Linda Lister

Singer / Teacher / Composer / Author

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Famous Fairies and a Vegetarian Canadian

Posted By on February 4, 2014 in Blog |

Famous Fairies and a Vegetarian Canadian

Recital preparations are underway. Canadian-born pianist Amanda Johnston will join me in Vegas for a reprise of our recent recital at her school, the University of Mississippi. The fellow vegetarian collaborates with me on a program including some of Debussy’s Vasnier songs, Canciones Amatorias by Granados, excerpts from the Strauss Brentano Lieder, and the Nevada premiere of my own song cycle, Pleas to Famous...

O Tannenbaum/Christmas Vrksasana

Posted By on December 21, 2013 in Blog |

O Tannenbaum/Christmas Vrksasana

It’s been a busy fall with teaching Yoga for Singers at the ACDA Western Division Student Symposium, singing the soprano solos in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, and directing UNLV Opera’s Suor Angelica and Sancta Susanna. 2014 should start off with a bang, thanks to the National Opera Association/Opera America/National Association of Teachers of Singing convention in NYC! Happy Solstice to all, and here’s to a new year of abundance and ambition coming to fruition....

YFS on tour: Mississippi and Memphis plus Karmany

Posted By on October 7, 2013 in Blog |

Suor, Susanna, and Strauss

Posted By on August 17, 2013 in Blog |

Suor, Susanna, and Strauss

It’s that time of year, when arts organizations announce their upcoming seasons. I am pleased to share UNLV Opera’s 2013-14 season. It starts with a duo of sisters, Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Hindemith’s Sancta Susanna, and concludes with the alluring Ariadne auf Naxos. It has always been a dream of mine to direct Strauss, one of my favorite composers. Mark your calendar so you can hear the talented singers of UNLV Opera...

YFS Down Under and SFO in the High Desert

Posted By on July 22, 2013 in Blog |

Much Ado about Adieu

Posted By on June 6, 2013 in Blog |

Much Ado about Adieu

The Druid City Opera Workshop had a wonderful fourth year. The avid young artists were very prepared so staging was a rewarding and creative process. I enjoyed the variety of scenes I had the chance to direct. The Papageno/Papagena duet was fluttery and fun while “La ci darem la mano” explored some tantalizing boundaries. The West Side Story scene evoked memories of my own turn as Maria (back when I was 16!) while the Hansel and Gretel excerpt reminded me of when I first...