Jan-Feb 2019

Easy Does It : The Relaxed Success of Baritone Peter Mattei

Peter Mattei’s operatic career has now spanned almost three decades and continues to thrive across the globe. Discover his methods for achieving his effortless sound with such a great variety of repertoire—including works by Wagner, Mozart, and Sondheim—as well as his process for keeping his sound honest and authentic across this broad spectrum. With a Winterreise recording in the works and Wozzeck on the horizon at the Met, this baritone has cultivated a unique and personal formula for success.

3 Essentials for Musicians for a Great Photo Shoot

What’s really stopping you from getting a great promo photo? The excuses I hear most often are about money, time, and finding the right photographer. And then there’s the procrastinating,

Where I Last Got Paid to Sing : Drones, Secret Service, and Pentatonix?

Read about one singer’s gig involving a merger between operatic and popular styles coupled with emerging technology.

The Singer’s Library : Vocal Cross-Training

A new publication strives to build and unify singing techniques fit for both Broadway and La bohème.

The Music Major Minute

Finding a safe environment for critique can be somewhat of a rarity. Learn more about a competition where the focus is on education, student progression, and helpful feedback.

Editorial Desk

Welcome to the January issue of Classical Singer magazine! I hope you enjoy the in-depth coverage and advice on summer programs. Training is obviously a critical part of our craft,

Ask Dr. Jahn – Emergency Remedies

Dear Dr Jahn, Do you have any suggestions for emergency mode remedies to get a lost voice back due to sickness for a performance? Sarah S.   Dear Sarah, The answer to

Vocal Energy vs. Vocal Tension

Find greater insight into the differences between an overly relaxed phonation and one that is energized and efficient.

A Summer in Ohio : Celebrating 40 Seasons of the Ohio Light Opera

A Midwest company credits much of its success to a strong collaboration among the participating artists and directors, a high production value, and a supportive community while striving to bridge the gap between traditional operetta and musical theatre.

How Many YAPS Are Too Many YAPS?

Unsure of the next step in your training or what to do with the coming summer months? Find information on how to evaluate your needs and finances by taking a closer look at the different options available for summer programs and YAPS.

Prepping For A Sensational European Summer

Perhaps you have already made your summer program or YAP plans for 2019 but need help with the logistics, or perhaps you have not even started considering the options available. Find answers wherever you are in this process here.

Expanding Your Repertoire : Iberian and Latin American Song

Broadening your song possibilities and options will not only create greater variety, but it could also gather a larger and more diverse audience and bring a greater sense of communication and enjoyment to all involved.

The Brand of Brancy: The Value of Being Entrepreneurial in the Arts

John Brancy’s career has come a long way in the past 12 years, and he recently showed the great value of being entrepreneurial in the arts. His latest endeavor included a concert tour striving to reach and impact new audiences with lesser-known content.

Opera Viva! : A Decade of Italian Opera Education Experience

Discover the many offerings of a summer program held in the center of medieval Verona.