Compassionate Revolution

08 - Opera and the mind-body connection with Peter Bass

September 05, 2023 Loose Tea Music Theatre / Peter Bass Episode 8
Compassionate Revolution
08 - Opera and the mind-body connection with Peter Bass
Show Notes

In this episode of the Compassionate Revolution podcast, Alaina Viau and baritone Peter Bass discuss their shared belief about the mind-body connection within the context of opera. They both acknowledge that opera is not just about what happens on stage but encompasses the entirety of a performer's life and well-being.

Timestamps:

[00:02:22] Singer's multiple interests and projects.
[00:04:07] Osteopathy and psychotherapy integration.
[00:08:43] Early undergrads and performance anxiety.
[00:14:46] Singers need foundational practice.
[00:18:52] Responsibility of the student and master.
[00:21:08] Singing and self-expression.
[00:26:00] Brain growth and education.
[00:28:56] Metrics for teaching effectiveness.
[00:34:34] Mechanics of our instruments.
[00:38:58] Shifting to patriarchal framework.
[00:41:32] Make yourself marketable.
[00:48:31] Tools for safe learning.
[00:51:06] Responding to your body.
[00:55:21] Discovering emotional capacity in opera.
[00:59:22] The dynamic between performer and audience.
[01:04:26] Changing expectations in theater.
[01:07:11] Spontaneity in live performances.

Links:

Connect with Peter Bass
http://peterbass.ca/
https://www.instagram.com/bassthebaritone

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/