Living Opera actively contributes to the production of new research around the role of fine arts in society and, importantly, in education. In 2022 we published a handbook chapter that explains how art and music education in early childhood benefits children.get handbook
Inform. Equip. Empower.
We are on a mission to transform the performing arts one person at a time. Our resources will help you approach your career comprehensively, taking the whole artist into account.
YOUR BIG BREAK
a thriving career
An immersive 8-week online course
So you've made your BIG BREAK into the performing arts industry!! That's amazing!! So how do you plan to STAY THERE for the next 10, 20, or 30 years?
Our online course is designed to give you building blocks to move beyond your big break and into a thriving career on your own terms.
We teach you how to properly set an “actionable goal”, and how Norman used our 8 step system to conquer his fears on stage.
We give you a vocal road map to take the mystery out of choosing your repertoire using our 2 Guiding Principles and 6 Vocal Perspectives.
We give you our 8 step practice system and teach you how to determine your personal learning style to optimize your practice sessions.
We teach you how to create the perfect aria package based on our experiences with casting directors, as well as how to pick your opening aria for auditions and competitions.
We teach you how to evaluate and execute professional auditions to have a good experience and get booked for jobs.
We tell you about the "start up" costs of being a professional singer, the purpose of every business, and how we can transform our mindset to learn from other successful business models.
Is all about YAPS! We talk about Norman's experience at the HGO Opera studio, as well as how to build your own YAP program to fill in any knowledge gaps pre-career.
To succeed in the music business, you need a sound mind. In our final unit, we teach you about mental toughness, and the 7 characteristics we had to develop to withstand the pressures and realities of becoming a full-time professional singer.
BEYOND YOUR BIG BREAK
Create a culture of personal excellence" might be the best thought to describe the power of Living Opera project and community. The willingness to share their valuable experience and knowledge is what makes Soula and Norman so different. It feels great to be a part of highly professional and yet warm and welcoming community.
It gives me motivation to learn and practice even more, as well as enjoy while discovering my journey as a singer and an artist. Norman and Soula's mentorship has been of a great value to me.
A combination of skill, experience, compassion, honesty and enthusiasm is my thought of an artist, singer and mentor. Soula and Norman share a spirit of possibility, unselfishness, support, authenticity transmitting their vocal, artistic and human brilliance. I am honoured to be a member of this community and part of its journey.
A place where you can ask questions, a place where you are fully supported, a place full of positivity and bright minds: that's the Living Opera community. The reality of this job is a lot more complicated than we're taught in school. Living Opera puts out tons of relevant information for the modern singer and has continually empowered me to find my niche in this industry.
I noticed Living Opera a while ago and at first I started following because I’m a big opera fan and was curious, but ended up staying and engaging with Soula and Norman because, besides the quality technical content for singers, (we instrumentalists are fascinated by this too by the way!), they are very inspiring. They are skilled professionals in a very competitive job, that look around, ask questions, and are open to creating and working on the solutions. In is an empowering community that I can’t wait to see grow!