The Opera Diva Series hosted by Patrick D. McCoy continues with legendary soprano Martina Arroyo. Specifically, Ms. Arroyo drops in to discuss her foundation's initiative, Prelude to Performance.
Martina Arroyo is recognized as one of the pre-eminent lirico-spinto sopranos of our time. As both performer and teacher, she has always perceived that it is essential to understand all aspects of an operatic role in order to achieve a personal interpretation that is effective.
The Martina Arroyo Foundation was founded in June of 2003. The musical community has welcomed The Martina Arroyo Foundation and its mission to ready young singers for a life on the professional stage through the preparation and interpretation of complete operatic roles for public performance. Its programs have gained particular respect for a method of specialized training that incorporates learning the historic framework of the drama and musical style, exploring the psychology and motivation of each character, and studying ways to use the body and the voice (including language and diction) to understand and express character.