Coach

Steve Crawford

Steve Crawford has conducted at the Metropolitan Opera, Kentucky, Dayton, Opera Roanoke, Opera Idaho, Chautauqua, and many others. He has worked at numerous young artist programs, and coaches in Manhattan. I particularly love working Italian repertoire with Steve, but watch out --- he is famous for his sly musical puns. 
917 716 4619
stevenmcrawford@earthlink.net

Acting Coach Marc Verzatt

I am pleased and proud to call director and acting coach Marc Verzatt a longtime mentor and friend. I've known him since my apprentice days at Chicago Lyric Opera, where he was an assistant director, and I hire him to teach acting to my Spotlight on Opera students. Marc has a unique perspective and system for coaching singers and helping them achieve the performances they want to achieve. I cannot recommend him highly enough. 

Marcie Stapp and Teddys Music Press

Marcie Stapp is one of the opera industry’s treasures. Renowned coach, translator, editor of the famed Nico Castel opera translation volumes, and faculty at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, she is also the author of The Singer’s Guide to Languages, an illustrated diction volume written especially for singers. More recently, she has published Airplane, a fun and stimulating game designed to introduce and teach IPA. She also has a library of original opera translations, including Carmen, Hansel & Gretel, Così fan tutte, and many more.

A word of warning: Ms. Stapp is old school. She does have a website, but does not accept electronic inquiries or orders. Visit Teddys Music Press here, and call (415) 681–7625 for info or orders.

How to MusicTheatre from the Operatic Stage

Chanteuse/Singer, Actor, Writer, Speaker, Voice Teacher, and Speaking Coach --- Susan Eichhorn Young is "all things voice" and she is bringing her expertise in dual genres to bear in special, women-only workshops for female opera singers who want to learn how to expand their careers into musical theatre.  You can join her Facebook group for Q&A, discussion, and live videos, and get on her mailing list for updates on the next workshop. 

Nicholas Palleson

Baritone and mental performance consultant Nicholas Pallesen has made it his mission to help artists get "out of their heads and into their lives". Via 1:1 sessions and workshops, he coaches singers on a variety of topics including overcoming performance anxiety and achieving your goals with less angst and effort.