Friday, March 23, 2012


If I were to interview a lot of singers, I would ask them about their exercise routines.  And now you should ask yourself who is by far the most athletic singer out there?  And the answer would be Natalie Dessay.  And now I am reading in Gramophone that she sought out a circus and trains on the flying trapeze.  Whoa.  That I would like to see.

So when Natalie takes her year off from opera, perhaps she will tour with Cirque du Soliel.


Paul said...

One of the up-and-coming stars of opera is native Coloradan Keith Miller, whom you may recall from such "Live in HD" bass-baritone roles as Zuniga in "Carmen" and Rochefort in "Anna Bolena."

[BTW: He's currently singing here in Denver in Catan's "Florencia en el Amazonas."]

He's a former college and Arena football player who has started a series of classes for prospective opera singers that emphasizes the physical aspect of performing, concentrating on muscle tone, flexibility and athleticism. it all seems to make sense, especially with directors seeming to demand more from their singers than a stand-and-deliver approach to performing.

Dr.B said...

Exercise helps with the breath as well.