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This week, the XM Divas caught up with American actor and operatic bass Zachary James. Known for his role as Lurch in the Broadway production of The Adams Family, Zachary James has also portrayed Abraham Lincoln, cameo'd on 30 Rock and performed with some of the world's top opera companies.
(2:50) Zachary talks about the importance of seizing opportunity
(5:40) Xela asks about introducing new pieces
(8:58) Xela asks Zachary about his most harrowing or possibly dangerous experiences while performing
(11:45) Zachary talks about having to try new things and continue to evolve to stand out from the crowd
(13:14) Zachary gives some advice to aspiring opera singers
(17:04) The Divas play a clip of Zachary in The Adams Family, Zachary discusses
(20:43) Zachary talks about the demands of playing eight shows a week
(22:26) Xela asks about Zachary's upcoming performances at the Met Opera, and what it means to him to have his family see him perform
(25:29) The Divas and Zachary talk about how they could use social media on stage or during a performance to give viewers an opportunity to experience opera from the performer's point of view
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