14 Aug 2016

The Opera Studio's singing coach Frances Wilson

From Standing Room Only, 2:36 pm on 14 August 2016

Behind every great singer is a great vocal coach, and Frances Wilson has been that coach for hundreds of singers over a long international career. She's currently the director of Auckland Opera Studio which provides free professional coaching to graduate students. Frances herself received a Scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music London in 1964, and says she learned a lot from Dame Sister Mary Leo, whose protegees included Dame Kiri te Kanawa. Lynn Freeman asked Frances if hard work and technique can turn a merely good voice into a great one:

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