Friday, May 8, 2009
At the risk of confusing my non-musician or non-classically-minded readers, I'd like to share a few things that one should NEVER say to a classical singer:
"You should go on American Idol!"
"Do you sing like this: *cue wobbly weird sound that crosses Tarzan with Julia Child*?"
"Oh, you sing Renaissance and Baroque music? Have you ever sing at the Renaissance faire?"
(This one could also be "Do you wear garb?" which is also forbidden)
"You're an opera singer? Like, you mean Phantom of the Opera?"
"You're an opera singer? But you're not fat!"
I know that I've heard others, but this is a basic list of things that will probably annoy or offend a classical singer. Please make a note.