The Lotte Lehmann Foundation – “The dual missions of the Lehmann Foundation are to preserve and perpetuate Lotte Lehmann’s legacy, and to honor her dream of bringing art song into the lives of as many people as possible.” The Foundation sponsors a biennial art song performance competition called CyberSing.
Patricia Caicedo has published several volumes of Latin American art songs, including two devoted to the work of Colombian composer Jaime León. Highly recommended.
OperaPulse – “OperaPulse is leading a movement, online and offline, to help build up your opera community and propel this magnificent art form well into the 21st Century.”
Ópera Actual – “la revista de ópera de España con toda la ópera del mundo”. (“the opera magazine from Spain with all of the opera of the world”). A very well done magazine in print and web formats.
Ópera Latinoamérica – “Ópera Latinoamérica OLA, is a non-profit organisation that brings together Ibero-American opera theatres whose mission is to advance and promote lyric art in the Latin American region.” (sitio bilingüe)
Opera on Tap (OOT) was born in 2005 at Freddy’s Bar and Backroom in Brooklyn and incorporated in 2007 to promote opera as a viable, living and progressive art form and to support the developing artists who continue to keep the art form alive.
On Site Opera, based in New York City, is doing innovative performances at temporary locations.
National Association of Teachers of Singing or “NATS” The Journal of Singing contains articles and reviews representing varied interests and points of view. NATS occasionally sponsors educational and networking opportunities.
David Jones in New York City. He was one of the first to blog. Many useful articles.
Singing Redefined: A conceptual approach to singing (1998), Walter C. Foster. Recital Publications. “A conceptual approach to singing, including a study of the emotional process and the imaginative capacity, linguistic and musical awareness, singing concepts based on the responsive nature of the instrument, and exercises designed to promote a technically correct, artistically expressive singing tone.” The exercises in the back are well worth the investment.
Essays on the Nature of Singing (1992), Cornelius L. Reid. Recital Publications. An easier read than some of his earlier books, and a good introduction to Reid’s ideas of “functional training”. As radical and refreshing today as Bel Canto was in 1950.
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World, Cal Newport.
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, Michael A. Singer. New Harbinger Publications/ Noetic Books. “The Untethered Soul is indeed one of the finest treatments of the nature and practice of the conscious use of consciousness that I have ever read…. It is the clearest statement I know of who we are and what we face in our emerging humanity.” – Jean Houston
Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life, Byron Katie. Harmony. “Remember the phrase ‘question authority’? Loving What Is is a workbook on questioning authority–but in this case, what is in question is the authority of our own fundamental beliefs…” – Jill Lightner
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