Tag Archives: Benjamin Britten

An Opera Production and Corporate Culture

  Opera is when the hero gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding, he sings!  ~Robert Burns My daughter loves opera and even though she is just 17 has seen nearly 100 operas in places like the Royal … Continue reading

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A Leadership Lesson from Billy Budd (the Opera)

“Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with … Continue reading

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The First Rehearsal . . .

“…how absurd human beings are and how magnificent.”  ― Benjamin Zander The other night I had an extraordinary experience.  I sat in on the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra’s first rehearsal for their upcoming performance of Mahler’s 7th Symphony. I am so overwhelmed … Continue reading

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