"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved,
desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing,
but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars
and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
-writer, Jack Kerouac
To live the "Opera Life" is to live a weird life. There is no other way of saying it. We pour our passion into an artform that is greater than us- an artform that has power to bring about positive change in the world and the lives of its people. This responsibility, alone, is enough to weigh on the creative spirit. We, as artists, are often an empathetic group...absorbing and carrying the hopes, dreams, and worries of others. We travel constantly and some of us work "day jobs" as we study and work to acheive our personal definition of success.
When we are busy performing, we are consistently making new friends, then we must leave them. We go long periods of time being away from family and people with whom we have forged strong artistic bonds. The intensity of the rehearsal process often requires us to accelerate our natural speed of getting to know others. To create this art, you must do so from a level of deeper connection. Our lives are basically rollercoasters of unrest and it is so important for ourselves (and our art) that we find rest within ourselves. Do the work to know what you truly value. Get to know yourself and what makes you your best you. Do not shy away from connection. But also protect the part of yourself that requires what only you know it needs. Let's make this Opera Life a beautiful one...together.
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Life in the Opera Industry is strange and fabulous...but even better when acted out by fingers.