Author Archives: Paul Carey Jones

About Paul Carey Jones

Paul Carey Jones is a Welsh opera singer. He should be writing about the current state of the classical music business but might well digress into science, politics, football or cheese. He has recently started a series of irregular posts along the broad theme of "Things they don't teach you at music college." Any suggestions or requests on this theme will be treated with feigned or genuine interest. You can contact him via comments here or at: mail@paulcareyjones.com

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“I can’t imagine Le Gavroche serves many collapsed soufflés.” Continue reading

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Words and Ears and Brains

“Panic: I knew my ears and my brain couldn’t possibly keep up with this.” Continue reading

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Let ’em spin

“It’s hard to argue when everyone has a microphone except you.” Continue reading

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A solution to No Balls

Because you quite literally have to draw the line somewhere. Continue reading

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I want to be an opera singer: Music College

May I draw your attention to an insightful post by the ever-thoughful Jan Capiński about conservatoire training for singers. There’s a huge amount of food for thought here, and I agree with a large majority of the points Jan makes. … Continue reading

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I want to be an opera singer: On the bench

“Meeting your cover is not necessarily a thoroughly pleasant moment – it’s like being asked to proof-read your own obituary.” Continue reading

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Opera tickets, going cheap

Here’s a couple of pie charts for you, showing the income and expenditure of the Royal Opera House in 2014: The sector to which I’d like to draw our attention is “Box office receipts” on the income chart, making up … Continue reading

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