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When Harry Didn’t meet Sally : Singers on Being Single

The month of February is filled with references to romance, but singers may have trouble finding that relationship because they’re traveling, and constantly not sure where they will be, when they will be there, or for how long. How do they cope with being single in a world full of couples?

Life under a Double Rainbow

Soprano Maureen O'Flynn and Baritone Claude Corbiel on their life together

Letters to the Editor

Classical Singers at the Yankee Game? Dear CS: There is hope for classical singers at major sports events. Two years ago Daniel Lichti sang the Canadian National Anthem at the

Editorial : Every Singer is a Business Owner

In the current issue of Entrepeneur Magazine, the editor was shocked by a small business owner who said he didn’t have time to add the Internet to his business. He

Vocal Perils of a Day job

Dr. Jahn explains some of the physical problems of working a regular job during the day and gives some ideas on how to reserve enough energy to sing lessons, rehearsals and performances in the evenings.

The Balancing Act

Performers who teach, teachers who perform – how do you juggle both? Noted singer/teachers explain how they give their all in lessons and yet still manage to have ample energy for performing

The Guerilla Temp : Part 2

How do singers get better temp assignments? What makes the difference between getting a call for a $25-per hour job, and a $12-per hour assignment? Knowing how a temp agency really works may take a little heat off singers and put it where it belongs–at the feet of the industry itself.

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a frequent destination for auditions. This month Classical Singer debuts Singer’s City, a column that gives you the inside track to saving money, having fun and making the most of your stay.

Digging Deep into your Aria

Great vocal performances happen when singers truly explore a role, and it helps to have a coach who can walk you through the process. Joseph Smith, a New York vocal coach, shows you how to begin the task of getting beneath the surface of a piece using the tenor aria “E lucevan le stelle,” from Tosca. The specific aria or song may vary, but the ideas are universal.

Across the Pond : A Singer's Guide to Britain and Ireland

While it’s true that Britannia no longer rules the operatic waves or easily waives the strict immigration rules, there are still jobs and opportunities for the interested singer. Madeleine Gray outlines what singers mightencounter when looking into auditioning and performing in the British Isles.

The Eyes Have It : LASIK

Will this popular new corrective treatment enhance your vision and your career?

Good Clothes Open All Doors

We asked several professional singers where they go for help, advice and great bargains on professional clothing and accessories.