Linda Lister

Singer / Teacher / Composer / Author

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Sweet Om Alabama

Posted By on May 11, 2013 in Blog |

Reunion Recitals, Pretty premiere, NATS in Nevada, and Last minute Lord Nelson

Posted By on April 29, 2013 in Blog |

Reunion Recitals, Pretty premiere, NATS in Nevada, and Last minute Lord Nelson

April has been a busy month musically. I returned to Indiana to hear my former student Ali Wregglesworth sing some of my songs (When With You Asleep & Penitent) at her senior recital at the University of Evansville. I also got the chance to present a recital with my former student, singer/pianist/composer Josh Kight. He wrote a song for me (“Les roses de Saadi”) that I had the pleasure of premiering, despite its taxing tessitura! Back in Vegas at UNLV Opera Workshop’s “I Feel...

Spring cleaning, social media, & Sedona

Posted By on March 25, 2013 in Blog |

Posted By on March 2, 2013 in Blog |

Another beautiful poster by talented costumer/graphic artist/soprano Daniella Toscano heralds UNLV Opera’s upcoming production of The Elixir of Love. I warned my students that someone always falls in love during an Elixir and indeed it has happened yet again. Come to see the show and guess who! Donizetti’s opera will always have a dear place in my heart. My first voice teacher gave me her Elixir own score when I was only 16, saying that she hoped to hear me sing Adina one day....

Grossmann & Donizetti

Posted By on February 21, 2013 in Blog |

Portland: Espresso + opera

Posted By on January 12, 2013 in Blog |

Portland: Espresso + opera

The National Opera Association convention in Portland was enlivening, thanks to lots of caffeine and lots of operatic insights. My favorite discoveries included the world premiere of a clever chamber opera entitled “How to Date a Coloratura” and the top-rated coffeehouse Barista. Best of all, the conference gave me a great idea for a new chamber opera of my own. More on that in the months/years to come. In his session, composer Kirke Mechem (“Tartuffe”) said it takes 3 years to write an opera,...