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 opens Opernhaus Zürich’s Belshazzar (Handel) on Sunday => more information. Peek at the feature above. Purchase the digital issue to read it all.
-Layla in the November issue of Opera Now