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Opera: Whistle voice, head voice and falsetto, voice lesson
head voice and falsetto, voice lesson, voice teacher: Hi Luis, If you mean your falsetto when you say whistle voice - then you could strengthen that voice. But in order to lose the tension you probably really do need to study with a teacher. Singing in the falsetto might give you the sense of what singing...

Opera: Art song competitions, song competitions, vocal competitions
song competitions, vocal competitions, artist programs: Hi Benjamin, I think what you should do is sign-up for a subscription to www.classicalsinger.com - it s not that expensive and they have a very large listing of all of the vocal competitions - opera and art song. They also have a great deal of information...

Opera: armen boyajian, armen boyajian, voice teacher
armen boyajian, voice teacher, paterson new jersey: Hi Timothy, Armen Boyajian is a very well known voice teacher now - but after searching I can t see how to contact him. I saw that he is still teaching at his home in Paterson, New Jersey - but no contact info. Paul Plishka is a former pupil - you might...

Opera: Breath Control, breath control, even flow
breath control, even flow, hi jack: Hi Jack, Interesting question. I think that your lungs are incredible developed and that should help. Breath control has to do with controlling the flow of air out by developing the muscles that can create an even flow with the correct pressure. Singing...

Opera: High Notes, fanatsia, vibrato
fanatsia, vibrato, vocal cords: Hi Sarah, It s very hard to show you what to do in writing! If your high notes are breathy that means that your vocal cords are not together so you have air escaping along with the sound. That is something you can work on for sure. If you lived in NYC...

Opera: Opera training - When is it too late?, manhattan school of music, graduate voice
manhattan school of music, graduate voice, mezzo soprano: Hi Chantel, If you REALLY feel called to sing then I say go for it. I certainly do not think that 23 is too old! In fact one of the best singers I saw at Manhattan School of Music was probably 28 or so when she began the graduate voice program. I think...

Opera: Too old to start from zero?, lesson in my life, foolish question
lesson in my life, foolish question, music lesson: Hi Angelica, I would never say that it was too late to do something you love (and are good at!). It s true that at 22 at the level you are and as a soprano things would not be easy. You may have to earn a living doing something else while you study -...

Opera: Is it worth it?, opera choruses, luciano pavarotti
opera choruses, luciano pavarotti, opera singers: Hi Jordana, If you are asking about opera singers who make it to the very top - it s a very low percentage. If you are a Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Luciano Pavarotti you are talking millions. But others are able to have a good career and can make...

Opera: Young Bass, cincinnati opera, artist programs
cincinnati opera, artist programs, passagio: Hi Matt, I m sorry I m so late in answering you question - I ve been away and forgot to note that on the site. You are right in that most basses mature later than other voices (dramatic voices take longer as well).. You are indeed young for a bass...

Opera: operatic vibrato, pop singers, harmony central
pop singers, harmony central, vibrato: Hi Kin, I just answered a question about vibrato and I will repeat what I said here. But the vibrato should be the same no matter what you sing - whether opera or pop. Although often pop singers add the vibrato at the end of a note (makes me crazy!) ...

Opera: Getting past passagio., passagio, male singers
passagio, male singers, chest voice: Hi James, It s really hard for me to help you without actually hearing you. I will just say that at 18 you are very young and your voice is really still developing. If you are singing freely and not pushing up to an F# that s great. Nothing wrong with...

Opera: Vibrato, natural vibrato, opera singers
natural vibrato, opera singers, fast vibrato: Hi James, You can certainly develop a healthy vibrato. Are you study how with a teacher? If so, you should discuss with him/her - the teacher should be able to show you exercises that will help you. David Jones has a wonderful site about singing (he...

Opera: Opera for young singers, waly waly, sebben crudele
waly waly, sebben crudele, vittoria mio core: Hi Kristina, It s a bit tricky for me to tell what songs would be best for you individually without actually hearing you - but I ll make some suggestions of songs I think you could work on. Since you are so young I really think you should work on the...

Opera: Pronounciation problem in singing french opera, international phonetic alphabet, famous tenors
international phonetic alphabet, famous tenors, opera arias: Hi Waqar, I don t know if you are familiar with the international phonetic alphabet - but that is what opera coaches use when they teach us pronunciation in other languages. I can t really tell by reading your version what you are doing. Of course, the...

Opera: opera singing, vocal study, opera singer
vocal study, opera singer, italian songs: Hi Megan, It is most certainly not too late for you to pursue being an opera singer. In fact, starting vocal study at 16-18 is probably the best time to do it. I think you would need to find a very good teacher who could teach you the basics so you...

Opera: singing, lyric soprano, opera workshop
lyric soprano, opera workshop, chest voice: Hi Sophia, I cannot imagine any teacher telling someone not to work on the lower register. Unless you are belting I see no reason not to develop the chest voice. A good chest voice makes for good high notes. Also I m not sure at your age you should be...

Opera: About sopranos, dramatic coloratura, dramatic sopranos
dramatic coloratura, dramatic sopranos, dramatic soprano: Hi Yuang, I don t have actual research data on this but my guess is that the hardest soprano voice to find is Dramatic Soprano. Then perhaps the Dramatic Coloratura. There don t seem to be that many truly great dramatic sopranos these days - maybe because...

Opera: About teaching supplies, vaccai, sam ash
vaccai, sam ash, ebay: Hi Mary, I think this is what you are looking for - at Sam Ash http://www.samash.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Practical%20Vocal%20Method%20Vaccai%20SopranoTenor%20BookCD_-1_10052_10002_-49994520?cm_mmc=Froogle-_-Vocal-_-Practical%20Vocal%20Method%20Vaccai%20SopranoTenor%20BookCD-_-H50482867...

Opera: Getting a career in opera going --- too old?, baritone voice, opera center
baritone voice, opera center, opera companies: Hi Tim, I m sorry for the delay in answering. Of course it s hard for me to really tell of your chances because I haven t heard you, but from what you say - if you have an excellent voice and especially if you are a Verdi baritone, AND because you love...

Opera: Lost my falsetto, ear nose and throat doctor, pencil pen
ear nose and throat doctor, pencil pen, ear nose and throat: Hi Micheal, Do you have access to an ear, nose and throat doctor? Someone who can put a camera down and look at your cords? If so, you should go right away. It sounds like you probably bruised your vocal cords with all the shouting and screaming. ...

Opera: Mozart Operas, mozart operas, minor exceptions
mozart operas, minor exceptions, mike leone: Hi Edward-- Even though your question has Mozart Operas as a subject and your question refers specifically to Così fan tutte, the question itself appears to be about any opera. Generally, the text is written before the opera is composed. The composer...

Opera: Wordless Singing, italian soprano, enrico morricone
italian soprano, enrico morricone, vocal piece: Hi Sariah, Another couple of examples: Rachmaninoff wrote a vocal piece without words called Vocalise. And Phillip Glass wrote music for the daughters in Akhnatan without words. So - you are right.... thanks for the example. Best, Pamel...

Opera: breathing technique, lower abdominal muscles, back muscles
lower abdominal muscles, back muscles, breathing technique: Hi Sue, Sorry to hear about your Father s emphysema. My Mother also struggled with that late in her life. And that s wonderful about finding a deeper way to breathe so he can get off the oxygen for a bit. And to answer your question - it is probable...

Opera: Caruso's speaking voice, enrico caruso, pamela
enrico caruso, pamela: Hi Donald, I m sure there must be a recording of his voice (not singing) but I don t know for sure. I checked out some Caruso sites but did not see anything about a recording of his speaking voice. Sorry I can t help you more. There is an Enrico Caruso...

Opera: College Selection, interlochen arts academy, manhattan school of music
interlochen arts academy, manhattan school of music, rome school: Hi Tyler, There are so many good schools. So has your daughter already gotten her graduate degree? I m not sure from your question. If she hasn t I do suggest the NY schools - Manhattan School of Music, Mannes, Bard and other NE schools like Eastman....

Opera: Daily Schedule on Performance Days, operatic performance, performance days
operatic performance, performance days, chorus member: Hi Kelly, When I was singing full time this is what I did. As a soloist, if the performance was in the evening, I would get up at my usual time - usually 9-10 a.m. (if I m on a late schedule). Usually I would go out and exercise (walk) and get the day...

Opera: Daugher age 16 pain after singing, eastman school of music, mezzo soprano
eastman school of music, mezzo soprano, daughter age: Hi Anna, Her voice should not hurt after singing and if it does her teacher should have done something immediately. I go to Dr. Scott Kessler - he s on 67th Street in Manhattan and his number is 212-496-9300. Tell him I recommended you. He can go...

Opera: Disappointed Opera Fan, opera fan, opera recordings
opera fan, opera recordings, opera fans: Hi Thomas-- I have been a lifelong opera fan since the age of 12, so I didn t get started quite as young as you. I consider opera to be the finest form of art. Sadly, the people it attracts are not always as noble as is the art form itself. Do you...

Opera: foreign language skills, opera singers, opera career
opera singers, opera career, professional opera: Hi Charlene, It s best to be fluent but most Americans aren t I think - at least at the beginning. But you have to know the language enough to understand the libretto - and you really need to understand each word. So as long as you work really hard on...

Opera: Performing, muscle memory, words and music
muscle memory, words and music, juries: Hi Rachel, It s normal to be nervous - but I find the best way to combat that is to know your arias/songs cold - you should study them and commit to memory early and get off the page as quickly as you can. You should know every word and you should have...

Opera: Rep, john musto, bleeker street
john musto, bleeker street, opera composers: Hi Rachel, I m away so don t have access to my library but here are some that come to mind. I m assuming you are looking for opera. Many Menotti operas (he just died in 2007) - Laetitia s aria from Old Maid and the Thief Monica s waltz from the Medium...

Opera: Voice Classification, voice professionals, f sharp
voice professionals, f sharp, baritones: Hi Jo, It s hard for me to tell you definitively what I think since I haven t heard you. But at 21 you are still pretty young and many times, especially with tenors who have a baritone quality, they discover later they are tenors. As you know, it...

Opera: Whistle Register, song by puccini, head voice
song by puccini, head voice, timbre: Hi Jasmine, The whistle register is really the cords vibrating only on the very thin edges of the cords. Some people seem to be born ready to sing it - others not so much. Usually lighter voices (and higher voices) do it best. Many of my friends,...

Opera: Becoming an Opera Critic, great singers on singing, vocalist org
great singers on singing, vocalist org, opera critic: Hi Eddie, I think most people would say that to be a good music critic you must have an excellent knowledge of your subject and excellent writing skills and knowledge of journalism. It seems you have this. I would say keep studying the voice, technique,...

Opera: Graduate Schools, westminster choir college, eastman school of music
westminster choir college, eastman school of music, boston conservatory of music: Hi Daniel, Congratulations to your daughter for her hard work and success thus far! There are so many good schools this is hard to answer. Of course there are schools that I ve heard of doing good things: Westminster Choir College, Indiana University,...

Opera: learning, liberal arts education, human emotion
liberal arts education, human emotion, warm ups: Hi Jamia, I think it s wonderful you love music and singing. You know, there are studies that show that students do better in all of their subjects when they study music - just because you want to learn to sing does not mean you will end up having a career....

Opera: Right Voice for Opera?, patience and perseverance, opera concert
patience and perseverance, opera concert, natural voices: Hi IZ, Certainly there are people who are born with a natural talent and a special voice and love for singing which is why they will succeed if they get good teaching. There are people with beautiful natural voices who start to study and if they get a...

Opera: resonance and size of the head, renee fleming, nasal passages
renee fleming, nasal passages, proper volume: Hi Jeniffer, While I m sure the size of the head (and body) affects the voice somewhat - volume comes not from the size of the head or pharynx or throat but from learning how to use the breath properly with a proper technique. Also - someone can have...

Opera: Singing, voice cracks, vocal training
voice cracks, vocal training, singing a song: Hi Anthony, Everyone gets nervous singing in front of people. But, for me, it s controlled when I am totally prepared with what I am singing. So if I m singing a song or aria, I know every word (if it s in another language); I know everything about the...

Opera: vocal cords damage, ear nose and throat doctor, ear nose and throat
ear nose and throat doctor, ear nose and throat, good ear: Hi Gina, It sounds like you overused your voice cheerleading - which can happen so easily. When you yell or use your voice too much the cords will sometimes bruise - which means that one or both cords can have a small bump on them which then does not...

Opera: voice type, miss pamela, voice type
miss pamela, voice type, matter what kind: Hi Jason, I ve listened to both of your audios and I like your voice. You have a very nice quality! As to whether you are a tenor or baritone - it s still a little hard to tell without being able to work you through scales and see how you handle them....

Opera: Operatic Career?, operatic career, rare voice
operatic career, rare voice, killer voice: Hi David!, Honestly, since I am not an agent, and I have never heard you sing, I cannot adequately evaluate your question and give you an answer with any real meaning behind it. Of course, I can speculate that you would be more in demand than a Baritone...

Opera: Studying Opera in France, definite pressure, universities in france
definite pressure, universities in france, universities in the usa: Hi Eva, These are all good questions that you have and I would encourage you to talk with the universities in France which you d like to attend. I know that there are many ways for students who are not citizens of France to study in France, because a friend...

Opera: Passagio and 'Belt' sound, passagio, phantom of the opera
passagio, phantom of the opera, muscle memory: Hi Michael, Sorry for the delay in answering! This is a technique question that is hard to answer without working with you in person. I assume you have talked about this with your current teacher - in fact it sounds like your problem should be apparent...

Opera: phantom of the opera, plot of phantom of the opera, phantom of the opera
plot of phantom of the opera, phantom of the opera, wikipedia: Hi Eli!, I have included the link to the wikipedia plot of Phantom of the Opera here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_of_the_opera I am really not an expert on musical theater (so sorry about that!!) but, I am sure that this plot synopsis will help...

Opera: soprano, phantom of the opera, study voice
phantom of the opera, study voice, voice teacher: Hi Madigan, I m sorry for taking so much time before answering. Things are a bit crazy in my world at this moment. But to answer you - do you study voice other than your Dad. Is he a voice teacher? And how old are you? I m assuming you are pretty...

Opera: Tongue problems/technique, tongue problems, lyric tenor
tongue problems, lyric tenor, teacher mentor: Hi James, Are you sure your teacher is helping you? If you have developed this issue with your tongue with your current teacher, maybe you should investigate other teachers. But, rather than my going into depth about the tongue position let me send...

Opera: VOICE RANGE, ms walsh, voice range
ms walsh, voice range, countertenor: Hi Alfredo, I m sorry but at the moment I cannot tell you simply because I ve listened to your sample, and I d really need to hear you sing some scales in order to determine where your voice lies most comfortably. However, have you consulted your normal...

Opera: VOICE RANGE, voice range, colour range
voice range, colour range, contralto: Hi Alfredo? Not sure about the name since you seem to be a female! But to answer your question: It s really hard to categorize your voice by just listening to your range. Determining what fach one is in would come from studying and learning the technique...

Opera: Hopefully not to old, arias, best of luck
arias, best of luck, competitions: Hi Frederick, Sorry for my late reply! Age will not be an issue if you are really good! Of course, those hiring these days like folks to be younger - but 33, especially for a man, if not old. I think if you have your technique solid and have a good...

Opera: Modern Opera Technique, http www youtube, jessye norman
http www youtube, jessye norman, renee fleming: Hi Chelsea, Yes, that G is often an issue with the aria. It s really hard for me to help you without hearing you and working with you live - but you need to open up the vowels on the G. Re-meh-mber me. Not Re-maym-ber me. Don t hit the B of remember....

Opera: Opera Studies in France, opera studies, voice studies
opera studies, voice studies, summer opera: Hi Jean I m not that knowledgeable about French and Italian music schools - but my first thought is that I would go to Italy before France - only because the Italian bel canto style, I think is the way to go. Since you live in Australia - you should...

Opera: Problem with placement in the lower notes, physical sensation, middle c
physical sensation, middle c, vocal technique: Hi Sasha, Sorry for the delay in answering. It sounds like your vocal cords are together when you sing Middle C to C. Hard to describe via text (much easier to demonstrate) but I suggest the following which will help you keep the cords together: 1....

Opera: Suggested Opera Arias/Duets, batti batti, duetto buffo di due gatti
batti batti, duetto buffo di due gatti, barcarolle from tales of hoffman: Hi Ann, There are so many beautiful arias and duets. I assume you want soprano arias and soprano-mezzo duets? Duets: There is Butterfly and Suzuki - the Flower Duet The Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman Aprite, presto, aprite!, duet sung by Susanna...

Opera: can i study opera singing now?, voice classes, pamela
voice classes, pamela, opera: Hi Carol, If you want to study opera because you love it and want to learn then why note? I don t think, unfortunately, that a career is ahead because you would be starting so late. But why not try it? I would look for a good teacher and start to take...

Opera: Enquiry to Singing, countertenor, opera company
countertenor, opera company, david daniels: Hi Alfredo, It s almost impossible for me to advise you without hearing you. And I m not an expert (by any means) on the countertenor voice. You don t say where you live - but if you live near a good music school or opera company - you might begin by...

Opera: Music schools., vocal programs, gmail
vocal programs, gmail, music schools: Hi Samantha, I would go to www.classicalsinger.com If you search their vocal programs you ll see a number in Arkansas - I m not too familiar with the quality of the programs but you can go to their websites and investigate and even call the schools and...

Opera: Study Opera, operatic tenor, voice technique
operatic tenor, voice technique, google: Hi Waqar, It is so hard to answer you since I m not able to hear you in person and get an idea about your voice - whether you have the talent needed or not. It s fine to love singing and you should study if you can find a teacher - is there no one in Pakistan...

