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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,...

Opera: Opera at 34, lyric soprano, dramatic soprano
lyric soprano, dramatic soprano, community theatres: Hi Danielle, Congratulations on pursuing your dream. My question to you is, what do YOU want to accomplish through your singing? Do you want to be a full-time, professional singer? If so, it is vital that you get your technique together as quickly as...

Opera: Opera, mike leone, luck mike
mike leone, luck mike, voice lessons: Hi Laura-- Well I started singing at the age of 54 so I would say you are not too old. If you re in a position to go back to college and major in music I think that would be the best route. They ll design a curriculum for you including the languages you...

Opera: Opera, merola opera program, santa fe opera
merola opera program, santa fe opera, mirella freni: Hi Ava, That s impressive! Good luck to you. You ll get a lot more indepth study at school. Rent or buy DVDs and CDs of the great singers - Sutherland, Sills, Mirella Freni, Callas, Renata Tebaldi and just listen and learn.. Good luck! Pamel...

Opera: Opera, bass baritone, chicago opera
bass baritone, chicago opera, opera program: Dear Michael, You don t need the credibility of a degree in music - but you do need to find a first class teacher and/or coach and work with them... obviously you have a natural voice - and 25 is young for a bass baritone so you have time. You don t...

Opera: Opera, opera la traviata, mike leone
opera la traviata, mike leone, radio broadcast: Carlos-- If you re talking about how many complete studio recordings, I would guess at least 30. I m sure there are several videos as well. If you include pirated recordings, the number would easily jump to over 100. It should be possible to calculate...

Opera: Opera, opera workshop, masters in education
opera workshop, masters in education, opera houses: Hi Katie, I say, get your voice back in shape. Find a good teacher and learn technique. Find a great coach and work on repertoire - find the right audition arias. Then when you are ready - go audition. You are young enough, you have a musical background.....

Opera: Opera, voice lessons, much music
voice lessons, much music, broadway: Hi Ashley, If you want to give me your information or an email address I will see if I can make some recommendations. Also tell me a little more about yourself... how old, how much music have you studied - do you want more opera or Broadway. Where to...

Opera: Opera, amanda holden, two tenors
amanda holden, two tenors, opera guide: I m awfully sorry but I just do not have the time to go through every opera composed before 1800 and check out the cast list. Almost every opera I know has a bigger cast list than this. Mitridate re di Ponte by Mozart is quite near with 2 tenors 1 alto and...

Opera: Opera, opera cds, how to sing opera
opera cds, how to sing opera, music opera: Hi Alyssa, Voice lessons to learn how to sing beautiful would be key. Learning to sing lieder and other kinds of music is the same technique as singing opera (at least at first)... Of course it depends on how old you are as well - you don t want to...

Opera: Opera Albums, opera buffs, opera singers
opera buffs, opera singers, opera album: Hi Patricia, I would guess not a lot - but, depending on who the singers are, you might try putting it on ebay - if there are major opera singers on the album and it s not well known, there are opera buffs out there who will pay for it. You could also...

Opera: Opera Apprenticeships, san francisco opera, classical singer magazine
san francisco opera, classical singer magazine, lyric opera of chicago: Hi Katy, A good place to find out about Young Artists Programs (aka apprenticeships) is the Opera America Career Guide for Singers, which is available on their website at www.operaamerica.org; Classical Singer Magazine at www.classicalsinger.com; and the...

Opera: Opera-attire?, cindy sadler, absolute novice
cindy sadler, absolute novice, cocktail attire: Dear Tobias, Very few people dress formally to go to the opera any more, unless it s a big gala event.I ve never attended opera in Sweden, so I don t know what the norm is there, but these days in most places you will not be out of place if you wear what...

Opera: Opera Basics, operatic arias, bass baritone
operatic arias, bass baritone, breath support: Hollie, Thanks for the great question, and I apologize for the delay in answering, but I ve been giving it alot of thought. I have to say that without having heard you sing, it s difficult to make an assesment of your talent. Just so that you understand,...

Opera: Opera companies, fine arts library, principal conductors
fine arts library, principal conductors, opera bastille: Dear Trevor, What you want is the Musical America Directory, www.musicalamerica.com. In addition to listing most of the opera companies, symphonies, festivals, agents, schools, and competitions in the U.S., it lists many of them in Europe. The names of...

Opera: Opera duet to be used in show, madama butterfly, god neptune
madama butterfly, god neptune, opera duet: Frederick, Hello! Thanks for the great question. I do have some pieces in mind, but not really knowing the story of your show or how the two puppets feel about each other....I can only give you some hints. My number one choice for the two to sing to...

Opera: Opera duet to be used in show, cosi fan tutte mozart, don giovanni mozart
cosi fan tutte mozart, don giovanni mozart, fan tutte mozart: Hi Frederick, Are you going to use a recording, or will you have live singers? How long do you want the piece to be? Do you want the piece to be romantic, comical, dramatic? Here are a few pieces to look at: La ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni, Mozart)...

Opera: Opera duets for sopranos, mira o norma, pamela belle
mira o norma, pamela belle, lyric soprano: Hi Yana, This is harder since you are two sopranos.. you might try some of the mezzo-sop duets.. like those below There is always the duet from Figaro (Sul aria).. The Norma duet is flashy - but it s for sop & mezzo - although 2 sopranos could do it,...

Opera: Opera Ensemble, norma bellini, pearl fishers duet
norma bellini, pearl fishers duet, amico fritz: Hi Meghan, Sorry for the delay in responding.. have been away.. You do have an odd combination... I m not sure I can think of anything to use everyone with... but there are trios and duets you could do..of course it depends on how advance you all are.....

Opera: Opera in general, university music department, opera concerts
university music department, opera concerts, many moons: Dear June, You re never too old to start something new! A friend of mine, a bass who was already an accomplished instrumentalist, took up singing for the first time at the age of 44 and is now singing professionally in the big opera houses of Germany. That...

Opera: Opera and high notes, renata tebaldi, franco corelli
renata tebaldi, franco corelli, critical game: Hi Carol, Of course one always admires a singer who has a beautiful voice, is incredibly musical, is a wonderful actor/actress - in other words - a great performer. Someone who can interpret the role they are performing and affect the audience. Having...

Opera: Opera karaoke, ballad of baby doe, cindy sadler
ballad of baby doe, cindy sadler, orchestral accompaniment: Hi Anne, There is a series of opera karaoke CDs called Music Minus One, and there are probably some other brands as well. Colony Music in NYC is a good source for these types of things. However, I would be very surprised if Always Through the Changing...

Opera: Opera Lessons, gothic metal bands, floor jansen
gothic metal bands, floor jansen, tarja turunen: Hi Tabitha, 16 is the perfect age for you to start studying singing. You should definitely find a good teacher and start working, if this is your dream. But for heaven s sake, don t sing any opera yet. Work on art song first. Opera is for more developed,...

Opera: Opera Lessons?, classical singer magazine, opera arias
classical singer magazine, opera arias, voice division: Hi Shayna, 16 is a perfect age to start learning to sing. What you re looking for, however, are not opera lessons --- you re looking for classical singing lessons. Opera is a genre, like rock, pop, rhythm & blues, etc. In order to be able to sing opera...

Opera: Opera: How do I learn how to sing?, student singers, opera companies
student singers, opera companies, knowledgeable teacher: Hi Krista, Sure, violin would be great. Any instrument would be helpful. Piano is best because you can then play your own accompaniments (it s very useful for learning scores) and if you end up teaching, as many singers do, it s very useful to be able to...

Opera: Opera Madama Butterfly?, opera madama butterfly, giacomo puccini
opera madama butterfly, giacomo puccini, classic opera: I m not a complete expert on Madame Butterfly but this is what I do know. 1) Did Giacomo Puccini write the Opera himself? Did he have collaborators that worked on it with him? No, he didn t write it purely by himself as he died before it was finished....

Opera: Opera Music suitable for young voices, opera arias, hansel and gretel
opera arias, hansel and gretel, young voices: Hi Claudia, I m not sure at 13 you should be singing opera arias.. but if you want to find out what kind of voice you have, keep working with your teacher and listening to him/her... they can give you a good idea... certainly your voice hasn t matured as...

Opera: Opera Publications, cindy sadler, classical singer magazine
cindy sadler, classical singer magazine, informational offerings: Hi Tia, Classical Singer Magazine is really the only publication that is written specifically for aspiring singers; but Opera America offers several useful publications to their members (they have a newsletter called Voices, among other informational offerings)....

