One half of my brain was extremely pleased to see the remarkable and remarkably gracious Juan José de León touted in “Opera Fresh” as a young singer who mmmmmmmight be the next Juan Diego Floréz. However, the other half of my brain immediately revived memories of young baseball pitchers with “million dollar arms” and I thought to myself, “Slow down, people! Give the man a chance to develop his considerable talent before comparing him -- even theoretically - to an operatic superstar.”
I’m curious: Do you think such high expectations advance young singing careers or are they likely to create unbearable (and unfair) pressure? Or am I being over-protective of our brilliant Emerging Artist?
By the way, if you don’t already have your tickets for the Dallas Opera’s “Romeo and Juliet” you risk missing his official debut! Call the ticket office now at 214.443.1000.