The Inner Voice: The Making of a Singer

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Penguin, Sep 27, 2005 - Music - 240 pages
The fascinating personal story of one of the most celebrated talents in today’s music scene

The star of the Metropolitan Opera's recent revival of Dvorak's Rusalka, soprano Renée Fleming brings a consummately beautiful voice, striking interpretive talents, and compelling artistry to bear on performances that have captivated audiences in opera houses and recital halls throughout the world. In The Inner Voice—a book that is the story of her own artistic development and the “autobiography” of her voice—this great performer presents a unique and privileged look at the making of a singer and offers hard-won, practical advice to aspiring performance artists everywhere. From her youth as the child of two singing teachers through her years at Juilliard, from her struggles to establish her career to her international success, The Inner Voice is a luminous, articulate, and candid self-portrait of a contemporary artist—and the most revelatory examination yet of the performing life.
 

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wonderful book for a singer

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Renee Fleming is my favorite soprano and this book shows she methodically and intelligently went about developing her glorious voice. It is an engrossing read for singers especially sopranos and ... Read full review

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Contents

Title Page
CHAPTER TWO EDUCATION
CHAPTER THREE APPRENTICESHIP
CHAPTER FOUR MENTORS
CHAPTER FIVE SUCCESS
CHAPTER SIX CHALLENGE
CHAPTER EIGHT LONGEVITY
CHAPTER NINE IMAGE
CHAPTER TEN PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER TWELVE BACKSTAGE
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Renée Fleming has been heralded throughout the world by public and press as one of the great voices of our time. An international artist for more than a decade, she is recognized for her compelling artistry, beautiful sound, and interpretive talents.

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