Opera: Opera/Salary, boris godunov, bass roles
boris godunov, bass roles, bass scale: Hi Erik, The major bass roles - like Boris Godunov, would get star pay - not sure what that is these days - but if you were one of the top basses in the world then you would be paid very well. Usually the minor roles are done by weekly artists. Those...

Opera: Opera Salary, juilliard school of music, manhattan school of music
juilliard school of music, manhattan school of music, peabody conservatory: Hi Charla, Most opera singers are independent contractors - soloists vary - the very top singers can get $10,000 or $20,000 or more per performance. The Met Chorus people probably make from $70K to $100K per year. It s very hard to make a living purely...

Opera: Opera Singers on Tour in USA in 19th Century, jenny lind, opera singers
jenny lind, opera singers, critical moment: I actually answered your question and then I pressed the SEND button, but it looks like the server failed just at that critical moment. So instead, check out OPERA FOLKS forums for an interesting story about Jenny Lind in America called New York Nightingale...

Opera: Opera Singing, cosi fan tutte mozart, cosi fan tutte
cosi fan tutte mozart, cosi fan tutte, fan tutte mozart: Hi Kellie, How great that you ve discovered opera! The very best thing you can do for yourself right now is listen to lots and lots of singers, and learn what you like and what you don t like. I think the one your art teacher mentioned may be Renata Tebaldi,...

Opera: Opera and Singing, professional opera singer, voice teachers
professional opera singer, voice teachers, stage presence: Dear Michael , To be a professional opera singer, you need a lot of things: - a beautiful or interesting voice with good projection - solid vocal technique - arresting stage presence - acting ability and training - excellent diction (if not fluency)...

Opera: Opera Singing, opera singers, ms thomas
opera singers, ms thomas, vibrato: Hi Denise, Opera singers usually do sing with more vibrato than pop or broadway singers, it s true. When a correct vibrato is used the sound is much fuller and exciting (due to overtones, etc.). There is a pretty good explanation of vibrato on this website....

Opera: Opera singers as athletes, opera singers, physical stamina
opera singers, physical stamina, breath support: Hi Taylor, Well, not sure opera singers would be considered athletes.. some certainly are. You generally have to be in shape to sing opera (at least the big roles). But many are overweight and not in shape.. but what is in shape is there breath support...

Opera: Opera singers, baritone roles, luciano pavarotti
baritone roles, luciano pavarotti, opera singers: Hi Hugh-- Pavarotti was most definitely a tenor. Although there was a somewhat darker quality to his lower range, it wasn t really enough that he might ever be mistaken for a baritone. Placido Domingo, another of the three tenors, has a much darker...

Opera: Opera singing career, portland state university, solo gigs
portland state university, solo gigs, opera roles: Hi Mariam, Well, once your vocal and acting technique,language skills, musical knowledge, and repertoire are all in excellent shape, the next step is to start trying to get some work. Many young singers do their first roles in school and/or with training...

Opera: Opera song in a movie, andy dufresne, opera song
andy dufresne, opera song, mike leone: Hi jim-- I apologize for being so late in answering your question. I haven t had the opportunity to check e-mail lately. The opera is the Marriage of Figaro by Mozart and it s a duet called Canzone sull aria. I don t remember the recording offhand...

Opera: Opera structure, baroque opera, snappy answer
baroque opera, snappy answer, italian opera: That is a tricky one because the subject really needs a whole book rather than a snappy answer. Question 1 is do you like the style of nineteenth century Italian Opera like Verdi or Baroque Opera like Handel or Singspiel like Wagner for example? There are...

Opera: Opera Teachers, kurt hanson, tracy watson
kurt hanson, tracy watson, chicagoland area: Hi Sarah, I can t make any personal recommendations of Chicago voice teachers, but I can give you some names to investigate: Sunny Joy Langton Velia Botti Inci Bashar (very well-known and has produced many fine singers; however, I m not sure whether...

Opera: Opera Training, classical singer magazine, opera america
classical singer magazine, opera america, youtube: Hi Kenny, If you have a great teacher and are learning good vocal technique, there s no reason for you to change schools. Big name schools are only an advantage if you graduate with a great technique (but going to a big name school is no guarantee of that)....

Opera: Opera theory, opera composers, natural rhythm
opera composers, natural rhythm, different voices: First of all it is great that you are getting into opera. I love hearing from people who are new to the art form. Music theory in opera is the same as in instrumental music. There are some different considerations, however. One consideration is the rhythm...

Opera: Opera trio, coloratura soprano, la fille du regiment donizetti
coloratura soprano, la fille du regiment donizetti, dramatic soprano: Hi Miriam, I ve been trying to think - you are an odd group... one thing comes to mind from Figaro - In Marriage of Figaro - Act II - Trio for the Count, Countess and Susanna - Susanna, or via sortite ! Also - I think there is something in La Fille...

Opera: Opera trios for Women's voices, fan tutte mozart, norma bellini
fan tutte mozart, norma bellini, ensemble singers: Hi Martha, There is a scene from Magic Flute with the 3 ladies - you could do that. There s a trio in Alcina (Handel) and one from Béatrice et Bénédict by Berlioz and of course - the famous trio from Rosenkavalier (at the end of the opera). However, they...

Opera: Opera video database, opera productions, dvd new releases
opera productions, dvd new releases, arkivmusic: The most complete listing of DVDs I have found (CDs too) is at www.arkivmusic.com. Amazon.com has a pretty good selection as well, and many of the titles are reviewed by users. www.theoperacritic.com reviews DVD new releases, as well as opera productions...

Opera: Opera wages, york city opera, new york city opera
york city opera, new york city opera, opera stars: Hi Frederick, Major opera stars salaries can be $10,000+ per performance in the largest houses - most for concerts which can be $20,000 or $30,000 or more. Weekly soloists make less... At New York City Opera - the full time chorus makes around $1,200...

Opera: Opera, zbigniew preisner, polish soprano
zbigniew preisner, polish soprano, opera singers: Hi Joel, You re welcome! Guys definitely can sing opera. Both men and women have chest voice, head voice & falsetto. Men mostly sing in their chest voice but can sing in falsetto (look at the countertenor - they just have developed their falsetto like...

Opera: Operatic Career, opera workshop, opera singer
opera workshop, opera singer, operatic career: I m not actually a professional singer so I guess I m not fully qualified to give you an answer. What I would suggest is that you try to speak to someone who has made a career as an opera singer and find where you might some professional tuition. Bad habits...

Opera: Operatic Duets, madama butterfly, different kinds of music
madama butterfly, different kinds of music, different voices: Hi Heidi-- English is not the only issue here, also what kinds of voices do you and your partner have. Different voices are suited for different kinds of music. Do you have lighter voices or heavier ones? Not knowing that, I d suggest the love duets...

Opera: Operatic Ensembles, three tenors, mezzo soprano
three tenors, mezzo soprano, classical pieces: Hi Meghan-- Wow. I m presuming that you re not trying to use all six of them in the same piece. I don t think you d have much luck if you did. Outside of that, the field is pretty much open. There s plenty of soprano-tenor love duets (Tosca has two,...

Opera: Operatic vibrato, franco corelli, pavarotti domingo
franco corelli, pavarotti domingo, great tenors: Hi David, I m so glad you have found opera. Vibrato is natural in singing and certainly it is caused in part by the diaphragm. You don t say how old you are but I m sure you are fairly young. It is very important that you find a very good, qualified...

Opera: Overuse injuries, opera singers, music rehearsal
opera singers, music rehearsal, open mics: Hi Jeff, You definitely overdid it. But as you have no hoarseness and have rested you should be okay. I would not sing until you feel rested and your throat feels okay... so it takes a few more days or even a week - you want to make sure. Your teacher...

Opera: how often to practice and voice maturity, roberta peters, bad habits
roberta peters, bad habits, half hours: Hi Wendy, Both of those questions are subjective and depend on the individual. I would always try to practice every day - but how much depended on how tired or fresh I was. you can always work on repertoire and languages (translating, memorizing etc.)...

Opera: am I too old to learn?, renata tebaldi, maria callas
renata tebaldi, maria callas, joan sutherland: Hi Cara, You re never to old to learn anything! It might be hard to really have a career - depends on what voice type you are and how good you are (you re right - the business does focus on young singers) - but you certainly can learn technique, acting...

