Compassionate Revolution

07- Cutting the bullshit and focusing on bold moves with Kristine Dandavino

August 22, 2023 Loose Tea Music Theatre / Kristine Dandavino Episode 7
Compassionate Revolution
07- Cutting the bullshit and focusing on bold moves with Kristine Dandavino
Show Notes

In this episode of the Compassionate Revolution podcast, Alaina Viau chats with Kristine Dandavino, a multi-talented musician, mezzo-soprano, pianist, vocal coach, director, conductor, mentor, teacher, and composer.

They discuss the importance of recognizing singers as musicians and the multifaceted nature of their work. Kristine emphasizes the need to break away from the pigeonholing of singers and embrace the full range of their abilities.

Timestamps:

[00:03:30] Nothing is ever permanent.
[00:04:52] Surprise show format.
[00:09:29] The community piece of opera.
[00:15:03] The cost of opera training.
[00:16:30] Training program challenges.
[00:22:52] Stop saying BS.
[00:25:05] Reaching out for feedback.
[00:28:10] Being on time
[00:31:14] It's not about you.
[00:35:43] Living with chronic pain.
[00:38:23] Singing through snot.
[00:42:33] Normalizing glasses in opera.
[00:44:46] Embracing visual impairment.
[00:49:15] Activism and political aspirations.
[00:53:53] Politics and making a change.
[00:55:19] Politics representing people.
[00:59:40] People pleasing and overthinking.
[01:03:27] Overcoming self-doubt and imposter syndrome.
[01:07:21] Overcoming challenges with dyslexia.
[01:09:25] Embrace your old age.

Links:

Connect with Kristine Dandavino
https://oshawapianovocals.com/
https://www.instagram.com/kristinedandavino/

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/