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Editorial : Diva Power

How do you take control of your life and your career? Is it possible? One artist who has done that from the beginning is Polish contralto Ewa Podles, featured in

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts on Littleton, CO Dear CS: Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to bring back the lives of those who were senselessly massacred. What we are given, however, by

Back to the Future : Laser Resurfacing

As the opera business becomes more and more visual, singers are heading to the plastic surgeon, cosmetic dentist, etc. Here’s a singer’s take on one cosmetic alternative.

Art After Hours : Day jobs pay the rent but evening work feeds the soul

Many singers and artists work regular “day jobs,” and fulfill their artistic ambitions after office hours. Channing Gray spoke with a number of musicians and actors, to see how they make the choice to work two full-time jobs.

Singing on the Edge : Stress and the Voice

We all know that stress is a fact of daily life and can be the direct cause of many problems, both physical and mental. Dr. Jahn explains how stress affects the voice and what can be done.

Uncle Sam Wants You! : A Civilian Singers’ Guide to Washington D.C. Military Choruses

Military choruses are the modern day equivalent of court musicians. So says civilian soprano Grace Gori, who suggested this article. “Everybody around D.C. is aware of these opportunities,” she says, “but beyond the Beltway, military choruses may be the best-kept secret in career options for classically-trained singers.”

Catching Up with Kimberley Bentley

Where are they now? Classical Singer caught up with some old friends: Roy Stevens and Annalisa Winberg, and Karen Beardsley, from our May ‘97 issue, and Kimberley Bentley, who we last spoke with in September ‘98.

Olympia’s Entrance

Where are they now? Classical Singer caught up with some old friends: Roy Stevens and Annalisa Winberg, and Karen Beardsley, from our May ‘97 issue, and Kimberley Bentley, who we last spoke with in September ‘98.

Have Toddler, Will Travel

Where are they now? Classical Singer caught up with some old friends: Roy Stevens and Annalisa Winberg, and Karen Beardsley, from our May ‘97 issue, and Kimberley Bentley, who we last spoke with in September ‘98.

A Life of Their Own : The New York Chamber Opera

A lot of singers are out there creating opportunities for themselves and others. Ben Schuman spoke with Senior Editor Emily Brunson about the brand-new company he and friends recently launched.

Where Does It All Go? : A Singer's Filing Cabinet

How do you manage all your information so that you can find what you need when you need it? Soprano Chris Winward describes a typical stack of paperwork and how she manages to keep it organized and routed where it needs to go.

PDAs: Information PDQ

What are they? Remember Star Trek (the original), when Yeoman Rand or some other mini-skirted beauty was always handing Captain Kirk an electronic stenopad to sign? Fast forward to the