Classical Singer Magazine

The Right European YAP or Summer Program for You

It is not too late to make plans to attend one of the many Summer Programs in Europe. Back in December 2018, I wrote an article also addressing this topic

Bringing Opera “To the People”

While Alex Stoddard of CS Music was in New York City he perchanced upon a unique performing group – Pop-Up Opera at Anita’s Way. CS Music is always looking to

Music Should Mean Something : Advice from George Shirley

Music should mean something. Sound should mean something. Know what and why you are singing and your sound will come from somewhere amazing. Venerated tenor and voice teacher George Shirley has

How to Lose the Desperation and Find Your Power

Did anyone ever say, “I’ll give you a banana if you sing this for me. I’ll give you two bananas if you sing it on roller skates. I’ll give you

The Expansive Career of Baritone Rolando Panerai

Read about the influences and inspirations of a singer whose career span has included sharing the stage with Maria Callas to a Gianni Schicchi performance in 2011.

News and Notes from the Community

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards has announced the presentation of its award for excellence to Pittsburgh Festival Opera (PFO) for its

Summer Program Spotlight: La Musica Lirica

We like to Spotlight noted Summer Programs and one that keep rising to the top of the list is La Musica Lirica, so here’s a brief Q&A with its director

Freelance Singer’s Survival Guide : Filtering Feedback

We’ve all been there… The conflicting information and comments. The confusing or unsolicited advice. Let’s take a brief look two common scenarios, and ways you can filter through all the

Where I Last Got Paid to Sing : Soprano Kelsea Webb Has Her Cake and Eats It Too

Scheduling flexibility, greater performance training, and earning income are benefits found in the heart of production as a chorister.

The Fabulously Fit Singer: Yoga

Take a closer look at yoga and the benefits vocalists experience by accessing the core and pelvic floor.

Need Energy to Sing? Counting Calories vs. Quality Food

For decades, common nutritional advice told us, “a calorie is simply a calorie.” We were told that to maintain a healthy weight, we must simply be active enough to burn

Establishing Your Competition Rep

There are many questions surrounding the selection of competition repertoire. What do the judges expect? How do you determine song order? Are obscure works appropriate? Find answers to these questions and others here.