Opera is not for everyone. It is not for the 1%, nor is it for the 99%. Opera is for those who enjoy that which is operatic, many of whom may be fans of sci-fi, indie film and HBO original series. This guest post by bass-baritone David Salsbery Fry suggests new sources for opera audiences.
I created this blog to provide singers with support and resources for vocal technique, artistry and career development. Over the past several months I’ve been enjoying some wonderful opportunities to carry out this mission in the broader vocal community – online, in print, and in person. It’s consumed a great deal of my time, so now that I am ready to resume blogging I thought I’d start by catching you up on what I have been doing lately.
Most everything is more effective and expedient with a vibrator. Also a lot more fun.
Make sure your pre-screening demo gets to the top of the pile.
Join me on Musical Exchange this Sunday, January 27th for a live-stream broadcast of Renée Fleming & Susan Graham's duo recital.
A video tutorial on the basics of breathing for singing.
Check out my first video Voice Tutorial for Carnegie Hall's Musical Exchange.
Nibble the bait, but watch out for the hook.
Don't click unless you're absolutely ready to be initiated into the real mysteries of singing.
At some point in their training, most singers inevitably encounter the stereotypical possessive voice teacher. But why are some voice teachers so possessive? Why is it often so difficult and traumatizing for singers to switch studios? Why do some voice teachers encourage lifelong dependency from their students? And why do we accept, or even expect, such behavior from them?