Sylvia McNair has sung with nearly every major American and European orchestra and opera company, has made more than seventy recordings, and is the recipient of two Grammy awards.
In recent years, the IU alumnus and Jacobs School of Music faculty member has segued from singing opera and oratorio to the great American songbook. This delightful new interview with McNair, conducted by Patrick O'Meara, shows the singer's sense of humor and the luminosity of her personality at its best.
She talks about her beginnings, her approach to teaching singing, preparing for and memorizing a role, her big break, singing for the Pope and Justice O'Connor, and living with cancer.
Produced in cooperation with Bloom magazine.