To say that tenor Ian Bosridge’s path to a singing career was atypical is an understatement. Bostridge earned advanced degrees in history from Cambridge, wrote his first book on witchcraft, and worked in television before beginning his career as a singer at age 30. Now a veteran artist with performances at Covent Garden, Carnegie Hall, and Glyndebourne on his résumé, Bostridge has returned to writing, his most recent book focusing on Schubert’s Winterreise. Truly a scholar and a singer, Bostridge speaks about his views on art song, opera, musicology, and music history through both lenses.
When do you need to rest your voice, for how long, and in what way? Dr. Jahn answers those questions and more, including what happens to the vocal folds and larynx during vocal rest.
Renowned teacher Jeanie LoVetri began her career as a singer in New York City. She shares where the inspiration to start teaching came from and how she has persevered through thick and thin.
Most singers are well aware of the problems oversinging can cause. Can you say “vocal nodes”? But are there also problems associated with underuse of the voice? Read three true life scenarios of such singers and the problems.
Different opinions and preferences for straight-tone singing in Early Music abound. Consider one singer’s thoughts on the reasons for vibrato and vibrato-less singing in this genre of music.
How do you get the publicity your career needs when you’re not quite ready for your own publicist or you can’t afford one? It’s all laid out for you here, including how to line up your assets and then find media sources and get them talking about you.
In her book, The Modern Castrato
, Patricia Howard explores the career and life of castrato Gaetano Guadagni.
Agreeing to sing for free can have bigger ramifications than just leaving your pockets empty. Knowing your worth and professionally asking for it helps you and all other singers in the business.
Do you want stronger abs but are concerned that it could negatively impact your singing? Find out if this is a legitimate concern and learn exercises that will strengthen your stomach muscles while still leaving the flexibility you need as a singer.