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Welcome to my blog!

Here I write about

  • German diction topics
  • Analysis of arias and art songs
  • Pronunciation and interpretation guides
  • how I work
  • clients’ success stories

and I’ll share some insights about the life of a pronunciation coach.

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How important are looks in opera?

How important are looks in opera?

There is a saying about opera: “It ain’t over til the fat lady sings”. When I heard this for the first time, I immediately pictured an oversized opera singer in full armour and with a spear and horned helmet. Needless to say, that I found it hilarious. However, when...

Aria vs. Dialogue – Which is More Important

Aria vs. Dialogue – Which is More Important

Maybe you have experienced the following: you sit in the audience and look forward to the opera you’re going to watch tonight. Slowly, the lights turn dark, the hustling and hemming dies away and the conductor appears. After having acknowledged his applause, he turns...

Why I Love Working with Opera Singers!

Why I Love Working with Opera Singers!

This article was written as part of the challenge #boomboomblog by @sympatexter. From April 18 to 25, 2021 a group of more than 1000 people wrote a blog article together. (Well, not ONE together but everyone their own.) The topic was: “Why I love….” and then something...

How to Sing German Diphtongs

How to Sing German Diphtongs

Singing German diphthongs is slightly different from singing diphthongs in other languages. One reason for this is that German diphthongs sound different than for example an English or Italian diphthong. The second is that the ratio between the length of the first...