The life of a working singer can seem glamorous from the outside. Get an honest perspective from a singer who is working hard to maintain the many complexities of this field.
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
Bass Kevin Langan set a remarkable record in 2010: he became the first singer to achieve 300 performances with the San Francisco Opera. A milestone like that doesn’t happen overnight, but after a nearly four-decade career—something Langan says was made possible by an ironclad technique given him by a great teacher and honed over years of diligent and daily practice. Now Langan is sharing his wealth of experience with the next generation in classes about the business of singing, information he generously shares here. From the value of a DMA to filing taxes to what your take-home pay should be, Langan lays out clearly and simply the business details of a singing career and more.
The young Greek mezzo-soprano Karolina Pilou has a lot going for her. Not only is her voice big and dramatic, it also is at home in the coloratura repertoire. She has had supportive teachers and influential mentors like Martina Arroyo and Dolora Zajick. And she recently made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Berta in The Barber of Seville. But it hasn’t all been easy. Two years ago, Pilou decided she needed to be kinder to herself—resulting in a 120-pound weight loss. Here she shares her philosophies about singing, weight loss, and the balance between making and waiting for things to happen.
Singer Carin Gilfry discusses her varied and busy career as an opera singer, voice-over artist, composer, writer, and producer.
Find out what the coaches at Los Angeles Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, and La Scala have to say about what young singers need to be accepted and excel in their company’s Young Artist Programs.
Metropolitan Opera Cuts Nine Percent of Nonunion Staff On September 12, 2014, the Met laid off 22 administrative workers. The opera company made the first in a series of budget
New Research Shows That Learning Music Improves Cognition Educators have known for many years that music students do well in school, but it has been difficult to discover whether good students
World-famous mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick continues her work training and mentoring young dramatic voices in her eighth year of her summer program.
New Opera Premieres at Railroad Station On October 19, 2013, L.A. Dance Project and a Los Angeles opera company called The Industry gave the world premiere of Christopher Cerrone’s headphone
New York Says Goodbye to City Opera The New York City Opera’s acclaimed production of Anna Nicole at the Brooklyn Academy of Music was the company’s final show. On September
New Conductor Bites Off More Than He Can Chew Conducting the Oslo Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko won excellent reviews for his season-opening performances, but comments the 37-year-old Russian later made to
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