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Here is an opportunity to hear about different areas of our industry from those that are out there actively participating.

Susannah Biller, Lyric Coloratura Soprano

A conversation between Carol Kirkpatrick and Susannah Biller at Carol’s voice studio in Denver CO, after Ms. Biller’s debut as Marie in The Daughter of the Regiment for Arizona Opera in April of 2015

Alexandra LoBianco, Soprano

A conversation between Carol Kirkpatrick and Alexandra “Lexi” LoBianco after her Premier as Magda in The Consul by Menotti at Opera Santa Barbara in April of 2014.

Jose Maria Condemi, former Artistic Director, Opera Santa Barbara

Carol Kirkpatrick and Jose Maria Condemi in conversation, recorded outside the Santa Barbara Opera. Condemi is currently the Director of Opera at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, a widely sought-after stage director, and was Artistic Director of Opera Santa Barbara from 2010 until 2015 where he oversaw artistic planning and the Studio Artists Program.

Joan Rutkowski, Opera Santa Barbara

A brief conversation between Carol Kirkpatrick and Joan Rutkowski, Opera Santa Barbara, on understanding how regional opera companies and young singers work together to share a love of opera, build an audience and start careers.

Carol Kirkpatrick on Successful Auditioning

Catch the Buzzz! Join Carol Kirkpatrick, author of “Aria Ready: The Business of Singing” as she discusses various topics related to pursuing a successful singing career.


Aria Ready