I wish to thank Jenee Halstead for jogging my memory and inspiring me to transposed it, the best I can, from Facebook to Blogger, and it inspires those going down the "breathy" path to reassess their course, if for nothing else the health of their vocal folds and professional careers.
Jenee wrote on her Facebook page
I am just going to say this and I will probably burn in hell. Ladies: where is the ooomph? Why are so many of you releasing soft production and soft singing albums? Snooooz fest. Where are your ovaries??Thank you, Jenee. Here are the transcriptions.
Yesterday I, along with about 1100 others, attended Renee Flemming's master class at Sanders Theatre and now comprehend why so many pop/singer-songwriters sound "breathy". It may sound "sexy" or "au currant" but you are going to damage your vocal folds, people. I liken it to smoking unfiltered cigarettes in order to change your voice quality. Wake up breathy singers, take a professional lesson, or do some reading on the topic.