Opera: Am I too old to get started?, teacher work, public television
teacher work, public television, beautiful music: Michael, Why not? It s something you feel passionately about... don t give up your job - but why can t you start to take lessons, coach, learn roles and audition? Realistically - can you have a major career starting at 48? Maybe not - but does that...

Opera: Am I too old?, professional opera singer, entry level opportunities
professional opera singer, entry level opportunities, concert gigs: Dear Rena, It depends on many factors. First, when you say “start back singing”, what do you mean? Do you mean singing in a church choir, taking leads in local musicals, doing local concert gigs for pay, wedding solo work, or giving recitals for fun? ...

Opera: the older go getter, opera singers, fallback position
opera singers, fallback position, vocal performance: Hi Fred, The real question here is, what do YOU want to do with your life? Do you want to sing, do you want to teach, or do you want to do both? Teaching should not be a fallback position for people who couldn t make it as singers. Teaching is a noble...

Opera: Can only men vocalists perform the piece "La Donna e Mobile?", o mio babbino caro from gianni schicchi, piece for a coloratura
o mio babbino caro from gianni schicchi, piece for a coloratura, coloratura voice: Dear Bebe, Your suggestion would be a bit unusual - but it might work.. it s just that it s a very well known aria... Not sure about what you mean about dramatic.. but at your age why don t you look at O mio, babbino, caro from Gianni Schicchi (opera...

Opera: what is the opera?, ebben ne andro, alfredo catalani
ebben ne andro, alfredo catalani, opera aria: Hi Sylvia-- This is a tough one. I have never seen The Sopranos, which I think is a cable program and I don t have cable. It s very hard to do a google search for an opera aria on a program named The Sopranos because it calls up too many sopranos that...

Opera: opera, internet search engine, schoos
internet search engine, schoos, opera singer: Hi Vanessa, I m sorry, but I am based in the U.S. and don t know anything about the music schools in France or their requirements. I suggest you use Google or another internet search engine to search for names of conservatories in France. Good luck! ...

Opera: opera, composer richard wagner, artistic mediums
composer richard wagner, artistic mediums, richard wagner: I m sorry, I don t understand your question, but here s an answer to what I think you might be asking: Opera is a staged performance involving the musical interpretation of a story usually told in poetry, through singing and acting. Art is employed through...

Opera: opera, roberto alagna, ramon vargas
roberto alagna, ramon vargas, ben heppner: I would say without a doubt it is Ramon Vargas. He is the most technically secure, has an exquisitely beautiful tambre, and a wonderful sense of drama in his sound. Other close contenders would be Domingo (who is still a force of nature unto himself),...

Opera: all about opera, history of opera, google
history of opera, google, helpful links: http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab36 Dear Marvie, Thanks for your question. There is such a huge amount of facts about the HISTORY OF OPERA, that it would be better if I give you some helpful links (Google Search)...

Opera: opera, juilliard school of music, top notch school
juilliard school of music, top notch school, metropolitan opera house: Hi Jasmine, The Met really doesn t offer voice lessons.. they sometimes recommend teachers. If you live in New York and send me your email address I will be happy to recommend a teacher. She is a wonderful, opera-trained soprano and she teaches an excellent...

Opera: opera, study languages, breath support
study languages, breath support, german work: Hi Alyssa, You are very young at 11 to sing opera... Why don t you find a very good teacher and take a couple of lessons. Maybe go sing for them and see what they say. But the main thing you can do is keep singing... sing in your chorus or choir; if...

Opera: opera, physical sensation, visceral reactions
physical sensation, visceral reactions, opera company: Hi Gabriella, I suspect that every singer you ask will have a different answer. My personal experience is that there are those of us who are hardwired to NEED to perform --- not just to sing, but we need the act of standing up in front of people and opening...

Opera: opera, manhattan school of music, assistant dean
manhattan school of music, assistant dean, operatic voice: Hi Dominic, I would look at Mannes School of Music - I believe they offer courses in the evenings. If you can actually go back to school you could look at Manhattan School of Music as well. At least it would help to talk to them. You can study privately...

Opera: opera, voice type, opera singer
voice type, opera singer, voice teachers: Hi Angela, There are a number of good music schools and teachers in Texas, and you don t need to study with someone of your same voice type to get good training. I highly recommend the following people: David Small (University of Texas) Cheryl Parrish,...

Opera: opera - carmen- quintet, opera carmen, repetiteur
opera carmen, repetiteur, quintet: Hi Shireen, You might try Practice Perfect, although if they are shipping to India I don t know if it would get there in time for you to learn it for an audition next week. www.operapracticeperfect.com. If I were you, I would try to hire a repetiteur to...

Opera: opera contracts, american guild of musical artists, graduate school class
american guild of musical artists, graduate school class, audience capacity: Hi Mary, I would assume that your soprano s agent would be negotiating with management. I haven t been involved in that - only working with the chorus and weekly artists. But they would usually negotiate a fee that would include performance fee and rehearsal...

Opera: What opera should I take my daughter to?, bizet s carmen, italian girl in algiers
bizet s carmen, italian girl in algiers, italiana in algeri: Hi Sandra, You re exactly on the right track with your daughter, letting her enjoy singing, dancing, and acting. If she is drawn to violin by all means let her play it; it d be great if she took piano, too, but I wouldn t force her. Just encourage her interests...

Opera: how to get into opera and find an agent, classical singer magazine, lyric soprano
classical singer magazine, lyric soprano, professional chorus: Hi Angela, I m no expert on the opera business in the UK, but I can tell you what I would tell an American singer. First of all, there are many factors to consider. When you say you want to get into opera, what do you mean? What kind of career are you envisioning?...

Opera: Are opera lessons worth it?, vocal exercises, breath management
vocal exercises, breath management, vocal health: Voice lessons are a great way to improve your voice for theater, and I encourage you to study with a classical teacher rather than someone who specializes in Broadway. A good basic classical technique, which emphasizes proper breath management and support...

Opera: opera lessons, cindy sadler, mezzo soprano
cindy sadler, mezzo soprano, victoria hart: Hi Sarah, It s been a while since I ve lived in LA, but when I was there I worked with Joanie Zajac. A good friend of mine, Calvin Remsberg, also teaches in LA. They are both in the phone book. Finally, Victoria Hart, a wonderful mezzo-soprano, has just...

Opera: opera masterclasses, dramatic mezzo soprano, cindy sadler
dramatic mezzo soprano, cindy sadler, opera scenes: Hi Catherine, If you visit my website at www.thebusinessofsinging.com, click on Singer s Resources, then Resources for Singers, then Summer Programs and Pay-to-Sings. There you will find an extensive listing of workshops. Some are in Europe, some in the...

Opera: what opera is in a movie?, maria callas, joan sutherland
maria callas, joan sutherland, fifth element: Hi Michelle-- I did some researching on the internet and here is what I found out: There is a soundtrack available for The Fifth Element and it apparently contains the selection you are looking for. Here is the link on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000000WE5/qid=1061233829/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/102-5470237-5300136...

Opera: opera repertoir, don carlo verdi, verdi tenor
don carlo verdi, verdi tenor, di quella pira: Hi Mike, Welcome! Glad to hear you love opera - me too. There are a lot of hard arias - but that is subjective - what s hard for one person is easier for someone else.. but here are my thoughts on some: Soprano - coloratura: probably Queen of the...

Opera: opera repetoire, batti batti, st matthew passion
batti batti, st matthew passion, sweet thief: Hi Rachel, It s hard for me to really tell since I haven t heard you and I don t know how long you have studied voice. Is this a high school teacher or a private teacher? I would not work on the Four Last Songs - unless, of course, you have an already...

Opera: Should I be an opera singer?, dramatic tenor, tenor line
dramatic tenor, tenor line, different pitches: Hi Carlixto, I can t tell you whether you should be an opera singer or not. However, if you are serious about singing, you should take voice lessons from a qualified teacher. There are lots of them in New York (there are also a lot of people who mean well,...

Opera: Are opera singers born, not made?, opera singers, opera hall
opera singers, opera hall, voice teacher: Hi Yale, I believe the great singers are born with the ability... doesn t mean they don t have to study, learn technique to perfect their talent... I believe anyone can improve if they study with a good teacher and work hard.. but no matter how hard they...

