At Northwestern University, soprano Renée Fleming tells graduates to “find your voice,” “get out there and use it”

In her commencement address, “the people’s diva” focused on an overarching theme: use your voice. “Find your voice, develop and care for it, and make it heard for years to come.”

Studs Terkel Spoke To the Greatest Musicians of His Time. Now You Can Hear Their Conversations Online.

Between 1952 and 1997, Studs Terkel invited some of the world’s best musicians to join him for his hour-long radio program on WFMT.

Video: Renée Fleming’s Best Advice for Young Singers To Succeed in Opera Today

As classical music and opera evolve into the 21st century, so must musicians. Star soprano Renée Fleming explains what every young singer should do.

High Kicks and High Notes in Lyric’s ‘Merry Widow’

Though dance has been an important part of opera production since the genre was born in the late 16th century, dance is not incorporated into modern opera productions as often, perhaps, as it could be or should be.

From YouTube to Lyric: Composer Jimmy López on His Operatic Debut

Composer Jimmy López never could have imagined that uploading some of his music on YouTube would land him his first opera commission, and at Lyric Opera of Chicago, no less. “I’ve been working towards this my whole career,” he said excitedly as he observed summer technical rehearsals for Bel Canto, his newly composed opera, at the Civic Opera House. Superstar soprano …