Beyond standard vocal exercises before she hits the stage, Moura gathers with her musicians five minutes before show time “to feel how they are. This music — how can I say it? — is not programmed. You go from the feel of the moment and it’s very important for me to feel how the musicians are, to give time to each other…”
If you go
Who: Ana Moura
Where: Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa
When: Sat., March 9, 8 p.m.
Info: nvoh.org; anamoura.com”
If you can’t go, check out her live album Coliseu on iTunes!