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Opera Now: Soprano Layla Claire juggles motherhood with high flying career

“It’s a little hard for me to say if it was the pregnancy or how I conditioned myself afterwards, but I definitely have felt a change in my #voice. I was pretty burnt out before I had my first baby—there were so many new roles to learn right out of the gates. So stopping for a minute to have these babies allowed me to keep everybody at arm’s length and think about my voice and my artistry. I went back to the drawing board with a great teacher and put myself through a boot camp and worked really hard on my core, my breathing and my muscles. I’ve definitely felt that my voice is bigger and strong.”
-Layla in the November issue of Opera Now
Layla opens Opernhaus Zürich’s Belshazzar (Handel) on Sunday => more information. Peek at the feature above. Purchase the digital issue to read it all.