Aspiring young vocalists get a rare glimpse into the world of opera through high school apprentice programs.
Four vocalists who have participated in education and outreach programs share their experience.
The next generation of singers hones their craft while exposing opera to new audiences through six unique outreach programs.
Nestled in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado resides a summer program that has long been providing a rich musical experience for musicians. Read about its offerings for singers in this in-depth look at the Aspen Music Festival and School's Aspen Opera Theater Center.
Don’t let limited finances hold you back from summer programs or any other career dreams. You just might qualify for one of the many grants available to classical singers.
Singers Kyle Ketelsen, Cynthia Hanna, Vale Rideout, Catherine Cook, and David Adam Moore weigh in on their favorite exercise regimens.
The Baroque era gave birth to opera—maybe not quite as we know it today, but the art form nonetheless. So what happens when modern-day opera companies mount early opera? What approach do modern directors take and what do they look for in singers?
The days of musical patrons are over. And unless you
have a trust fund or rich relative, odds are you will have
to supplement your singing income with full- or part-time jobs for some or all of your singing career. Singers straddling dual careers tell how they make it work—for better or worse.
Virginia Zeani has enjoyed two remarkable careers: fi rst as world-renowned soprano and second as successful voice teacher, both at a top university and now in
her private voice studio in Palm Beach, Florida, where she continues to teach at the age of 84. Read the remarkable story of both careers, as well as Zeani’s thoughts on
the art of teaching and her advice for young singers.
Just how far would you go for the role of a lifetime or that long-awaited contract that meant your big break into the ever-competitive, demanding, and daunting world of opera? You might be surprised to know how far some singers were asked to go—and what other singers sacrificed—for great roles or lucrative contracts.
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Cleveland-based Baroque Orchestra, founded in 1992 in the midst of another recession, continues to strike a chord.
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