There is a shortness to my breath. A bead of sweat drips down my forehead. My throat closes up. A pain appears in my chest. It’s tax season. Nothing stresses me out in this world more than doing my taxes. I would trade singing the most difficult baritone aria on opera’s biggest stage any day! … More Making Tax Season Less…Taxing!
Choosing an agent can be difficult, and there’s not a lot of good advice out there. Here are the lessons I’ve learned about working with agents along my opera journey so far. … More How to Pick the Right Agent for Your Career in Opera
It’s not every day you get to meet a celebrity, even in the opera business. Read the story of the time I met Stephen Fry – right in the middle of an aria! … More That Time When… I Met Stephen Fry Mid-Performance At The Royal Opera House
A few weeks ago, I had the immense honor – and pride – to attend and win a Grammy award. It is by far one of the highlights of my career and life. … More Why Don’t More Opera Singers Go to the Grammys?
As I start to pack my bags for my next trip, I am reminded of the cold hard truth of being an opera singer: traveling sucks. Here are a few truisms about life on the road that I learned through blood, sweat, and high notes. … More 10 Truths About Life On The Road As An Opera Singer
The perplexing faces I imagine reading this title have got to be many. Whenever I mention to people that after 8 years of college, I have no degrees, I’m usually met with replies of “HOW?!” Strap in for this story, it’s a good one! … More How I Went to College for 8 Years And Have No Degrees
With this blog post, I’m gonna give you all an insider’s perspective on the opera world. I get asked about these opera myths so often that I needed to write about them and set the record straight. I love clearing the air and letting people in on the opera world – I could write an entire blog post for each myth so bear with the long responses, there’s a lot to be said! … More 10 Opera Myths – Debunked!
2016, what a year! Many people are anxious to get this year over with – for understandable reasons – and I’ve had my share of personal high’s and low’s, too. Looking back, I have to say it was a year of new beginnings and the most productive year of my life. … More The Peak and The Pit of 2016: My Year in Review
The countdown began, and I started thinking… how do I get this money to stick on my body? 5…4…3…2…1! … More That Time When… I Won a Karaoke Competition and Covered Myself in Honey for Money
It turns out talent can only take you so far. Talent in the opera world is a pretty, well-placed voice with strong acting ability. Having talent doesn’t guarantee you a career, and you will find in your journey that sometimes people who were deemed less talented will get a job at a company that you can’t get a job at. Why is this? Beyond talent, what is holding you back? … More Talent is Not Enough