Opera: Vocal Resonance, nasal tenor, octave c
nasal tenor, octave c, vocal exercise: Hi James, I want to refer you to my mentor and teacher s site www.voiceteacher.com David Jones is a great teacher - and this article http://www.voiceteacher.com/nasal_tenor.html will explain the danger in placing or forcing the voice into the nose -...

Opera: Voice Enquiry, ms thomas, high position
ms thomas, high position, falsetto: Hi Alfredo, I just answered you first question. Just to add to it: Sometimes when a male s speaking voice is light and adolescent-like it s because his larynx is too high and remains in the high position. I have seen one of my teachers able to lower...

Opera: Voice Type, ear nose and throat doctor, bass baritone
ear nose and throat doctor, bass baritone, lyric soprano: Hi Alfredo, To really know I would have to hear you. But failing that, and given what you ve told me, here s my best guess. If you have a low G and high A (even if it s not perfected) I would probably think of you as a baritone. But whether you are...

Opera: Starting opera, porgy and bess, opera companies
porgy and bess, opera companies, college voice: Hi Stephen, Sorry for the delay in answering. You don t say whether you are a tenor or baritone/bass but in either case - I don t think 29 is too old. Since you won the Young Artist Scholarship you must be pretty good - so I would say - find a really...

Opera: Voice Type/Fach, private voice lessons, basics of singing
private voice lessons, basics of singing, voice type: Hi Martha, First of all, you are young! I would not worry about what fach you will end up in because it could go in different directions, depending on the teaching you receive. I would work on learning the basics of singing and in making a beautiful sound...

Opera: High notes, lyric tenor, vocal lesson
lyric tenor, vocal lesson, teacher mentor: Hi Poohshao, My best advice is to discuss further with your teacher. Ask him/her to explain what is happening and how you can best fix it. If he/she can t help you or doesn t explain what s going on then perhaps you should try a few other teachers to...

Opera: Jussi Bjorling, mario del monaco, franco corelli
mario del monaco, franco corelli, tenor voices: Hi Sariah, Jussi Bjorling was one of the greatest tenors ever! I listened to everything he sang (via records) growing up - And that Nessun Dorma is one of the best renditions ever too. And don t forget, he was recorded using ancient recording equipment....

Opera: Opera technique vs Musical Theatre/ Contemporary, renee fleming, joan sutherland
renee fleming, joan sutherland, teacher mentor: Hi Sophie, Sorry for the delay in answering - I was away. If I were you I would check out a teacher who teaches good, basic technique - not just belting or just head voice or just anything... It s hard to know how you are singing without hearing you...

Opera: State Solo Contest, vittoria mio core, solo contest
vittoria mio core, solo contest, contest question: Hi Maxwell, Yea!! Bravo to you! I m so glad you did well and got a 1. So you can see that when you really commit yourself to acting and the character and communicate with your audience - it really makes you stand out! Keep singing (and acting!). Take...

Opera: 25 late?, full time job, cardiff singer
full time job, cardiff singer, musical memory: Hi Magda!, I am not at all sure how the French system works in terms of operatic jobs and schools- so unfortunately, there I cannot help you. However, you could, I am certain just go to a music conservatoire there and ask the admissions person- who would...

Opera: additional info!, mezzo soprano, flexible working hours
mezzo soprano, flexible working hours, art form: Hi Magda, That s wonderful that you re a mezzo- there are fewer of them, not many, but certainly fewer than Sopranos. Also, it s a plus that you speak German and French fluently--that will help you a lot in terms of your singing and your acting on stage...

Opera: College audition, pieta signore, f schubert
pieta signore, f schubert, german option: Absolutely! That would be really great. Normally contrasting means: a different language than the piece you already sung, and a different tempo (and Widmung has both of those in comparison to Pieta Signore, so that s great). For which school are you...

Opera: Colleges, westminster choir college, brooklyn conservatory
westminster choir college, brooklyn conservatory, suny fredonia: Hi Stephanie! SUNY Fredonia is supposed to be a great liberal arts school (not sure re: their Music Ed Dept, but I have a friend who went there for his undergrad in voice and to a great conservatory in Manhattan for his Master s, so it has a good rep). There...

Opera: contradiction of teachers!, symphonic concerts, chamber concerts
symphonic concerts, chamber concerts, russian teacher: Hi Rami, Okay, I apologize for not responding sooner but I have been very busy with performing these past few weeks, so I appreciate your understanding. Furthermore, I am glad that you are studying architecture- that s wonderful. However, if you want to...

Opera: Falsetto, chest voice, phantom of the opera
chest voice, phantom of the opera, head voice: Hi Alice, It s great that you are interesting in singing - and learning how to sing. I think the best way for you to understand voice is to find a good teacher who can work with you and teach you the basics of technique. Women do sing in their head...

Opera: Graduate school--worth the time?, full time job, lyric soprano
full time job, lyric soprano, proficiency tests: Hi Christina, Apologies for the delayed answer. This is not an easy question to answer but here are some of my thoughts. 1. I think you need to decide what it is you really want to do. You ve said you don t really want a singing career but you love...

Opera: help!, audition materials, hd series
audition materials, hd series, vocal studies: Hi Annalise, Absolutely - at 17 you have a great chance to study and try a career! There are some things you want to do to prepare for college and/or music school though. Let me do a list for you and you can see how much you can do. 1. Take your studies...

Opera: Opera - professionally, amateur choirs, opera singers
amateur choirs, opera singers, opera career: Hi Magda, Of course, having a solo opera career depends on so many things! Principally - the voice. Then good teaching to reach the highest potential of the voice; luck and hard work! I don t think you are too old to study - especially if you are a...

Opera: Tongue problems, tongue problems, tip of my tongue
tongue problems, tip of my tongue, hi chris: Hi Chris, The tongue should be free and you are right, should not be depressed or pushed back as that shuts off the space in the back of the pharynx. It s kind of hard to tell you how it will be while you are singing - much easier to show you! But let...

Opera: Closed Tones, gina cigna, lyric tenor
gina cigna, lyric tenor, great tenors: Hi Jeremy, This is a bit hard for me to answer without actually hearing you sing. And I m not completely sure about what you mean about closed phonation. Do you mean that you close the tone in the front, almost biting down on the sound, to make the back...

Opera: Should I continue singing?, instrumental studies, performance background
instrumental studies, performance background, vocal studies: Hi Devin!, This question is difficult to answer without knowing a little more about your singing ability and your performance background in singing. Have you ever taken private vocal lessons? Also, it s important for me to ask how old you are- in high...

Opera: Donna Diana, united states navy band, donna diana
united states navy band, donna diana, sgt preston: Hi David-- Just go to YouTube www.youtube.com and type in donna diana in the search terms. It should complete it for you with overture and then you will see several renditions. Also there is on one on Rhapsody www.rhapsody.com played by the United States...

Opera: Question about my voice category, keys c, middle c
Opera: Question about my voice category, keys c, middle c, tessitura

Opera: Light tenor or light baritone, throat constriction, lyric tenor
throat constriction, lyric tenor, youtube: Hi Jason, If you are really comfortable singing tenor in the chorus and you don t feel any throat constriction or get tired easily - then I think it s okay to sing tenor. If you get tired easily or feel like you are reaching for the notes, then I would...

Opera: Am I to old to learn to be an opera singer?, right place at the right time, opera singer
right place at the right time, opera singer, opera houses: Hi Lamara, You don t say whether you are a soprano or mezzo. And, unfortunately, if this day and age, 27 would probably be late to start studying if you were going to try to sing in opera as a career (at least at the solo level). I don t happen to agree...

Opera: opera song in a movie, willow song, opera song
willow song, opera song, giuseppe verdi: Hi Laney-- It s from--I should have guessed--Giuseppe Verdi s opera Otello. It is the Ave Maria which Desdemona sings immediately after she sings the Willow Song. The Ave Maria is not in Shakespeare. I couldn t tell who the singer was, although there...

Opera: Question about my vocal fach, baritone roles, musical theater singer
baritone roles, musical theater singer, tenor voice: Hi Billy, I m sorry that I wasn t able to answer you sooner but I have been very busy performing this summer, so I appreciate your understanding in that regard. About what you ve asked me re: vocal fach for you--by the clips that you ve sent me to listen...

Opera: Question about my voice category, baritone roles, musical theater singer
baritone roles, musical theater singer, tenor voice: Hi Billy, As to Mozart roles. Yes, Papageno for sure. Also look at Masetto (not Don Giovanni yet) to start. I love Keenlyside s Papageno - and his speaking voice sounds higher than his singing - but it s within the range - and he certainly is not straining...

Opera: Singing, vocal jazz group, hot and cold flushes
vocal jazz group, hot and cold flushes, physical difficulties: Hi Danielle, It is wise for you to go to the doctor if you are still feeling sick, so I am glad to hear that you re going since he can make a preliminary call if you really need to see an ENT or not. Most likely, I am willing to bet that you experienced...

Opera: Useful singing exercises, technigue, sound thanks
technigue, sound thanks, singing lessons: Hi Martha, Not having heard you I don t really know what your vibrato is like - but let me recommend you read this article from my teacher s (and mentor s) website http://www.voiceteacher.com/vibrato.html As David says in the article using the u...

Opera: Vocal range, vocal fry, bass training
vocal fry, bass training, male singers: Hi Henri, Well, I would say that a true basso profondo in opera should be able to sing the low C2. Although I think the lowest note written is a D2 for Osmin in the Abduction from the Seraglio. But there certainly are other interpreted low C s I m sure....

Opera: Wagner quote, google search, mike leone
google search, mike leone, richard wagner: Hi Laurence-- I didn t know the answer to this question off the top of my head so I did a quick google search. Apparently, Mark Twain said it, requoting a humorist named Bill Nye: http://www.twainquotes.com/Opera.html I doubt that Wagner said it...

Opera: Bassi Profundi, opera singers, choir singers
opera singers, choir singers, rehearsal time: Hi Henri, I would say that if you were a true basso with a beautiful voice you would certainly be in demand. True basses are rare and are always needed! As to what opera singers earn... that varies greatly depending on what company and country you are...

Opera: Chris brown, voice 3, chris brown
voice 3, chris brown, baritone: Hi Mike, Well - I just saw this question with more info - so here are my thoughts. 1. It s really hard to tell what Chris is - so you are right that it s hard to determine, especially since it s apparent he s not studied voice. 2. To determine a...

Opera: from pre-med to opera, prerequisite classes, history piano
prerequisite classes, history piano, voice studies: Hi Carolyn, I think you probably would not have the enough music credits to get a Masters Degree. But there are schools that offer Diplomas. They are more performance oriented and since you ve been studying voice and if you are accomplished and good (!)...

Opera: Quote., google search, italian version
google search, italian version, puccini: Hi Jonathan-- I have never heard of this quote and I did a quick google search under art is a kind of illness (I put this phrase in quotes so google would search the phrase as a phrase, rather than searching the individual words in the phrase) and Puccini...

Opera: The tessitura doubt of many singers i guess., lyric coloratura soprano, dramatic soprano
lyric coloratura soprano, dramatic soprano, lyric soprano: Dear Mary, Please remind me how old you are. I m thinking you are pretty young. I believe that when a singer is young and just starting studying it doesn t make sense to force the voice into a specific fach. As you learn technique and the voice matures...

Opera: I Vespri Siciliani, church bells, question question
church bells, question question, noblewoman: Hi Jane, I think if you keep searching on the internet you will find versions of I Vespri - for example I found these: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91002317 (From the Washington National Opera version - they all die in the end)...

Opera: I Vespri Siciliani, sicilian vespers, wedding bells
sicilian vespers, wedding bells, noblewoman: Jane-- Basically, at the end the Sicilians kill the French, using the wedding bells for Arrigo and Elena as their signal to begin the massacre. Elena has unsucessfully tried to call off the wedding so that the bells wouldn t sound and Procida has threatened...

Opera: I Vespri Siciliani, noblewoman, elena
noblewoman, elena, affinity: Hi Jane, As I have not seen I Vespri Siciliani nor ever performed as part of a production of this opera, the best I can do is to direct you to the Wikipedia link of its synopsis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_v%C3%AApres_siciliennes#Synopsis Hope...

Opera: guitar and opera, carmen by bizet, deh vieni
carmen by bizet, deh vieni, la llorona: Hi Mary, There aren t too many (that I can think of) pieces with guitar in opera.. One is from Mozart s Don Giovanni - Deh vieni alla finestra probably the most famous There is a flamenco dance in Carmen by Bizet. I believe there is something from...

Opera: Lil Corey, lil corey, best guess
lil corey, best guess, donny hathaway: Hi Jason, Donny was a wonderful singer... so sad that he died so young. Beautiful voice... hard to characterize it just listening to the recordings. I would really have to hear him live to tell - but best guess is that he s a high baritone who could have...

Opera: Passagio problems, larynx, first teacher
larynx, first teacher, registers: Dear Owen, Given what you ve told me I would immediately leave the current teacher. Just think about it - you were singing well, the voice was balanced. Then you switch teachers and 6 months later you are having problems. Stop. Leave. Try to find the...

Opera: Tenor Trio, three irish tenors, crowd pleasers
three irish tenors, crowd pleasers, indiana university of pennsylvania: Hi Evan, Not too many tenor trios - but check out the arrangements from the 3Tenors. I do know there are arrangements from the 3 Irish tenors.. If you search google for three irish tenors arrangements - you will find some. I know that America the...

Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro, kiri te kanawa, gundula janowitz
kiri te kanawa, gundula janowitz, renee fleming: Hi Lucy, So sorry to respond so late - have been too busy! First - I am shocked that you are at a university and doing Figaro and they are only rehearsing 2 weeks before the performance. That s nuts! Do you have any coaches there you can work with....

Opera: light tenor or light baritone?, baritone, e3
baritone, e3, tenor: Hi, Sorry for the delay in answering. Yes, please send me a file so I can hear you. Then I will be able to tell more. You don t say how old you are - but remember, high notes are learned and will always get better. But let me know hear you and I ll...

Opera: need help identifying this song, matt hoffmann, beverly sills
matt hoffmann, beverly sills, estelle liebling: Hi Matt - I had written to a couple of my friends who are opera gurus but have not heard back from them. The piece is familiar to me but I just can t place it. I will write you again once I ve gotten ahold of them to see if they recognize it. You uncle...

Opera: opera, toscanini, falstaff
toscanini, falstaff, opera: Hello Steve-- I can t answer your question with 100 percent certainty. I recall reading at some point that Verdi s Falstaff was Toscanini s favorite opera. That was from a second-hand source, so I can t vouch for the statement s accuracy. Mik...

Opera: Support causing tension in legs, lyric tenor, back muscles
lyric tenor, back muscles, abdominal muscles: Hi James, Sorry you are having trouble... there could be a number of reasons why you are not supporting correctly - wish I could hear you in person! But, failing that... one thing you can do to make yourself aware of your breathing is to lie down on the...

Opera: Vocal Cords, ear nose and throat specialist, ear nose and throat
ear nose and throat specialist, ear nose and throat, vocal cords: Hi Gina, I m so sorry to be so late answering you. Your cords will recover but you need to be silent for a few days to let them heal. If you have trouble singing in falsetto it probably means the thin edges of your cords have been traumatized from the...

Opera: Audition/ Performance attire, concerto competition, cleavage
concerto competition, cleavage, expectation: Hi Lis, Good luck with the competition! I hope you win. If the dress is flattering to you then I don t see why you couldn t wear it. Did you ask your teacher what the expectation is? That might be a good idea. As for the concert - ask around and see...

Opera: Repertoire boost. :), candide bernstein, jerry hadley
candide bernstein, jerry hadley, aaron copland: Hi Ryan, Sorry for the delay in answering you... but here are my thoughts with a caveat that, not having heard you it s a bit hard to guess what might sound best in your voice. But try these out and maybe you find a couple you like: Look at Candide...

Opera: Trios, gounod faust, verdi ernani
gounod faust, verdi ernani, bass baritone: Hi Yuri-- It s true that one would think there are trios all over the place for soprano, tenor and baritone/bass-baritone all over the place. And one would be wrong. I have managed to come up with seven. Technically, the roles in some of these are soprano/tenor/bass;...

Opera: Can a girl sing Pieta Signore?, pieta signore, lamb of god
pieta signore, lamb of god, mezzo soprano: Hi Adriana, There is absolutely no reason why a woman could not sing Pieta Signore. I sang it when I was younger - and it is a beautiful piece. Since the translation is Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us, etc....

Opera: Pursuing opera career, opera career, fingers to the bone
opera career, fingers to the bone, live in rio: Hi Helen!, I really appreciate how much thought and careful consideration you ve given to pursuing your dream of becoming a professional opera singer. I would like to address some of your concerns as much as I can here in my answer to you, and then perhaps...

Opera: Pursuing an opera career, opera career, fingers to the bone
opera career, fingers to the bone, live in rio: Hi Helen, You have a very pretty, young voice! And you have nice high notes. I think when you get to a teacher (a good teacher) your voice will fill out and be more connected to your body. That will make it bigger . Each voice is unique - some are...

Opera: Lalla Miranda, national opera company, banks and braes
national opera company, banks and braes, liebestod: I have not been able to find any recordings by Lalla, but a posting on derkeiler.com does suggest that there was a recording made of Beatrice in 1923: The Wagner sides are from 11th September 1923, with Percy Pitt conducting the British National Opera...

Opera: Becoming Opera Singer, famous singers, turkey istanbul
famous singers, turkey istanbul, opera singer: Hi Alevrin!, I will start with: if you have the determination to sacrifice a LOT of things in your life: time, money (those are two biggies) then it is never too late to TRY and become an opera singer. The thing is: it s a business like anything else, and...

