Sunday, April 18, 2010

Being Inspired by Others

"I've loved opera since I was a child. I study her; I mean of course I can't sing like that, but she has taught me a lot about discovering how to deliver the inner narrative of a song. Because I listen to her songs--I don't speak Italian or I don't speak whatever language she's singing--but I understand what she's conveying through her emotional interpretation."

--Patti Smith on Maria Callas, December 4, 2009

4 comments:

Brosreview said...

Even I don't understand the language, but, then, I reckon this is one form of songs that conveys a lot by the emotions implied by the tone of the voice, its highs and lows and so on.

Judith Ellis said...

Callas is my favorite opera singer. Patti Smith is pretty awesome too. :-)

septembermom said...

Grabs you right away. Wonderful. Such a gift.

Judith Ellis said...

Kelly - I was 10 when I heard her for the first time when and I could not believe me ears. She grabbed me right away. The sound was like none other. My dad so appreciated Callas' artistry.