A #genius, a #pioneer.
I am humbled by the privilege of her #friendship, honored to have coached her on some #italian rep, lucky to have learnt a lot from her.
A woman that has changed my life, from the first time we spoke, for good.
And not mine only, actually.
Like all real #masters, she looks into people with the sincerest desire - almost urge - to bring out the best in them.
And, as in everything else, she succeeds.
It'd be perfect to have her as a #mentor of a completely innovative #Opera company like @stateoftheopera - what do you say Yes, you say
I guess you guys must stay tuned, then ;) @hannigan.barbara
#soprano #conductor #saragamarro
We are thrilled to welcome back Augusta Caso in the title role of Artemisia!
Hailed by the LA Times as “mysteriously smoldering...a name to remember,” mezzo-soprano Augusta Caso is becoming known for her “silken...beguiling mezzo” and “fine subtle acting” (Brooklyn Daily Eagle). In the 2017-2018 season, Augusta makes her Metropolitan Opera debut as a Flowermaiden in Wagner’s Parsifal under the baton of Maestro Nézet-Séguin. She makes her Los Angeles Opera debut in Getty’s Canterville Ghost as First Otis Twin, also performing the role with the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York in 2017. Ms. Caso covers the title role of Tancredi in the mainstage production and sings the role of Isaura in Tancredi rifatto with Maestro Will Crutchfield at Teatro Nuovo in summer 2018; she also returns to the title role in Carmen with New York Opera Collaborative this fall. In 2016-2017, Ms. Caso made her debut with the Center for Contemporary Opera as Anaïs Nin in a double-bill of Andriessen’s Anaïs Nin and Odysseus’ Women, directed by Jorinde Keesmaat. The New York Times called her “compelling...Ms. Caso’s acting and her expressive, poignant singing combined for a courageous performance.” Making her European debut in the same role at the Musiekgebouw aant’IJ in Amsterdam, the performance earned her a nomination for the Schaunard award in the Netherlands, the Volkskrant calling it “a star role.” Ms. Caso will return to Amsterdam to reprise Anaïs Nin for the celebration of Louis Andriessen’s 80th birthday in 2019. Additionally last season, Ms. Caso performed the role of Gilade in the US premiere of Vivaldi’s Il Farnace at the Spoleto Festival, USA, conducted by David Bates and directed by Garry Hynes. She sang the roles of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly and Hélène in La Belle Hélène at Opera North; Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites with Resonanz Opera; covered the role of Suzuki and sang Mère Jeanne in Dialogues at Sarasota Opera; and sang Dorabella in Così fan tutte with Divaria Productions (NYC). Read more about Augusta on our Facebook page! @augustacaso
WHO ARE YOU
As an independent artist, you would do yourself an enormous favor by starting to tell stories. Your origin story, who you are and why you do the thing you do, your struggles, maybe a turning point story thrown in. What about the story about a specific piece you wrote or commissioned Don’t forget about all the stories and philosophies that have come out of your UNIQUE experience. .
Everyday I find Facebook pages of artists and ensembles with zero stories on them. I find websites written in the third person (UGH MY PET PEEVE!) with the list of achievements and awards and accolades. Words that vaguely describe the work being done by the artist, by some unknown and unseen person telling the non-story.
Is this ringing true Go ahead and look - when was the last time anyone tried to tell YOU a story about what they do Or rather, do they tell you all the stuff they’ve DONE. .
The internet has suddenly brought us back to a virtual tiny village, where people want to get to know each other. But the arts world is acting like the only way we can reach each other is through TV ads and billboards - so everyone does it by trying to IMPRESS people with facts and figures - awards, how “good” they are at what they do. They do social media how they would do commercials on TV, and yet everyone uses social media to connect. Finding your audience in 2018 has nothing to do with lists of bios and resumes. Personally I want to go see or hear someone I feel connected to. Who you ARE on social media matters as much if not MORE than your accolades and awards. You need to bring who you are as well as your art, and you’ll connect with people and have fans and a community that sticks with you.
Tag your favorite artists/musicians that you love and feel connected to on a personal level because of who they are social media!
#classicalmusician #crushingclassical #selfawareness #instaorchestra #trumpet #clarinet #flute #frenchhorn #audition #musicmajor #violin #viola #cello #bass #flute #oboe #bassoon #playhomieplay #orchestralife #instaorchestra #musiciansofinstagram #storytelling #bossself #artistry #freelancemusician #opera #operasinger #soprano #storytelling
Чарующая осень в этом году! 🍁Вы можете себе представить,❗️что такой температурный режим в октябре в Петербурге последний раз был аж в 1880 годах 😱. Балует нас природа!🌎🌔 А я, как велосипедист начинающий, начинающий - так как приобрела 🚲 только этим летом, нарадоваться не могу этому природному обстоятельству, потому что есть возможность наслаждаться такой осенью, прогуливаясь на велосипеде по паркам нашего города.🤪🍁 Друзья, 🙌 как вы наблюдаете за сменой сезонов: из окна своего дома с чашечкой глинтвейна или гуляя паркам
#осень🍁 #operalife #октябрь #буднивокалиста #геленагаскарова #soprano #сопрано #паркпобеды #цветнастроенияжелтый #gelenagaskarova #послепремьеры #dayoff #краснаяшапочка #береза #парк #park