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Health Insurance for Traveling Singers

Whether you are an American working in Europe or a European working in America, getting sick or injured in a foreign country is frightening and could devastate you financially (see

Singers’ Experiences Working and Auditioning in Europe

I had insurance before I came to Europe. If you have private insurance here they treat you well, and it’s inexpensive (way less than America). But remember that you get

European Opera Websites

Below are selected websites of opera companies and festivals. Also check out Mike Gibb’s excellent site at for info about singers and seasons?important research to do before actually going

Auditioning in Europe

Working and Auditioning in EuropeSometimes it Works… Sometimes it Doesn't. NYON Asks two full-time singers to candidly discuss their European singing experiences.

Elizabeth Futral on Building an International Career

I’m not sure I fit the bill as one who has ‘made it BIG’ in Europe,” says soprano Elizabeth Futral. “I think I more accurately qualify as one who is

A Close Look at Puccini’s

An expert coach uses Butterfly’s death scene to demonstrate how to gauge tempo and pacing. Even if you are never going to sing this role, you need to know the difference between a generous expansion and a dragging tempo.