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Overthought, A Podcast

Overthought is a compelling examination of the lives of classical singers Isaiah Bell and Chris Mayell, discussing performance psychology, creativity, entrepreneurship, life balance, self-doubt and the ways we overcome challenges to attain artistic triumph.
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Sep 28, 2015

In the most meta episode ever, Chris and Isaiah talk about second times. What are the challenges we face when our job is to reproduce great performances with consistency? Can expectations unmake us? How can we harness our emotions - even our disappointments - to help us share something true with others every time we step onstage?


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Brian Deedrick, tour guide extraordinaire - TripAdvisor
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g187323-d629667-r215670060-Insider_Tour_Berlin-Berlin.html

Pancea - definition at freedictionary.com
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/panacea

YouTube: National Geographic - Weather Versus Climate Change (Neil deGrasse Tyson)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBdxDFpDp_k

Wendy Nielsen - Soprano, Voice Teacher
http://www.wendynielsen.ca/

YouTube: Die Stille, Schumann (Liederkreis, op.39) - Bryn Terfel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2al7oLAV7Hs

YouTube: Così fan tutte: "Un'aura amorosa"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTAa2KwCF3U

YouTube: Gluck - Orfeo - Addio o miei sospiri
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqhdHHDZGWQ

YouTube: Haydn's The Creation - Opening Section
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l07oRR4u-rk

Sep 16, 2015

An engaging and entertaining talk about the rewards, sacrifices, pitfalls, and triumphs of a career in classical singing. As Chris and Isaiah discuss their experiences with self-doubt, opera contracts, creativity, and life's purpose, it gets pretty real.

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Schmopera - 'On the Recording of Opera Singers'
http://www.schmopera.com/on-the-recording-of-opera-singers/

A Boaring Day, not a Boring Day
http://cheezburger.com/5818263552

Opera Lyra (Ottawa, Canada)
https://operalyra.ca/

YouTube: Vertigo (or Dolly Zoom) Effect Using Your Tripod
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jukF_hi3oLQ

YouTube: 'Die Krähe' ('The Crow') From Schubert's Die Winterreise, op.89
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Murray Perahia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfhYUmKaURM

'Watch This Kid Fall Into a Piece of Art Worth Over $1.5 Million and Put a Hole in It'
http://time.com/4009403/taiwan-boy-art-stumble-paolo-porpora/

Lucretia (Rembrandt) - National Gallery of Art
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/art-object-page.83.html

YouTube: Tenor aria from Bach's BWV134, 'Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiß'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjd1clKkDh0

Wikipedia: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow's_hierarchy_of_needs

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