Opera: passaggio, kudos, rendition
Opera: passaggio, kudos, rendition, alignment

Opera: High notes, breath support, vocal folds
breath support, vocal folds, opera singer: Hi Maddi!, The response you already got on that YouTube link is right- it s a G two and a half octaves above middle C, which would be a G6. You figure that out by starting with middle C, which is called C4, and then go up the two octaves (5 and 6) and...

Opera: passaggio, clair de lune, vowel changes
clair de lune, vowel changes, undergraduate music: Hi Christina, Sorry for the delay answering. I listened to the Clair de lune and I thought it was lovely. I really didn t hear any problem with your Aflat or the other high notes. But given your description it does seem that you are grabbing at the top...

Opera: Duets for Voice and Violin, st matthew passion, geistliches wiegenlied
st matthew passion, geistliches wiegenlied, brahms lullaby: Hi Juniper, Here some thoughts: 1. You might look at Vaughn Williams Along the Fields It s a song cycle for voice and violin. The lyrics come from the Shropshire Lad and Last Poems of A.E. Housman. He wrote the poems shortly before his death and...

Opera: Voice type/range, leggiero tenor, middle c
Opera: Voice type/range, leggiero tenor, middle c, choir members

Opera: Voice type/range, training tenor voices, voice pedagogue
training tenor voices, voice pedagogue, coloratura sopranos: Hi Ryan!, Honestly, I cannot really help you sadly at all with this question. I do not have enough expertise with men s voices and training them to say whether or not you re correctly placed in your Tenor 1 section, nor whether or not you re a leggiero...

Opera: college choice, brooklyn conservatory of music, manhattan school of music
brooklyn conservatory of music, manhattan school of music, conservatory of music: Hi Mandy!, I could say that you should study at a big conservatory in New York City, if you d like to study with a famous teacher. Or you could go to the conservatory in San Francisco, on the west side of the country- which also has a great reputation...

Opera: problem with repertory, belief system, overwhelming need
belief system, overwhelming need, mrs thomas: Hi Ali, Well, first of all, I think that more often than not, singers choose their roles by how comfortable they are doing them. First - is it right for their voice - does it feel good to sing - and are they ready for it (maybe they need more experience...

Opera: "scholarships /general career advice", manon lescaut, scholarship competitions
manon lescaut, scholarship competitions, music scholarships: Hi Katelyn!, I am sorry that I can t be of more help but I really do not know any of the current popular music scholarships out there to apply for if you are wishing to study voice. I actually had to rely on the schools that I attended to provide scholarships,...

Opera: What is my vocal fach?, phantom of the opera song, phantom of the opera
phantom of the opera song, phantom of the opera, head voice: Hi James, I listened to your Phantom of the opera song. From that I would say you are probably going to be a tenor. But remember - you are only 16! If you study voice seriously, learning more about technique, breathing, etc. your range will expand. ...

Opera: Vocal Tension and loss of range, ear nose and throat doctor, ear nose and throat
ear nose and throat doctor, ear nose and throat, vocal folds: Hi!, Sometimes with the onset of puberty (which, not to be too personal since I don t know when that has happened for you) your voice changes. You should definitely consult a specialist (ear, nose and throat doctor) to determine if your vocal folds themselves...

Opera: opera singers and age importance, opera singers, dramatic soprano
opera singers, dramatic soprano, opera career: Hi Heather, I m sorry for answering our question so late but I was in Europe and forgot to put the dates into the AllExperts system. To answer your question - I certainly do not believe that 22 is too old for opera. Now, I haven t heard you - don t...

Opera: Voice Category, caro nome, vocal category
caro nome, vocal category, formal voice: Hi Alfredo, I m guessing you re writing this on behalf of a female friend of yours? Anyway, I m really not able to determine vocal category or fach from these recordings. Your best bet is to get yourselves to a reliable voice teacher in person to evaluate...

Opera: Voice Category, falsetto voice, pamela thomas
falsetto voice, pamela thomas, caro nome: Hi Alfredo, It s hard for me to say what you will be. The best suggestion I have is to find a really good voice teacher and talk to him/her about your natural voice and try to develop that. Having a strong falsetto will help the voice overall for sure....

Opera: Interesting duets?, madama butterfly, hansel and gretel
madama butterfly, hansel and gretel, der rosenkavalier: Hi Corrie, When you say Flower duet - do you mean the Lakme? There is also the Flower Duet from Puccini s Madama Butterfly - it s beautiful. (Tutti fior) Sul aria is also wonderful even if you have done it before. What about the Hansel and Gretel duets...

Opera: Learning Opera, vocal type, amateur singer
vocal type, amateur singer, quality tone: Hi Anna!, The answer to your first question is going to be a bit controversial because I know people who would answer the opposite of my answer here....but- my honest, gut-feeling is that singing is a matter of how much work you want to put into it- and...

Opera: Vocal fach relation with speaking voice and body structure., tenor arias, chest notes
tenor arias, chest notes, counter tenor: Hi John, I m sorry - somehow I missed your second question. On your auditions - I would pick pieces your are comfortable singing at this time in your life. The school wants to hear the quality of your voice, musicianship, languages, interpretation. They...

Opera: baritone's expectations, phantom of the opera, voice type
phantom of the opera, voice type, b natural: Hi Markos, It would be really hard for me to answer you specifically about your question since I haven t heard you. Your voice type would be determined not only by how high you can sing, but on the size and quality of your voice and where you are most...

Opera: My voice type lyric baritone or tenor, insights
Opera: My voice type lyric baritone or tenor, insights

Opera: HELP!, music appreciation course, opera performances
music appreciation course, opera performances, teacher mentor: Hi Markos, Try to focus on getting lessons next year. You need to sing for a professional who should be able to tell you if you have a chance. Meanwhile - I would listen to as much opera as you can. There are so many HD opera performances out there (the...

Opera: larynx position, yawn, muscles
yawn, muscles, pamela: Hi Kostas, I am more in the camp of keeping the larynx low - but not forced down! I believe that the position the larynx is in when you yawn is the best position. In any case what you do not want is for the larynx to lift up (and it can especially with...

Opera: mezzo-soprano audition song, barcarolle from tales of hoffman, mezzo soprano
barcarolle from tales of hoffman, mezzo soprano, vocal exercises: Hi Verity, I would not sing the Barcarolle for your audition as it is a duet. That would be weird to sing. While you said your high notes are out of condition, since I ve not heard you it s hard for me to tell whether you are naturally a higher or lower...

Opera: Voice troubles, musical expression, voice parts
musical expression, voice parts, barit: Hi Josh, Have you talked to your new teacher about the vocal weight problem? I m sure he/she can help you as you move forward. It s hard for me to help you since I haven t heard what you are actually doing now. But you certainly should not feel locked...

Opera: My voice type lyric baritone or tenor, personal health issues, career pursuit
personal health issues, career pursuit, dawon: Hi Dawon!, First off, I d like to apologize to you for taking SO long to respond to your question. I have been dealing with some personal health issues lately which have prevented me from completing many of my daily tasks for some time now. So, I am really...

Opera: opera singers, conchita supervia, fritz wunderlich
conchita supervia, fritz wunderlich, kathleen ferrier: Hi Warren, I can t think of anyone beyond who you have listed. Sorry I can t help. Of course Beverly Sills did sing at the MET at the end of her career after they wouldn t hire her in her prime. But at least she got there! All the best, Pamel...

Opera: Mezzo-Tenor, mezzo soprano, vocal lessons
mezzo soprano, vocal lessons, baritone: Hi Hector, It s very hard for me to guess at where you might be since I haven t heard you. But given what you said your teacher said I would stick to the baritone repertoire. You may be a tenor but you would have to work with a really good teacher to free...

Opera: obscure recording, robert weede, frank valentino
robert weede, frank valentino, reggiani: Hi Steve-- I did some more research and came up with the recording that is listed on this site. Just do a search for Mieli. It does indeed have the three principals that you mention. The singers of most of the minor parts are mostly unknown to me. However,...

Opera: Opera summer camps in Europe, lotte lehmann, schubert institute
lotte lehmann, schubert institute, franz schubert: Hi Jade!, It sounds like you re very well-prepared for your age and I applaud that- you have to be, in this field, that s for sure. At any rate, because you are so young (I don t mean that in a negative way, but I simply do not have experience with looking...

Opera: re: about vocalization, vocalise, vocalization
vocalise, vocalization, high note: Hi Feliciano, I would vocalize as high and as low as you can. I would vocalize as high as I could - usually a high D or Eflat and as low - down to low F/E. But I did have a pretty good high D - but would only use it sparingly. So just vocalize (or...

Opera: Vocal Rang and Pieces of repertoire, music auditions, audition requirements
music auditions, audition requirements, honor chorus: Hi Bridget, It s hard to really tell what voice type you will end up. You are so young (and I haven t heard you sing) I don t think you need to decide that yet. As to the auditions. You want to choose pieces that show off your voice as it is now and...

Opera: Vocal Range????, middle c, ms thomas
middle c, ms thomas, vocal range: Hi Margaret, It s a little hard to tell whether you are an alto or soprano without hearing the quality of your voice. And did you mean your low range is F3 (not F2). That is the F below Middle C. And you can go to G5 (the G above the C above middle C....

Opera: My Voice Type, voice type, facebook
voice type, facebook, voice teacher: Hi Alfredo, It is really hard for me to say what voice type you are even after listening to your scale. Have you worked with a professional voice teacher in your area? If not, perhaps you could go sing for them and get their thoughts. I think you should...

Opera: What is my Voice type, pamela thomas, voice type
pamela thomas, voice type, formal voice: Dear Felix, I believe I answered this question earlier but the questioner had a different name. However I do remember the recording. Here is what I said before: It is really hard for me to say what voice type you are even after listening to your scale....

Opera: Opera
Hi! I m sorry for the delay in answering you - but here are my answers. 1. When I hear the word opera I immediately think of the great performances I have seen (with great artists) and have been in. And I think of strange things that have happened...

Opera: Opera Lessons
Hi Ryan, No, at 35 it is not too late to study voice - especially if you love singing. Certainly you should quit smoking (easier said than done, I know) and your voice should not hurt when you sing. If you could find a good teacher and take some lessons,...

Opera: Joan Sutherland
Hi Jeff, Sorry for the delay in answering. I ve been racking my brain (and some friends brains) and cannot come up with what this might be. If you had an recorded excerpt I might be able to help. Of course there is Norina in Don Pasquale - but nothing...

Opera: Counter tenor Singing, vocal fry, counter tenor
vocal fry, counter tenor, voice technique: Hi Arthur, I m sorry for the delay in answering you. Honestly I don t know very much about countertenor singing. But what I can say is that you don t want to injure your voice by singing a lot in the falsetto IF you are singing wrong. All men need to...

Opera: Mezzo-soprano/baritone duets
Opera: Mezzo-soprano/baritone duets

Opera: Mezzo-soprano/baritone duets, dramatic soprano, lady macbeth
dramatic soprano, lady macbeth, mezzo soprano: Hi Suzana-- You re right that there are not many. Here are three possibilities: Dunque io son from Rossini s Il barbiere di Sivglia In questo suolo from Donizetti s La favorita Fatal mia donna from Verdi s Macbeth (Lady Macbeth is normally a...

Opera: please help with classical song, german melody, classical song
german melody, classical song, german song: Hi Tom, I m sorry to say that I do not know the song which is contained in the documentary link which you enclosed for me. I am guessing it might be a traditional German melody, perhaps historic, but none of which leads me to think it comes from an Opera....

Opera: Defining an odd vocal 'technique', total eclipse of the heart, eclipse of the heart
total eclipse of the heart, eclipse of the heart, lea michele: Hi Jessica, I am so sorry - somehow I didn t see your follow up question! But it did play the clip you attached and I do see what you mean. One thing I noticed at the very beginning (in the lower voice) she begins her attack of the note with a kind...

Opera: Expanding Vocal Range, expanding vocal range, voice teachers
expanding vocal range, voice teachers, half steps: Hi Denise, That exercise is a rather common one and yes, it will help you to extend you range. It also will help you with learning how to keep the voice flexible and should also help you with maintaining a steady breath exhalation. I have also used...

Opera: Expanding Vocal Range
Hi Denise, Sorry it s taken me a bit to get back to your follow-up question, things have been extremely busy recently. It certainly is possible to expand a person s vocal range. That is because basically you are eliminating tension (or you should be...

Opera: Learning to like opera
Hi Stuart, I m glad you are exploring opera - it is a really wonderful experience, if you approach it wisely! I would look at the DVDs out there of operas… some of my favorites - not in any special order: The first link is to Madama Butterfly from...

Opera: David Jones CD
Hi Stuart, Glad you got David s CD - those exercises are really excellent. And yes, definitely you can take the exercises up as high (or low) as you want to as long as you aren t hurting yourself. If you are a tenor no reason you can t go up to the B...

Opera: Expand my voice range
Hi Kristine, You are very young so that s a good thing because you have lots of time to let your voice develop. Without hearing you live I can t really tell if you are a mezzo or soprano. It depends on the quality of your voice. You can certainly expand...

Opera: Enquiry to Voice Fach
Hi Alfredo, Thank you for your question. I have listened to your recordings and I think I agree with your teacher that you most probably will be a tenor. You are still young yet and have lots to learn so that s not a definite answer. But you do seem...

Opera: Enquiry to Voice cateorgy
Hi TYZ, It is hard to really tell what your voice type is from the two recordings. It would be better to hear you sing a song. Having said that, I would guess that, at this point in your life, you should sing as a light baritone. If you are really interested...

Opera: opera role
Hi Feliciano, Strauss s music usually has a higher tessitura than traditional dramatic roles (Wagner, etc.) So you do need to have a large enough voice to cut through the orchestra but you also need to be able to handle the higher tessitura. So most...

Opera: trying to locate recording.
Hi Janet, Here are a couple of albums where you might find it - at least Maria Callas is on it (as well as other great singers! - Leontyne Price is my favorite of all time!) Here is a combined opera album that Callas is on - and you can hear excerpts...

Opera: Voice Enquiry
Hi TYZ, Thanks for the clips.. the Che faro was pretty good. I would just work toward making your voice as beautiful as possible. Stick with the baritone repertory for now. Get the 24 Italian Songs and Aria book (published by Schirmer). You can get...

Opera: RE: VOICE ENQUIRY
Hi TYZ, I can t tell what you are doing on the recording - I would work on this problem lower in pitch. Start with C below middle C and sing C-E-G-E-C and see if you go off pitch. Then keep going up the scale. Don t focus on those high notes quite yet...

Opera: singing after a workout
Hi Christina, I have not heard from any of my singer friends or students have had this problem. Have you seen a good ENT doctor who works with singers? The only thing I can think of is that somehow the allergies are involved in some way. If you have...

Opera: Vocal range
Hi Kristine, Your range is what you have said. As to whether that makes you a soprano or mezzo soprano - that s hard to tell without hearing you, knowing your age, etc. Your vocal fach is not only determinate by your range, but also by the tessitura your...

Opera: Enquiry to male voice fach
HI Alfredo, I did listen to your recording. You don t really go into falsetto - but you also don t cover the voice at all when you go higher. You must learn how to do this to protect the voice. I still can t really tell what you will end up being -...

Opera: Enquiry to voice fach
Hi Alfredo!, I m sorry to report that the links which you provided to your vocal samples are somehow not able to be accessed by me when I click on them- it says that the link is unavailable. So, would it be possible for you to do them again and post them...

Opera: How do I make my voice less hard
Hi Anika, It s hard for me to tell what you are really doing without hearing a sample of how you sing. Do you have that available? Sometimes the voice can be hard or harsh if you are over pushing the air. But really - the best thing to do is find...

Opera: WHATSERNAME?
Hi Lesley, This is a hard one… Rossini - L Italiana in Algeri Isabella There is an Isabella in the English opera Drake … There is an Isabella in Das Liebesverbot by Richard Wagner but it s a soprano role. Other than that I can t think of...

Opera: blending
Hi Kristine, I m not exactly sure what you are asking - but I think it is what do people mean when you are singing with others that the voices need to blend . When directors talk about blending I believe they want to make sure that the voices sound...

Opera: Singing lessons.
Hi James. Not sure what you are doing in your lessons but truly Italian vowels should not be an issue. Since I can t hear your lessons it s hard for me to advise you. But given the way you are feeling maybe you should try another teacher. It s also...

Opera: Beginning
Hi Ariel, Thanks so much for your question and I m sorry it has taken me a bit longer to respond- I ve just finished an pretty intense rehearsal period and had little time to email. There are so many resources to answer you questions I hardly know where...

Opera: 20th century opera or operetta w/2 cats?, luck david, pit orchestra
luck david, pit orchestra, operetta: There is a Rossini piece called Duetto per Due Gatti which fits the description perfectly (except the 20th century part). That is the only piece I know of for two women singing meow to each other. If there is another, you have stumped me. good luck,...

Opera: 20th century opera/operetta w/ 2 cats?, duetto buffo di due gatti, cindy sadler
duetto buffo di due gatti, cindy sadler, rape of lucretia: Hi Ellen, The only thing I can think it might be is the Rossini Duetto Buffo di Due Gatti, aka The Cat Duet. It s a stand-alone piece. Possibly someone incorporated it into a dramatic piece and that s why you thought it was part of an operetta. Hope...

Opera: 24 Year Old Singer, dramatic soprano, extreme desire
dramatic soprano, extreme desire, audition time: Hi Carey Ann, You don t have to go to school to train for opera; nor do you have to give up musical theatre to pursue it. Find a teacher who can train you for classical singing, look into some young artists programs, and work on your languages on your...

