Caitlin McKechney
Mezzo-Soprano
"Powerhouse mezzo" (Albert Williams, The Chicago Reader) Caitlin McKechney is quickly making a name for herself as a dynamic singing actress. Caitlin's 2017 season proved ... more
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The Heartbeat of Opera

NYC-based Mezzo-soprano Caitlin McKechney takes a look at another innovative NYC "indie opera" company, Heartbeat Opera.


Praised by Broadway World as a “compelling actor” with a “rich and powerful bass voice,” James Harrington returned to the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice program ... more
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YAP Bootcamp: Résumés

This week’s column is a fitting pivot between YAP Applications and our October Audition series, and details the elements of the singer’s most important document: The Résumé.


Praised by Broadway World as a “compelling actor” with a “rich and powerful bass voice,” James Harrington returned to the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice program ... more
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YAP Bootcamp: Application Process

This week, the YAP Bootcamp looks at the application process as a whole: what's required, and what preparation you can do ahead of time to conserve your resources and make the whole process run smoothly.


Emily Cox
Soprano
Emily Cox is a versatile performer who has been seen across the nation in musical theatre, cabaret, opera and solo orchestral works. Her numerous roles ... more
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Company On the Move: Thompson Street Opera

Our Developing Organizations and Audiences column features opera companies and producers who are making inroads into non-traditional opera audiences, and creating captivating art in unexpected places. This week, Emily Cox interviews Clare DiVizio, who founded and runs Thompson Street Opera Company in Chicago, Illinois — a company committed to the performance of new and exciting works never before seen by opera audiences.


Praised by Broadway World as a “compelling actor” with a “rich and powerful bass voice,” James Harrington returned to the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice program ... more
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August Mail Bag

Each month, our editor answers reader questions pertaining to careers in opera. Last month, the questions focused on some of the more personal aspects of having a career as a singer. This month, our readers’ questions had a decidedly educational flavor – must be the season!


Praised by Broadway World as a “compelling actor” with a “rich and powerful bass voice,” James Harrington returned to the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice program ... more
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YAP Bootcamp: Research

In the third installment of our YAP Application Bootcamp, we detail an oft-overlooked strategy for strategically building a career while leveraging limited financial resources: Research.


Emily Cox
Soprano
Emily Cox is a versatile performer who has been seen across the nation in musical theatre, cabaret, opera and solo orchestral works. Her numerous roles ... more
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"The Drunken Tenor" with Robert McPherson

Our Developing Organizations and Audiences column features opera companies and producers who are making inroads into non-traditional opera audiences, and creating captivating art in unexpected places. This week, Emily Cox interviews Metropolitan Opera tenor Robert McPherson, whose original act, "The Drunken Tenor," recently earned him "Best of Fringe" accolades at Seattle Fringe Festival.


Praised by Broadway World as a “compelling actor” with a “rich and powerful bass voice,” James Harrington returned to the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice program ... more
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July Mail Bag

Each month, our editor answers reader questions pertaining to careers in opera. Last month, the questions focused on Young Artist Programs, or YAPs. This month, our readers wanted to know about some of the personal challenges of a career as an opera singer.


Praised by Broadway World as a “compelling actor” with a “rich and powerful bass voice,” James Harrington returned to the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice program ... more
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Opening Night: Saratoga

Toi, toi, toi to our colleagues at Opera Saratoga, who open their 2017 Summer Festival tonight!

Saratoga's season begins with Verdi's Falstaff, starring Craig Colcough in the title role, Caroline Worra as Alice Ford, and Michael Chioldi as Ford!

Their season runs July 1 to 16 and features

Verdi's Falstaff | Jul 1 ...


Praised by Broadway World as a “compelling actor” with a “rich and powerful bass voice,” James Harrington returned to the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice program ... more
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Opening Night: Santa Fe Opera

Toi, toi, toi to our colleagues at Santa Fe Opera, who open their 61st Festival season tonight with Johann Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus, starring Susan Graham, Kurt Streit, and Devon Guthrie. The season also features the highly-anticipated world premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, starring Edward Parks and Sasha Cooke, beginning on ...

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