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Archive for November 4, 2013

Are 14-Year-Olds Really Our Standard for Beauty?

Emily Birsan, in her third year as a member of the Ryan Opera Center

[Recital, Monday at 6:00 PM] 13 or 14, that’s about the age to launch a career as a supermodel. There are pop singers with major recording contracts circling the globe at sixteen.

What is wrong with this picture? Knowing a teenager can be remarkably rewarding, but are we really supposed to look up to them? Is it even healthy to put such high expectations on a kid?

Thank goodness for opera. An opera singer’s voice takes years to develop. A lucky break is the sort of thing