Kathleen Battle Quotes & Sayings

17 most famous Kathleen Battle quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She's a 69 year old American actress born on Aug 13, 1948.

“I hear music that comes out of need, out of grief, sorrow, suffering and out of overcoming these things, as well. That journey to freedom still goes on today. It's an incremental change, the culmination of many events in your own life and the lives of your children and grandchildren.”
“I bring my classical training - some of it, but not all of it - and also my background and culture, to spirituals. And I try to leave room for that unpredictable factor, where the feeling of the song is allowed to come through. The same ethos can be applied to singing Mozart, or Schubert, or Bach. It's not just about what's on the page.”
Kathleen Battle Quotes
“In spirituals, the talk of heaven and deliverance was code for a better life. 'Crossing the River Jordan' was code, of course, for escaping to freedom.”
“Wherever and whenever I sing, if there is only one spiritual on a program, people will talk about two things afterward, and one of them will be the spiritual. What I bring to this is the best of my classical training - not all of it. I apply what is appropriate.”
“The question is not... if art is enough to fulfill my life, but if I am true to the path I have set for myself, if I am the best I can be in the things I do. Am I living up to the reasons I became a singer in the first place?”
“How many of the original songs survive intact from the slave cabins? Probably not many in their original form. Time has transformed them like light in a prism. What we hope to present is a version of those spirituals, and they speak not just to black Americans, but to people worldwide.”
Kathleen Battle Quotes
“I can't imagine life without singing.”
Kathleen Battle Quotes
“I think for more than half of my career, I have refrained from talking to the media.”
Kathleen Battle Quotes
“I'm a consumer as well as a performer. Among my leisure-time activities is going to the theater. I'm very interested in that.”
Kathleen Battle Quotes
“New York is a great place to be fed in the arts. The arts in general are a large part of my life. The city was my postgraduate course.”

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