Baritone, Jorell Williams, discusses reworking his breath and how it changed his career path

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Grammy nominated baritone, Jorell Williams talks about the constant refining of the voice, the visceral feelings and aural sensations of singing, and reworking his breath and how it changed his career path.

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Jorell has performed with companies such as Seattle Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Victory Hall Opera, and New York City Opera, in roles such as Dr. Falke, Nardo, Escamillo, and Figaro. He is known for premiering new works, such as his Grammy nomination of Cold Mountain by Jennifer Higdon with the Sante Fe Opera. ๐ŸŽญ

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Show Notes:

05:11 Jorell discusses how he approaches his technique while singing different styles of music

07:50 Jorell discusses how he breathes

10:40 Jorell discusses his mistakes with breathing

13:20 Jorell breaks down breathing

22:00 Jorell discusses falsetto

26:06 Jorell discusses overcoming vocal struggles

33:44 Jorell discusses roles that feel like they were written for his voice

35:46 Jorell discusses the sensations of a successful turn

38:07 Jorell discusses tongue position

43:21 Jorell discusses jaw tension

45:02 Jorell discusses his hardest vocal challenge

47:12 Jorell discusses process

51:50 Jorell discusses his desert island vocalise

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