Linda C. Cotman

Linda C. Cotman

Lina C. Cotman was associate editor for Classical Singer magazine from 1998 to 1999.

Air Don’t Bleed : An Interview with Dale Anthony Girard

From the how-tos of fine singing to staying safe onstage, CS has tried to address every aspect of a singer’s career. In this article, reprinted from the last issue of The New York Opera Newsletter (July/August 1998), fight director Dale Anthony Girard shares his tips for playing it safe. Be sure to check out real-life stories from readers about not so safe moments on the stage (pg. 47). For more articles on safety, read the complete July/August ’98 issue in our archives.

Intense Opportunity : The Merola Opera Program

Established in 1957 and operating under the auspices of the San Francisco Opera Center, Merola is the first step in a series of career-building opportunities that include the Western Opera Theater (WOT) tour, the Adler Fellowships, Brown Bag Opera, the Showcase Series, and Schwabacher Debut Recitals.

The Best of Three Worlds : Susan Graham

In terms of education, Susan Graham has experienced just about every different type of program available.

The Renaissance Singer : Study at a Liberal Arts School

In addition to vocal technique, singers need to be knowledgeable about languages, music history and theory, drama, business, publicity, and marketing, and a host of other widely varied fields of study. Where can a young singer acquire this bewildering array of tools?

Study Aids for SingersPart 2: : MGP Role Study Tapes

The second offering in our continuing review of study aids met with general approval by our panel of professional singers. They found the three-step system well thought-out and implemented, and particularly useful to students who require a diction coach or reperteur.

Air Don’t Bleed : An Interview with Dale Anthony Girard

“Opera almost always has more vio lence on stage than (non-musical) drama. Just about every production I work with, I run into a singer who has been injured in a

A Tool- Not The Tool: : Managers, Conductors and Administrators Talk About Tapes

JOHN J. MILLER MANAGER “Tapes are one of the least important elements of your package”; says John J. Miller, a former professional singer turned manager, who also writes and lectures