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.
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.
You may have noticed something exciting happening on our homepage..here's the back story of "Beyond your Big Break" our first online course for singers!
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!
Breathing is the foundation of all great singing. I hope these exercises help YOU!
Janese Pentico and Amanda Kendrick talk about their journeys as working moms in this encouraging video!
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.
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!
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.
As Instagram turns 10 years old in 2020, we examine the platform and breakdown the number YOU need to become an "influencer"
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.
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?
Norman and I went live recently and answered YOUR questions about fest contracts....
Do you need to reset your daily routine? Our 21 day challenge will help you regain focus in your health, singing, and finances!
Great singing is built on great breath control. In today's lesson, we break down some of our favorite exercises!
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.
We already did a full talk on auditions, but in case you missed it, here are a few more tips!
Vocal transitions are a perfectly normal occurrence for EVERY singer. Our tips will equip you when the time comes to shift.
In this short video we take several questions, including how to say NO to an opportunity that just doesn't seem right.
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!
This week we spoke about a rather nebulous, sometimes scary subject: MONEY. But have no fear, we're here for you...
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!!)
This week we're opening up about our experiences with performance anxiety and how we overcame them to become stronger than before.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Yes it's possible! Here are our tips...and our most embarrassing stories!