A delightful blog post by Rhoslyn Jones:
Here are the top five questions to come out of the mouths of curious individuals:
“Can your voice break glass?”
“Don’t you have to be, like, really fat to be an Opera Singer?”
“Can you sing something for me right now?”
I could, but I’m not going to.
“It must be wonderful to do something that you love and are passionate about right?”
“I just went to an Il Divo Concert! Don’t you love them?”
Inside answer: I’d rather remove my own spleen with a dull butter knife than go near that concert.
Outside answer: I love that YOU love them and that they’re introducing you to Classical music! Ever been to an opera? It’s pretty rad!
(Disclaimer: I don’t EVER judge these curious people. I am entitled to my own opinions about Il Divo but I make a concerted effort to not impose any operatic snobbery on an innocent individual who is merely trying to make a musical/personal connection. There’s no harm in that. I welcome it. Talk to me…I’ll chat your ear off about the coolness of all kinds of music all day long.)