A Marriage of Sorts
Today we have the first of our guest post series by a dear friend, Claire Kuttler. Some thoughts on her passion: making beautiful music.
I am an opera singer. To most people, this sounds quite glamourous, but at its heart, it has little to do with glamour. Though unmarried, I would liken it to a committed lifetime partnership. You and your voice. Inexplicably entwined. Physically, emotionally, mentally, psychologically, spiritually. If it ends in -ally it's probably involved. Your voice is always there taking the ride with you. Day in and day out. In sickness and in health. When you have work and when you don't. On the days you feel like Leontyne Price and the days you feel more like Tom Waits (Much respect to Tom, but for a soprano, this can be a dire situation.) There is no divorce. Disengagement perhaps, but you can never quite escape the magnificent or maniacal little instrument inside you once you have started down this path.