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30 Jan 2010

Bass-baritone eager to sing at home, in English

By Anne Midgette [Washington Post, 31 January 2010]

Eric Owens enjoys singing in English. “I always get so jealous of Italians and native Germans,” says the opera singer. As an American singing opera, “even if you get really fluent, there’s always a certain amount of disconnect, because you didn’t grow up with the language,” Owens says. “When I sing American music, it’s really satisfying to identify and connect so well with the text.”

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