Cange’s Corner Articles

H.G.O.

October 12, 2015 Many years ago when I made a dedicated decision to leave the 'night-club/showroom/supper-club' industry, and embark upon a career in opera, I had a goal in mind: Make a debut at the 'Big Four' by the age of 35 (I was 28/29 years old at the time). …

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Tears, Jeers, and Cheers

January 21, 2015 The close of 2014 and start of 2015 found myself and my family in a state of panic as my father suffered a devastating head injury while visiting me in New York City. What was to be a fun visit for my parents to see me perform…

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From Gamble Auditorium to List Hall

November 10 (my birthday), 2014 After graduating from Baldwin-Wallace College (now Baldwin-Wallace University) 30 years ago, I had never stepped foot back onto campus to speak to students, present a masterclass, or even sing an alumni recital.  This all changed recently thanks to an invitation from an old classmate (Nanette…

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All Hands On Deck at 'Vann Vocal Institute'

September 30, 2014 When your body (and your wife) finally tell you to throttle back, you had better listen.  Therefore I write this entry from my bed, bored to tears, but still panicked over what must be done in the next few weeks.  The Vann Vocal Institute in Montgomery, Alabama…

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A Cunning Little Production

May 14, 2014: When I was contacted a year and a half ago about participating in a concert version of Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen, I told my agent/manager: "Great, no problem; it'll be fun.  Little did I know how much fun it would be...but how much 'work' it would be…

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A Day In My Life

I have been asked on occasion to write a few articles for our trade publication: The AGMAzine.  Below is a copy of the article which has (or will) recently appeared.  This may be a good way to kick off the year 2014...since I have rehearsal later this morning to start…

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The Age of Envy

This article below was excellent. Mr. Reich's appearance last weekend on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" has proven yet again that his 'broken record, same old, one-note, sour tune' still resonates with tin-ear followers. I have spent 35 years in show business in an attempt to bring joy to a…

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An Interview with David Cangelosi

A very nice young man who is studying our craft, and starting his career, was given an assignment at school recently.  His charge was to seek out a professional colleague and interview them.  His questions were so good, and his intentions so sincere, that I decided to post the interview…

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When all else failed…

Now that Labor Day has passed, and many of us in the artistic community have completed summer festival employment and/or vacations; we turn our sights to the main arts season dated 2013/2014...the time expanse that begins in late August/early September 2013 thru April/May 2014.  For most of us, this means…

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Saluting a True 'Arts Philanthropist'

Yesterday  (July 11 2013), I spent a lovely afternoon at the invitation of the local Wagner Society here in Santa Fe as they paid tribute, via slightly belated birthday party, to a long-time Patron of the Arts.  Edgar Foster Daniels has been supporting the arts (with opera being his particular…

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'The Ring' will 'Cycle' itself anew…

With much media attention, but little celebrated fanfare; the dedicated and hard-working Metropolitan Opera stage crew reportedly disassembled and loaded for transport perhaps the most talked about set in Met history:  "The Machine".  Its 24 articulating half-diamond shaped planks are to be housed in a warehouse somewhere in upstate New…

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