Posted at 12:21 PM on March 18, 2008
by Gillian Martin
A nice profile of soprano (and MacArthur "Genius" Award recipient) Dawn Upshaw was in the English newspaper The Guardian on Sunday, talking about her involvement in the creation of new music:
Her grateful colleagues often call her a muse, though this pedestalled status makes her giggle. 'No, it's not, "Come, let me inspire you,"' she said, with a parody of a dizzy diva's self-importance. 'It's more like, "Hey, I really connect with your music and if you like the way I sing it, then let's do business!"'
See the whole piece here.
I was disappointed that in this discussion of Upshaw as a co-creator, they never mentioned her status as Artistic Partner with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra....
She'll be doing two sets of concerts with them in April--see our Events Calendar for more info.