The Inner Voice

The Inner Voice : The Making of a Singer

4.18 (861 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?


The fascinating personal story of one of the most celebrated talents in today's music scene The star of the Metropolitan Opera's recent revival of Dvorak's Rusalka, soprano Renée Fleming brings a consummately beautiful voice, striking interpretive talents, and compelling artistry to bear on performances that have captivated audiences in opera houses and recital halls throughout the world. In The Inner Voice--a book that is the story of her own artistic development and the "autobiography" of her voice--this great performer presents a unique and privileged look at the making of a singer and offers hard-won, practical advice to aspiring performance artists everywhere. From her youth as the child of two singing teachers through her years at Juilliard, from her struggles to establish her career to her international success, The Inner Voice is a luminous, articulate, and candid self-portrait of a contemporary artist--and the most revelatory examination yet of the performing life.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 134 x 203 x 14.22mm | 199.58g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143035940
  • 9780143035947
  • 85,751

Table of contents



Chapter One: Family

Chapter Two: Education

Chapter Three: Apprenticeship

Chapter Four: Mentors

Chapter Five: Success

Chapter Six: Challenge

Chapter Seven: Business

Chapter Eight: Longevity

Chapter Nine: Image

Chapter Ten: Performance

Chapter Eleven: Roles

Chapter Twelve: Backstage

Chapter Thirteen: Coda
show more

Review quote

"Those of You Who Perform--musicians and dancers--will have by now practiced perhaps three thousand hours a year times fifteen years, which equals forty-five thousand hours Which means collectively that you as a group will have practiced eleven million hours. Challenge the idea that the arts are for a select few--teach, make more people love what you love, and help them to understand why you dedicated those eleven million hours in the first place."
show more

About Renee Fleming

Renée Fleming has been heralded throughout the world by public and press as one of the great voices of our time. An international artist for more than a decade, she is recognized for her compelling artistry, beautiful sound, and interpretive talents.
show more

Rating details

861 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
5 41% (356)
4 38% (331)
3 17% (149)
2 3% (23)
1 0% (2)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X