Gioacchino Rossini was once asked:
“What do you need to be a good opera singer?”
His answer was:
“Voce, voce, voce!”
McCray Studio for vocal arts
Founded by the great American tenor James McCray, the McCray Studio for vocal arts is one of the most worldwide renowned studios for voice development. Influenced by the singing and teachings of Riccardo Stracciari, Robert Buckingham, Mario Del Monaco, with James McCray himself and Prizrenka McCray as teachers, the studio has among its most famous students soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, tenor Frank Van Akken, baritone Anooshah Golesorkhi, bass Jaco Huipen, baritone Bastiaan Everink and baritone Mark Morouse.