How does a singer know when the voice is in decline?main
Bruce Duffie bravely put that question to Phyllis Curtin, who died this week at 90.
Phyllis, unflinching, said: ‘I remember when I was about thirty I was changing techniques altogether, and he (my teacher) said, “You know, my dear, every singer has to learn to die twice.” That’s a very interesting thought when you’re thirty; quite a wise statement. When you’re sixty it says something interesting, but all along, if you’re canny you begin to notice things….
Read on here.