From Iceland to the Met: Karmic Cousins

From Iceland to the Met: Karmic Cousins

...it was with a little twinkle in my eye that I called my friend and colleague Stefán Höskuldsson at the break for the first rehearsal of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions to tell him there was an exceptionally beautiful and talented Icelandic singer, Dísella Làrusdóttir, on the program. “Dísella, did you say?” Stefán replied in all seriousness. “I think we’re related!”

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Switching Seats: An Interview with Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson

Switching Seats: An Interview with Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson

In a professional orchestra, every position is highly specialized and requires a unique set of skills. When one looks down into the pit, one sees musicians who each auditioned for the specific seat they occupy, and whose job expectations reflect the unique challenges of that particular position. In the MET Orchestra, we are lucky to count among our ranks one individual who is more attuned than most to these subtleties.

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