Mezzo soprano J’Nai Bridges uses the Alexander Technique



In the San Francisco Classical Voice Mezzo J’Nai Bridges talks about the varied demands on an Opera singer for a role like Carmen. “I knew that this role was a vocal marathon, but I did not quite anticipate how much of a physical marathon it is as well.” She says in this production “I am bending down, rolling on the floor, being pushed, and dancing — all to be very conscious of, because the voice is affected by these movements.” Bridges credits the Alexander Technique for “improved posture and movement, which is believed to have helped reduce and prevent problems caused by bad habits. This also tremendously helps me sing with less tension.”

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