Opera: 30 year old amateur, new england conservatory, professional opera
new england conservatory, professional opera, opera companies: Hi Sarah, I don t see any reason you can t follow your plan... just find a really good teacher - work on your languages and try to study acting (if you haven t). Of course, it s always important to have a good musical education - but to tell you the truth...

Opera: 30 year old music major, southern gospel music, opera singers
southern gospel music, opera singers, opera singer: Hi Em, I think it s wonderful you are doing what you love to do. I happen to think 30 is young - and you are doing what you love - so why would you ever want to stop? Do some of the people who hire opera singers focus on young singers - yes. But if you...

Opera: One Act Opera about children/youth, cindy sadler, unavoce
cindy sadler, unavoce, act opera: Hi Jack, I don t know how many singers are required, but how about Ravel s L enfant et les sortileges ? Also check out this page: http://opera.stanford.edu/opera/misc/UnaVoce.html which lists one-act operas by the number of voices they require....

Opera: One Act Operas, face on the barroom floor, theatre lighting design
face on the barroom floor, theatre lighting design, cindy sadler: Hi Andy, A great one-act that was written for and can be performed by students, and requires only a small orchestra (piano, flute, and a couple of other instruments) is Henry Mollicone s The Face on the Barroom Floor . I also really like Donizetti s Il...

Opera: Acting, opera scenes, something else in mind
opera scenes, something else in mind, personal research: Hi Meghan, No exactly sure what you re asking - but often you are asked to do a difficult staging while trying to sing... you do the best you can and work with the director is he/she wants you to do something hard staging-wise while you re trying to sing...

Opera: Advice for future Opera Singers, apprentice programs, opera singers
apprentice programs, opera singers, role interpretation: Hi Heather, Here s what I think: 1. Find a really good voice teacher and work diligent on technique 2. Work with good coaches to really learn repertoire - performance practices, musical interpretation, languages. 3. Study the languages: Italian, German,...

Opera: How to get an Agent, chicago land area, opera singers
chicago land area, opera singers, apprentice programs: Hi Vicki, A tough thing to do... because agents usually want to represent singers who have experience and singers often need agents to get experience! But, if you really feel you are ready - and that is very important - usually the first audition is...

Opera: Ages, patrice munsel, giovanni martinelli
patrice munsel, giovanni martinelli, opera singers: Hi Aaron-- This is a difficult question to give a simple answer to. Most singers begin studying in their teens, although there have been some known to begin later, and sometimes much later, in life. By the time most singers are ready to begin a career,...

Opera: Alban Berg's operas, alban berg, mike leone
alban berg, mike leone, cheryl lee: Hi Cheryl Lee-- I think this is the kind of question that books could be devoted to. I can only give you a brief answer and am not at all sure it is what you are asking. Berg wrote in the twelve-tone style which in itself was pretty innovative. It...

Opera: Alban Berg's operas, alban berg, tonal language
alban berg, tonal language, musical style: Berg is very innovative in his musical and tonal language, and in the particular way in which he used voices. His operas are set in very conversational ways, with very dark orchestral color. There are many books written about Berg s musical style, and...

Opera: American Tragedy, english national opera, american tragedy
english national opera, american tragedy, akhnaten: Hi Carl-- I m afraid I don t have a good answer to your question. I didn t use to have much use for English-language operas either, and I think that had something to do with a belief that opera had to be in a different language, which probably reflected...

Opera: Apocalyptic Opera song, velut luna, carl orff
velut luna, carl orff, opera song: Hi JB, I suspect you are thinking of one of two pieces. The first would be O, Fortuna , the opening movement of Carl Orff s Carmina Burana, which is not an opera but a twentieth century choral work. You can hear a clip here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000001GQP/qid=1138159302/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/104-6049648-2427912?s=classical&v=glance&n=5174...

Opera: Aria di Bravura, aria di bravura, celeste aida from aida
aria di bravura, celeste aida from aida, la forza del destino: Hi Victor, In the traditional sense, aria di bravura refers to a fast-tempo piece which shows off the singer s agility and skill; the term originated in Handel s time. Arias such as Rejoice Greatly and Why Do the Nations Rage from Messiah are typical...

Opera: Aria di Bravura, aria di bravura, norma bellini
aria di bravura, norma bellini, lady macbeth: Hi Victor, Can t recall specific names of arias because I m more of a true spinto - but I would listen to all of the Joan Sutherland albums - she has some amazing bravura arias - one, as I recall, from Adrianna Lecouverer, I think and Norma (Bellini). ...

Opera: Aria di Bravura, aria di bravura, opera anecdotes
aria di bravura, opera anecdotes, google search: Dear Victor, Your question is outside my area, but such arias are usually found in operas composed by Handel and Rossini to mention only two. I m sure that you will enjoy recordings by Joan Sutherland and Maria Callas who were simply amazing when it came...

Opera: Aria di portamento, di bravura, portamento
di bravura, portamento, vocal works: I think the most famous examples that come to mind are Lascia ch io pianga sung in Rinaldo by Almirena and Ombra mai fu in Xerxes (Serse). This type of aria is characterised by smooth long notes. The other type of aria is di bravura with lots of fast runs...

Opera: Aria....right?, pieta signore, high emotion
pieta signore, high emotion, heroic songs: Hi Justin, Given your age I would probably stay away from the really big baritone arias... Why don t you look at the songs and arias in the Schirmer s Italian Aria collection. There are some terrific songs and arias there... some of my favorites are...

Opera: Ariodante: "Orrida a gl'occhi miei", occhi miei, heart of fire
occhi miei, heart of fire, orrida: I ll give you what it says in the CD booklet. Word for word is beyond me as I don t speak Italian and in any case I doubt it would make any sense Even Tisiphone I hate less than you, dear sir And Venus has mocked By shaping your heart of fire And mine...

Opera: Aspects of Opera, cindy sadler, michigan opera
cindy sadler, michigan opera, opera singer: Hi Myles, Off the top of my head I can t name any teachers in Michigan, but I suggest you contact your local chapter of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) for reccommendations. Another great place to find teachers is at universities. Their...

Opera: Attire, san francisco opera, button down shirts
san francisco opera, button down shirts, cocktail dress: Hi Karen, Good for you! Opera is rarely a dress-up occasion these days, unless it s a big opening night gala (and even then, very few wear formals and tuxes). Your sons would not be out of place in nice jeans (no rips or sagging) and button-down shirts...

Opera: Audition Pieces, o ma lyre immortelle, opera arias
o ma lyre immortelle, opera arias, audition pieces: Hi Beth, I m afraid you re not going to like what I have to say to you. At age 19, you have no business singing Mon couer . I haven t heard you sing, but I can almost guarantee that you don t sing it the way it needs to be sung ... yet. A 19 year old voice...

Opera: Audition piece - 20th century opera?, rape of lucretia, audition piece
rape of lucretia, audition piece, gorgeous piece: Hi Sally, If you re auditioning for Lucretia, I d prepare the Flower aria from the opera itself. It s a gorgeous piece. You should start it from Give him this orchid if you can; if you don t have time to prepare that, start with the aria itself, Flowers...

Opera: Auditioning, juilliard school, italian soprano
juilliard school, italian soprano, soprano voice: Hi Diana, There is no one-size-fits-all answer to your questions. When I consult with singers on this issue (which I do frequently), I have a whole barrage of questions I ask and my advice is formulated on the responses. But to give you a very general idea:...

Opera: age, beverly sills, farewell performance
beverly sills, farewell performance, opera career: Hi Helena, Each singer is different. Mirella Freni gave her farewell performance at the Met when she was 64 years old and she sounded wonderful. Many other women have sung into their 50 s and 60 s. But some careers have ended earlier - in the 40 s....

Opera: appropriate arias, o mio babbino caro from gianni schicchi, sweet thief
o mio babbino caro from gianni schicchi, sweet thief, old maid and the thief: Hi Danielle, I would look at the Schirmer collection of Italian Songs and Arias - those are really wonderful for the voice and good for young singers. Also O mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi; Mi chiamano, Mimi from La Boheme; there is Beauty s aria...

Opera: appropriate roles, musetta la boheme, gianni schicchi
musetta la boheme, gianni schicchi, lyric sopranos: Hi Jayme, I think if you are a soprano - lyric or not - you would need to develop a comfortable high C and probably a D flat or D. But what really makes the difference as to whether you are a mezzo or soprano has to do with where you voice climaxes and...

Opera: aria in my fach, soprano arias, lyric soprano
soprano arias, lyric soprano, laeticia: Hi Charissa, Unfortunately I don t know Roxana s Song - but you can find the story of the opera at this URL http://duszenko.northern.edu/szymanowski/index.html Pretty interesting... but why don t you go ahead and look at it - you ll know whether it...

Opera: aria in my fach, soprano arias, lyric soprano
soprano arias, lyric soprano, orchestral score: Without being familiar with your voice, or with the piece you mention iit is difficult for me to say.. I would suggest that you bring the piece in to your voice teacher, and the two of you can sing through it and see how it feels. If that goes well, you...

Opera: audition..., strong rhythm, song choices
strong rhythm, song choices, pop repertoire: Hi, Sorry, but I am an opera singer and don t know anything about pop music. I cannot suggest pop repertoire for you, and in any case could not suggest repertoire for you without hearing you sing and knowing what your capabilities are. I may have mistyped...

Opera: audition request cover letter, dear sir or madam, prof experience
dear sir or madam, prof experience, school performances: Hi Meg, I always think that a short and to the point cover letter is best. I m not sure how much professional experience (or non-prof experience) you have but perhaps just highlight a few recent performances. Maybe something like... Dear Sir or Madam:...

Opera: audition..., american idols, singers
american idols, singers, dancer: Hi Yan, What kind of audition is this? What do you get if you win? Is it to study opera? Is it classical or contemporary. That will determine what you sing. If you only have 1 minute you have to sing a piece that you really love, that shows off your...

Opera: B.Mus audition pieces, vittoria mio core, sweet thief
vittoria mio core, sweet thief, audition pieces: Hi Ruth, You don t say how much time you have to prepare but just make sure you know all three pieces cold... Also - you don t say what kind of voice you have, but if you are doing Summertime you must have the high notes. Vergin, tutto amor is more...

Opera: Baritone or Dramatic Tenor?, sherrill milnes, dramatic tenor
sherrill milnes, dramatic tenor, placido domingo: Hi Carlito, What city are you in. How experienced is your teacher and how experienced is his/her coach. So many questions come to mind here. But, having said that, at 18 you are very young and it doesn t seem unusual to me that you are not sure if you...

Opera: Baritone/Soprano Duets, ballad of baby doe, gilda rigoletto
ballad of baby doe, gilda rigoletto, cindy sadler: Hi Ximena, Certainly. Off the top of my head --- La ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni Il core vi dono from Cosi fan tutte (technically for mezzo and baritone, but a soprano can easily do it) Count/Susanna duet from The Marriage of Figaro Gilda/Rigoletto...

Opera: Baritone or tenor? Low laryinx?, head voice, things take time
head voice, things take time, singing lessons: Hi David, Keep working with your teacher - and ask her about the low larygnx. Keeping the larygnx down simply gives you more space in the throat - it s really the muscles around it that move it up - and that causes tension. If you try the trick of holding...

Opera: Baroque biography, florentine camerata, count bardi
florentine camerata, count bardi, medici court: I am going to work on the assumption that you mean Jacopo Peri. He is considered to be the composer of the first opera Dafne 1594-8 but he was part of a team which included Caccini and Corsi. Later in 1600 they collaborated with Euridice . He was born in...

Opera: Becoming an Opera Singer, famous opera singers, opera singer
famous opera singers, opera singer, lyric opera: Answer 1: Yes, don t sing high notes. When you audition you will be given a sheet of music for each of the positions available. If the notes are too high, just try for something else Answer 2: That s a bit more unusual I have to admit and would suggest...

Opera: Becoming an opera singer, opera singer, history theory
opera singer, history theory, study music: Hi Emily, It s great that you love opera so much - keep enjoying and learning! Unfortunately - I m not familiar with the exams you are talking about. What is the GCSE? What are the exams like - esp. the grade six? Not sure I can help much but if you...

Opera: Beethoven to early 19th century music, string soloists, musical composition
string soloists, musical composition, class shares: a) is certainly right to a point. It is a little outside my area of expertise but in my opinion an art song is any song which needs to be performed by a trained musician. This is normally but not exclusivly represented by a). However I would have thought that...

Opera: Beginning at Midlife, liberal arts degree, opera world
liberal arts degree, opera world, voice and music: Hi Marie, I would say go for it. Yes, your age is against you - the opera world loves young singers. But, if you are really good, musical and you love it - why not keep pursuing? At least for chorus work. Also - why not go back to school and get a music...

Opera: Bella Figlia dell'Amore, e vent, maria callas
e vent, maria callas, ti vo: Hi Joe, The piece you re referring to is part of the quartet from Rigoletto, by Verdi. The words are as follows. DUCA: Un dì, si ben rammentomi, o bella, t incontrai... mi piacque di te chiedere, e intesi che qui stai. Or sappi,...

Opera: Bella figlia dell'amore, maria callas, mike leone
maria callas, mike leone, figlia dell amore: Hi Joe-- Well, here s the Italian: http://www.giuseppeverdi.it/Inglese/page.asp?IDCategoria=162&IDSezione=581&ID=19903#AT3S3 This number is also known as the Quartet from Rigoletto. If you can get hold of a recording of Rigoletto (there are many),...

Opera: Boxes at the Opera, opera box, opera houses
opera box, opera houses, tier level: Hi Michele, I ve never seen wine served in the theater - box or no. Most big opera houses have rooms for their patrons that service liquor and food. The Met has a restaurant called the Grand Tier or the grand tier level.. some people go out there.. The...

Opera: Breath support, great singers on singing, famous singers
great singers on singing, famous singers, joan sutherland: Hi Deanna, I have not made a study of Joan Sutherland’s or Marilyn Horne’s specific techniques, so I cannot speak with any authority on their methods. I can, however, refer you to Jerome Hines’ book, Great Singers on Singing, in which many well-known singers...

Opera: baritone high C, voice notes, middle c
voice notes, middle c, baritones: Hi Theo, It depends on what you re trying to sing. If you are a classical baritone, A4 (that is the A above Middle C) should be full voice, not falsetto. Very occasionally one hears a baritone who can sing Bb4 in full voice. Anything higher than that is...

Opera: baritone high voice, vocalist org, steven fraser
vocalist org, steven fraser, voice technique: Hi Theo, Very, very hard for me to say without hearing you! But my best guess is you are singing in head voice. Let me suggest you read about the voice at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_voice This gives very basic description of what happens with...

Opera: to become a opera singer, portugal madeira, jersey channel islands
portugal madeira, jersey channel islands, counter tenor: Hi Helder, At age 30, at the relative beginning of your vocal studies, it will be quite challenging to begin a career as a professional singer. Your chances at success depend a great deal on how talented you are, how quickly you learn, and a lot of luck....

Opera: becoming an opera singer, vocal perfomance, voice technique
vocal perfomance, voice technique, opera singer: Hi Angelica, I think a very good start would be to get a degree. But here are some questions: Have you studied music before? Can you play an instrument? Have you been singing? Do you think you have the voice/talent to become an opera singer? Can...

Opera: becoming an opera singer, baritone roles, verdi tenor
baritone roles, verdi tenor, dallas opera: Hi, My field is actually opera history, however, here is some information which may be of help: Verdi baritones in the past in general have tended to be bright high sizeable voices with high tessituras and a lot of squillo. However, there have always...

Opera: How do I begin, operatic career, opera style
operatic career, opera style, operatic work: Caren, This is a very interesting question and I will answer you in 2 parts....the first being what I think is necessary to have a successful operatic career and the second being what I think about artists such as Charlotte Church. First...to have a...

Opera: best contemporary opera, cindy sadler, mark adamo
cindy sadler, mark adamo, john corigliano: Hi Danielle, Best is a pretty subjective term, but two I can personally vouch for (having sung roles in each) are Carlisle Floyd s delightful Cold Sassy Tree and Jake Heggie s thought-provoking Dead Man Walking . Mark Adamo s Little Women has...

Opera: best tenor ever, luciano pavarotti, mike leone
luciano pavarotti, mike leone, bjorling: Hi Jay-- I would never presume to choose between two such wonderful tenors, especially given that I have seen Pavarotti in person several times, but unfortunately never Caruso. I am just thankful that we had both of them. Mike Leone lionman299@yahoo.co...

Opera: getting a break, bass baritone, artist programs
bass baritone, artist programs, opera companies: Emily, Thanks for the great question. There are two schools of thought concerning the answer: 1) Secure a manager and allow them to pass your info onto the companies in order to secure auditions and gigs. 2) Get a copy of the 2004 Musical America...

Opera: breath support, joan sutherland, breath support
joan sutherland, breath support, voice teachers: Dear Mr. Epstein, Unfortunately, I think your experience is far too common. I would hesitate to say that most voice teachers don t know how to teach support or how to pinpoint a problem and correct, but I do believe that much is wrong with the way we...

Opera: The bridge between chest and head, japan philharmonic, voice teachers
japan philharmonic, voice teachers, beautiful sound: If you have a low E and a high G - you probably are a baritone but you really need to work with a professional to learn the correct technique (you can only learn so much from the internet!). But no matter what you are, bass or baritone or tenor - you want...

Opera: The bridge between chest and head, head voice and falsetto, vocalist org
head voice and falsetto, vocalist org, vocal lesson: Hi Chris, I think you need to find a voice teacher! There was a website http://www.vocalist.org/regional/japan.html - which has a little information. But to answer your question... The strain you feel in singing the A in chest is probably from tension...

