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Free your voice in NYC this summer: Respiro Opera 2018


Free the body, free the breath, free the voice! Respiro Opera, NYC is an intensive training program designed to aid the artistic development of the emerging young professional. Classes focus on the breath and physical freedom with hands on Alexander Technique, Body Mapping, and Yoga specifically tailored for singers. The freeing of the body is compatible with all vocal techniques. For more information about the faculty and testimonials go to:

June 15-24, 2018. All classes held at Opera America 330 Seventh Avenue between 28/29th. Alexander Technique, Body Mapping, Yoga for Singers, NYC Vocal Consultant Mock Audition class Q&A. Daily musical coachings and staging work.

Applications due March 11th. Application includes $35 processing fee, headshot, resume, one letter of recommendation; auditions at Opera America Sunday March 25th. Singer must provide own pianist. Videos accepted by special permission.



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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