Exceptionally Talented World Renowned Opera Singer Reveals her Workout, Diet and Beauty Secrets Read More
Lyric soprano Natalie Mann is a world renowned opera singer who works hard to stay svelte and ready for astonishing performance gowns. Natalie lives in San Diego but is a midwest girl at heart.Growing up on a farm, she was raised on the typical midwestern diet and had to fight like any coed to resist the freshman 15 pounds.Throughout her education and early performances she realized that while most everyone was interested in her voice, she felt more powerful and in control of her future when she was also hitting the gym, eating smart and drinking plenty of water.
As her career exploded and she began traveling the world to sing, she found her busy lifestyle to present many eating and exercising challenges. Any woman with an on-the-go lifestyle needs to decide for herself if she is going to go with the flow and eat the foods she happens to come across or if she will decide to intentionally choose the foods she knows will be best for her health. Similarly, when on the road, Natalie has difficulty finding convenient gyms and so she has developed routines in her life that integrate exercise into her daily activity. She works out in her hotel rooms, she takes the stairs instead of the elevator, and uses her luggage for squats. When at home she is active taking yoga classes, jogging, swimming and surfing.
Natalie Mann continues to be an audience favorite both in the opera hall and on the Natalie-Mann concert stage. A recent winner of the Audience Favorite Award in the David W. Scott Memorial Competition, she brings her lush and warm soprano to life in a variety of roles ranging from Mozart and Puccini to Verdi and Strauss.
Mann also enjoys concert work, and has been noted for her soprano solos in J.S. Bach’s Magnificat and Mendelssohn’s Elijah, under the baton of Sherrill Milnes. After making her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2006, singing excerpts from Lakme in the Family Concerts conducted by Duain Wolfe, she developed a relationship with the South Shore Orchestra and was a featured soloist on its New Year’s tour in China.
Mann was recently named a Resident Artist with Riverside Lyric Opera, where she will next sing the title role of Puccini’s Suor Angelica in 2015. She maintains a busy performance schedule with companies in Southern California, including the Los Angeles Opera Education Department. In 2011, she made her debut with San Diego Opera as a Noble Orphan in DER ROSENKAVALIER.