The days of crossing-out headlines and drawing OC RULZ TEH WURLD on the front page of the NYTimes with a black sharpie are over! Early last month, Opera Chic got on IM and chatted live with the erudite Amanda White, a NYC-dwelling soprano and contributing writer for Classical Singer magazine. The scribbled, late night chat – starting with “28/f/Lou Ferrigno Memorial High” and ending with “brb brah moms iz calling me 4 dinner,” has been deliciously morphed into a pretty kick a$$ article, which appears in the January 2008 edition of Classical Singer (with the lovely Barbara Bonney on the cover). Titled, “Taking Opera to a Whole New Level of Chic,” OC shares in a 3-page article all things pertinent to opera blogging and singing, as part of Amanda White’s new series called, “The Techno-Savvy Singer”.
Hurry and buy your copy, as OC can’t share the article in all its glory with you readers since Classical Singer online access is by subscription only. Also, you'll finally have something for OC to sign when you meet her in person. Read all about how OC rose to fame from her humble beginnings mopping floors at the Mariinsky, her stellar advice to aspiring opera singers, and the coolest part: her OC dream (it involves Villazon @ 7-11 spilling slurpee all over his shoes, and a photog being there to capture the moment). yah, I wish. you know he goes straight for the big gulps instead :-(
Here's a teaser: