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Opera Resources

Get out your opera glasses and prepare to take a look at the history and evolution of an art form over four hundred years old. Learn how singers train and condition their voices, become familiar with some of the stage’s most tragic love affairs, and discover how theatre and music combined can tell epic stories in unforgettable ways.

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A look at what goes in to creating and performing an opera
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A resource for parents of young singers with a guide to choosing the right teacher
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Family-friendly tips for preparing children for live performing arts events
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You haven't experienced stage romance until you've experienced opera. Here's a look at opera in love
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What happens when a double date goes terribly wrong? Just ask Mozart!
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Everything you need to know before you go to a play or musical theater performance
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An informative guide on how to prepare for a singing audition
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A look at the people you collaborate with when starting a singing career
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Some basics on studying voice, preparing music, and getting the word out about your singing
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Learn how to sing with a group of friends, family, or classmates
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You've been assigned to a chorus. Now what? Some helpful hints for the young singer
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A look at vocal types and the various colors and textures of the human voice
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A look at some of opera's most demanding female roles
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Key steps to outlining a career in singing
This Day in the Arts
January 21, 1941: Plácido Domingo is born in Madrid, Spain
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January 27, 1756: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born in Salzburg, Austria
This Day in the Arts
April 09, 1939: Marian Anderson performs at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
This Day in the Arts
September 08, 1971: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts opens its doors
This Day in the Arts
October 10, 1813: Giuseppe Verdi is born in Le Roncole, Italy
This Day in the Arts
October 12, 1935: Luciano Pavarotti is born in Modena, Italy
This Day in the Arts
October 20, 1973: The Sydney Opera House opens in Australia
This Day in the Arts
October 22, 1883: The first performance is held at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City
This Day in the Arts
December 22, 1858: Giacomo Puccini is born in Lucca, Italy
This Day in the Arts
December 24, 1871: Aida premieres in Cairo, Egypt
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