October 2017

Saving Adele’s Voice (and Everybody’s)

English superstar Adele’s cancellation of two huge London concerts has lots of people talking about voice issues. That’s because the reason she gave for the cancellations—which prematurely ended her 2017 world tour—was that she had damaged her vocal cords. In 2011, the singer had undergone vocal cord microsurgery for similar problems, and seemed to have recovered completely. Does this mean that surgery didn’t work for Adele? Voice coaches Lisa Paglin and Marianna Brilla believe that it didn’t, and in a fascinating recent article in the U.K. newspaper The Guardian, they claim that it isn’t the answer for most singers. The real problem, they contend, is that Adele isn’t singing correctly—and neither are the rest of us. Read the article here.