Opera: A burning desire to be an Opera singer, renata tebaldi, manhattan school of music
renata tebaldi, manhattan school of music, beverly sills: Hi Sariah, You are still very young - if you are 18 I am assuming you have or are graduating from high school soon. I find that going to college where there is a good music school is the best first step in studying. Obviously there are some excellent...

Opera: Cannon in D, midsummers night dream, philosophical doctrines
midsummers night dream, philosophical doctrines, wind beneath my wings: The traditional wedding march is from Wagner s Lohengrin. In and of itself there is nothing offensive, but Wagner has been linked to anti-semitism, and some of his philosophical doctrines were used by the Nazi party as propoganda. I don t know many details...

Opera: Career in Opera, professional opera singer, lyric coloratura soprano
professional opera singer, lyric coloratura soprano, opera scenes: Dear Kira, Your age is not the issue. 24 is not old! The question is, are you technically, musically, and dramatically ready? Can you sing the roles --- not just the arias, but the full roles --- required of your Fach? And by sing, I don t just mean get...

Opera: A Career in opera, scholar ships, opera singers
scholar ships, opera singers, speech in speech: Hi Ian, There is no average salary for opera singers. In the US singers are freelance, which means you get paid per performance. Fees vary wildly according to the size of the opera house, the size of the role, the career of the singer, and how good one’s...

Opera: Caring for a dramatic coloratura voice, dramatic coloratura, coloratura voice
dramatic coloratura, coloratura voice, queen of the night: Hi Sarah, At twenty-five, having studied only a year, I wouldn t get too hung up on what Fach you may be. Just sing what you sing well right now and it will come to you. You may well end up being a dramatic coloratura, but then again, you may not, so while...

Opera: Catagorization and repertoire, vissi d arte, gianni schicchi
vissi d arte, gianni schicchi, deh vieni: Hi May, You should find a new teacher... it s hard for me to talk about what you may be without hearing you... but the repertory you talk about seems very difficult and more for dramatic (or at least a more experienced) singer. Especially the Turandot......

Opera: CD's, cindy sadler, puccini arias
cindy sadler, puccini arias, verdi and puccini heroines: Dear Bill, There are numerous highlights CDs from all the great operas. I m sure you could find something with the best of Madama Butterfly. Also look for compilation albums by your favorite singers or composers. I have a couple such things of, for...

Opera: Chances for an older singer, mfa candidate, opera concerts
mfa candidate, opera concerts, talented singers: Hi Starla, I m sure you could find a school willing to accept you as an MFA candidate, especially if what you hope to do is teach. But I suspect that what you really want to know is whether you have a shot at a singing career, and that depends on many unknown...

Opera: Chiaroscuro, soprano voice, soft palate
soprano voice, soft palate, appoggio: Hi Iris, If you have a light, bright soprano voice - that may be what you really are - and that s wonderful. If you want to darken the voice a bit (not too much) just try darkening the vowels a bit... instead of ah sing awh (closer to Oh or oo...

Opera: Chris Rouly, san francisco opera, cindy sadler
san francisco opera, cindy sadler, classical singer magazine: I m unfamiliar with the name, but a quick Google search turned up a bass-baritone by the name of Chris Rouly who was an apprentice at San Francisco Opera perhaps in 1978. I next searched the Classical Singer Magazine Singer database as well as the Operabase...

Opera: Clown role, giuseppe di stefano, giovanni martinelli
giuseppe di stefano, giovanni martinelli, enrico caruso: The opera is Pagliacci (the composer s name is Leoncavallo). The character s name is Canio and the aria is called Vesti la giubba. Who gives the best performance? Well, I d put my money on Enrico Caruso who died in 1921. When he was making recordings,...

Opera: College Voice Auditions?, audition pieces, voice auditions
audition pieces, voice auditions, college voice: Hi Cayla, The most important thing in choosing pieces for auditions is to choose things you feel really good about. Don t worry about picking fancy or flashy pieces --- the faculty will be much more impressed by simple songs performed well. Since you don...

Opera: Composer, cindy sadler, andrea chenier
cindy sadler, andrea chenier, hi mary: Hi Mary Ann, I ve never heard of an opera by that name. Could it be you mean Andrea Chenier, by Cilea? Cindy www.cindy-sadler.com www.thebusinessofsinging.com Oops! Wrong guy ... it s Giordano, not Cilea! I was thinking of Adriana Lecouvreur .....

Opera: Composing/Directing?, rehearsal schedule, instrumental background
rehearsal schedule, instrumental background, church choir: Meghan, Thanks for the great questions and I ll try and answer them for you. As for composition, I have tried my hand at a few things (but mostly for my church choir to sing) and have enjoyed it so far. I also have a strong instrumental background,...

Opera: Confidence, opera singers, professional opera
opera singers, professional opera, opera singer: Hi Amanda, 23 is young! Don t worry about how old you are. If you love singing and you have a voice - find a good teacher and study and see what you have. It does take time to learn but opera singers (at least the bigger voices) usually mature later...

Opera: Some Confusion....., coloratura soprano, opera camp
coloratura soprano, opera camp, mezzo soprano: Hi Maria, What was the opera camp you went to? And where are you now studying? It s hard to comment since I haven t heard you sing - but at 17, most probably no one really knows what you will be. You could be a mezzo who needs to learn to sing high notes...

Opera: Conservatory, juilliard school of music, manhattan school of music
juilliard school of music, manhattan school of music, audition requirements: Hi Trista, The best thing you can do is go to some of the top music school websites and check out their requirements for audition and for the degree. I assume at 23 you have an undergraduate degree - but there are most certainly prerequisite music courses...

Opera: Where have all the Contraltos gone?, cecilia bartoli, mezzo sopranos
cecilia bartoli, mezzo sopranos, lyric soprano: Hi Marina, I m with you... don t know where the dramatic mezzos are (which is probably what you are). I think the people hiring like the smaller voices - also many opera companies (at least here in the states) have begun to mike (ugh!) - and smaller voices...

Opera: Cosi van Tutti, cindy sadler, madcap comedy
cindy sadler, madcap comedy, chamber maid: Dear Sarah, Cosi is the story of two sets of lovers, their saucy chamber maid, and their elderly friend who decides to teach them a lesson about love. The friend, Don Alfonso, claims that women are incapable of fidelity and launches a hare-brained scheme...

Opera: Czech arias, soprano arias, ben hepner
soprano arias, ben hepner, soprano aria: Hi Katy, Of course, the most famous is the Song to the Moon from Rusalka - Mesicku nad nebi hlubokem - it s truly beautiful. There s a full recording of Rusalka with Renee Fleming and Ben Hepner - Fleming is wonderful... It s Charles Mackerras... For...

Opera: casting, open auditions, professional opera
open auditions, professional opera, union actors: Hi Sophia, I m much more opera than Broadway - but I ve had my share of auditions. You should call Equity.UK (the union) or get the casting papers (here s it s Backstage) and see what calls are listed. Equity can tell you where to find the posted auditions....

Opera: change in baritone range, tenor arias, baritone voice
tenor arias, baritone voice, vocal teacher: Hi Gareth, Sounds like you might be a tenor after all. Many of the dramatic tenors start out as baritones. If you can sing the tessitura and have the high notes - then why not? However as your top range extends you should not lose the bottom.. Are...

Opera: classical repetoire, o mio babbino caro from gianni schicchi, classical repetoire
o mio babbino caro from gianni schicchi, classical repetoire, soprano arias: Hi Paula, It s really hard for me to tell you what to sing without hearing you. I don t know if you really naturally have a big voice or whether you are singing too dark. But in any case, you are very young - so let s look at what you can work on. First...

Opera: classical singing business, cindy sadler, graduate conservatory
cindy sadler, graduate conservatory, career counselling: Dear Teagan, As a matter of fact, I offer personal career counselling and workshops to educate singers in the business side of the industry. I teach young singers the ropes of the classical singing industry so that they will not only be good artists, but...

Opera: classical technique, operatic style, pop and speaking, passagio, classical technique
passagio, classical technique, singing technique: Dear Yan, There is no difference between a classical vocal technique and an opera technique. Opera singing is classical singing. I disagree that the sound should be *produced* from the mask --- some people disagree with the concept of placement altogether....

Opera: classical technique, operatic style, pop and speaking, classical technique, style pop
classical technique, style pop, high position: Hi Yan, Well, I believe that when you learn to sing right you use that technique to sing all styles. I think you should keep the soft palette raised for all singing... also keeping the larynx low is important... singing in the mask is okay.. and opening...

Opera: clothing, manon lescaut, renata scotto
manon lescaut, renata scotto, opera production: Hi Marolyn, You will see the gamut of dress at concerts & operas these days. Many people are casual, some dressy casual and other dressy. You don t have to wear a cocktail gown unless it s a gala... If I m attending the opera or a concert after work...

Opera: coach or teacher, cindy sadler, classical singers
cindy sadler, classical singers, professional singers: Hi Tiffany, Musical theater and pop singers use the terms interchangeably, but classical singers make a distinction between coach and teacher. A voice teacher teaches technique, or how to sing. She may also address issues of diction, style, performance...

Opera: college auditions, professional opera singer, home video camera
professional opera singer, home video camera, college auditions: Hi Dani, As it happens, I have written a book about finding the right school and the right teacher It s called the Student Singer s Starter Kit, and is available on my website at www.thebusinessofsinging.com. You might find it helpful. It is MUCH more important...

Opera: coloratura singing, twinkle twinkle little star, twinkle little star
twinkle twinkle little star, twinkle little star, beverly sills: Hi Danielle, Yes, I suppose there is a right and wrong way - but to tell you the truth, I m not that great at coloratura myself. My voice was always fairly big so I really had to work at getting it right. A very good teacher can help you here - but I...

Opera: my confusing vocal range, classical music lover, maria callas
classical music lover, maria callas, mezzo soprano: Hi Rafael, The voice is a very versatile instrument. We can make all sorts of difference sounds depending on how we shape our mouths and tongues, how much air pressure we put behind the sounds, and how we channel the sound. The more we learn about how to...

Opera: costumes, cindy sadler, costume and makeup
cindy sadler, costume and makeup, rehearsal schedule: Dear Bill, For a recording or a rehearsal, no one would be expected to wear formal clothing or even dressy clothing, and certainly they would not wear costumes. Recording sessions can go on for hours, and it s better to be comfortable. It s been my...

Opera: To countertenor or not to countertenor, dramatic baritone, baritone voice
dramatic baritone, baritone voice, boy soprano: Hi Clinton, I would say you should do what you heart and instinct tell you. If you really are a dramatic baritone - there are very few of those in the world. Not a lot of Countertenors - if you are good and can sing in your falsetto you could try it.....

Opera: covering head voice, lyric tenor, head voice
lyric tenor, head voice, middle c: Hi Domenico, If you want to cover then you have to darken the vowel. So if you are singing a triad - A-C#-E-C#-A.. start on Ah for the A & C# and when you go to the E - change your vowel to Oh or OO. and when you sing the C-E-G-E-G triad you should cover...

Opera: Dear Cindy Sadler, classical course, ears and eyes
classical course, ears and eyes, voice teacher: Hi Rachel, I m sorry, I cannot and do not recommend any method of learning to sing other than working with a teacher. You cannot learn to sing properly without feedback from a trained set of ears and eyes. Instructional DVDs and CDs may tell you the basics,...

Opera: Dear Ms. Sadler, Hello...., professional opera singer, wobbly voice
professional opera singer, wobbly voice, noodle tools: Hi Rianne, I ll be happy to help you. I became an opera singer in college, when I experimented with many different studies and realized that nothing else pulled me like singing. I also discoverd that my voice had the right quality for singing opera,...

Opera: Dear Pamela,As I am sure..., friend paula, singing teachers
friend paula, singing teachers, shigo: Hi Oleg, There are many good teachers in NYC, of course. Check out the New York Singing Teachers site at http://www.nyst.org/ many are listed there - my friend, Paula Liscio, is listed - she is excellent; also Jan Opalach is a wonderful baritone-bass...

Opera: Der Freischütz, german romanticism, deal with the devil
german romanticism, deal with the devil, mike leone: Hi Steve-- Free Shooter is, as you have probably figured out by now, a very clumsy translation of the word Freischutz. Free shooter is a literal translation and it doesn t make much sense to us. Der Freischutz is one of the very early works of...

Opera: Die Fledermaus, die fledermaus, royal opera
die fledermaus, royal opera, jailor: I believe this was a production from the Royal Opera at Covent Garden in London, sometime in the early seventies. I don t know anything about the cast for this. I would suggest you try contacting John Patterson, who runs the Met Maniac website (https:\www.metmaniac.com)....

Opera: Different Interpretation of the Same Aria, opera by rossini, mike leone
opera by rossini, mike leone, italian operas: Hi Pat-- I apologize for taking so long to answer your question. I have not had the opportunity to check e-mail lately. In the operas written during the period that Puritani was written, it was pretty much expected that the singers would embellish and...

Opera: Discouraged Tenor, musicianship skills, opera career
musicianship skills, opera career, learning languages: Hi Dom, If you truly have a special voice and if your technique is close to being in place, 30 is not too old to begin an opera career. You will need to study very hard to catch up, however. You need to find a good teacher and make sure that your technique...

Opera: Domenico Cimarosa, music appreciation class, google search
music appreciation class, google search, grove dictionary: I don t have any knowledge of Domenico Cimarosa at all. You might try doing a google search and see if that turns up anything. Other than that, try checking the Grove Dictionary of Opera (I think it is an online publication now) which would also give you...

Opera: Don Giovanni, opera recordings, mike leone
opera recordings, mike leone, don giovanni: Christine-- I m not quite certain what you are asking. I m guessing you re trying to find an English translation. I wasn t able to locate one on the internet. Your best bet would be to find a recording of it at the library or a store. Many, but not...

Opera: Donn Diana, donna diana, mike leone
donna diana, mike leone, froogle: Hi David-- Here s the only recording of Donna Diana that I ve been able to locate on the internet. I have not heard it so I can t give you a recommendation. The fact that it s the only recording makes it somewhat self-recommending: http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/Drilldown?bcorder=8&opera=Y&opera=1&comp_id=183361...

Opera: Donna Diana, sgt preston of the yukon, donna diana
sgt preston of the yukon, donna diana, mike leone: Hi David-- I ve only been able to locate one copy of the recording on the Internet. I haven t heard it so I can t offer you an opinion on how good it is: http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/Drilldown?bcorder=8&opera=Y&opera=1&comp_id=183361 It s...

Opera: Doomsday Opera song, don giovanni mozart, faust story
don giovanni mozart, faust story, opera song: Hi J.B. Not sure about this... of course the Dies Irae is in many pieces - most famous, of course, is Verdi s Requiem... I m not sure Carmina Burana really is about apocalyptic annihilation... You might read about Doctor Atomic - a new opera at http://www.artssf.com/adams0826.html...

Opera: Dramatic tenor, sherrill milnes, dramatic tenor
sherrill milnes, dramatic tenor, eyes and ears: HI Alex, Absolutely - the top Verdi baritones had great high notes - Sherrill Milnes had the high B flat. And it s true many dramatic tenors start as baritones. It s less about the high notes you can sing than about where the voice blossoms . In a...

Opera: Duet for 2 cats by Rossini, opera by rossini, mike leone
opera by rossini, mike leone, opera company: Rossini did indeed write a duet for two cats (Duetto per due gatti, I think it s called), but he did not compose it as part of an opera. That doesn t mean that an enterprising opera company somewhere didn t include it in a performance of an opera, probably...

Opera: Duet for Soprano & Baritone, ballad of baby doe, die zauberflote
ballad of baby doe, die zauberflote, die fledermaus: Hi Joe, Well, there are all different kinds of sopranos and baritones, of course, so not all of these suggestions will work for the same two voices. But off the top of my head: Bei Maennern from Die Zauberflote Pa-pa-pagena from Die Zauberflote Watch...

Opera: daughter, daughter hannah, proud dad
daughter hannah, proud dad, professional musician: Hi Paul, Well, certainly there are more opportunities in the UK and Europe in music than Australia - however I m sure they have good music schools in Australia as well. And of course, there is the Australian Opera in Sydney... very highly regarded. I...

Opera: is my daughter too young, private singing lessons, music languages
private singing lessons, music languages, stage school: Hi Sandra, I m not sure what you mean by stage school. I d let her start by joining the drama class at her school, and if she likes it, you can usually find some good children s programs at local theaters. When she has a little more experience she can audition...

Opera: The difference between voices?, rock singers, rock voice
rock singers, rock voice, opera singer: Hi Leelene, I think there is a correct way to sing, breathe no matter what style you are singing. However, it s certainly true that an opera singer will usually develop the voice and use the voice much more fully than a rock or pop singer. I think,...

Opera: download opera music, cindy sadler, free opera
cindy sadler, free opera, opera music: Many singers and fans have websites where you can download clips of their singing or of their idols respectively, but I m unaware of any site where you can download free opera in the way you could pop songs. Sorry I can t help! Cindy www.cindy-sadler.com...

Opera: download opera music, mike richter, file sharing application
mike richter, file sharing application, opera music: I will recommend two sites to you: www.mrichter.com Here, Mike Richter, an opera fanatic, offers a weekly operatic essay of a singer, composer, opera or some other related topic, with audio clips. www.winmx.xom This site lesd you to a file sharing...

Opera: dramatic or emotional music, gilda rigoletto, cindy sadler
gilda rigoletto, cindy sadler, celeste aida: Hi Licia, What I suggest is that, since you have a greatest hits CD that you really like, why not investigate the full-length operas as well? Drama and emotion don t only come in arias and duets; there are many treasures to be discovered throughout these...

