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Broaden Your Audience With Recordings

"Opera-goers often ask me how a man of Christian faith can so effectively portray operatic roles, famous throughout the repertoire, that represent satanic or devilish themes. I have no problem answering. As a Christian, I battle Satan on a daily basis. After living 36 years as a born-again Christian, I have come to know many of the devil's tactics and strategies. I may lose many of the battles but, with God''s help, I will win the war. "- Jeffrey Wells

Your Website – The New Way to Audition?

Now that you're on the Internet, why not become a part of it? Why not put up a site on the World Wide Web (www) so that others can find out who you are?

Cadenzas – Part II of Our Series on Ornamentation : An Interview with Will Crutchfield

"Borrowing" cadenzas from recordings may work for a student in training but professionals really have to have a unique set of ornaments which distinguish their performance.

Relieve Pain Safely! : Dr. Jahn Tells How

In answer to numerous requests, TNYON begins a series dealing with common medications and their effects on the singing voice. These columns will appear intermittently throughout the year.

The Language of Being HIRED

Karis, a singer in Germany, won a German vocal competition. Anticipating congratulations from her diction coach, she relates, “I couldn’t believe the first thing that came out of his mouth,

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.