An interview: with an opera singer

Philip van Lidth de Jeude, a young baritone, survived a highly competitive selection process to become a student at the Chicago Lyric Opera's school for promising operatic artists. Although still studying, he has sung several roles with the Lyric company and holds a master's degree in music. He is also a composer and a published poet. In this conversation with John D. Moorhead, he tells how the study of Christian Science strengthens his musical work.

It was the spring of my junior year in high school. I needed money to finance my social life, and my mother saw an ad for a soloist at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Ridgefield, Connecticut. I answered the ad and ended up getting the job. I had never before heard the Lesson-Sermon. In the Christian Science Quarterly.

January 19, 1981

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