It is no longer enough to be merely huge at the opera: to wander the stage, potbelly a-sway, one's goatee slick with perspiration while one gesticulates wildly at the high notes. Not even at UCI, where the days of men sausage-packed into their clothes and women trilling high notes while fanning their faces are numbered. Youngsters in Robin Buck's vocal arts program undergo rigorous movement training, in order that they may inject grace into opera. "The days of having a good voice and being able to stand and gesture... More >>>