The Inner Voice: The Making of a Singer
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.
The fascinating personal story of one of the most celebrated talents in today's 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.