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Grace Bumbry

Grace Bumbry, born in the USA, had a worldwide career as an opera singer. She has a mezzo-soprano voice.
Many of her work was in Europe and she now lives in Salzburg, Austria.


This long video features a lot of students. Some of the students just show the audience what they have learned during a session with Grace previous to this performance.

The second singer is a bass. Ms. Bumbry advices him to make be careful with darkening the 'a' -vowel (pulling back the tongue). The singer tends to lower his larynx and pull his tongue back. 


Half way in the masterclass, Grace Bumbry works with a tenor that has the tendency to 'jump up' when he has to sing high notes. Grace tells him to step back. This will help him to support the tone.