Sunday, April 4, 2010
Much of what we experience prior to a concert is totally psychosomatic. Singers very often create terrible physical conditions such feelings of a chest cold or of sinus and nasal congestion.
For years I've tried not to think of this as a moment of perfection, but a work in progress. Enjoying the journey is the deal; there is no perfect state.
I worked very hard not to fall into this trap for yesterday's concert and, fortunately, I was the victor.
When Christa Ludwig (pictured above) retired, she proclaimed "Finally I can catch a cold and not care."