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The Bright Side of Canceling an Audition

The Bright Side of Canceling an Audition

Fast forwarding two days, I woke up with an itchy feeling in my throat. I had been on a ship all day, touching every handrail in sight and in close quarters with lots of people. Singers, you know this feeling; the dread that it's not going to go away with more water, that you're doomed to a cold.

Eight Tips for Developing Your Personal Network

Eight Tips for Developing Your Personal Network

The responsibility to invest in audience development does not lie solely with opera companies themselves, but also with us as artists. We all have many personal connections with people who are not only interested in the arts, but interested in us as artists. How can we build these connections to gain new audience members?

You Were Sharp, and Flat: Three Ways to Decode Feedback

You Were Sharp, and Flat: Three Ways to Decode Feedback

Getting negative feedback is tough! It is difficult to remember that this person only had an extremely brief look at us as an artist; their opinion isn't gospel and we shouldn't take all of their words to heart. Sometimes this keeps us from truly understanding what their feedback is and how it can benefit us.