This week we sit down with a current University of Toronto undergrad: baritone Jacob Feldman (well, actually, we were lying down, but you can't say that on TV). What was initially conceived as a generalized investigation of "student life today" quickly developed into an exploration of Jacob's unique situation: specifically, the potential conflicts between his identities as an Orthodox Jew and as an aspiring opera singer. Chris and Isaiah learn a lot, Jacob speaks eloquently, and the Lucky 37 will forever after wonder what someone really means when they say, "Is it dark in here"?
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Website - Instagram - Jacob Feldman, Baritone
Website - Daniel Taylor, Countertenor
Website - The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists at the Royal Conservatory of Music
Article - The 39 Melachot, Chabad.org
Websiter - Judaism 101 - Shabbat
YouTube - 'Lord, God of Abraham' from Mendelssohn's Elijah, sung by Gerald Finley
YouTube - 'Erwäge wie sein blutgefärbter' from Bach's Johannes-Passion (St. John's Passion), sung by tenor Thomas Moser.
Website - COC Ensemble Studio at the Canadian Opera Company
Website - MYOpera
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