Opera: opera singing, mezzo soprano, opera companies
mezzo soprano, opera companies, avocation: Hi Ojoma, I m not exactly sure what you re asking. But I think that you re asking what the difference is between a Soprano and Mezzo. Mainly, it in the timbre of the voice, where the voice blooms (Sopranos usually the High C and above); Mezzos - high...

Opera: opera singing, opera singers, body cavity
opera singers, body cavity, raw egg: Hi Grace-- I can t conclusively answer your question. I think it has something to do with the size of the mouth. Caruso s mouth was supposedly so large he could put a raw egg in his mouth without cracking the egg. IO have heard it said that the size...

Opera: opera sound, rome school, how to sing opera
rome school, how to sing opera, breathing ability: Hi Kate, It s hard to explain what the difference between the Opera sound and the pop sound... both start with a beautiful natural voice (one hopes)... I think the opera singer learns a greater breathing ability and how to apply more air to the voice thus...

Opera: opera getting started, metropolitan opera guild, opera plots
metropolitan opera guild, opera plots, opera glass: First of all, congratulations for getting involved and learning abut opera on your own. It is a really beautiful art form, and will surely provide you with years of enjoyment. To answer your second question first, yes, there are many books about philosophy...

Opera: opera technique, dramatic tenor, hi matthew
dramatic tenor, hi matthew, singing technique: Hi Matthew, The larynx does rise the higher you sing - but you need to learn to keep it down as much as you can... One way to keep the larynx down is to drop the jaw. Put your hands on your cheeks (palms to cheeks) - the heel of your hands should be...

Opera: opera and technology, york city opera, new york city opera
york city opera, new york city opera, principal singers: I ll answer your questions backwards, since I know less about the second. I know that just about every opera producing company in the US is a not-for-profit, so they must meet and maintain all of the requirements associated with that status. Most do a good...

Opera: opera training, professional singers, artist programs
professional singers, artist programs, opera companies: Hi Josephine, There really isn t an average age, but most people start studying voice seriously in high school or college. Your second question is difficult to answer. What do you mean by well-known ? Do you mean famous in the sense of a pop singer...

Opera: opera /voice, opera singers, many different ways
opera singers, many different ways, voice training: Hi Jenny, You don t say how old you are - but if you can take a few lessons with a good teacher - you should get a better understanding of singing. If you can t find a teacher (or work with your choir director) it s a bit difficult to teach yourself -...

Opera: how is an opera written., mike leone, don giovanni
mike leone, don giovanni, librettist: Samuel-- I m probably not understanding your question. An opera is written I would imagine like any other piece of classical music. Generally the composer writes the music on the piano first and then orchestrates it. Sometimes the composer will suggest...

Opera: opera, opera music theater international, frederica von stade
opera music theater international, frederica von stade, laurel hurley: The first that comes to mind is Bruce Springsteen. Other than that, Jerome Hines spent a great deal of his life in NJ, founding OMTI (Opera Music Theater International) and running it there. Paul Robeson and Mark Delavan also come to mind. I can refer...

Opera: Pagliacci, verismo opera, italian opera
verismo opera, italian opera, surprise surprise: Hi Linda, Go to this address http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagliacci and reach about Pagliacci... it has the history and the story - very well done. But basically - Pagliacci is a comedia troop - they travel from town to town performing for them....

Opera: Pagliacci, mike leone, nedda
mike leone, nedda, huguet: Hi Micki-- If I m understanding your question correctly, you re asking me which singer of the role of Nedda is best known. Pagliacci is pretty much of a tenor opera, and I can t think of a soprano who has really become known as Nedda. Giuseppina Huguet...

Opera: Pearl Fishers, jussi bjorling, opera orchestra of new york
jussi bjorling, opera orchestra of new york, robert merrill: Robert, Thanks for your question. I recently performed Pearl Fishers at Carnegie Hall under the auspices of the OPera Orchestra of New York w/Eve Queler conducting. I m afraid that I do not recall an ensemble for male voices in this opera, save for the...

Opera: Pelléas et Mélisande, mike leone, metropolitan opera
mike leone, metropolitan opera, debussy: Hi Stephen-- Here s a detailed synopsis put out by the Metropolitan Opera, who can do a much better job telling this story than I can. The version you say may be in three acts or it may be in more or less. The original is in five acts, although it s not...

Opera: Performance advice, cindy sadler, tier level
cindy sadler, tier level, front balcony: Hi Jack, For a short run (over a weekend, for example), there s not going to be a great deal of difference in energy from night to night. Opening night always has a certain sparkle and excitement, and for that reason many people prefer it. But opening night...

Opera: Performances, performance nerves, social elite
performance nerves, social elite, tier level: Jack, First, let me congratulate you for your decision to attend a live performance of opera! You will find that the visceral feeling you get from being swept away in the drama and music.....well, there s just nothing like it! Now, to answer your questions....I...

Opera: Phantom of the opera, coloratura soprano, cindy sadler
coloratura soprano, cindy sadler, opera duet: Hi Jen, Every voice is so individual that it s really difficult to give you any sort of meaningful advice without hearing and seeing you sing. There s no way for me to know what you might or might not be doing that makes it hard for you to hit that E consistently....

Opera: Picking roles, valencienne, acting coach
valencienne, acting coach, coloratura: Hi Ksenia, What kind of soprano are you? As I recall Valencienne is a lyric role. How far along are you in studying, learning, performing, etc.? In Europe, especially, there are more strict fachs or categories - if you are a coloratura you sing one...

Opera: Preparing Pieces, dietrich fischer dieskau, scholarship audition
dietrich fischer dieskau, scholarship audition, birmingham southern college: Hi Barett, There are some wonderful Italian Songs and Arias in a collection (Schirmer is the publisher). Caro Mio Ben is in the collection. But there are other great songs - O cessate di piagarmi is one; Gia il sole dal Gange is another. Look through...

Opera: Preparing for School, juilliard school of music, lucianno pavarotti
juilliard school of music, lucianno pavarotti, cincinnati conservatory of music: Hi Kevin, It s really hard for me to say without actually hearing what you are doing - but it does seem that you just haven t learned how to sing the top notes quite yet. You probably just have the wrong coordination in your registers on the high notes......

Opera: Puccini's Il trittico, giuseppe adami, gianni schicchi
giuseppe adami, gianni schicchi, il tabarro: Hi Carl-- I did a little more checking and here is what I found: Puccini had wanted to write three one act operas to be performed together as early as 1904. His publisher rejected the idea, and once his publisher died in 1912, he decided to go ahead...

Opera: Puccini, charlotte church lyrics, opera series
charlotte church lyrics, opera series, o mio babbino caro lyrics: Here you are: http://lyrics.duble.com/lyrics/C/charlotte-church-lyrics/charlotte-church-o-mio-babbino-caro-lyrics.htm If you get a recording of Puccini s opera Gianni Schicchi (sometimes as part of a set containing the entire three-opera series Il trittico),...

Opera: How to perform opera., professional opera singer, brevard music center
professional opera singer, brevard music center, classical singer magazine: Hi Kyle, It s great that you want to be an opera singer. There are a lot of things you can do to help yourself get a headstart on college. It s not too early for you to start studying with a good teacher --- preferably someone who sings and performs opera...

Opera: performance career, opera world, artist programs
opera world, artist programs, washington opera: Hi Gina, You are certainly not alone in this - we all face this situation at one time or another. It s very hard, you re right, to try to be a singer with a large loan obligation - but you just have to keep your eye on your goals. If you need to work...

Opera: personal career/school oriented ?, cindy sadler, manhattan school of music
cindy sadler, manhattan school of music, audition pieces: Hi Christina, Age 22 is not too old to begin serious studies in voice, particularly since you already have a strong musical background. Whether your dream is realistic or not depends on any number of factors: whether you have the raw vocal talent, the drive;...

Opera: philanthropy, opera lover, professional opera
opera lover, professional opera, city opera: Hi Marshall, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I wanted to talk to some friends whose opinions I value about your question. Unfortunately I still need to talk the person whose judgment I value most - but I will write back when I do. I think...

Opera: pirates of penzance, pirates of penzance, ruddigore
pirates of penzance, ruddigore, yahoo co uk: Oh, absolutely appropiate. I ve apppeared in a community theatre production of Ruddigore and a few years later they did The Pirates of Penzance . If you e-mail me at welshliberaldemocrat@yahoo.co.uk I would be happy to advise on any questions or issues...

