Layla Claire, soprano & yogi Photo: Simon Pauly.

Layla Claire, soprano & yogi

Jenna Simeonov

A portable practice focused largely on breath, it’s no wonder why opera singers are such fans of yoga. Canadian soprano Layla Claire is one of those singers who swears by yoga as part of her daily warm-up; if you’ve ever heard her sing, it’s clear that her warm-up routine is serving her very well.

We wanted to share this short video profile on Claire, created by yoga-giant Lululemon. She filmed it this past summer in Salzburg, where she sang Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Ildebrando D’Arcangelo and Luca Pisaroni. She reprises Elvira in March at Opernhaus Z├╝rich, before singing the Countess in Opera Philadelphia’s Le nozze di Figaro.

The rehearsal clips in the video are from La finta giardiniera at Festival D’Aix-en-Provence, 2012, with baritone John Chest.

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