
Let Us Return To…
"Common Sense", "Civil Discourse", "Intelligent Conversation", "Patience", "Gentle Demeanor", "Truth", "Love" and "Dignity". The highest form of "Wisdom" is "Kindness", and the greatest positive energy signature is "Gratitude". Do allow yourself to be "Kind", and do let us be "Grateful". August 16, 2017 djcRead More
April 18, 2017 On Christmas Day in 1959, a Twilight Zone episode entitled “What You Need” appeared for the very first time on television. The episode focused upon a kind, but mysterious, elder gentleman who peddled odd items from his suitcase in traveling salesman fashion in an unnamed large city. …Read More
Up In the Air
February 1, 2017 For my colleagues who travel a great deal for a living, and for the many young hopefuls who desire an international career in the arts; this post is worth scanning: 2017 surely started off with a bang with the continuation of a multi-year performance/recording project with the…Read More
Freaky Forethought (plus a salute to the country's women)
On October 12, 2016, I posted to my blog the script you will see below. I did it for fun because it's essence hit me one day while I was taking a long jog. It turns out that I was right on the mark! But I also follow up with…Read More
Is Trump a modern day 'Loge'??
October 12, 2016 Politics can surely be as entertaining as it is enraging, and 2016 has proven to be an exceptional year for both. But putting basic politics aside; I believe I have stumbled on a great example of 'Life Imitating Art' for the modern era. When Richard Wagner wrote…Read More