Opera: possibly wagner?, laugh clown laugh, strangers with candy
laugh clown laugh, strangers with candy, mike leone: Hi Daniel-- I m sorry to be so long in answering your question. I have not had the opportunity to check or answer e-mail lately. The music is from an opera called Pagliacci by Leoncavallo (not Wagner although possibly with some Wagnerian influences) and...

Opera: possibly wagner?, tear jerker, strangers with candy
tear jerker, strangers with candy, emotional story: No its not Wagner. I only needed 5 seconds for this. Its an old chestnut. It comes from Pagliacci by Leoncavallo (The title of the opera means strolling players or clowns)produced first in Milan in 1992 and NY in 1893. Its a rather emotional story of the...

Opera: A previous Question..., yan yan, chest register
yan yan, chest register, head voice: Yan, It s hard to explain without being able to demonstrate. Chest, middle, and head are registers of the voice. They are different parts of the voice, if you will. They are not places where you put the sound. When we talk about moving from chest into...

Opera: project, cindy sadler, opera singers
cindy sadler, opera singers, vocal coach: Hi Tatyana, Opera singers eat just like anybody else, except we tend to avoid dairy products before performances because they can increase the production of phlegm. Also, most singers don t like to eat right before they sing --- 3 or 4 hours earlier, at...

Opera: My project, opera singer, muscle memory
opera singer, muscle memory, frank sinatra: Hi Jenni, Glad to help if I can... I think the only real difference between singing opera and other kind of singing (Broadway, Country, Pop) etc. would be that the opera singer probably spends more time on learning how to sing - technique. Also the...

Opera: pursuing a career in opera., apprentice programs, opera career
apprentice programs, opera career, critical courses: Hi Anna, Goodness - if you don t have a chance at a career when you begin at 23 then we all should quit!! Do you love to sing? Does it give you joy? Are you good? Do you think you can have a career and do you want to find out? Then by all means -...

Opera: Quick question about falsetto:0), cindy sadler, classical singers
cindy sadler, classical singers, middle voice: Hi Theo, Classical singers need all the parts of their voices to be fully developed, and in the case of men, understanding how to easily access falsetto helps you access your head voice more readily. Range is only one factor in determining Fach, and...

Opera: qualities for success, cindy sadler, networking skills
cindy sadler, networking skills, burning desire: Good acting ability and skills, a professional look appropriate to the roles you sing, a good vocal technique, facility with languages (French, Italian, German, possibly Czech and Russian), musicality, good musicianship, a burning desire and need to communicate,...

Opera: Ravel L'enfant, opera score, vocal score
opera score, vocal score, solo flute: Hi Susan, I think you mean Ah c est Elle ! C est Elle - there is a wonderful recording by Andre Previn. You should be able to order the whole opera score online - just search with the words Ravel and L enfant and vocal score and you ll see some choices....

Opera: RE: About a classical singer, dawn upshaw, mozart opera
dawn upshaw, mozart opera, lyric soprano: Dawn Upshaw is a light lyric soprano well-known for her work in Mozart opera, contemporary concert works, and chamber music. I wouldn t consider a comparison to Kathleen Battle weird as they do have similar voices and sing similar repertoire. Having never...

Opera: RE: About Opera performance, ny city opera, opera performance
ny city opera, opera performance, opera houses: Hi Danny, I think someone has to have a large enough voice to be able to be heard clearly over a full orchestra in a big house... The voice doesn t have to be really big (although the dramatic voices are exciting) but the singer has to know how to sing...

Opera: RE: About Opera performance, opera performance, opera companies
opera performance, opera companies, city opera: Some opera companies admit that they mike --- City Opera, for example. Others are suspected of miking, but claim that they do not --- the Met, for example. I ve heard creditable people in the know on both sides of the argument. I have also heard the rumors...

Opera: RE: About the opera "L'Elisir D'Amore", opera houses, kathleen battle
opera houses, kathleen battle, elisir: Hi Damarius, I m not sure of the exact number in the orchestra - but it s not huge (like it would be for Verdi or Wagner). But you were probably listening to a live performance that was taped - the Met has it s Saturday afternoon broadcasts over the radio...

Opera: RE: About a singer, professional opera singer, cecilia bartoli
professional opera singer, cecilia bartoli, opera singers: There are as many vocal techniques as there are singers. I am not a Bartoli fan and have not paid much attention to her singing or her history. I know that she studies with her mother, and probably claims a legacy to the bel canto technique; however, this...

Opera: RE: About a singer's voice, dramatic coloratura, lyric sopranos
dramatic coloratura, lyric sopranos, lyric soprano: Even a small voice, if it is properly projected and singing the correct repertoire, with an orchestra which is not allowed to play too loud, can be heard. I ve heard it said that Battle and other small voices have been miked at the Met, but the Met says not,...

Opera: RE: About a singer, lyric coloratura soprano, lyric soprano
lyric coloratura soprano, lyric soprano, joe volpe: Feliciano, Ms. Battle s antics have long been the subject of newspapers and gossip columnists. Let s just say that she is a little nuts ! For a better idea, I refer you to the book, Molto Agitato written by Johanna Fiedler (the daughter of the famous...

Opera: RE: About tessitura, dramatic sopranos, lyric soprano
dramatic sopranos, lyric soprano, bass baritone: Hi Damarius, Well - this question is kind of subjective... and I know the women s voice better - but here goes.. The true Bass range would probably go from low F (I m guessing here) to maybe F above middle C - IF they have decent high notes - but I would...

Opera: Re: About Auditions, technical prowess, career ladder
technical prowess, career ladder, opera companies: Opera companies are looking for voices of great interest, technical prowess, beauty, and communicative ability. They want to hear and see a performer whose passion for the music shows and who has something to say; whose technique is solid; who is exciting...

Opera: Re: About Baritone voice, gifted composers, baritone voice
gifted composers, baritone voice, die fledermaus: Coloratura (more properly called fioratura) refers simply to florid singing, a la Rossini. There are coloratura passages written for all voice types. Gifted composers write for the best part of the voice, and sometimes for the talents of specific singers....

Opera: Re: about Batoli, cecilia bartoli, octave range
cecilia bartoli, octave range, coloratura: Damarius, Usually when people speak of manufacturing the sound it means that the singer is artificially altering their sound, trying to imitate another singer or create a certain sound that is not natural to their own particular voice. The voice then...

Opera: Re: About Difficult Operas, cindy sadler, stellar musicianship
cindy sadler, stellar musicianship, queen of the night: Hi Feliciano, This isn t my repertoire, so I can t really address the differences between the versions. The high F# s no doubt play a role in Zerbinetta s difficulty. Also, Strauss is just hard rythmically, melodically, and harmonically. It s not straightforward...

Opera: Re: About keys, cordination, theory course
cordination, theory course, octaves: Hi Feliciano, I m sorry - but I really don t know the answer! I never attached numbers to the notes.. Might be a good idea for you to take a theory course - or take a couple of piano lessons - that will really help you understand the piano and octaves....

Opera: Re: About Mezza Di voce, cecilia bartoli, opera singers
cecilia bartoli, opera singers, pianissimo: Messa di voce is the ability to slide the voice evenly from pianissimo to forte and back to pianissimo again. Some singers do it better than others but it is a basic skill that any professional singer needs to be able to demonstrate. I am not a big Bartoli...

Opera: Re: About Opera productions, vocal enhancement, opera stages
vocal enhancement, opera stages, opera productions: Hi Feliciano, I would bet they miked her in some way... I never could hear her at the MET unless she was singing with almost no orchestration. Unfortunately, many companies are miking. City Opera does it although they call it a vocal enhancement system...

Opera: Re: About Opera Technique, cindy sadler, manon lescaut
cindy sadler, manon lescaut, ariadne auf naxos: In terms of vocal technique, what s difficult for one person might not be for another; it depends on the individual voice, skills, and talent. It s extremely individual. A few notoriously difficult roles (again, in terms of vocal technique and not necessarily...

Opera: Re: About the opera Figaro, spinto soprano, bass baritone
spinto soprano, bass baritone, lyric roles: Hi Feliciano, As I recall Figaro is really considered a bass-baritone. I think he has a high F (F above middle C) but he needs the low notes as well. The Count is really a baritone - maybe an A flat on the top. I m actually a full lyric/spinto soprano....

Opera: Re: About a singer and projection, lyric coloratura soprano, loud voices
lyric coloratura soprano, loud voices, kathleen battle: There s no doubt that Miss Battle has a very small voice compared to many of the other singers at the Met --- it has been well-documented from many reliable sources. I have never heard her live, so it s impossible for me to offer an opinion on just how small...

