Bell-ringer of a piece by Todd Purdum in today’s NYTimes. Nominally, it’s about a master class given by Broadway legend Barbara Cook. More deeply, it’s about what means to stand on stage and sing — and it’s a complete bullseye.
Best graf is the last, which I need to post on every surface that I ever look at:
“To be as authentic as we know how to be at the moment, so that we can be more and more present in what we do.” she said in the interview. “The more we can do that, the safer we are. The problem is it feels most dangerous, because what I ask people to do is in effect undress emotionally, so that’s very frightening and new. But this very thing that seems most dangerous is where safety lies.”