How many operas do you have to sing to earn a living?

How many operas do you have to sing to earn a living?


norman lebrecht

July 26, 2016

Jeff Gwaltney is an operatic tenor who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

A Domingo protégé at Washington National Opera, he gets roles all over the US and frequently in the UK.

At 33 people ask him: is this a living?

jeff gwaltney


Read on here.

h/t: SexiSoprano.



  • V.Lind says:

    That’s a charming story. He seems very grounded.

    Pity he is in the objectionable state of North Carolina, though.

    • MWnyc says:

      Actually (note this, Norman), he lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina, not far across the state line.

      You may or may not think that’s any better.

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      PS – Norman, it would be accurate to say that Gwaltney lives near Charlotte, NC or in metro Charlotte, NC.

  • Aria da capo says:

    Still, he didn’t answer the question.

    • V.Lind says:

      He answers the question posed in the headline of the ARTICLE in the first two paragraphs. The blog owner was not present and his question was not the one asked.