Anne Midgette from The Washington Post referenced Cindy's blog:
It’s not just the fame and the pop culture that make opera people suspicious. The conventional wisdom has it that you must be ready to sacrifice everything — friends, family, a personal life — for an opera career. In a recent blog post titled “Why you’re not going to be a professional opera singer,” the mezzo-soprano Cindy Sadler, who blogs as “Mezzo with Character,” summed up this attitude. “For most of your career,” she wrote, “but especially when you’re studying and transitioning from school to your profession, the fact that you are a singer trying to get paid for singing and trying to build your résumé and your contacts in the business — that has to take precedence over all other factors.