Opera: dyeing to sing Opera, how to sing opera, alberta teachers
how to sing opera, alberta teachers, alberta school: shaylee, I m sorry I don t know any teachers in Alberta.. why don t you check out the Alberta School of Music http://music.concordia.ab.ca/ There might be someone there who teaches privately... I m not familiar with gothic opera... but if you can sing...

Opera: dynamic control, coloratura soprano, tales of hoffman
coloratura soprano, tales of hoffman, vocal folds: Dynamics have to do with breath control and, to some degree, with attack. You have to learn how much breath pressure you can put against the vocal folds to get the effect you want; and of course, to control that you need very good support. Do you ever work...

Opera: E5 and breathing techniques, joan sutherland, middle c
joan sutherland, middle c, breathing technique: Hi Michael, You re right - I was certainly talking about the High C (C above middle C)... Not sure what Joan taught him - but learning how to breathe low and more importantly - how to control how the breath is expelled is the most important thing to...

Opera: Education, opera singer, practice history
opera singer, practice history, voice teachers: Hi Kenneth, Sorry for the delay in answering - I ve been away. The only reason going to a well known music school where you can get a BM vs. a BA would be that usually you will be exposed to a higher level of teaching and quality of performance (because...

Opera: Education, undergraduate diploma, diploma program
undergraduate diploma, diploma program, education question: Hi Trista, When it comes to singing professionally, your degrees make absolutely no difference. No one cares whether you have a Master s, a PhD, a Bachelor s in another field, or no degree at all. All they care about is whether you can sing, act, and look...

Opera: Enrico deVole, italian tenor enrico, grove dictionary
italian tenor enrico, grove dictionary, grovemusic: Hi Steve-- I must admit that I have never heard of Enrico deVole. You might try checking the Grove Dictionary of Opera. If you can t find one in your local library, there is an online version at www.grovemusic.com. Mike Leone lionman299@yahoo.co...

Opera: Entrance qualifications, manhattan school of music, cincinnati conservatory
manhattan school of music, cincinnati conservatory, vocal programs: Hi, I believe they look for natural ability and potential - but they also look for how far along you are in your study. Experience always helps but lack of experience will not be a factor if you have a beautiful voice - or natural potential. You do need...

Opera: European Summer Schools, classical singer magazine, classical singers
classical singer magazine, classical singers, studying in europe: Hi Debbi, I can t advise you specifically; however, I can tell you where to start your research. Classical Singer Magazine (www.classicalsinger.com) has articles and advertisements from many summer programs, including European ones; and there is even an...

Opera: Exercises on CD, vocal teachers, italian songs
vocal teachers, italian songs, vocal training: Hi Mary, I don t know of any CDs - I m more of a believer in working with a good teacher. But you should get the 22 Italian Songs and Arias - it s published by Schirmer. These are wonderful songs/arias and will help you with the bel canto style of singing....

Opera: Exercises on CD, classical singers, vocal teachers
classical singers, vocal teachers, jazz repertoire: Hi Mary, I m sorry I misunderstood. FYI, Bel Canto (Beautiful Singing) is a technique used for any kind of classical singing, including opera --- it s not a separate genre. Most classical singers will claim that their technique is at least based on Bel...

Opera: ear nose and throat doctor, ear nose and throat doctor, ear nose and throat
ear nose and throat doctor, ear nose and throat, nanny position: Hi Stephanie, You are probably just fine - when you don t sing the voice usually just get rusty. You probably need to start taking some lessons to make sure you re on the right track - but then you ll build up stamina, work on your breathing, etc. But...

Opera: An education in opera, westminster choir college, juilliard school of music
westminster choir college, juilliard school of music, manhattan school of music: Hi Jackie, Well - there really are so many.. just a few to think about - in New York: Juilliard School of Music Manhattan School of Music Mannes School of Music Actually - my good friend, Murry Sidlin, is the Dean of The Benjamin T. Rome School...

Opera: ensemble music, opera scenes, luck david
opera scenes, luck david, opera music: Sorry it took me so long to answer. I will keep it brief. There is a book called Opera Scenes for Class and Stage, which lists scenes categorized by voice types. This should provide you with many options. Here is a link: http://tismusic.com/details.cfm?thedept=B&item=0809309033...

Opera: ensemble music, trio from cosi fan tutte, sextet from lucia di lammermoor
trio from cosi fan tutte, sextet from lucia di lammermoor, sextet from lucia: Hi Lynn, A few come to mind: There is the final Faust (Gounoud) trio (Anges purs, anges radieux) for Faust (tenor), Mefisto (Bass) and Margarite (Soprano); The quartet from La Boheme (Mimi, Musetta, Rodolfo & Marcello - 2 sops; tenor, baritone) - the...

Opera: ensemble music, ballad of baby doe, sextet from lucia di lammermoor
ballad of baby doe, sextet from lucia di lammermoor, sextet from lucia: Hi Lynn, Here goes, off the top of my head (and the heads of a few friends): Sextet from Lucia di Lammermoor Act I Finale from L italiana in Algeri (cheating a little --- calls for 7 soloists: soprano, two mezzos, tenor, two baritones, one bass-baritone)...

Opera: ensemble music, don giovanni, opera music
don giovanni, opera music, baroque music: I don t think I can help much because my expertise is in baroque music where you hardly ever have more than one person singing at a time - only in the finale. However I know that with Mozart he often has good 4 5 or 6 part pieces like in Marriage of Figaro...

Opera: ensemble musicn, figlia dell amore, bass baritone
figlia dell amore, bass baritone, happy hunting: Hi Lynn, Thanks for the great question....and I apologize for the delay in answering as I ve been out of town and away from my computer. This question is a tough one because there is SO much repertoire that fits your question....but I ll just list a few...

Opera: ensemble pieces, italian pieces, die meistersinger
italian pieces, die meistersinger, mike leone: Well, there are many, many ensemble pieces that would fit your requirements. Here are a few, all of which have a soprano as one of the roles: For four singers and six singers respectively, two big Italian pieces are the Quartet from Verdi s Rigoletto and...

Opera: The Fach System, dramatic mezzo soprano, dramatic coloratura
dramatic mezzo soprano, dramatic coloratura, fach system: Hi Laurel, The Fach system applies less in the US these days - and probably globally as well. Although I m sure it s still going strong in Germany. I would say a lyric mezzo would sound higher and lighter than a dramatic mezzo. It s hard to say what...

Opera: Fach & do I still have time?, dramatic tenor, nemorino
dramatic tenor, nemorino, corelli: Hi Joshua, Well, first of all - since you are a tenor and only 26 years old - OF COURSE you still have time! A young tenor friend of mine who is in his 30 s now is just blossoming (his name is Ta u Pupu a and he was a pro football player in the NFL for...

Opera: Falsetto Vanished!, college auditions, acid reflux
college auditions, acid reflux, lump in my throat: Hi Nicholas, Well - it does sound like you did something when you were doing the show. But if you ENT said the chords were swollen that means the thin edges of your chords probably aren t meeting together - that would impede your falsetto. Did your ENT...

Opera: Figlio Perduto, background artwork, mike leone
background artwork, mike leone, members tripod: What little I know about Figlio Perduto is what I jsut found by looking on the internet. The music is apparently based on the second (slow) movement of Beethoven s Seventh Symphony. There are numerous recordings of this symphony so you should be able to...

Opera: Fitzcarraldo, werner herzog, fitzcarraldo
werner herzog, fitzcarraldo, opera house: Hi Fritz, I haven t seen the film but I m pretty sure that the band Popol Vuh did the music. Here s a website about them... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popol_Vuh_%28German_band%29 Sorry I can t be more help. There are also some recordings that I...

Opera: Francesca da Rimini, cindy sadler, francesca da rimini
cindy sadler, francesca da rimini, google: Hi Sue, Did you try www.google.com? Here s what I found: http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/showreview.php3?ID=318 http://www.karadar.com/Librettos/zandonai_francesca.html (this is the libretto in Italian) There is also a detailed synopsis and analysis...

Opera: Franco Corelli's arias, franco corelli, classical music recordings
franco corelli, classical music recordings, l arlesiana: I don t believe Corelli made studio recordings of the arias you mention. It may be possible to find recordings of live performances if he ever sang the roles, or sang the arias in concert (I don t believe he ever sang Des Grieux in Manon, but I could be wrong...

Opera: Frank Porretta, Jr., frank porretta, york city opera
frank porretta, york city opera, new york city opera: Gene, I spoke today with my colleague who has been singing at City Opera since 1960 (fantastic...isn t it?) His name is Don Yule and he remembers singing with Frank Porretta many, many times. He knew Frank to be more of an Operetta tenor, rather than...

Opera: French Singing School/Conservatoires, art song festival, music academy of the west
art song festival, music academy of the west, ravinia festival: Hello Antoinette, I don t know much about programs in Europe, especially ones that focus on art song. Most of the programs I know about will emphasize opera. Some programs that emphasize art song (though not specifically melodie, and not necessarily in...

Opera: Future Opera singers...., musicianship skills, opera singers
musicianship skills, opera singers, practice languages: Hi Heather, The basic training you need to become an opera singer (in addition to the usual music theory/history/musicianship skills you need to become a professional musician of any sort) include: ---First and foremost, careful and thorough training...

Opera: Apocalyptic Opera song, ave maria, schubert
Opera: Apocalyptic Opera song, ave maria, schubert, requiem

Opera: appropriate arias, batti batti, nozze di figaro mozart
Opera: appropriate arias, batti batti, nozze di figaro mozart, don giovanni mozart

Opera: appropriate roles
Opera: appropriate roles

Opera: audition request cover letter, opera america, artist membership
Opera: audition request cover letter, opera america, artist membership, free artist

Opera: Baritone or Dramatic Tenor?, high notes, chest voice
Opera: Baritone or Dramatic Tenor?, high notes, chest voice, voice range

Opera: Becoming an Opera Singer, losing your voice, neck muscles
Opera: Becoming an Opera Singer, losing your voice, neck muscles, breath support

Opera: Becoming an opera singer, school choir, word of advice
Opera: Becoming an opera singer, school choir, word of advice, church choir

Opera: Beethoven to early 19th century music, art song, piano solos
Opera: Beethoven to early 19th century music, art song, piano solos, romantic period

Opera: baritone high C, baritone
Opera: baritone high C, baritone

Opera: best tenor ever, paliacci, powerful voice
Opera: best tenor ever, paliacci, powerful voice, alfredo kraus

Opera: A burning desire to be an Opera singer, professional opera singer, private music lessons
Opera: A burning desire to be an Opera singer, professional opera singer, private music lessons, atl

Opera: Catagorization and repertoire, journey
Opera: Catagorization and repertoire, journey

Opera: change in baritone range, leger line, passagio
Opera: change in baritone range, leger line, passagio, voice change

Opera: coloratura singing, maria callas, coloratura
Opera: coloratura singing, maria callas, coloratura, una voce

Opera: Die Fledermaus, dame kiri, gala performance
Opera: Die Fledermaus, dame kiri, gala performance, fond memories

Opera: Donna Diana, donna diana, live performance
Opera: Donna Diana, donna diana, live performance, citation

Opera: Duet for 2 cats by Rossini, duetto, gatti
Opera: Duet for 2 cats by Rossini, duetto, gatti, accompaniment

Opera: daughter, junior choirs, educational perspective
Opera: daughter, junior choirs, educational perspective, opera companies

Opera: European Summer Schools, la belle helene, franco american
Opera: European Summer Schools, la belle helene, franco american, gambin

Opera: Figlio Perduto, zardoz, sean connery
Opera: Figlio Perduto, zardoz, sean connery, johann wolfgang

Opera: Frank Porretta, Jr., peter kelley, darien ct
Opera: Frank Porretta, Jr., peter kelley, darien ct, frank porretta

Opera: general opera, magic flute, mozart
Opera: general opera, magic flute, mozart, music

Opera: Hamlet opera, new york shakespeare festival, york shakespeare festival
Opera: Hamlet opera, new york shakespeare festival, york shakespeare festival, hamlet

Opera: high notes, rosebud, articulation
Opera: high notes, rosebud, articulation, blooms

Opera: hoarse throat and singing technique, john werner, soft palate
Opera: hoarse throat and singing technique, john werner, soft palate, muscle memory

Opera: Iolanthe-word meaning, bed clothes, pajamas
Opera: Iolanthe-word meaning, bed clothes, pajamas, land of counterpane

Opera: Italian operas, nozze di figaro mozart, rossini
Opera: Italian operas, nozze di figaro mozart, rossini

Opera: Italian, soft pallet, word butter
Opera: Italian, soft pallet, word butter, vocal teacher

Opera: identify music
Opera: identify music

Opera: kathleen battle, joseph volpe, artistic collaboration
Opera: kathleen battle, joseph volpe, artistic collaboration, fille du regiment

Opera: L'elisir d'amour english translation, opera translations, pronunciation guides
Opera: L'elisir d'amour english translation, opera translations, pronunciation guides, nico castel

Opera: Lazy soprano?, famous teachers, cherubino
Opera: Lazy soprano?, famous teachers, cherubino, half step

Opera: Learning to sing opera, opera singer, voice teachers
Opera: Learning to sing opera, opera singer, voice teachers, classical voice

Opera: Lyrics to O Pardiso from L'Africaine, o paradiso, flowering earth
Opera: Lyrics to O Pardiso from L'Africaine, o paradiso, flowering earth, wondrous scene

Opera: Too late?, opera singers
Opera: Too late?, opera singers

Opera: Mezzo/Bass-Baritone Duet, schumann, baum
Opera: Mezzo/Bass-Baritone Duet, schumann, baum

Opera: Opera Basics, kiri te kanawa, maureen mcgovern
Opera: Opera Basics, kiri te kanawa, maureen mcgovern, professional singers

Opera: Opera duets for sopranos, duetto buffo di due gatti, cat duet
Opera: Opera duets for sopranos, duetto buffo di due gatti, cat duet, rossini

Opera: Opera and high notes, brilliant ring, tenors
Opera: Opera and high notes, brilliant ring, tenors, listeners

Opera: Opera Madama Butterfly?, giuseppe giacosa, david belasco
Opera: Opera Madama Butterfly?, giuseppe giacosa, david belasco, luigi illica

Opera: Opera Salary, talent pool, networking opportunities
Opera: Opera Salary, talent pool, networking opportunities, student ratio

Opera: Opera Singing, christina scabbia, phantom of the opera christine
Opera: Opera Singing, christina scabbia, phantom of the opera christine, fashionable clothes

Opera: Opera song in a movie, maria calas, opera singer
Opera: Opera song in a movie, maria calas, opera singer, redemption

Opera: Opera trios for Women's voices, ciesta, gypsy
Opera: Opera trios for Women's voices, ciesta, gypsy, lullaby

Opera: Operatic vibrato, intercostal muscles, natural consequence
Opera: Operatic vibrato, intercostal muscles, natural consequence, breath support

Opera: What opera should I take my daughter to?
Opera: What opera should I take my daughter to?

Opera: how to get into opera and find an agent, bad advice, conductors
Opera: how to get into opera and find an agent, bad advice, conductors, time of day

Opera: Are opera singers born, not made?, operatic tenor, opera singer
Opera: Are opera singers born, not made?, operatic tenor, opera singer, rock bands

Opera: opera singing, crux of the matter, voice teacher
Opera: opera singing, crux of the matter, voice teacher, pop singer

Opera: opera technique, singing falsetto, passagio
Opera: opera technique, singing falsetto, passagio, larynx

Opera: RE: About a singer, eb, rossini
Opera: RE: About a singer, eb, rossini, aria

Opera: Re: About Voice Fach, dramatic coloratura, guide to operatic roles and arias
Opera: Re: About Voice Fach, dramatic coloratura, guide to operatic roles and arias, queen of the night aria

Opera: Repertory for beginner tenor, don pasquale, una furtiva lagrima
Opera: Repertory for beginner tenor, don pasquale, una furtiva lagrima, elisir

Opera: Singing Opera and Musical Theater, vocal cords, best of luck
Opera: Singing Opera and Musical Theater, vocal cords, best of luck

Opera: Suggest a Voice Teacher, juilliard, bm
Opera: Suggest a Voice Teacher, juilliard, bm

Opera: How to sing, julliard school of music, opera singer
Opera: How to sing, julliard school of music, opera singer, voice teacher

Opera: How to strengthen the head voice, classical singers, romantic opera
Opera: How to strengthen the head voice, classical singers, romantic opera, head voice

Opera: Trios for soprano, mezzo and tenor, soave sia il vento from cosi fan tutte, soave sia il vento
Opera: Trios for soprano, mezzo and tenor, soave sia il vento from cosi fan tutte, soave sia il vento, tenor soprano

Opera: Trying to identify an aria-like song, http www youtube, emma shapplin
Opera: Trying to identify an aria-like song, http www youtube, emma shapplin, english subtitles

Opera: trio repertoire, mezzo soprano, count almaviva
Opera: trio repertoire, mezzo soprano, count almaviva, piano piano

Opera: trios, bizet s carmen, wood nymphs
Opera: trios, bizet s carmen, wood nymphs, montiverdi

Opera: UCB For music, music schools, berkley
Opera: UCB For music, music schools, berkley, pamela

Opera: Vibrato, coloratura sopranos, opera recordings
Opera: Vibrato, coloratura sopranos, opera recordings, opera world

Opera: Vocal Technique, opera singers, larynx
Opera: Vocal Technique, opera singers, larynx, rubbish

Opera: The Voice of Elvis Presley, franks, elvis
Opera: The Voice of Elvis Presley, franks, elvis

Opera: Voice technique, chest voice, vocal cords
Opera: Voice technique, chest voice, vocal cords, falsetto

Opera: vocal distress, ear nose and throat doctor, ear nose and throat
Opera: vocal distress, ear nose and throat doctor, ear nose and throat, conjestion

Opera: vocal placement, mass population, 40s
Opera: vocal placement, mass population, 40s, singers

Opera: vocal placement, middle voice, vocal folds
Opera: vocal placement, middle voice, vocal folds, realationship

Opera: vocal technique, woodwind instrument, hard palate
Opera: vocal technique, woodwind instrument, hard palate, male voices

Opera: About my voice, speech level singing, seth riggs
Opera: About my voice, speech level singing, seth riggs, natural voices

Opera: voice classification, tenor, bb
Opera: voice classification, tenor, bb

Opera: witches in Opera
Opera: witches in Opera

Opera: falsetto belting vs. full voice belting, soprano voice, falsetto voice
soprano voice, falsetto voice, mezzo soprano: Hi Theo, Absolutely you can. You have just really developed your falsetto - something every male singer needs... but you probably have no idea how to use the chest voice... Hopefully your teacher is good - he/she should definitely be able to help you....

