She has graced the world’s greatest stages with her unique voice and incandescent dramatic temperament.
Cristina Necula interviews one of the most non-diva-esque divas of our time.
Tenor Gregory Kunde is one of the most celebrated American singers on the international stage today. He has performed in all the world’s major opera houses and his repertoire extends from the standard tenor roles such as Alfredo and Rodolfo, to Baroque masterpieces.
Classical Singer sent singer Cristina Necula to check out a new method of accessing your best performance. Here's her very personal report.
Few names in voice teaching stand out like Virginia Zeani. After observing lessons and receiving some herself, the author reveals the life and lessons of Ms. Zeani
The holiday season is knocking at the door and for the travel-weary singer, there is probably no more heart-wrenching musical phrase than shopping-mall renditions of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.”
Vienna State Opera is one of the jewels of Europe and one of the houses you will want to visit, whether you're auditioning or vacationing. Here's an inside look at the man behind the curtain. (Ioan Holender is the father of Adrian Holleander [sic], who was featured in the September issue.)
As an enthusiastic explorer of repertoire, Thomas Hampson generously contributes to the enlightenment of audiences and colleagues alike, enriching our cultural knowledge as very few artists do.
Brazilian tenor, Ricardo Tamura, graduated from the University of Sao Paulo with diplomas in geology and physics and worked as a computer science teacher and chess instructor. Although he loved to sing, there was no early indication of a possible operatic career.
Prior to Cristina Necula's recent trip to Vienna, Classical Singer sent an email to the CS Onlie Community asking for your suggested questions for the two following interviews. Ms. Necula was able to interview very different European manager's to get the insider information you need. Compare their stles and answers before you consider your next audition for a European job. Our thanks to Mr. Seitter and Mr. Hollaender.
American baritone Bryan Rothfuss and Austrian soprano Maria Rosendorfsky are full-time students at the two main music schools in Vienna, Austria: the University of Music and Performing Arts, and the Konservatorium, respectively.
It is unquestionably the reigning fan magazine for opera audiences. CS decided to talk to the editor and publisher about future plans with the magazine and the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Building audiences for opera is a high priority for our readers as well, so we salute Opera News and the Guild!
It started out as a Saturday morning diversion. But these former college students have managed to create a new market niche and set a great example on how to thrive in today's tough arts economy.
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