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Maestro David Jones Very interesting articles about the Swedish/Italian School of Singing


Further links to the singing topic+to general information An unbelievable collection of information and links of every kind on the topic of classical song, and forums for singers, in English. 
Iamaworld Union of artist agencies, also here
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) (USA)
Richter's Homepage (Engl.)  A real treasure trove! 
Bel Canto Society (Engl.) CDs and Videos of historic singing stars (Ger.)
Schauspieler-Sänger-Regie (Ger.)
Theatermanagement aktuell (Ger.)
Vioworld Jobs in the music business
chorszene Links to choruses
KlassikAkzente Classical music online shop and current magazine with CD re-issues from DECCA/Philips, Deutsche Grammophon and ECM Records.
Fritz Wunderlich Society (Ger.)
Jussi Björling Society (Engl.)
Classical Net With approx. 4000 links to other classical music web sites!
Grandi Tenori Everything about the greatest tenors, with masses of links!

Sheet music and translations

Translations from song texts in different languages 
VARIATIONS Prototype: Online Musical Scores (Engl.) Complete Scans (gif) of music scores from the areas of opera, art song, orchestra and choir literature, chamber music, piano literature.
Free classical sheet music (Engl.) Music in the PDF format searchable by composer, instrument (also ensembles) or occasion. Very good: all notes have a midi file and a reference to the degree of difficulty. It is free, although the number of downloads is limited unless one becomes a member, for a small fee. 
Aria-database Large collection of translations from arias and operas, in English. 
Free download of opera scores / arias

Role studies

Cantolopera Opera Karaoke CDs with orchestra to order
Coach me Music minus voice for Opera singers


Competitions Listing of all important international song competitions
Competitions2 International competitions of all instruments

Music and medicine 

Load factors with music students and professional musicians (Ger.) Short text about a comparison study of physical complaints among professional musicians and music students.
Musik-Medizin (Ger.) Among other things the articles: "Fate as a challenge - music medicine as a good prospect " and "On emotional/psychological strain among musicians".
The Complete Guide To The Alexandertechnique (Engl.) FAQs about the Alexander Technique are answered here, and a wealth of secondary links provided . 
Voice Foundation - Voice research in the USA.(Engl.)
Operamom the site especially for female singers (mother, child, family)

Fach-System - check out your German Voice Category online

German Fach System (after Kloiber) explained in English


Operissimo Is the world's most complete and constantly updated opera and concert database (including CVs, recordings and perfotmances of all the famous singers
Operaphile Magazine for opera choir and stage dance
US Operaweb
Operone (Ger.) Incredible amount of information
Operstuff Everything about all great singers, hundreds of links (also to Audio and Videosamples!)

Opera House and Festival Links                                                                                   

Arena di Verona
La Scala Milan
Teatro Comunale Bologna
Teatro dell'Opera Rome
Teatro Regio Parma
Teatro Regio Turin
Teatro San Carlo Naples
La Fenice Venice
Puccini Festival Torre del Lago
Rossini Festival Pesaro
Auditorium Parco della Musica Rome
Teatro Massimo Palermo  


Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona
Teatro Real Madrid
Peralada Festival


Royal Opera House London
The Barbican London
Wigmore Hall London
Royal Festival Hall London
Royal Albert Hall London


Opera National de Paris


Staatsoper Vienna
Salzburg Festival


Metropolitan Opera New York
New York City Opera
Los Angeles Opera
San Francisco Opera
Washington Opera
Chicago Lyric Opera

Magazines (in german)                                                                                                    

Neue Musik Zeitung. Taktlos
Oper und Tanz
Crescendo Magazin
Online Musik Magazin
Der neue Merker

Lists of European theatres

Eur.Com Theatre
Euro-Opera Performances and events
Deutscher Bühnenverein List of all German Theatres

General informations

Bühnengenossenschaft Union of stage artitsts.
The Bühnenjahrbuch (book full of addresses and facts, similar to Musical America) can be obtained here for about €70
Deutscher Musikrat
bfa Berlin Official German pension office
IGMedien Theater Union
Bayerische Versicherung An additional social security service to which all artists in theatres have to contribute
Künstlersozialkasse Insurance (non profit) for freelance artists
How to get into the Künstlersozialkasse: info here
Kunstrecht - A lawyer, specialized in stage artists' rights, lots of information for free here 
GVL Payment for your radio- and CD recordings!


FNV KIEM Union for the arts, information and media  
Ntb Dutch artist's union 
Kunst en cultuur pensioen en verzekering Pension insurance for artists The business side of artistic professions


Sozialversicherung Östereich Austrian social security office


Improve your German/French/Italian online and for free here: flashcards
Other Links

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