Singers, if you wish to rise above the crowd, work on your voices to be sure--you won't need my advice to know this--but work also on your presentation of self.
If you aren't beautiful, pretend you are. Walk as though you were gorgeous and, like Musetta, all eyes were turned on you.
If you aren't naturally open and generous, pretend you are. Let the light of generosity seem to shine from your eyes.
If you have no aura to speak of, pretend you do. Become larger than you truly are. Make up a personality for your public life. Be someone we will remember.
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