Compassionate Revolution

02 - What's a "successful" career in opera? with Mark Wilkinson

June 13, 2023 Loose Tea Music Theatre / Mark Wilkinson Episode 2
Compassionate Revolution
02 - What's a "successful" career in opera? with Mark Wilkinson
Show Notes

In this episode of the Compassionate Revolution podcast, long time friends and artists who wear many hats, Alaina Viau and guest Mark Wilkinson talk about the multidisciplinary landscape of opera today.

How do we as a community support each other as many of us pursue different pictures of fulfillment than what we were taught?

Timestamps:

[00:01:57] Embracing a label-free identity.
[00:05:04] Coffee and addiction culture.
[00:09:37] The challenge of arts reviews.
[00:13:45] Traditional versus experimental careers.
[00:15:58] Messiahs and creating new things.
[00:19:59] Critique vs. Criticism
[00:23:25] Artistic Criticism and Exploration.
[00:30:43] Sometimes We Need to Suck.
[00:31:24] Pressure to be perfect.
[00:34:18] Redefining success in the arts.
[00:38:08] Gatekeeping in the arts.
[00:43:50] Becoming conscious of unhealthy reasons.
[00:45:55] Trauma in the performing arts.
[00:50:02] Bridging the gap between singing and speech pathology.
[00:53:47] The career transition journey.
[00:58:24] Chasing dreams that don't belong.
[01:00:20] Being on stage and performance.
[01:03:43] Reactions to artistic validation.
[01:07:06] Reducing ourselves to online gigs.
[01:11:45] Where's the audience?
[01:14:50] Urge and need on social media.
[01:16:38] Art on social media platforms.
[01:21:36] Reducing people to their bios.

Links:

Connect with Mark Wilkinson
https://www.mwilkinson.ca/
https://www.instagram.com/marklwilkinson/

Connect with Alaina Viau
https://www.alainaviau.com/
https://www.instagram.com/alainaviau/

Connect with Loose Tea Music Theatre
https://looseteamusictheatre.com/
https://www.instagram.com/looseteatheatre/