How to deliver your best performance

How to deliver your best performance

What is the key to delivering your best, most masterful performance?   What every potential performer learns very fast about performing is that 100% in a room usually means 80% on stage…if you’re lucky. Another analogy (given by a colleague singer) is that in a...
Why should we transpose operatic music?

Why should we transpose operatic music?

Prologue: the transpose post that stirred too much trouble A few years ago I accidentally caused a storm on a social media group: a young tenor who got hired to sing a well-known role in an even better-known opera in a small private company in Europe was having issues...
How to sing high notes?

How to sing high notes?

Within the 1st week of getting to know James McCray back in the late 90s, I became his translator during many lessons he was giving at the opera house in Serbia to singers who weren’t sufficiently proficient in English, Italian or German. I was a 16 years old singing...
5 Tips to win stage fright

5 Tips to win stage fright

How to deal with and overcome stage fright? Performance anxiety, commonly known as “stage fright”, may be observed in people of all experiences and backgrounds, from those who are completely new to being in front of an audience to those who have done so for years....

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