A professional in the field of voice and opera for over 20 years, Nathalie Doucet has a vast knowledge of repertoire, auditioning techniques and and is a regular consultant for singers wishing to start or maintain careers in Europe. If you need help preparing auditions for opera studios or a Fest contract, or you just need advice on where to begin, book a coaching session or consultation! Sessions are available both online and offline for consultation and diction work.
Recent Blog Posts:
After years of coaching French repertoire, I have come across some difficult words which people struggle to pronounce, unless you know how to say them. There is no way to figure them out unless you are a native speaker. Pronouncing these words cannot be solved with diction rules or IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet). Let’s look at three of these particular words and some contexts where you can find them.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a soloist in an ensemble of a German Opera house? I recently caught up with mezzo-soprano Nina van Essen who has been at Staatsoper Hannover since 2019, and she was happy to share some wisdom that she has picked up so far along the way.
How do you achieve this if you are not singing in Italian? More specifically, how do you accomplish this while singing in French? Without diving into the numerous French liaison rules, here is a quick explanation of three different ways you can link words in your French singing.