Opera: falsetto importance, chest voice, head voice
chest voice, head voice, middle voice: Hi Theo, Having a strong falsetto is a good thing for sure. When you sing in falsetto only the edges of the vocal chords vibrate - when you sing in full voice the whole chord vibrates. My teacher would have male students sing a note in falsetto...

Opera: falsetto vs. full voice, classical singers, falsetto voice
classical singers, falsetto voice, mezzo soprano: Hi Theo, I m not saying that you don t have the ability to belt in falsetto, but what you described to me is not belting. Without hearing you sing I can t tell you what you re doing. It sounds like you have a very well-developed falsetto and possibly you...

Opera: finding european opera stars recordings, http www google, opera sopranos
http www google, opera sopranos, lucia aliberti: Hi Ed, Well for starters, Aprile Millo ( nee April Mills) is a Brooklyn girl. She may be of Italian descent, but you should hear the accent! A quick Google search turned up dozens of sites on Millo; apparently she doesn t have an official site. Some...

Opera: My first opera, barber of seville, la traviata
barber of seville, la traviata, social drama: Any of the operas you listed would make a great first opera. You will hear at least one piece of music in each of these operas which you already know from popular culture. Barber of Seville is the only comedy on the list, so if you would like comedy, it...

Opera: Who first sung opera, groves dictionary of music, opera history
groves dictionary of music, opera history, dictionary of music: Hi Sherry, There is so much in music history about opera history... one website has a very brief history http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:CF4-SWbl8JAJ:artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2374/2374_aida_operahistory.pdf+%22history+of+opera%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us...

Opera: forward voice placement, cindy sadler, scales and arpeggios
cindy sadler, scales and arpeggios, forward voice: Hi Rachael, It s really hard and, IMHO, not terribly effective, to give people exercises to treat vocal issues when you haven t heard, and watched, them sing. What does your teacher say? What kinds of exercises does she give you? If one of my students...

Opera: G&S best opera, hms pinafore, savoyards
hms pinafore, savoyards, gondoliers: You certainly know how to put the cat amongst the pigeons don t you? This is one of the biggest debating points among Savoyards (fans of Gilbert and Sullivan). For every person who says HMS Pinafore , you get another person saying The Mikado . But as you...

Opera: Gaining exposure and starting a regional operatic career, audition tour, east bloc
audition tour, east bloc, bloc countries: Hi Kevin, Always a tough question. A couple of things I can think of. 1. You could go to Europe and schedule an audition tour - esp. Germany. Now, these days I m not really sure how many Americans they are hiring - with the opening up of the East...

Opera: German Houses, deutsche oper berlin, cindy sadler
deutsche oper berlin, cindy sadler, aims graz: Hi JD, The German system is quite different from the US. Because the German houses are funded by the government and don t have to scramble for donations like American companies do, they can t really be categorized by budget the way we do here. So it s hard...

Opera: general advice to young singers, advice to young singers, liberal arts studies
advice to young singers, liberal arts studies, beverly sills: Hi Danielle, Where are you going? You are beginning a very exciting time. A few things I would suggest: 1. The key is to work with a really good teacher, which I m assuming you have. Follow what they say - really dive in. Just make sure you are continuing...

Opera: general opera, tenor soprano, opera section
tenor soprano, opera section, carmina burana: I would say then (with about 90% certainty, having never heard it) that it is Carmina Burana, by Orff. The first movement of this piece, O Fortuna, is the most famous part of the work. However, the whole piece is beautiful, and worth hearing. It has been...

Opera: german culture and music, dictionary of music, technological influences
dictionary of music, technological influences, doctoral dissertation: Hi Erin-- This sounds like a doctoral dissertation. The topic is way too vast for me. The best I can do is steer you toward Grove s Dictionary of Music and Grove s Dictionary of Opera, which might give you some starting points and other books to check...

Opera: Can you give me some info..., middle c, 8 notes
middle c, 8 notes, octaves: Hi Kate, Here is a url that gives a definition of an octave.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octave Pretty technical - but simply put an octave is 8 notes.. I can sing from a low D (below middle C) to a high D (above high C) so that would be 3 octaves......

Opera: A good singer, cindy sadler, matter what kind
cindy sadler, matter what kind, classical training: Hi Heng, No matter what kind of music you want to sing, classical training can help you. I have a lot of students who sing Broadway, Gospel, or pop. Pop is a style, not a technique. Good vocal technique is the same no matter what kind of music you sing....

Opera: great soprano recordings, ruth ann swenson, edita gruberova
ruth ann swenson, edita gruberova, roberto devereux: Hi Danielle, Anything by Joan Sutherland or Beverly Sills - they are probably the gold standard. Beverly had a beautiful French Aria album - it s probably been remastered.. it s really stunning. Both have wonderful recordings of Daughter of the Regiment......

Opera: Hamlet opera, mad scene, coloratura
mad scene, coloratura, ophelia: Hi Danielle, It s been a while since I ve seen/heard the opera - Ophelia definitely wasn t a role for me - too high! The main thing I remember, of course, is Ophelia s great mad/suicide scene in Act V... there s also a big duet with Hamlet... a lot of...

Opera: Handel's oratorio Judas Maccabeus, judas maccabeus, dramatic oratorios
judas maccabeus, dramatic oratorios, winton dean: Hello Simon, The original language of Judas Macabeus was English. For a really learned dissertation you should consult Winton Dean s Handel s Dramatic Oratorios and Masques Clarendon Press. The story tells of the revolt of the ancient Hebrews against...

Opera: Healthy heart importance, heart rate increases, heart murmurs
heart rate increases, heart murmurs, gramatical mistakes: Dear Aiste, Singing is an athletic and an aerobic activity, so it s possible that your heart rate would increase when you are singing, but probably not so much that you would be aware of it. I think you should consult a doctor. Good luck! Cind...

Opera: Heldentenors, dramatic sopranos, opera companies
dramatic sopranos, opera companies, heldentenor: Hi Wanda, Good question. I think there are fewer Heldentenors and dramatic sopranos because teachers aren t teaching the way they used to. More and more opera companies are using mikes so singers don t have to learn how to sing to fill a 3,000 seat house...

Opera: Hello, just a few questions. :), asian singers, school choirs
asian singers, school choirs, effectivly: Hi Alice, I think it s wonderful that you love opera! And don t worry about your school friends... they just haven t found their passion yet. When they do they will understand. As to you questions... since you are eleven years old you have plenty of...

Opera: Hello Mike:Can you give..., ecco ridente in cielo, abduction from the seraglio
ecco ridente in cielo, abduction from the seraglio, una voce poco fa: Hi Victor-- A bravura aria is an aria designed to test the performer s skill through brilliant display. I would have a tough time picking out just a few out of the many, many that have been written. You can find them all over the place in the operas of...

Opera: Help!!! Which audition piece would be more suitable?, ballad of baby doe, rape of lucretia
ballad of baby doe, rape of lucretia, second aria: Hi Sally, Re del abisso is a VERY different kind of piece than either the Flower Aria or Elisabeth s aria. Nor should you EVER audition with any piece you re not 100% secure with. I d lead with Augusta! which is, like the two operas you re auditioning...

Opera: Help, westminster choir college, lyric tenor
westminster choir college, lyric tenor, opera career: Hi Kesean, You are going to a really great school! When you are there you can certainly talk to them about studying abroad... often times schools will arrange that. I would ask Westminster if they have an recommendations. I don t know any schools off...

Opera: Hi Cindy! May I ask another quesiton?, head voice, larynx
head voice, larynx, vocal cords: Dear Yan, You re going to feel vibrations in your throat more than you will your mouth under any circumstances, because the vocal cords, which vibrate when you bring the together and pass air through them (in speech or song) are located in your throat....

Opera: Hi Pamela. May I ask a question about vocal training., muscle memory, vocal training
muscle memory, vocal training, larynx: Hi Yan, Absolutely you can increase your range... that is - whatever your natural range is. The reason we have trouble is because we sing incorrectly and certain muscles in our throat constrict, the larynx moves up and can constrict muscles (in fact, when...

Opera: High notes for a baritone, speech level singing, dramatic baritone
speech level singing, dramatic baritone, passagio: Hi Serggio, Well - since I can t hear you it s hard to answer this. If you are truly a dramatic baritone, I would say you should at least have a high A - Milnes has a B flat. There are teachers out there who do know how to extend the voice - I would keep...

Opera: Hitting the sixth octave and sustaining, cindy sadler, mezzo soprano
cindy sadler, mezzo soprano, different shape: Hi Cliodhna, At 16, you still have quite a lot of growing to do. As you physically mature and continue to train your voice, it will also grow and change. So don t get too invested in what *kind* of voice you have. Just learn to sing well. The issues...

Opera: Hnadels Judas Maccabaeus, dramatic oratorios, winton dean
dramatic oratorios, winton dean, occasional oratorio: It did play a considerable part but I m afraid it would take rather longer than this format will allow to explore the subject fully. For a full treatment look at Winton Dean s Handel s Dramatic Oratorios and Masques but the CD Notes in the King s Consort...

Opera: Hoarse, kind advice, maria maria
kind advice, maria maria, voice lessons: Maria, Yes - you are singing too much. Since you ve only had 5 lessons you don t really know what you are doing. What happens is that we get excited and we start over-practicing - then we start to practice our bad habits... I would only do some easy...

Opera: Hungry for some new repertoire, mirella freni, birgit nilson
mirella freni, birgit nilson, soprano aria: Hi Anna, At 18 you are very young... it s hard for me to really judge what you are ready for... but if you are singing Come Scoglio then you must be fairly advanced. Also - if you voice is really larger you may want to try some of the following: Ernani,...

Opera: harpsichord music, carmel bach festival, harpsichord music
carmel bach festival, harpsichord music, elizabethan art: I looked in Amazon and found a CD with some great pieces by Mondonville for voice and harpsichord. It is on Analekta B00M9CE4Y. Otherwise I suggest you look for arrangements. Whatever is available on piano can usually be played on the harpsichord but best...

Opera: high notes, throat muscles, vocal exercises
throat muscles, vocal exercises, 8 notes: Hi Yan, Well - I mean I added the notes after years of study. You should do your vocal exercises as high as you feel comfortable. Listen to your teacher - the teacher should be able to teach you (it will take some time) how to use the throat & support...

Opera: hitting the high notes!, dramatic sopranos, opening the mouth
dramatic sopranos, opening the mouth, head voice: Hi Helen, This is tricky to answer since I haven t heard you and don t really know whether you are a soprano or a mezzo... usually a mezzo doesn t have an easy B flat. However, you have spinto and dramatic sopranos who have the rich full middle and lower...

Opera: hoarse throat and singing technique, hoarse throat, tense muscles
hoarse throat, tense muscles, breath support: Hi Yan, Actually, I think your teacher is saying the right things. I think you probably got too excited about studying and you did sing too much. One of the things we do is get ahead of ourselves. Since you are still learning to breathe and support your...

Opera: hope for me?, mike leone, opera company
mike leone, opera company, voice lessons: Hi Mary-- Well, the voice lessons are first and your teacher may have some other guidance for you. You might also start studying things like music theory and some languages, depending on how far you are planning to go with this. For opera, the most important...

Opera: Increasing range, cindy sadler, queen of the night aria
cindy sadler, queen of the night aria, three beats: Hi Stephanie, Are you working with a teacher on this? Increasing range is something that happens over time, with the improvement of technique, and of course it s not always possible. If your voice isn t meant to sing that high, no exercises will help it....

Opera: Info about a specific Italian singer, amazon fr, google search
amazon fr, google search, 30s 40s: Hi Anni-- I did a google search which turned up a Victoria Marino on imdb and indicated that she had made three films in the 1940s and 1950s. I also found a CD on amazon.fr which appears to still be available: http://www.amazon.fr/20-Succ%C3%A8s-Victoria-Marino/dp/B000067G3P/ref=sr_1_1/403-2644308-1879642?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1174999356&sr=8-1...

Opera: Instructional Materials, cindy sadler, how to sing opera
cindy sadler, how to sing opera, private tutor: Hi Kathy, Sorry, but I do not recommend trying to learn to sing without one-on-one instruction. There are no books or other materials that can take the place of a teacher. You need a trained set of ears (and eyes) to monitor and help you adjust as you learn...

Opera: Inva Mulla Tchako, inva mulla tchako, capitole toulouse
inva mulla tchako, capitole toulouse, mike leone: Hi Linda-- Well, you could start with these: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=br_ss_hs/102-8837303-9964140?platform=gurupa&url=index%3Dclassical&keywords=%22Inva Mulla Tchako%22&Go.x=11&Go.y=9 Also, here the complete Carmen from which the excerpts are...

Opera: Iolanthe-word meaning, nightmare song, bed clothes
nightmare song, bed clothes, lord chancellor: Ah, yes, The Nightmare Song as many a Savoyard calls it. Certainly, here goes: Counterpane is a window Bed Clothes are Pyjamas Penny Ice and Cold Meat Ice Cream and Sandwiches Tars Sailors Boot Tree is a shaped block that you put into a...

Opera: Italian operas, gianni schicchi, madama butterfly
gianni schicchi, madama butterfly, don pasquale: Hi Jan-- Well, Madama Butterfly is definitely not a happy opera. I presume you re looking for Italian operas only. I don t know of any websites that feature translations of the libretto. If by happy operas you mean comedies, you might try Donizetti s...

Opera: Italian, mike leone, language teacher
mike leone, language teacher, 17 years: Hi Ryan-- I m afraid I can t be of much help to you. I took Spanish in high school. This is another language that uses rolled r s. The first time I had to do it, it just came. You might check with a language teacher at your school. I m sorry I can...

Opera: identify music, st denis paris, treble clef
st denis paris, treble clef, left hand side: Jeannie, Wow, what an interesting question.. unfortunately I have no idea... might be Debussy or Ravel... did you try googling a phrase of the text? Maybe one of the other experts know it... I m sorry I can t help... but let me know if you find it! ...

Opera: important techniques for conservatoirs entrance exam, manhattan school of music, personal audition
manhattan school of music, personal audition, audition requirements: Hi Sheida, It s very hard to say - each conservatoire has it s own requirements.. but here are a few school sites you might look at so you can see what they require: http://www.msmnyc.edu/voice/audition/ http://www.juilliard.edu/admissions/entrance_music.html...

Opera: important techniques for conservatoirs entrance exam, cindy sadler, sheida
cindy sadler, sheida, light pieces: Hi Sheida, I m located in the United States, and I am not an expert on European conservatories or requirements. However, most universities and conservatories have websites where they publish their requirements. Some may be very specific about what they...

Opera: increasing range, singing teacher, vocal training
singing teacher, vocal training, singing lessons: Hello. You have the voice you have. Your voice is not determined by your range (notes you can reach) but by your timbre, or the colour of your voice. You can be a Baritone and reach high notes and yet you will never be a tenor. You need an expert advice or...

Opera: interested in opera, mike leone, luck mike
mike leone, luck mike, voice teacher: Hi joe-- This is not really my area of expertise. I would say the first thing to do is get yourself a voice teacher and go for it. The voice teacher I m sure will advise you on studying such things as languages and music theory. If you re in a position...

Opera: kathleen battle, cindy sadler, joseph volpe
cindy sadler, joseph volpe, major search engines: The official reason for her firing was profoundly detrimental and unprofessional actions. I have no firsthand knowledge of the situation, but Miss Battle s prima donna behavior is well-documented, and the rumors were that she was indulging in the usual:...

Opera: How do you know you if you are cut out for Opera?, professional opera singer, different voices
professional opera singer, different voices, power focus: Hi Luis, You won t know whether your voice is right for opera until you ve done some serious training. Operatic voices possess power, focus, beauty, vibrato, and a good blend of the registers, among other things. (For contrast, pop voices don t use much...

Opera: L'elisir d'amour english translation, opera recordings, mike leone
opera recordings, mike leone, best bet: Hi Jeff-- I did some checking on the internet also and wasn t able to come up with anything. I think your best bet would be to go to your local library and check out a copy of the opera. Opera recordings often come with librettos--or at least they used...

Opera: La Cenerentola English Translation, la cenerentola, command search
la cenerentola, command search, whic: The first place I would suggest would be the library. If they do not have a libretto there, they will probably have a recording, whic generally contains a libretto. If that does not work, you can purchase a libretto here: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/a/product.html?command=search&db=/store/db/inventory.db&eqskudata=HL.50020340&searchtitle=sheet%20music&id=65555...

Opera: Lazy soprano?, lyric soprano, improper technique
lyric soprano, improper technique, middle voice: Hi Ashley, Yes, there are sopranos who, for whatever reason, never get their top to come in as it should; but it would be a copout for anyone to shrug and say, Well, that s just the way my voice is. (I m not suggesting you re copping out; just making...

