"Some personalities don't go together but you have to try to transcend that," he says. "You have to just sit at the piano and do it, with everyone watching and expecting to see some semblance of what it is going to be like on stage. You have to deliver something for the singers so everyone is excited and ready to go."An observation on how repetiteurs can use their work as a springboard to the podium:
"If you want to be a conductor, being a repetiteur is a tried and true way to learn," he says. "So many of the conductors grew up learning the repertoire from that side, then made the logical progress to conducting."
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