BSR Blog

The Art of the Decline


Singers can't take every opportunity that comes along. Well, we can certainly try- but we shouldn't, because sanity.

A Quick Tip on Social Media


Something I'm hearing pretty frequently these days from fellow company directors and organizers is that due to our powerful social media tools, we can have a pretty fair idea of what singers are ac

Ready for My Close-Up, Mr. DeMille


Video clips! Singers, you now need video clips.

On Cancelling


Wouldn't it be great if on our first day at conservatory we were handed a how-to guide for singers, something like a Miss Manners etiquette book for the music industr

On Rejection


So you didn't get that gig you really wanted.

Success...


A number of singers I know - fine singers...in fact, excellent singers - think of themselves as having failed in opera, or indeed in professional singing as a whole, because they're not working ful

YAPPITY YAP


Question: I am really enjoying your blog, and had a request. Do you think you guys could write an entry on YAP programs for recent grads.

A Special Guest Post by Elaine Crane!


All, if you haven't met Elaine Crane of Greater Worcester Opera, then may I be the first to introduce you to the nicest person in the world:

A Backstage Tip


Here's a good tip for anyone just starting out in the business: Always thank your Stage Manager!