Opera: Learning To Sing Opera, renee fleming, beverly sills
renee fleming, beverly sills, maria callas: Alison, It s almost impossible to teach yourself to sing opera - because you can t hear yourself when you sing. You need someone else to listen, critique and guide you. However - you always sing with your normal voice. I would say just keep singing...

Opera: Learning to Sing Opera, manhattan school of music, opera course
manhattan school of music, opera course, mannes school of music: Hi Gary, If you send me your email address I will be glad to recommend a couple of people. My teacher, Tom LoMonaco, is in his 80 s but still knows more about the voice than anyone I know. Also, my friend, Paula Liscio, is a wonderful teacher - she is...

Opera: Learning to sing opera, opera aria, glee clubs
opera aria, glee clubs, opera singers: Marguerite, Check out Amazon.com online - they have almost everything... Just search in classical. And, as I remember, Leesburg is relatively near DeLand, Florida - where Stetson University is. I did my undergraduate degree there - they have a very...

Opera: Learning to sing opera, mario del monaco, manhattan school of music
mario del monaco, manhattan school of music, franco corelli: Dear Alex, First of all, good for you for discovering how wonderful opera is! I actually think singing in school (and church or temple) choir is a great beginning. Also studying piano or another instrument that teaches you how to read music is very important....

Opera: Les fêtes vénitiennes, cindy sadler, perso wanadoo
cindy sadler, perso wanadoo, wanadoo fr: I never heard of it, but Google is your friend (www.google.com). A couple of minutes of searching and hitting the automatic translation tab came up with this: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://perso.wanadoo.fr/jean-claude.brenac/Disco_oeuvre_alpha.htm&prev=/search%3Fq%3DLes%2Bf%25C3%25AAtes%2Bv%25C3%25A9nitiennes%2Bsynopsis%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DG...

Opera: Les fêtes vénitiennes, viking book, l amour
viking book, l amour, campra: My favourite source is the Viking Book of Opera ISBN 0-670-81292-7. I am not at all familar with the opera but the Guide tells me that it comprises several one act comedies. The first is entitled the triumph of folly over reason, the next is the feast of the...

Opera: Liebestod, liebestod, foolish question
liebestod, foolish question, untrained ear: Hi Victoria-- I answered this question several days ago and I must have failed to hit the send button or something. The Liebestod occurs at the end of Tristan. Sometimes conductors will program the prelude and Liebestod together so that the prelude...

Opera: Lied, german lieder, magnet program
german lieder, magnet program, breath support: Hi Justin, You know, I haven t looked at Doppelganger in so many years I don t really remember it... but my sense is that as you are going up in the chromatic climb you and probably grabbing in the throat which may be restricting your breath - then you...

Opera: Looking for a good vocal coach, detroit opera house, clarinet lessons
detroit opera house, clarinet lessons, vocal coach: Hi Karrie, First - I think you need to find a vocal teacher as opposed to a coach. A teacher will work with your voice and teach you the technique of singing. And if they are good they will also help you with interpretation and repertoire. Usually a...

Opera: Low ro High Larynx?, sherrill milnes, soft palate
sherrill milnes, soft palate, vocal study: Hi Clinton, I believe, and have been taught, to sing with a low larynx.. this makes more space inside and thus a bigger sound. Sherrill Milnes has a brilliant career - and a great voice... so I would go with what he says. Now, you don t want to force it...

Opera: Lying about my age..., artists program, young artists
artists program, young artists, cindy: Hi Sally, I have never heard of an agent asking for ID. He may ask your age, however. If he s really interested in representing you and isn t put off by the fact that you haven t been singing for the past seven years, I wouldn t think your age would matter...

Opera: Lyrics to O Pardiso from L'Africaine, tenor arias, o paradiso
tenor arias, o paradiso, pardiso: Hi Susan-- I can t find a translation of O paradiso online. I think your best bet is going to be to go to your public library or a store and look through the collections of tenor arias. Some of them should include texts. Another possibility is to...

Opera: Lyrics for opera, rigoletto libretto, orfeo ed euridice
rigoletto libretto, orfeo ed euridice, cindy sadler: Hi Malle, This may sound dumb, but did you check the liner notes? Opera CDs usually have the original text plus translations in French, German, Italian, and English. If your set doesn t, try visiting the Aria Database, hwww.aria-database.com. For the...

Opera: Too late?, cindy sadler, hi jill
cindy sadler, hi jill, music opera: Hi Jill, 19 is by no means too old to begin studying classical singing. I didn t start myself until I was 21, and as a teacher I rarely take students younger than 14 and certainly would not start anybody at age 9 or 10 --- your friends probably studied...

Opera: Is it too late for me?, acting training, vocal technique
acting training, vocal technique, singing lessons: Hi Ryan, Happy Birthday! I can’t speak to what is required for a career in popular music, except to say that it does seem like a youth market … on the other hand, MUCH less training is required, and what’s important is your sound and your look. If you are...

Opera: Is it too late???, private voice lessons, denver metro area
private voice lessons, denver metro area, community music school: Hi Lola, You know, my dad couldn t carry a tune in a bucket, which never stopped him from enjoying singing. There s no reason why you shouldn t take voice lessons if that s what you want to do. (Plus, you can get some great karaoke opera CDs and sing along...

Opera: late bloomer, cindy sadler, university music department
cindy sadler, university music department, church choirs: Dear Sherrill, I, too, loved the feeling of singing opera when I first startede training --- that s what made me want to become a professional singer, before I ever fell in love with the music itself. There is no reason why you shouldn t find a good...

Opera: Too late to start?, music theory instruction, opera terms
music theory instruction, opera terms, opera singer: Hi Tavis, You ve asked a question that I have been getting a lot lately - it s great to see people want to pursue their dreams... It s hard for me to specifically answer you because I haven t heard you - I don t know if you have a natural voice - I only...

Opera: when is it too late?, lyric sopranos, long gap
lyric sopranos, long gap, opera scene: Hi Geneva, I can t really tell you whether you have a chance at success. I could make an educated guess if I heard you and saw your resume. But the fact is, your chances of success really depend on many different factors. A few of them are: How well...

Opera: How can I learn to perform in opera?, typical age range, entry level opportunities
typical age range, entry level opportunities, notch shape: Hi Nick, Unfortunately, it will be quite difficult to start a professional opera career at your age, with your lack of professional experience, and especially since your technique is not yet solid. Many entry-level opportunities such as competitions and...

Opera: learning to sing opera, cindy sadler, vocal pedagogy
cindy sadler, vocal pedagogy, classical training: Hi Sarah, Absolutely go take some voice lessons! What have you got to lose? Look for a teacher who is experienced in opera, preferably as a working performer (i.e. significant professional experience; not just someone who got a PhD in voice). Look...

Opera: lessons, amateur singer, frank sinatra
amateur singer, frank sinatra, sight singing: Hi Joe, It s great you ll be coming to NYC. There are some wonderful teachers here. As to online courses - I m not too familiar with those... perhaps one of the other experts will know. You don t say where you are overseas but if you are in a big city...

Opera: Always loved opera, professional opera singer, cincinnati university
professional opera singer, cincinnati university, accredited teacher: Hi Stephanie, It s wonderful you love opera so much. You don t say where you live in Tennessee - but is there anyway you can go to college or music school? Cincinnati University has a good music school - and Indiana University as well. Maybe you could...

Opera: lucia di lammermoor, edita gruberova, maria callas
edita gruberova, maria callas, joan sutherland: Hi Danielle-- I think I would probably recommend either one of the recordings by Joan Sutherland on Decca (the more recent one which has Pavarotti is probably a little better dramatically) or else the recording by Edita Gruberova on Teldec. These recordings...

Opera: lyrics, mike leone, mi chiamano mimi
mike leone, mi chiamano mimi, si mi chiamano mimi: Hi Amy-- These lines appear to be from Puccini s La Boheme, translated, however, into French. They are from Mimi s aria Si, mi chiamano Mimi. In Italian, the lines are: ma quando vien lo sgelo il primo sole e mio il primo bacio del aprile e mio...

Opera: Market value, LP grand opera albums, webberville michigan, public radio station
webberville michigan, public radio station, grand opera: Hi Mike, Not exactly sure here - but there is a site online call Opera Sell - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OPERA-SELL/ Maybe you could post something there and someone would know... also you might call a university near you who has a good music school...

Opera: Marriage of Figaro, google search, mozart operas
google search, mozart operas, melodic theme: Hi Pam-- I don t think I really understand your question. Your best bet might be to seek out an opera encyclopedia such as Grove s and read the article on the Marriage of Figaro or else a book on Mozart operas with separate chapters on the different operas....

Opera: Matutinal Practice, madama butterfly, puccini la boheme
madama butterfly, puccini la boheme, opera career: Hi Glenn, Singing is a little different than playing an instrument; since your body IS the instrument, learning to play it properly requires a trained set of ears and a teacher who really understands anatomy and how to teach singing. (That s not as easy...

Opera: Menotti Auditions Saturday, cindy sadler, minute monologue
cindy sadler, minute monologue, gian carlo: Hi Angela, I ve never heard of using a monologue to audition for an opera role before. Plays aren t really my area of expertise. However, the role of Baba is for an older woman, quite dramatic vocally. She has to really be able to possess the stage. She...

Opera: Menotti Auditions Saturday, gian carlo menotti, minute monologue
gian carlo menotti, minute monologue, la gioconda: Possibly some of the pieces you ve been working on in school. Other than that, the first piece that comes to mind is O don fatale from Verdi s Don Carlos. It is a very dramatic piece that would show off your range. Others that might work are O mio Fernando...

Opera: Menotti Auditions Saturday, leonard melfi, minute monologue
leonard melfi, minute monologue, drama bookstore: Hi Angela, Well - a bit short notice - but you might look at Lunchtime from Leonard Melfi s Encounters. Avis has two monologues - When I first met George and Would you like him Avis is 25.. Also - some people adapt a monologue from Studs Terkle s...

Opera: Menotti, cindy sadler, old maid and the thief
cindy sadler, old maid and the thief, academy records: Dear Lindsey, I m no expert on recordings, but I doubt this has been released on CD. There is an original cast recording of it somewhere, according to my sources, and there may be one with Joyce Castle recorded for Radio France, but these are probably out...

Opera: Mezzo/Bass-Baritone Duet, italian in algiers, opera duet
italian in algiers, opera duet, bass baritone: Hi Martin, This was really hard - since I m a soprano I know all of that repertoire - but hard to come up with Mezzo-Bass A couple of things come to mind.. La ci darem la mano - Don Giovanni (Zerlina is often done by a mezzo) From Marriage of Figaro...

Opera: Movie in 1980's titled "DIVA"-lead character-Wilhelmina??Hernandez?, english opera, opera singer
english opera, opera singer, ebay: Here is a link to several copies for sale. If the link does not work, just go to www.half.com, and search for Diva . I have seen this movie several times and really enjoy it. Good luck and enjoy! http://half.ebay.com/cat/buy/prod.cgi?cpid=1053087361&domain_id=1877&meta_id=...

Opera: Mozart, mike leone, italian name
mike leone, italian name, first word: Try here. Just scroll down to Nozze which is the first word of the Italian name of the opera... http://www.geocities.com/voyerju/librett2.html You have your choice of Italian or English. Now, if you re looking for the Beaumarchais play, that s a...

Opera: Going to Music School, flower duet from lakme, san diego opera
flower duet from lakme, san diego opera, threatres: Dear Lillia, Funny you should ask, because I m in the process of writing a book about how to choose schools and teachers. Unfortunately, it s not ready for publication. If you want to sing opera, there are some MUSTS where your education is involved:...

Opera: Musicals, rodgers hammerstein, stephen sondheim
rodgers hammerstein, stephen sondheim, leonard bernstein: Hi John, I m not sure about structure in musicals.. but certainly after Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter and all the greats - Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim changed the form a bit... they created a more dramatic musical ... the songs - whether...

Opera: Mussorgsky's Boris Gudonov, boris godunov, tsar boris
boris godunov, tsar boris, boris gudonov: Boris Godunov is Moussorgsky s masterpiece and his only completed opera. It s a vast sprawling tapestry of Russian life, whose central character is in fact the Russian people rather than Tsar Boris. Neither the fact that it obeys none of the rules of dramatic...

Opera: Must have DVD opera, franco zefferelli, san francisco opera
franco zefferelli, san francisco opera, katia ricciarelli: There are many great opera performances on DVD. In fact, I would have to say that you would have a tough time going wrong on this one, but I will provide you with the list of absolute essentials. 1. Verdi s Otello. There are several recordings of this...

Opera: max volume and high ages, cindy sadler, singing class
cindy sadler, singing class, max volume: Hi Aida, I m not quite sure I understand what you re asking or why it is important to you. There are so many more important issues in singing than being able to sing loudly. Also, your voice changes as you age and as you train, so while I suppose it would...

Opera: music=Life, mount vernon iowa, mount vernon high school
mount vernon iowa, mount vernon high school, indianola iowa: Hi Chelsea Joy, sorry for the delay in answering - I ve been a bit under the weather. But it s wonderful you want to sing - and since 5th grade... that s great. First of all, you are young and you will have plenty of time to study different kinds of...

Opera: mystery opera aria, largo al factotum from the barber of seville, rabbit of seville
largo al factotum from the barber of seville, rabbit of seville, opera aria: Hi Val, Thanks for the thought provoking question! I ve taken a day or two to think about it and also to try and remember my Warner Brothers catoon lore. Actually, cartoons have a great history of using operatic themes and arias as part of the wonderful...

Opera: THE NAME OF PERFORMER, cindy sadler, tenor luciano
cindy sadler, tenor luciano, luciano pavarotti: Dear Dinnia, You re talking about the very famous aria, Vesti la giubba from I Pagliacci (The Clowns), sung by the character Canio. Many singers have done this role so without more information I can t tell you which singer you re referring to, but one...

Opera: Need help finding an opera teacher in Montreal(Quebec,Canada), montreal quebec canada, opera singers
montreal quebec canada, opera singers, classical singers: Hi David, I don t have any names or numbers of voice teachers in Montreal, but you can call the music department of any universities or the rehearsal department of any opera companies in your area and ask for recommendations. You might also post a query...

Opera: Need help getting started, community music school, opera studies
community music school, opera studies, opera cds: Hi John, I have looked around and Memphis actually seems to have a very good music school - The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music - here s the URL http://music.memphis.edu They have a community music school - but I would contact the school and at least...

Opera: Nessun Dorma, giancarlo menotti, o mio babbino caro from gianni schicchi
giancarlo menotti, o mio babbino caro from gianni schicchi, sweet thief: Hi Kate, I would think that a good music library would have it. Do you live near a university or music school? They would probably have it. I m sorry - I just don t know where else to look. I would try calling an opera company and ask if they have it......

Opera: New to Opera - what should I listen to?, dramatic mezzo soprano, carmen by bizet
dramatic mezzo soprano, carmen by bizet, renata tebaldi: Hi Shea, It s really impossible for me to say without hearing you. And Marion Anderson was a GREAT singer for sure. You may be a contralto - but why not learn how to sing the top Mezzo high notes - you can always do both if you have the low notes as well....

Opera: New Voice Teacher, orange county ca, intercostal muscles
orange county ca, intercostal muscles, abdominal cavity: Hi Tricia, You re smart to be concerned. There s a big difference between teaching beginners/avocational singers and teaching more experienced, career-track singers. I would ask the new teacher, politely, why most of her students are young/inexperienced,...

Opera: Next step, houston grand opera studio, coloratura soprano
houston grand opera studio, coloratura soprano, summer apprenticeships: Hi Andrea, If your technique is solid, there s no reason to go to grad school except possibly to get more experience. Glimmerglass and Wolf Trap aren t the same as HGO and Merola. They are summer apprenticeships where you can gain stage experience and receive...

Opera: what do i need to know to be an opera singer?, bass baritone, opera career
bass baritone, opera career, old maid and the thief: Hi Carlixto, Without hearing you sing, I can t recommend an aria for you. Your teacher should help you choose. Don t go for something flashy, though. Remember that the panel will be more impressed with appropriate repertoire sung beautifully than by something...

Opera: what to do next?, interlochen arts academy, brevard music center
interlochen arts academy, brevard music center, classical singer magazine: Hi Crystal, What, precisely, is your dream? Do you want to be a professional opera soloist? Would you be happy as a professional chorister? Do you just want to sing and make a little money? It would be difficult for me to give you very precise advice without...

Opera: novice at 27, private voice lessons, apprentice programs
private voice lessons, apprentice programs, study languages: Hi Maria, Since you seem to have a very big voice, starting at 27 shouldn t be to much of an impediment. But the people that hire and cast in opera do tend to want younger singers. The fact that your voice is large - and bigger voices mature later - is...

Opera: Opera, manhattan school of music, franco corelli
manhattan school of music, franco corelli, tenor pavarotti: Hi Nira, Here are some things you can do in preparation: 1. Study piano or another instrument 2. Learn to read music or improve your sight-reading 3. Study languages (Italian, French, German). Singers use those languages so much - and if you have...

Opera: Opera, stage dance, performance practices
stage dance, performance practices, tarika: Tarika, There are so many ways to answer your question. I would say that to sing opera you have to: Study technique with an excellent teacher Learn how to breathe correctly Learn how to sing correctly by relaxing the muscles that need to be relaxed...

Opera: Opera, miss pamela, glee club
miss pamela, glee club, broadway music: Dear Kellie, Well - good for you that you know so early what you want to do! So to answer your questions.. 13 is very young to sing opera ... your Mom is exactly right that you should learn how to sing, period before you branch into opera. In fact,...