An Interview with Soprano Dawn Upshaw by James Hanley Donelan


“You see, this is my first tour since undergoing chemotherapy. [Upshaw was diagnosed with breast cancer and has made a successful recovery.] I wasn’t sure how strong I would be, and I wanted to sing those works that were most familiar and most comfortable for me. So, I made a list of all the songs I really liked, where I felt a strong connection to the text, and narrowed it down from there. I wanted to make sure that no matter what, I would give the audience a good performance.”

Santa Barbara Independent

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1 Response to Upshaw…

  1. Will says:

    Upshaw is very fortunate in her treatment, particularly after the tragic loss of Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, and so are we. She’s become a major advocate for contemporary vocal music.
    I was afraid she would have to cancel all or part of her current recital tour, but the good news here in Boston is that she’s not only coming for the recital this season, but will be back next season on stage for Opera Boston’s mounting of Oswaldo Golijov’s AINADAMAR.


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