How To Transition From Young Artist To Young Professional

There is no formula for starting a career in opera. There is no step-by-step program to get you to the professional level at which you want to be in your career. There are no guarantees and no fail-proof approaches to becoming a professional opera singer even after investing in years of voice study and education. … More How To Transition From Young Artist To Young Professional

That Time When I Was So Poor I Stole Food To Survive (and other starving artist stories)

Nothing is as easy as it seems. Especially a career in the performing arts. It took me a long time to get to where I am today with the success that I have, and I worked my ass off. What we see in a performing artist is the end product of a long journey of … More That Time When I Was So Poor I Stole Food To Survive (and other starving artist stories)

The Ultimate Hack for Singing your Best Italian

Compared to other opera languages like French, German, English, Russian, Czech, etc., Italian seems easy. The language itself consists of only pure vowels, some of which are open and closed. There’s no mixed vowels like French or German, and no crazy consonants like Czech or Russian. And unlike English, for the most part, what you … More The Ultimate Hack for Singing your Best Italian

How I Role: Everyone’s Trusty Barber

After 12 productions and 57 performances, I’ve come to learn a lot about Figaro, Figaro, Figaro. And yes, we’ve all seen the Bugs Bunny cartoon. Largo al factotum Boom! Singing Figaro is like getting shot out of a cannon! It starts out with the most challenging—and most recognizable—aria for baritones in the repertoire. Five sustained … More How I Role: Everyone’s Trusty Barber

What No One Tells You About Success As An Opera Singer

You spend hours every day practicing. You put yourself out there for any and every opportunity. Your determination never falters and you have the drive to push through even the toughest moments. You experience a few setbacks as well as a couple of hard-earned accomplishments. You sacrifice things that most people don’t understand. And you … More What No One Tells You About Success As An Opera Singer