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Imagery in aria coaching – bicycle wheel & escalator

Following on from my previous article on using the Slide, the Swing and the Hiccups in opera aria coaching, my client has brought Porgi Amor, from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. It’s a tricky aria at the best of times – it's the first thing the Countess sings and it’s very slow and sustained. Add to that [...]

By |2019-08-15T15:49:17+01:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Breathing – let’s get real! Jeremy’s second rant

Breathing. Can we talk? I heard recently that there is a new technique for singers that involves breathing in against resistance. Apparently this trains you as a singer. WHAT? ARE YOU NUTS? OK, and breathe. It seems to me that there’s a fundamental misunderstanding about breathing and singing, and what the purpose of breath is. So [...]

By |2019-05-27T23:13:02+01:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |8 Comments