Compassionate Revolution

05 - Paving your own way in the opera industry and the impact of ADHD with Maureen Batt

July 25, 2023 Loose Tea Music Theatre / Maureen Batt Episode 5
Compassionate Revolution
05 - Paving your own way in the opera industry and the impact of ADHD with Maureen Batt
Show Notes

In this episode, Alaina Viau, founder of Loose Tea Music Theatre, speaks with Maureen Batt, a soprano and producer, about paving their own way in the industry and living with ADHD.

They discuss the misconception that success in the opera world requires being in a major city, as well as the unique challenges and perspectives that come with ADHD. Join them as they dive into a candid and insightful conversation about breaking barriers and creating change in the opera community.

Timestamps:

[00:03:22] Learning languages as a singer.
[00:04:37] Saxophone players and connection.
[00:09:18] Stripped-down opera productions.
[00:13:37] Starting a company as artists.
[00:17:11] Art's relevance to changing world.
[00:19:00] Art as a dynamic process.
[00:23:10] Being true to oneself.
[00:26:23] Recording process without preparation.
[00:30:30] Deviation from classical music.
[00:36:46] Blazing your own artistic pathway.
[00:40:12] Competition in the arts.
[00:44:56] The competition in music.
[00:46:23] Being an artist in a capitalist hellscape.
[00:50:07] Sticky note productivity.
[00:54:36] ADHD diagnosis and affirmation.
[00:59:22] Productive procrastination and sticky notes.
[01:02:39] Emotional state in art making.
[01:06:02] Learning through movement.
[01:08:39] Motivation and deadline strategies.
[01:14:07] Resting is important, too.

Links:

Connect with Maureen Batt
https://maureenbatt.com/
https://www.instagram.com/maureenbattsoprano/

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/