Master Singers: Advice from the Stage

Through interviews with some of today’s most accomplished and renowned concert and operatic singers, Master Singers provides vocalists making the transition from student to professional with indispensable advice on matters ranging from technique to the practicalities of the business of professional singing and maintaining a career to recommendations for vocal hygiene and longevity in singing.

There is often a dichotomy between the academic approach to singing that voice students learn in the studio and what professional singers do on the operatic and concert stage. Great singers at the top of the performing profession achieve their place with much analysis and awareness of their technique, art, interpretation and stagecraft that goes far beyond academic study and develops over years of experience, exposure, and the occasional embarrassing error. Master Singers brings these insights to the student, teacher, and emerging professional singer, giving them many needed signs and signals along the road to achieving their own artistry and established career.

Contributors: Jen­ni­fer Rowley, Steph­a­nie Blythe, Law­rence Brownlee, Ni­cole Cab­ell, Jo­seph Calleja, Da­vid Dan­iels, Joyce DiDonato, Chris­tine Goerke, Denyce Graves, Greer Grimsley, Thom­as Hampson, Alan Held, Jo­nas Kaufmann, Si­mon Keenlyside, Kath­leen Kim, Ana María Martínez, Lisette Oropesa, Eric Ow­ens, Dimitri Pit­tas, Ewa Podleś and Ger­hard Siegel

Margarida Mota-Bull, MusicWeb International

Master Singers is much more than just a guide for aspiring singers, it makes also for compelling, fascinating reading. It's an insider into the minds of opera singers, into the hard work and dedication that the profession demands and also into each singer's personal views, opinions, thoughts and experiences.

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