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Soula Parassidis in Forbes Magazine
October 20, 2020

I was asked to comment on how the opera community has been faring during the Covid-19 and how a new municipal funding initiative would help artists in a new article in Forbes Magazine.

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Soula Parassidis in Forbes Magazine
October 20, 2020

I was asked to comment on how the opera community has been faring during the Covid-19 and how a new municipal funding initiative would help artists in a new article in Forbes Magazine.

How to sing Mozart arias (from Lessons on stage)
July 24, 2020

This week on Instagram I started a new series called "Lessons on stage" where I talk about different experiences I've had during my career. I think this will be a great resource for you guys! This week I talk about the structure of Mozart arias.

All about our online course for singers!
June 28, 2020

You may have noticed something exciting happening on our's the back story of "Beyond your Big Break" our first online course for singers!

NYU grads are "Building voices of the future"
June 24, 2020

What do you do when the world shuts down and the whole structure of education hangs in the balance? You start your own online program of course!

3 breathing exercises I do every day
May 15, 2020

Breathing is the foundation of all great singing. I hope these exercises help YOU!

Introducing the Living Opera Moms!
May 11, 2020

Janese Pentico and Amanda Kendrick talk about their journeys as working moms in this encouraging video!

How to make money on Youtube
April 8, 2020

With opera houses shut down worldwide and the entire music industry facing mass uncertainty about the future, many artists are looking for other ways to supplement their income while staying creative.

Here's how to sing in the passaggio (aka the GATEWAY)
February 9, 2020

If you want great high notes, you're gonna have to figure out the passaggio - let's get into this tricky part of the voice!

Should you sing in the mask?
February 6, 2020

Hey there everyone! We have gotten dozens of requests for videos about singing technique, and we are filming, editing, and uploading as quickly as we can! In today's video we talk about "low larynx" vs "mask" singing.

How many followers do you need to be an instagram influencer?
January 17, 2020

As Instagram turns 10 years old in 2020, we examine the platform and breakdown the number YOU need to become an "influencer"

3 signs of burnout you want to catch early
November 20, 2019

Yesterday we had a lovely meeting with a colleague, (and supporter of Living Opera!), where we discussed many topics, including travel, performing, agents, and yes, burnout.

Singers: how I approach OLD repertoire
November 18, 2019

In the course of your career you will sing many exciting roles! But what do you do when you are asked to go back and revisit something you've grown out of?

So what is a fest contract? (and should you do one?)
November 5, 2019

Norman and I went live recently and answered YOUR questions about fest contracts....

Transform your daily habits with our 21 day challenge!
September 10, 2019

Do you need to reset your daily routine? Our 21 day challenge will help you regain focus in your health, singing, and finances!

Our favorite breathing exercises explained
July 19, 2019

Great singing is built on great breath control. In today's lesson, we break down some of our favorite exercises!

Our favorite apps for singers!
May 31, 2019

Just FYI, I have an iPhone, so if you're using an android I'm gonna assume you can get these too...if not, sorry in advance.

This is our audition checklist - it works!
May 20, 2019

We already did a full talk on auditions, but in case you missed it, here are a few more tips!

10 tips for handling vocal transitions
May 15, 2019

Vocal transitions are a perfectly normal occurrence for EVERY singer. Our tips will equip you when the time comes to shift.

Q&A: how do you say no to something??
May 12, 2019

In this short video we take several questions, including how to say NO to an opportunity that just doesn't seem right.

Our ultimate guide to pre and post performance prep
April 17, 2019

Do you know what to do before, during, and after your performances? To last in this job, you need a plan and in this post, we reveal HOW we prepare before, during and AFTER our shows. It WORKS!

Finances for singers
April 9, 2019

This week we spoke about a rather nebulous, sometimes scary subject: MONEY. But have no fear, we're here for you...

Tips and tricks for having great auditions
March 26, 2019

Today we got spontaneous! Here's our first impromptu video by request, hope you enjoy it and go on to have GREAT auditions!! (Let us know!!)

Performance anxiety is REAL!!
March 22, 2019

This week we're opening up about our experiences with performance anxiety and how we overcame them to become stronger than before.

How to deal with jet lag (and our travel tips!)
March 18, 2019

Wanna be an opera singer? Then you're gonna have to deal with lots of travel and jet lag. Here's how we do it.

How to deal with rejection
March 16, 2019

You do not have to hold onto the sting of rejection as you develop as a person! We hope our insights provide you with some necessary tools to move on when facing rejection.

Why every singer needs a team
March 14, 2019

This week we are discussing the need for every singer, every person really, to have a team! That group of people who will steer you in the right direction, have your best interest at heart, and keep you grounded.

Are you feeling labeled as a singer?
March 3, 2019

We got a great question from a fellow singer about what to do when you're being labeled. I think our response surprised a few people...

March 3, 2019

Love them or not, agents are a crucial part of the life of a singer. This week, we discuss the complexities of that vital relationship.

4 fears to overcome if you want to have successful auditions
March 3, 2019

Yes it's possible! Here are our tips...and our most embarrassing stories!

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