This is one of my fondest memories. When I sang in this production of Rigoletto as Gilda, I was the only non-Italian in the cast. Everything was in Italian and they didn't slow things down for me when it came to staging and musical coaching. That gave me a crash course, although I had studied...
It's hard to be criticized, especially when it's about something very personal, such as your body or your voice. In this video, I share what I've learned over the years about getting and staying in a positive mindset, even when some people don't like what you do.
Another one from my archives. This was such a fun production and one of my favorite roles. This is from the last couple of scenes of the first act. Enjoy!
I've been digging around in my archives and found some old recordings that I think you would enjoy. This one is from the opera "La Rondine" by Puccini and a beautiful example of long floating soprano melody-lines.
Knowing what it is that's actually holding you back from getting better is the first step toward solving your problems. Here are some thoughts I would like to share about what I've learned over the course of almost 20 years of teaching and more than 30 years of performing.
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Is it even worth it to take lessons? Can you actually learn how to sing if you're not naturally talented? And what if you're already pretty good? Are singing lessons going to do anything for you?
I'm answering all of these questions in this video.
Susanna sings "Deh vieni, non tardar" in Mozart's opera "Le Nozze di Figaro". It sounds deceptively easy, but is really one of the more challenging pieces to sing beautifully and consistently with spin and resonance.
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Did you know that breathing isn't just a necessity when you sing, but it can also make your songs sound better? There are some secrets about breathing you may never have thought about that will revolutionize the way you approach singing.