“About those child opera singers: here’s the deal” by Dr. Glenn Winters

You know that NPR program “From The Top”, featuring adolescent or pre-adolescent performers stunning us with their “maturity” and precocity?

I am not a devotee of that program.

If you are, that’s swell for you. Enjoy. But most professionals in the classical music arena look askance at pint-sized virtuosi. So many reasons…