Okay, okay, so far this Oscar season our Aura Reading Movie Reviews have been just a tad depressing. Although I’m still hopeful that we will find at least ONE pretty happy film actor this year.
Now for something completely different. For my February newsletter I’m going back to the Kennedy Center Honors for 2016, where I found joyful Cicely Tyson just in time for the January issue. This time I’ll return to read venerable conductor Seiji Ozawa. As it happens, since then the 80-year-old musician has just won his first Grammy award for the year’s best opera recording.
The opera wasn’t “Carmen” or some other crowd-pleaser but “L’Enfant et les Sortileges,” a pretty obscure French opera composed by Maurice Ravel, better known for that catchy musical confection known as “Bolero.”
Ozawa-san seems to create a force field of joy. For instance, while researching this article I learned that he conducted a concert this month in Japan — where soprano Eri Habaya told a reporter this:
It is my fond memory now that I was unable to even feel nervous during the performance….
For our main newsletter article in “Read People Deeper” I’ll give you an aura reading. Clearly Maestro Seiji Ozawa is one of the top conductors in the world, but how happy is he?