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Release your voice with affordable training in NYC this summer: Respiro Opera 2017


Respiro Opera, NYC: June 9-18th all classes at Opera America.

Respiro Opera, NYC is an intensive training program designed to aid the artistic development of the emerging young professional. Classes will be offered in breath awareness, hands on Alexander Technique, Body Mapping, Feldenkrais, and yoga for singers. The freeing of the body and breath is essential and compatible with all vocal techniques. Participants in Respiro Opera’s program will work with basic stagecraft and the skill set required for today’s opera performer. Each Respiro Opera participant will be responsible for the word by word translation and will learn how to frame the scene or aria with respect to the cultural framework of composer and librettist.



LeAnn has done a wonderful job of conceiving and executing a plan for a training founded on her philosophy – that singing that is healthy, well-produced and expressive is based on a free and open body, and a connection to a free flow of breath.” Bill Connington, AT

“LeAnn’s thorough preparation of the background, context, characters and meaning of the text of each aria and scene have informed the detailed, meticulous direction she has given you to allow you to realize your individual, fullest possible interpretation.” David Hokelboer, coach/pianist

“Brava! The Respiro singers grow and learn more with each successful and successive year. It is inspiring and amazing that you have created a vision and concept that can produce such profound results in such a shot time. I feel privileged to be a part of this wonderful, vibrant, talented music-making community.” Jan Prokop, Body Mapping

“I think it is quite possible to run out of positive adjectives when speaking about my experience at Respiro this past June. From the very first day when we all stood around playing “ice-breaking” games to the final bow of the performance, I have never felt so supported and encouraged as a singer both by the incredible faculty LeAnn gathered around us as well as by the group of singers I am now thrilled to call my friends.” participant

“I really enjoyed the extra time to discuss the text and historical framework. It’s part of the fun of coaching! And so much goes into the music – not just notes and pretty singing technique. I LOVED starting every session with yoga. Barbara is the greatest. She was so positive and clear in her direction.” participant

“The tuition is definitely reasonable. The number of coachings, master classes, and yoga sessions that we get to participate in at Respiro would cost much more elsewhere in NYC.” participant

“First of all, there are many exercises and concepts I have incorporated into my singing technique which I’ve been using while learning some new pieces. I would definitely recommend Respiro to a friend who was in a similar point in their career as I was. Many thanks to the faculty and mostly to you, LeAnn, for putting together such a wonderful and eye-opening experience. Bravi tutti!” participant

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