John Chest’s career path did not initially go where he wanted or expected. But now, with a repertoire rich in European experience, he has returned to the U.S. to debut a roll that has been following him from the beginning of his studies. With a young family in tow, the mentors, teachers, and opportunities that presented themselves to Chest are not necessarily the path he would have chosen, but they have led him toward a career that is catching the attention of the classical singing world.
One composer finds increased opportunities and collaboration through an unusual approach to commissioning new works.
Two treasured publications have been expanded and enhanced and continue their tradition of developing singing techniques for the modern artist.
Thoughtfully prepare each audition cut by demonstrating strong storytelling and musicianship.
When a singer’s physical well being is drastically changed by persistent complications, finding answers can sometimes only lead to more questions. Empowering yourself with knowledge can help, but that’s only one small step in a long process.
Though the innovations of Arrigo Boito were initially met with resistance, his work, Mefistofele, left a profound influence on operatic composers.
Mildred Miller’s boisterous career has truly come full circle. Read about her early work in Europe that led to hundreds of Met performances and how all that experience is now impacting the lives of university students.
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