Why an opera singer has to train like an athlete to hit every note

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“Never missing a workout means he [Brandon Jovanovich] can do this death perfectly seven times over the month of November. He knows his trips to the gym keep him sharp — just as they did when he was a football player — and allow him to perform each night regardless of how he’s feeling.

“Every night, it’s a little bit of magic happening. You have to adapt, because I might be feeling 100% and it’s the best I’ve ever done, but someone else may be having a crappy night,” he said. “Or it feels like the audience isn’t as engaged as they are normally.”

Read Maggie Hendricks’ full feature on Brandon Jovanovich, who starred as Siegmund in Lyric Opera’s Die Walkure, on USA Today here.