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Thursday, December 21, 2023

A Beginner’s Opera Glossary by Wendy Silvester

Do you know your sprechstimme from your recitative, or your buffa from your seria? Don’t let the strange opera terminology scare you off! Read this guide to opera terminology. and learn ho…

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Monday, February 13, 2023

Romantic Operas for Valentine’s Day by Wendy Silvester

Are you looking for a special way to treat your significant other for Valentine’s Day this year? Why not try something new and treat them to a romantic opera. Here is our Valentine’s Day…

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

The Art of Silent Practice: How to practice when you cannot make a noise by Wendy Silvester

Have you been struck down by a cold? Are you staying with family for the holidays? Check out our latest blog post to discover ten ways you can still practice without making a sound.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Selling your soul: the story of Faust by Wendy Silvester

Looking for some spooky, hellish theatre this October? Try looking at some of the theatrical works based on the legend of Doctor Faustus. An aged German scholar who sells his soul to the dev…

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Influential Mothers in Opera by Wendy Silvester

In opera, mothers are often missing, dead, or do some particularly terrible things. This Mother's Day, we went looking for influential mothers in opera and it was harder than you might imagi…

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Learn an aria in 10 easy steps! by Wendy Silvester

What does it take to learn an aria? How many things are involved? How do I track my progress? Where would I even start? Follow this guide to help you understand the process of learning an ar…

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Highlighting Black Opera by Wendy Silvester

Celebrating and highlighting operas by black composers, we take a look at four important works by four leading black composers.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Goal-setting and Goal-shifting for Artists by Wendy Silvester

How are those New Year's Resolutions going? If they disappeared rather quickly, take a look at this blog post about goal-setting, and goal-shifting, for artists.

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