Beverly Sills

There were times in my career … when I felt like a trapeze artist doing dangerous somersaults without a net underneath. When you execute those somersaults flawlessly, the audience feels the same sense of triumph the performer does.

“There were times in my career … when I felt like a trapeze artist doing dangerous somersaults without a net underneath. When you execute those … Read More

I know that anybody who does all this and doesn’t have to, everything thinks she’s very driven. The truth is, I enjoy it all so! Can’t it be that simple? I think it is! I don’t feel overworked. I get a constant kick out of being heavily committed. Is that sick or something? God, what would I do sitting still?

“I know that anybody who does all this and doesn’t have to, everything thinks she’s very driven. The truth is, I enjoy it all so! … Read More

Opera is music AND drama. I’m prepared to sacrifice the beautiful note for the meaningful sound any time… I can make a pretty tone as well as anyone, but there are times when the drama of a scene demands the opposite of a pretty sound.

“Opera is music AND drama. I’m prepared to sacrifice the beautiful note for the meaningful sound any time… I can make a pretty tone as … Read More