Voice teachers. I have been blessed with some remarkable voice teachers in my past, and am so fortunate to have found my current teacher, Patricia McCaffrey, who has worked tirelessly in helping me find my true voice and my confidence as a performer along with it. She, and her gift for teaching the human voice, … Continue reading The Voice Builder: Talking about Teaching with Up-and-Coming Voice Teacher, Mitchell Hutchings
What you'll find below is a comprehensive list of everything you could possibly need to pack for an opera engagement away from home (from the obvious to the not so obvious!) Of course, everyone is different and this list will expand and contract depending on the length of your engagement, but regardless, sometimes it's nice … Continue reading The Ultimate Opera Gig Packing List
It was an unusual sound as my heel-clad feet walked down Callas Boulevard- not the typical, hollowed click and clack I am used to. The street was not comprised of asphalt, brick, or the quaint cobblestone of a small village. Instead, it was entirely encrusted with various sizes and hues of crystals. Yes...crystals. I felt … Continue reading Divatopia: Female Entrepreneurship and the Women Behind the Shoperatic Empire
When you're introduced to someone new, at a party or hanging with your roommates and the question arises, "Will you sing something?" How do you respond and why? A fellow musician offers an unpopular suggestion - choose to sing.
The Metropolitan Opera house does not disappoint. It’s the perfect opportunity to get dressed up and hope to be featured on the @lastnightatthemet Instagram feed. #goals Going to the opera is always a great opportunity for introducing newbies to the art form. For an especially good time, bring a friend you can talk opera with, get rush … Continue reading The kind of Operatic Evenings you should be having!
Lindsey and I both come from small town America. We went to undergrad away from home, got full rides to graduate programs even further from home and eventually landed in NYC (as most performers do.) I actually live in Jersey, but it feels easier to just say I live in the city. (More on our … Continue reading Dorothy…we’re not in Kansas anymore: A 10 Step Guide to making a new city feel like home
The New York City Subway system is a very special place. When you spend two hours in this world on a daily basis, you learn to deal with certain discomforts. For example, the N/Q/R platform at Times Square will always be perfumed with the essence of urine. Also, if you’re tight on time, it can … Continue reading Getting comfy with discomfort