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andldquo;The best parts of Ms. Normanandrsquo;s book are her lyrical evocations of her early life in Augusta, Georgia. She builds a rich portrait of a childhood firmly grounded by family, church and community.andrdquo; andmdash; Wall Street Journal

andldquo;[It] is this memoirandrsquo;s life-affirming richness that most readers will take away andndash; its hard-won wisdom and magnanimity.andrdquo; andmdash; Augusta Chronicle

In Stand Up Straight and Sing!, Jessye Norman recalls in rich detail the strong women who were her role models, from her ancestors to family friends, relatives, and teachers. She hails the importance of her parents in her early learning and experiences in the arts. And she describes coming face-to-face with racism, not just as a child living in the segregated South, but also as an adult out and about in the world.

She speaks of the many who have inspired her and taught her essential life lessons. A special interlude on her key relationship with the pioneering African American singer Marian Anderson reveals the lifelong support that this great predecessor provided through her example of dignity and grace at all times.

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One of America's most admired and decorated singers tells her inspiring life story, from theand#160;segregated south to the world's greatest stages.and#160;

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The fascinating personal story of one of the most celebrated talents in todays music scene

The star of the Metropolitan Opera's recent revival of Dvorak's Rusalka, soprano Renée Fleming brings a consummately beautiful voice, striking interpretive talents, and compelling artistry to bear on performances that have captivated audiences in opera houses and recital halls throughout the world. In The Inner Voice—a book that is the story of her own artistic development and the “autobiography” of her voice—this great performer presents a unique and privileged look at the making of a singer and offers hard-won, practical advice to aspiring performance artists everywhere. From her youth as the child of two singing teachers through her years at Juilliard, from her struggles to establish her career to her international success, The Inner Voice is a luminous, articulate, and candid self-portrait of a contemporary artist—and the most revelatory examination yet of the performing life.

Synopsis:

From struggling to get a career under way to dealing with her own personal doubts, Fleming is wonderfully candid and articulate about her art, childhood influences, formal education, mentors, preparation, and mental and physical discipline.

About the Author

Renée Flemin‛s vocal artistry is acclaimed worldwide as“the gold standard of soprano sound” An international artist for more than a decade, she has won two Grammys and has been nominated eight times for the award.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter One: Family

Chapter Two: Education

Chapter Three: Apprenticeship

Chapter Four: Mentors

Chapter Five: Success

Chapter Six: Challenge

Chapter Seven: Business

Chapter Eight: Longevity

Chapter Nine: Image

Chapter Ten: Performance

Chapter Eleven: Roles

Chapter Twelve: Backstage

Chapter Thirteen: Coda

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tmr82, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by tmr82)
I loved reading this book! It was refreshing to read a book about singing that is not only informative and interesting, but fun to read. I learned a lot about opera and enjoyed it. I'm not sure how it would go over with non-singers, since she includes a lot of technical information and illustrations that are easy for singers to understand and enjoy, but I'm suggesting it to my book club, especially since we're reading memoirs right now.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143035947
Author:
Fleming, Renee
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Norman, Jessye
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Classical Vocalists
Subject:
Singers
Subject:
Sopranos (Singers)
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Techniques
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Voice
Subject:
Voice
Subject:
Singers -- United States.
Subject:
Fleming, Renee
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page b/w photos
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 352 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143035947 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , One of America's most admired and decorated singers tells her inspiring life story, from theand#160;segregated south to the world's greatest stages.and#160;
"Synopsis" by ,

The fascinating personal story of one of the most celebrated talents in todays music scene

The star of the Metropolitan Opera's recent revival of Dvorak's Rusalka, soprano Renée Fleming brings a consummately beautiful voice, striking interpretive talents, and compelling artistry to bear on performances that have captivated audiences in opera houses and recital halls throughout the world. In The Inner Voice—a book that is the story of her own artistic development and the “autobiography” of her voice—this great performer presents a unique and privileged look at the making of a singer and offers hard-won, practical advice to aspiring performance artists everywhere. From her youth as the child of two singing teachers through her years at Juilliard, from her struggles to establish her career to her international success, The Inner Voice is a luminous, articulate, and candid self-portrait of a contemporary artist—and the most revelatory examination yet of the performing life.

"Synopsis" by , From struggling to get a career under way to dealing with her own personal doubts, Fleming is wonderfully candid and articulate about her art, childhood influences, formal education, mentors, preparation, and mental and physical discipline.

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