Opera: Re: about a singer, vocal ranges, abcdefg
vocal ranges, abcdefg, middle c: Dear Mr. Roman, I really don t know Erma Sack all that well - but she did have a very very high voice - this website has a recording of her hitting a C4 - rather unheard of... http://www.dutchdivas.net/frames2/highC.html I should imagine that her low...

Opera: Re: About Voice, johannes brahms, tessitura
johannes brahms, tessitura, google: Feliciano, If you search on Google with alto rhapsody and brahms you ll see a lot of choices. Johannes Brahms wrote it. For the tessitura - if you go to the following website you ll see a very good explanation of tessitura. http://www.inachord.to/march_11,_2002.htm...

Opera: Re: About Voice, cecilia bartoli, lyric soprano
cecilia bartoli, lyric soprano, mezzo soprano: Hi Feliciano, I don t care for Cecilia Bartoli.. don t believe she really has a 3 1/2 octave range but it s possible. On a good day I have 3 - but that doesn t mean all the notes are performance quality! I think she s a lyric soprano.. but I just don...

Opera: Re: About Voice Fach, ruth ann swenson, lyric coloratura soprano
ruth ann swenson, lyric coloratura soprano, elizabeth futral: Soubrette is not a fach; it s a dramatic type. It has to do with character, not voice. Kathleen Battle is a lyric coloratura who undertakes soubrette roles. Some other lyric/dramatic coloraturas include Elizabeth Futral, Ruth Ann Swenson, Joan Sutherland,...

Opera: Re: About Voice Lessons, vocal lessons, voice teacher
vocal lessons, voice teacher, voice lessons: Feliciano, If you are working with a teacher who focuses on technique 30 minutes would be okay... most lessons are an hour though - which gives time to work on technique and repertoire. You should go and take a lesson - then you won t be so concerned...

Opera: Re: About Voice, unnecessary tension, chest voice
unnecessary tension, chest voice, head voice: Head voice is the upper register of the voice where the resonance can be felt mostly in the mask (the sinus areas behind the cheeks, nose, and above the eyes). It encompasses the lower middle through the high range. Chest voice is simply the lower register...

Opera: Re:vocal distress, college auditions, audition pieces
college auditions, audition pieces, voice study: Hi Danielle, Well - it seems you have been doing the right thing thus far. I guess I would ask if the medications have taken care of the specific symptoms you ve had - like is your throat still red and still showing signs of reflux and did the antibiotics...

Opera: Re: About vocal exercises, vocal exercises, bass baritone
vocal exercises, bass baritone, warm up exercises: Feliciano, A couple of warm up exercises are: a five note scale up & back on EE, AH, Ay (CDEFGFEDC - and then up the scale beginning with Dflat, then D, the Eflat etc.); also a triad (CEGEC)on EE, AH, EH (closed - like save ). You can also just go up...

Opera: Re: About vocal fachs, lyric soprano, fach system
lyric soprano, fach system, voice type: A lyric mezzo s voice sits lower than a light lyric soprano and most likely will have a darker vocal color and also more weight. The Fach system is not rigid or regulated in the US as it is in Germany. Here it is used to loosely identify a group of roles that...

Opera: Re: about voice, opera arias, voice type
opera arias, voice type, mature voice: Sorry, but I can t tell you what your voice type is based on your range. If you are taking voice lessons, your teacher will help you determine that. Opera is a type of classical music. As long as you are learning a classical technique, you will be learning...

Opera: Re: About voice, cindy sadler, leggiero
cindy sadler, leggiero, voice teacher: Hi Damarius, Without hearing you sing, there is no way I can advise you on this question. No one can tell you from a description of your voice what Fach you should be. No one can tell you where your voice is going to end up. It depends on many, many factors....

Opera: Re: About voice, sound chambers, voice answer
sound chambers, voice answer, outrageous behavior: Hi Damarius, No - I meant that the voice needs to be placed properly in the body... that is not swallowing the sound which happens when the voice is too far back in the throat or too nasal when the sound comes too much from the nose... it is right...

Opera: Re: About voice projection, spinto soprano, ariadne auf naxos
spinto soprano, ariadne auf naxos, jessye norman: Both Ms. Price and Ms. Norman have excellent projection. A spinto soprano may have some similarities to a dramatic, but they sing different repertoire. A dramatic has a heavier vocal weight and generally speaking a darker color. However, depending on the...

Opera: Re: About voice projection, birgit nilson, mezzo soprano
birgit nilson, mezzo soprano, pavoratti: Feliciano, Actually I m a soprano, but I started out as a mezzo so I have good low notes too. A voice doesn t have to be huge to cut through an orchestra - just placed well and have a ring to it. Really big voices carry really well - like Birgit Nilson...

Opera: Re: About voice, lily pons, school voice
lily pons, school voice, voice teacher: Felciano, It takes longer for a large/dramatic voice to mature usually... but if you have a good teacher and learn a good technique it won t matter when the voice matures - it will be fine. I m not crazy about Lily Pons either - although you really can...

Opera: Recordings of opera, giovanna d arco, crotchet co
giovanna d arco, crotchet co, luck david: the shift key on my computer is broken, so i apologize for the lack of capital letters. i usually have good luck finding classical recordings at arkivmusic.com. they have just about everything available in print. there is a place in the uk which i have...

Opera: Repertory for beginner tenor, abduction from the seraglio, tenor arias
abduction from the seraglio, tenor arias, tenor roles: Hi-- I certainly think Alfredo s aria in Traviata counts as a lyric tenor aria. Cavaradossi s third-act aria in Tosca verges on being a spinto aria, although the first-act aria, Recondita armonia is probably more lyric. Other good ones might be Una...

Opera: Restrictions on Pieces when under 21, freshman students, technical capability
freshman students, technical capability, voice teacher: Hi Joann, I agree with her voice teacher. Certainly, with a young singer, you want to work on songs and arias within the technical capability of the student... and you would also give them some that would challenge them as well... So, perhaps you might...

Opera: Roland Petits / Carmen, pearlfishers, eara
pearlfishers, eara, last question: This is hardly my area of expertise which covers opera up to 1750. Bizet wrote Carmen in about 1873. I presume that the musical eara represented is what we would call late Romantic. I have no reason to suppose that Bizet was a performer as well as a composer....

Opera: Rusalka, disney cartoon, mike leone
disney cartoon, mike leone, little mermaid: Hi Nell-- The plot of Rusalka is basically the same as that of the Disney cartoon The Little Mermaid only without the happy ending. Here is a more detailed plot summary from the Met s website: http://www.metopera.org/synopses/rusalka.html Hope this...

Opera: How to raise my range, throat muscles, mezzo soprano
throat muscles, mezzo soprano, middle c: Hi Tarie, Do you mean the high C ? In any case, if you are working with a good teacher and if you are really a soprano (as opposed to a mezzo soprano) you should eventually be able to open up your range. It s hard for me to tell without hearing you.....

Opera: Do I have a rare box set?, adelina patti, opera fans
adelina patti, opera fans, classical recordings: These types of collections are very abundant, so the value of the one you mention would depand largely on the demand for it in particular. For instance, while that collection may be rare, it may be that all of the individual tracks are readily available in...

Opera: Do I have a rare box set?, adelina patti, mike leone
adelina patti, mike leone, opera fans: You have a fairly rare set. I m not sure how valuable it is. The answer partly depends on whether you have the original edition or the reissued version which supposedly has a number of pitch corrections. If you have the corrected version, which is called...

Opera: Do I have a rare box set?, adelina patti, search google
adelina patti, search google, opera fans: Hi Novella, I m sorry but I don t know whether this is valuable or not. But try this website http://listserv.cuny.edu/Scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0204e&L=opera-l&F=&S=&P=11214 (or search Google with The Record of Singing and you ll see it - it s the 5th...

Opera: re: Opera Singers Websites & lesser known Singers., cindy sadler, lucia alberti
cindy sadler, lucia alberti, google search: Dear Ed, I m not sure what you re asking ... how to find more websites for singers or how to find more about Lucia Alberti. If you re looking for singers websites, try visiting Opera Glass (http://opera.stanford.edu/). You ll find, among other things,...

