Having spent the majority of her life on stage professionally, Marilyn Pratnicki can advise students on many career subjects including; vocal health and longevity of the instrument, 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.
Marilyn communicates very well, and very creatively, with voice students who—in many circumstances—need to depend on feelings, sensations and their imaginations 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.
- Opera apprenticeships with Michigan Opera Theatre and Chautauqua Opera
- Debut as Dame Quickly at New York City Opera with Mark Delevan
- “Jenufa” with Renée Fleming at Dallas Opera
- Azucena and Ulrica roles by Verdi and Erde in Wagner’s “Siegfried”