Baritone Michael Mayes is enjoying a busy career in contemporary and traditional opera roles in the United States and abroad. In recent years, he has become the go-to guy for the challenging role of Joseph De Rocher in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, performing the role throughout the U.S. and most recently in Madrid and London. Mayes shares how his own personal journey has drawn him to roles like De Rocher and how he sees a new genre of American opera taking shape that is impacting artists and audience members in life-changing ways.
Two new books are sure to give singers aspiring to careers in musical theatre the know-how they need to succeed.
Consider some reasons in addition to money to say yes to a gig, including bringing joy to people who really need it.
Find greater meaning and motivation as you work to interpret and communicate the music and poetry relationship in classic song.
The verismo period of Italian art and literature took root in the late 19th century and carried into the 20th century. The movement strove for a realistic portrayal of human
Performance anxiety is a complex and difficult hurdle to overcome. What may work for one may not work for another. With that in mind, and in the spirit of open dialogue, consider an alternative take on recent CS articles on the subject.
Soprano Kirsten Chambers’ nerves of steel and ability to have fun under any circumstance are paying big dividends—like getting her hired at the Met. She discusses that and more here.
From turning off your cell phone to finding more time in your day, discover ways to increase and improve your practice time—in and out of the practice room.
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