Opera is one of the finest performing arts in the western world and remains an imposing place to start a career. As a result, you may need to begin your potential fame on a path that improves your chances of success. For example, pop-up opera has become a great way to stand out from the crowd and gain the attention you deserve.
Becoming an Opera Singer is a Challenge
Although it has never been easy to become an opera singer at any time in history, this career path has become even more fraught with difficulties. For example, fewer places hold opera performances, which mean that jobs are more difficult to come across.
Even worse, starting opera singers are often overwhelmed in auditions by more experienced singers who fully understand what a director wants and how to achieve it. They may even have an "in" with the director that keeps them working even if a younger singer is better than them.
Beyond these issues, it is simply difficult to stand out in a field where so many people are excellent. Simply being capable of singing opera at all makes a singer one of the top one percent in the world. Standing out in this type of field is impossible unless you do something drastic.
Pop-Up Opera May Be a Good Start for Some
If you're a struggling opera singer and you don't mind working hard to stand out, you may want to start or join a pop-up opera crew and begin staging your own shows. These opera groups often perform in areas where professionals wouldn't such as in old warehouses, but work hard to put on great shows.
These unique performing arenas have become a useful way for an opera singer to not only enhance their chops but show their stuff to potential opera directors. They can even learn how to stage and direct shows, as these performances are often rough-and-tumble and require many people pitching in to help.
Many opera scouts go to these performances because they understand that a lot of good singers, directors, and writers are starting their career in this way. As a result, you may get noticed more easily than if you continually try and fail to make it into local opera shows.
So if you're a struggling opera singer and you want to get a high-quality gig, don't hesitate to consider pop-up opera as a way of beginning your career. You might just find that this choice is the best you've ever made when you end up with the opera singing job that you have always wanted.Share
26 July 2019
Ever since I was a young child, I have loved singing. While I never became a professional singer, I sing in a local chorus and I love putting on shows. However, I also enjoy listening to music and when someone asks me what my favorite music genre is, I tell them "all of them!" However, I especially love seasonal music and am always eager to turn on holiday music as soon as the weather begins getting cooler in the fall. I recently decided that more people need to embrace music, because it has healing qualities and really makes the world a happier place. I decided to create a blog to share my favorite new music finds, tips for singers, and many other music-related tips on! Come back often for a little music education and a lot of fun!