Opera: recommended recordings, cindy sadler, natalie dessay
cindy sadler, natalie dessay, renata scotto: Hi Danielle, You can t go wrong with any recording of Beverly Sills, Joan Sutherland, Natalie Dessay, Lucia Popp, Helen Donath, Anna Moffo, Renata Scotto, Erie Mills, Edita Gruberova, or Kathleen Battle. For contemporary singers, look for Elizabeth Futral,...

Opera: can i record classical pieces legally?, classical repetoire, amarilli mia bella
classical repetoire, amarilli mia bella, rock elements: Hi Cera, I m fairly sure you would be fine - as those pieces I think are in the public domain. But you should ask this of a lawyer (or go to one of the legal experts here!). You should be able to see on the music if there still is a copywrite.. Good...

Opera: can i record classical pieces legally?, andrew lloyd weber, classical repetoire
andrew lloyd weber, classical repetoire, ascap website: Hi Cera, I am not a legal expert or a copyright expert, but I have looked into this matter for my own projects. I suggest that you use my comments as a starting place and then doublecheck with a copyright attorney or with the organizations whose names I...

Opera: recording, opera singers, pitch correction
opera singers, pitch correction, opera performances: Hi Greg, Excellent observations. I agree with you about the recordings - I just assume that all recordings are doctored to some degree. One hopes not too much or when the singer sings live if it doesn t match enough people would get p.o. d. Unfortunately...

Opera: recording a soprano, directional mic, opera singers
directional mic, opera singers, ny philharmonic: Hi Chris, I m afraid I m not much help here as I just don t know what the best way to record in the studio is. I know once of the best recordings I had made live had 2 or three mikes spaced out.. there were some a few feet in front - a couple of the side...

Opera: repertoire, norma bellini, manrico
norma bellini, manrico, azucena: Hi KTW, What about Samson and Dalilah... also the Turiddu Santuzza duet from Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) - mezzos sing Santuzza... (sopranos do as well, though) There are wonderful duets in Werther (Massenet).. in Trovatore (Verdi) - Manrico and Azucena...

Opera: repertoire, pirates of penzance, lyric tenor
pirates of penzance, lyric tenor, cielo e mar: It s VERY difficult to find anything for mezzo and lyric tenor. There aren t that many true mezzo-tenor duets to begin with. The Gioconda would work. Also, if the mezzo is light enough and has a good top extension, she could probably do some soprano things....

Opera: can i restart opera technique, cindy sadler, human emotion
cindy sadler, human emotion, opera singer: Hi Jewelia, I don t mean to be rude, but I doubt you performed opera in choir or learned real operatic technique --- children are not physically developed enough to sing opera (except for certain roles and choruses which are specifically written for children...

Opera: You are so right, I also have a question, tenor roles, dramatic tenor
tenor roles, dramatic tenor, opera singers: Dear Sir, Thanks for your question. I m actually an opera historian, and I m not really qualified to answer questions on vocal technique. It would be best to ask a voice teacher the questions you have asked me. However, I believe the range and colour...

Opera: romantic aria, baritone voice, bass baritone
baritone voice, bass baritone, mike leone: Hi George-- Well, you re close. It s actually Bellini. The aria is Vi ravviso from the opera La sonnambula. I don t know of Bastianini ever recording this aria, which doesn t necessarily mean that he didn t. I can t speak for Hvorostovsky since I...

Opera: Score, cindy sadler, fine arts library
cindy sadler, fine arts library, vocal repertoire: Hi Nerita, Try Glendower Jones at Classical Vocal Repertoire, www.classical vocalrep.com. If he doesn t have it or know how to get it, no one does. If it s out of print, you can try an interlibrary search; or call the Fine Arts Library at Northwestern...

Opera: SELECTING Undergraduate college, westminster choir college, classical singer magazine
westminster choir college, classical singer magazine, cindy sadler: Hi Ryan, If you re interested in pursuing opera as a career, I strongly suggest you look for your teacher first, school second. You might want to check out my book, The Student Singer s Starter Kit, which is designed to help high school students considering...

Opera: Searching for info on contemporary singer, denice graves, bass baritone
denice graves, bass baritone, washington cathedral: Hi Andy, And thanks for your question. The singer you are asking about is Denice Graves, a world famous opera star. She has many recordings available, and if you visit www.towerrecords.com you should be able to do a search on her name and see the availability...

Opera: Seeking ethereal choral music, classical music search, long periods of time
classical music search, long periods of time, ethereal music: Hi Anna, I am not familiar with Libera and I don t know what music might or might not offend your morals, but if you like ethereal sounding classical music sung by adults I would suggest you look into Gregorian chant (aka plainsong). There is also a...

Opera: Seriously pursuing operas and arias, canadian tenor, opera course
canadian tenor, opera course, amateur choir: Dear Anwar, It is very difficult to advise you when I haven t heard you but it seems you do need to find a good vocal teacher. You need a teacher who knows about vocal technique and will train you according to your own voice, not theirs. I would train...

Opera: Singing, minnesota opera, st paul minnesota
minnesota opera, st paul minnesota, private students: HI Raymundo, Since you live in St. Paul - why don t you call the Minnesota Opera at http://www.wcities.com/outside.html?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mnopera.org%2F and ask them for a recommendation.. Also the National Association of Teachers of Singing has a...

Opera: Singing, singing technique, best bet
singing technique, best bet, voice lessons: Hi Michelle, I do not recommend voice lessons for children under 14 or 15 years old. Most of they time they are not physically capable of a proper classical singing technique. If your daughter wants to sing classically, it s better to let your daughter...

Opera: Singing, aided by karaoke, perhaps?, karaoke machine, colony music
karaoke machine, colony music, opera cds: Hi Peter, I don t know where to buy such a thing as a karaoke machine, but you don t need one --- a regular CD player will do. You can get lots of karaoke opera CDs from places like www.sheetmusicplus.com or www.colonymusic.com. Look for the Cantolopera...

Opera: Singing Handel, handels messiah, chaleston
handels messiah, chaleston, knowlege: Randy. First question is whether you want to sing solo or in a choir. If you haven t sung seriously before but can read music try to find a choir near you, possibly at your local church. Choirs come in a wide range of abilities but no doubt the better ones...

Opera: Singing High Notes Soflty, mirella freni, choir sound
mirella freni, choir sound, chest voice: Hi Vicki, This is a hard thing to answer in words - much easier to demonstrate. First thing I would say is you need to find the right teacher - someone who knows how to nurture your big voice and also introduce you to the cupo high singing. Not too many...

Opera: Singing Lessons, opera singers, opera chorus
opera singers, opera chorus, classical voice: Hi Christina, There are many different kinds of people in opera chorus. Some are singers who aspire to be soloists, some are fulltime professional choral singers, some have day jobs and sing with the chorus because they enjoy it and want to perform. Some...

Opera: Singing Opera and Musical Theater, lyric soprano, vocal teacher
lyric soprano, vocal teacher, nice voice: Hi Tegan, Unfortunately, I cannot diagnose or help you solve technical issues over email. The problem you describe could be occurring for a number of different reasons, and I would have to hear and see you sing to help you with it. I will tell you this:...

Opera: Singing soprano, cindy sadler, lowest female voice
cindy sadler, lowest female voice, mezzo sopranos: Ally, are you male or female? From your name I m assuming you re female. Women are never tenors --- they may be contraltos (the lowest female voice, which sings some of the same notes as tenors), mezzo-sopranos (the lower middle range female voice), or sopranos...

Opera: Singing technique, richard bonynge, beverly sills
richard bonynge, beverly sills, joan sutherland: Hi Pat, Puritani is considered an opera in the Bel canto style. Bel canto, or beautiful singing, operas have arias that call for a beautiful legato, a somewhat lighter upper register, as well as agility, and a beautiful timbre or sound. The arias in this...

Opera: Singing, learning to read music, patient teacher
learning to read music, patient teacher, vocal strength: Hi Sam, Well - I believe you should try.. I have worked with some students who love singing but who didn t know anything about it. You won t know what you can do unless you try. I say - find a good teacher - and see what you have. It s true that there...

Opera: Song/aria choices, vittorio giannini, open audition
vittorio giannini, open audition, broadway tune: Hi Angela, I like your two Italian choices - either will be fine. For the English - there s Beauty s aria from Vittorio Giannini s Beauty and the Beast ... it s begins All that I ask is one red rose.. It s pretty lyrical...and very pretty. The opera...

