Roger Pines

Roger Pines

Roger Pines, former dramaturg of Lyric Opera of Chicago, has adjudicated for major vocal competitions for the past three decades. Currently a freelance writer, lecturer, coach, and broadcaster, he has taught the opera repertoire course at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music since 2019.


Aria Savvy : Expanding Your Audition Repertoire

Your “list of five” audition pieces shouldn’t all be arias found off the beaten track, but one or two would certainly be welcomed. “Aria Savvy” introduces you to music that will invigorate and provide a refreshing change for your listeners. Explore Handel's “Voglio amare” & Mozart's “Ah, lo veggio”.

Expanding Your Audition Repertoire : Aria Savvy

Most audition judges are eager to hear any singer whose repertoire choices show some musical curiosity and a sense of adventure. Why choose only the “standard” five arias in your Fach for one audition after another? There’s so much repertoire out there waiting for you! OK, your “list of five” shouldn’t all be arias found off the beaten track, but one or two would certainly be welcomed by those auditioning you. “Aria Savvy” will present two arias per column, introducing you to music that will invigorate you musically while providing a refreshing change for your listeners.

Expanding Your Audition Repertoire: Aria Savvy Part VII

ost audition judges will eagerly hear any singer whose repertoire shows some musical curiosity and a sense of adventure. Why choose only the “standard” five arias in your Fach for

Expanding Your Audition Repertoire: Aria Savvy Part VI

Most audition judges will eagerly hear any singer whose repertoire shows some musical curiosity and a sense of adventure. Why choose only the “standard” five arias in your Fach for

Expanding Your Repertoire : Aria Savvy Part V

Most audition judges will eagerly hear any singer whose repertoire shows some musical curiosity and a sense of adventure. Why choose only the “standard” five arias in your Fach for

Aria Savvy: Expanding Your Audition Repertoire IV

Most audition judges are eager to hear any singer whose repertoire choices show some musical curiosity and a sense of adventure. Why choose only the “standard” five arias in your Fach for one audition after another? There’s so much repertoire out there waiting for you! OK, your “list of five” shouldn’t all be arias found off the beaten track, but one or two would certainly be welcomed by those auditioning you. “Aria Savvy” will present two arias per column, introducing you to music that will invigorate you musically while providing a refreshing change for your listeners.

ARIA SAVVY: Expanding Your Audition Repertoire III

Most audition judges are eager to hear any singer whose repertoire choices show some musical curiosity and a sense of adventure. Why choose only the “standard” five arias in your Fach for one audition after another? There’s so much repertoire out there waiting for you! OK, your “list of five” shouldn’t all be arias found off the beaten track, but one or two would certainly be welcomed by those auditioning you. “Aria Savvy” will present two arias per column, introducing you to music that will invigorate you musically while providing a refreshing change for your listeners.

ARIA SAVVY: Expanding Your Audition Repertoire II

ost audition judges are eager to hear any singer who shows musical curiosity and a sense of adventure in their repertoire. Why choose only the “standard” five arias in your

Aria Savvy: Expanding Your Audition Repertoire

Most audition judges are eager to hear any singer who shows musical curiosity and a sense of adventure in their repertoire. Why choose only the “standard” five arias in your