Marion Pratnicki

Having spent the majority of my life on stage professionally, I can advise students on many career subjects including;  vocal health and longevity of the instrument, on the pedagogy of teaching, anatomy of the voice, foreign language diction, creating a character, auditioning strongly, how to get a manager, presentation of arias, reading the fine print in contracts, dealing with the critics, etc. I am also capable of communicating very well, and very creatively with voice students who in many circumstances need to depend on “feelings” or sensations (and their imagination) to create their most musical performances.

We work to apply the students’ mastery of the exercises to their voice literature. We listen a lot, we discuss a lot, we vocalize a lot. They know how to take care of their voice.

Career Highlights

  • Opera Apprenticeships with Michigan Opera Theatre, Chautauqua Opera
  • Debut as Dame Quickly at New York City Opera with Mark Delevan
  • Jenufa with Rene Flemming at Dallas Opera
  • Azucena and Ulrica roles by Verdi and Erde in Wagner’s Siegfried


BMSUNY Fredonia, School of Music

MMIndiana University School of Music