Singers who have returned to college well after the typical college age share the pros and cons of the decision to go back to school.
A traditional technique for actors and non-classical singers, improvisation is relatively new for the classical singer. OperaWorks director Ann Baltz has been using the technique for years, however, and seeing the amazing benefits singers gain from participating, including increased freedom both vocally and emotionally.
At Maestro Caraher’s suggestion, to get a “singer’s-eye view” I spoke with some singers who have performed roles with Indianapolis Opera. Gran Wilson, Sarah Coburn, and Timothy Noble all praised the friendly atmosphere and strong work ethic of the company.
Indianapolis Opera, under the direction of James Caraher, is pleasing not only its audiences but also its singer employees. This two-part article shares first Mr. Caraher’s thoughts on everything from IO’s young artist program to his own training, and second, some singers’ thoughts on Indianapolis Opera.
Only a small percentage of singers make their living singing opera in "A" level opera houses. Most singers put their living together in creative ways. Here's how one singer gets by.
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