It has been almost 12 years since Frederica von Stade graced the cover of Classical Singer magazine. Since then, she has been hard at work creating new roles, teaching, performing, and helping young people from disadvantaged situations. In this latest interview, the legendary mezzo-soprano reflects on an epic career and shares her thoughts about opera today, motherhood, #MeToo, and her advice for an emerging generation of classical singers.
The prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts honors its past and looks toward its future with a new leader and steadfast mission in its 85th year.
Meet vocalists who haven’t quit their day job—and don’t plan to anytime soon—and learn how they balance performance life with practicality in another profession.
Take a closer look at yoga and the benefits vocalists experience by accessing the core and pelvic floor.
Making time for daily physical activity can be a challenge, especially when you’re in the throes of earning a college degree. But getting and staying fit really is paramount for singers whose instrument is their body. To help you get motivated, here’s a look at the benefits of yoga and physical activity for the voice.
Technology has made the world very small. Have a closer look at how Skype propelled one aspiring vocalist’s education forward.
With over a decade of leading roles on the world’s most impressive operatic stages, award-winning recording albums, and extensive concert work, renowned soprano Nicole Cabell shares her career highlights since her BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition win in 2005, what it has been like settling into an illustrious performance career, and her newfound love of teaching. Read more about her early beginnings as a Lyric Opera Center artist and her whirlwind career that eventually led to a return to the Windy City and finding a place to call home.
Hear more from Cabell in person this month at the CS Music Convention in Chicago,
For 20 years Sylvia McNair captivated audiences in the U.S. and abroad. In the height of her success, however, she made a major turn from classical literature to American standards and jazz. Find out here what inspired this turn of events.
In this continuation of part one, which appeared online at www.ClassicalSinger.com/rearview1, singers offer perspectives on the education that prepped them for a career.
Two singers offer perspectives on the education that prepped them for a career. Read even more hindsight in part two in the upcoming September University issue.
Four winners from last year’s Classical Singer Competition in Chicago share how they discovered a love for classical music and career pursuits.
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