There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
I had the good fortune of attending a Master Class hosted by four-time Grammy winner and opera superstar, “the People’s Diva,” Renée Fleming. One of the many wise statements she said to a sold-out house at Carnegie Hall was in response to a question by a young singer. The woman asked what advice Ms. Fleming would give to those who are starting out in the world of opera. Renée without hesitation said, “Protect your image on social media.”
She went on to say that she vigilantly works at managing what is released about her, her life, and her career. She added that if one bad picture or unfortunate quote gets released into the great ether, you run the risk of it going ...