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‘It helps so much’: long Covid sufferers aided by sessions with opera singers

A Welsh National Opera project is reaching out to patients via Zoom to share the benefits of exercises such as breath control

The mezzo-soprano Kate Woolveridge has performed on grand stages in front of thousands of people but at the moment is the star of much more intimate sessions, helping groups of long Covid sufferers by passing on secrets from the world of opera.

Woolveridge is one of a team of singers and teachers being beamed into participants’ living rooms and kitchens via Zoom for a Welsh National Opera (WNO) project designed to give them techniques and strategies used by performers to support breath control, lung function, circulation and posture.

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