Renée Fleming, a Juilliard alumna, gave a master class at Juilliard in February 2014. She worked with four voice students and followed up with a brief Q&A period. We can’t take our eyes off her at the best of times, but we especially love the way she approaches coaching.
“We need more headvoice in that pianissimo…”
“Okay, so, you’re not sounding very timid; you’re sounding pretty sure of yourself…”
“Find it in a small place, and then let it blossom…”
“Think of having a resonance crescendo instead of a volume crescendo”