The Voice Builder: Talking about Teaching with Up-and-Coming Voice Teacher, Mitchell Hutchings

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

The Ultimate Opera Gig Packing List

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

Divatopia: Female Entrepreneurship and the Women Behind the Shoperatic Empire

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

The kind of Operatic Evenings you should be having!

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!

Getting comfy with discomfort

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

Where Do I Start?! A Beginner’s Guide to Planning a German Audition Tour

I know what you are thinking! Deutschland Darlings, cute name for a blog, but what do these girls have to do with Deutschland? Well, we have absolutely nothing to do with it….YET! You have got to #dreamtoachieve and we are in the midst of dreaming up an audition tour to Deutschland and the surrounding countries. … Continue reading Where Do I Start?! A Beginner’s Guide to Planning a German Audition Tour