A singing career is not glamorous and has little glory, according to mezzo-soprano, Cindy Sadler. So, why keep doing it? Because the sensation of classical singing is glorious and the artistic soul needs to make art. Losing the ability to communicate music to an audience would be equivalent to being an amputee, according to this artist, and I think every singer would agree.
What is also not glamorous is starting and running an opera training program. Those are my words, not hers. I can see very well that managing Spotlight on Opera is very difficult and sometimes exhausting, but Cindy put her hand to the plow in 2007 when she created the program and has not looked back. Her contribution to the community through Spotlight on Opera is why I pinned her down for a chat somewhere between rehearsals and sleep. I wanted to celebrate her efforts, discover more of her personal story, and hear exactly why she gives so much of her time and effort for what seems like little in return. Talking to her reminded me once again that when we give, we inevitably receive. After you listen to our chat, I think you will understand what I mean.
Join the fun! They perform year round, so check out out www.spotlightonopera.com, www.facebook.com/SpotlightOnOpera, www.spotlightconcertstx.com, and https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightConcertsTexas for more information about upcoming performances. Audition dates for the Spotlight on Opera 2015 summer program are March 22, 2015 and April 4, 2015. To learn more about Cindy Sadler, visit www.cindysadler.com. Tax deductible donations can now be given through Building Empowered Lives Through Art!
Many thanks to Cindy for her time! I hope you enjoy the conversation!