Cook earned plenty of accolades throughout her career, including the Kennedy Center Honors in 2011.
"Candide's journeys began, obviously, with Voltaire and somehow imprinted themselves on the journey of a Broadway show, which
But Barbara loved listening to the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts on the radio; and when she was seven, she entered a contest
If you like your shows with glorious music in the air and a dollop of schlag atop the café viennois, you are sure to float away from your visit to She Loves Me on a silver-laced cloud.
While Shirley Jones did none of the scooping some performers rely on late in their careers, her hit-and-miss approach to many phrases was the aural equivalent of watching a pilot try to land a plane in strong crosswinds. No skid marks, but many moments of alarm and uncertainty.
Today, many singers who are a fraction of Barbara Cook's age wish they could sing with the wisdom, phrasing, and musical intuition of an artist whose voice has maintained its sweetness and purity for so many years
It is so clear that every day artists inspire children and adults. It is why arts education is so important to me. It is why I believe it is critical to make the arts accessible to every child.
How I wish that every person in the world who loved, admired, hated, decried my onetime boss, Mike, could have seen what happened in Rose Hall just as I experienced it.
Many professional musicians who give of their time to conduct master classes for young opera singers have a vested interest in passing on the knowledge they have acquired in the course of their own performing careers.
Meetings are themed to any number of topics that are helpful to someone whose job entails performing quick drama-free miracles