Amid the country’s turmoil about racism, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves-Montgomery is happily enjoying quiet time on her porch in early summer. “We’re in an incredible historical moment, but nothing happening now is any different, except that people have cameras on,” she says. “In this moment of global interruption [caused by the pandemic]—a pause, a time of reflection and quietude—people have the time to listen and look at what’s important.”
An established summer program in the heart of Italy is committed to the highest artistic standards and helping participants rise to the next level.
Jim Meyer talks about his unique and fulfilling work for almost 45 years with San Francisco Opera as both chorus and dance manager as well as a member of the chorus.
One year ago this month, CS’s cover story featured Anne-Carolyn Bird and her husband, Matthew Burns, two singers on the road with their young family. This year, we catch up again with Bird to find out how her family’s changing needs led to an unexpected but perfect career change.
Four photographers share what they think makes a great photo shoot and, thus, great photos.
So you want to major in music. That’s a great first step. But is vocal performance the path for you? Or music education? Or musical theatre? Or music therapy? And what about a double major? Read about the ins and outs of each major here to help determine the right choice for you.
Michigan Opera Theatre is expanding its Young Artist Program and legendary tenor Richard Leech joins David DiChiera to lead the way.
Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong grew up in a small Pennsylvania town and came to the decision at a relatively young age to pursue an operatic career. Supportive parents found the aspiring singer voice and piano teachers, and she devoted herself to dutiful study of both instruments throughout her college career. Those piano skills continue to pay off for DeShong—the mezzo remarkably self-coaches all of her own roles. And as unexpected as the variety of roles DeShong sings is the attention to detail she gives to not only her artistry but all aspects of her life, including a website she hosts featuring captivating photos of her traveling life. With upcoming return appearances at Glyndebourne and the Met, DeShong is truly an artist to watch.
What kind of educational background do those hiring singers look for? And what kind of education should singers seek out? Administrators and singers share their experiences to answer these questions and more.
Musiktheater Bavaria trains singers in both musical theatre and opera during four weeks each summer in beautiful southeastern Germany.
What is the difference between a school of music and a conservatory? A department of music and a school of music? Professors at all types of schools outline what prospective students can expect at these various institutions.
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