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Musical Performer and Coach
Manuela Bollani is graduated with Honours at Bernstein School of Musical Theatre of Bologna, where she studied singing, acting and dancing. She performed advanced studies in vocal techniques, studying the Barthelemy method and focusing on the Voicecraft EVT. She became Certified Master Teacher in Voicecraft EVT in 2011. She teaches worldwide vocal training, singing and musical performing since 2000.
She is a singer and vocalist in several pop-rock bands, including AbbaDream, a tribute band to ABBA. She performed in different musical shows, including “Ragtime” (BSMT 2006), “La Vedova Allegra” (La Belle Epoque 2007-08) and “Rent” (MusicHall 2007-08). For the latter she also carried out the stage direction.
Currently she performs “Musical Greatest Hits” and “Jesus Christ Superstar” for Rockopera company (2008-11).
"Why am I an Estill Voice Training practitioner? Obviously, I respect the quality of Jo Estill's research. She has produced a systematic approach to voice training that I have used successfully for the past twenty-two years in my work with undergraduate singers. It is one thing for Jo Estill to have been named one of the most significant voice scientists in the world today. She joins the ranks of many such gifted scientists. However, it is quite another thing to have fine tuned her research in such a way as to offer singers a disciplined approach that meets the demands of the profession today; namely, the ability to sing a variety of voice qualities with confidence, endurance, and artistic sensitivity. My colleagues and I think so highly of Jo Estill's work that we have developed a four-year undergraduate voice curriculum using her published materials. There is no greater "testimony" as to the trust we have in this approach to the training of the singing voice than to offer it to the next generation as a foundation for their professional careers."
Julie T. Fortney
DMA Professor of Voice,
Voice Division Coordinator
Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, NC