Opera: Song title, john tuturro, italian song
john tuturro, italian song, sugartime: Hi Michelle-- I apologize for being so late in answering your question. I haven t made the time to check e-mail lately. I haven t seen the movie Sugartime and there doesn t seem to be a soundtrack available of it. If there were, I could have probably...

Opera: Speaking voice, lyric soprano, chest voice
lyric soprano, chest voice, head voice: Hi Maria, That s tough. I once was in the same spot - it s hard on your voice. One thing - maybe you can raise it a bit - but just make sure you are supporting and breathing when you talk.... without the support you are probably straining the muscles...

Opera: Stipends or income from Apprentice Programs, cindy sadler, houston grand opera
cindy sadler, houston grand opera, apprentice programs: Hi Ellie, Every program is different, and they are not very forthcoming with fee information. However, I will tell you that few of them pay much. If you re lucky, you ll get a living wage, and that s about it. These are much-sought after opportunities,...

Opera: The Student Singer's Starter Kit, american singers, performance anxiety
american singers, performance anxiety, european education: Hi Sarah, Happy Birthday. :) My book is primarily geared towards American students, because I don t know enough about the European education systems and they do work a bit differently. However, there is a lot of general information that would be useful...

Opera: Studying Opera, opera career, mike leone
opera career, mike leone, opera singer: Hi Clíodhna-- This isn t really my area of expertise. Since you re taking voice lessons, I suspect that your teacher would be able to answer your questions better. The only real suggestion I can possibly make is to get into a geographical area where you...

Opera: Suggest a Voice Teacher, voice teacher, classical singer
voice teacher, classical singer, nats: Hi Carla, You don t say where in NJ you are. Most of the teachers I know teach in NYC - but you should go to the NATS website (National Associates of the Teachers of Singing) http://www.nats.org/index.php click on find a teacher on the left and put...

Opera: A Suitable Opera Seria Libretto, antonio salvi, illicit love affairs
antonio salvi, illicit love affairs, opera seria: You will mostly be alright then. In many of Handel s operas the tyrant is thwarted in his attempts to have an illicit love affair and comes to his senses in the end. Good luck. Suggest you have a look at the Viking Guide to Opera. Its pretty comprehensiv...

Opera: Swollen throat, opera singers, hansel and gretel
opera singers, hansel and gretel, lyric soprano: I am not a doctor. But I am a professional singer and voice teacher, and I will tell you unequivocally that you need to find a doctor who will work with you until he figures out what s wrong and how to treat it, and you need to do it NOW. You are damaging...

Opera: Symphonic/Operatic Production, independent composers, mozart beethoven
independent composers, mozart beethoven, miss cindy: Dear Jacob, This is not my area of expertise, but I can give you an informed opinion and some suggestions. Symphonies and opera companies do produce new works, but it would be unusual for them to do so with an unknown composer with whom they had no previous...

Opera: How to sing, opera singer, opera company
opera singer, opera company, bass notes: Hi Taylor, This is a hard question to answer via computer. The first thing you should do is find a good teacher and go sing for them. Learning to sing like an opera singer involves learning how to breathe properly, open up the voice (that is, make sure...

Opera: to sing Opera, luciano pavarotti, andrea bocelli
luciano pavarotti, andrea bocelli, russel watson: Dear Anthony, You are doing exactly what you should do at this point - you are going to a voice teacher. You should sing for him/her and get their impressions. Ask to sit in on some of their lessons to see how they work... most teachers would allow that,...

Opera: can anyone sing opera?, cindy sadler, opera arias
cindy sadler, opera arias, dramatic flair: Hi Theo, Head voice and falsetto are not the same thing. My best suggestion for you is to take some voice lessons and try to get a feel for whether you enjoy it. You can find a teacher through NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) at www. nats.org,...

Opera: How I can sing stronger, so that I can try opera?, vocal exercises, opera style
vocal exercises, opera style, voice technique: Hi Shizuka, I m sorry for the delay in answering as I ve been away without access to a computer. Now, to your question. I m afraid that you really need to work with a very good, reputable teacher to strengthen your voice. It s really not possible to...

Opera: how to sing, phantom of the opera, voice teachers
phantom of the opera, voice teachers, phantom of the opera the movie: Hi Sofia, You don t say how old you are - but if you are still in school I would join the chorus - and also join the choir at your place of worship if you have one. You can also see if you could begin taking some lessons with a voice teacher in your area...

Opera: singing lessons, hoarse throat, breath support
hoarse throat, breath support, vocal teacher: Hi Yan, It sounds like your teacher gave you good advice. People learn at different rates, and breath support is the most important lesson for singers. It can take months or years to learn. So your teacher is not cheating you --- he s telling you exactly...

Opera: singing opera v.s. singing in a chorus???, natural vibrato, church choirs
natural vibrato, church choirs, opera style: Chuck, This is a tough question to answer because you need to remember that most Operas have chorus parts as well. One thing is that you should not refer Operatic singing as Opera style ....this is really incorrect. What you should more focus on is that...

Opera: singing schools in france, cindy sadler, classical singers
cindy sadler, classical singers, greater france: Hi Jessica, I m sorry, but I don t know anything about schools or teachers in France. However, you might try inquiring on the European Forum at the New Forum for Classical Singers, www.nfcs.net. Good luck! Cindy www.cindy-sadler.com www.thebusinessofsinging.co...

Opera: singing technique, opera singers, singing technique
opera singers, singing technique, vibrato: Hi Geno, Sarah Brightman, at least the last time I heard her, has a vibrato that is more like a flutter in the voice. That is, her vibrato goes very fast. What you are talking about in opera singers is vibrato. If you go to the website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vibrato...

Opera: song, madame butterfly puccini, presentation of the rose
madame butterfly puccini, presentation of the rose, belle nuit: Okay - here are a few: Belle nuit, nuit d amour: Les Contes d Hoffmann (by Offenbach) Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren: Der Rosenkavalier (presentation of the rose) by R. Strauss Una nave da guerro : Madame Butterfly (Puccini)(the Flower Duet) Sandmann...

Opera: songs?, vaga luna che inargenti, cindy sadler
vaga luna che inargenti, cindy sadler, royal philarmonic: Hi Robin, I m not sure what Grade 7 means (in the US, that would make you 12 years old and I suspect you re probably a teenager). The only real opera aria you mention having sung is the Handel, which is a good piece for someone your age --- why don...

Opera: soprano teacher in NYC, manhattan school of music, voice faculty
manhattan school of music, voice faculty, juilliard: Hi Sofia, If you give me your email address I will send you some names.. I do have a few friends who teach who are quite good... the well known teachers are very expensive! Or why don t you go online to the Manhattan School of Music, Juilliard and Mannes,...

Opera: sotto voice or bel canto singing, istanbul turkey, head voice
istanbul turkey, head voice, larynx: Hi Ann, Beethoven s 9th is very high for sopranos - and it stays up there. It was easy for me either... Bel Canto singing simply means beautiful singing ... I think the idea of singing it sotto voce your friend probably means trying to sing it purely...

Opera: How to stage an opera?, cindy sadler, renee fleming
cindy sadler, renee fleming, samuel ramey: Hello, Singers are hired by the General Director, Artistic Administrator, and/or other staff members selected by the GD (who is the head of the opera company). Under some circumstances the conductor does have influence over casting, but not always. Sometimes...

Opera: How to start an operatic career?, opera singers, opera programs
opera singers, opera programs, operatic pieces: Katelynn, Thanks for the great questions...and I am asked this several times per year. As a singer, it is very hard to give advice to one hoping to begin an operatic career without ever having heard that person sing. Although you do describe your voice...

Opera: Where do I start, charlotte north carolina, straightforward path
charlotte north carolina, straightforward path, performance degree: Hi Melissa, These are big questions and there are no easy answers. The opera business is complicated; success is dependent on a combination of talent, skill, hard work, and good luck. There is no one straightforward path to the spotlight. Also, I can t...

Opera: staying positive in a difficult career, renee fleming, opera singers
renee fleming, opera singers, fact of life: Hi Danielle, I think the main thing you need for focus on is why you are singing in the first place? We live in a world of rejection - but if you ve worked hard (languages, acting, technique, interpretation, etc) and sing the best you can on that day -...

Opera: How to strengthen the head voice, voice above middle c, head voice
voice above middle c, head voice, chest voice: Hi Andrew, My teacher works with men and works on strengthening their falsetto. The stronger the falsetto is the stronger the voice becomes. The head voice will strengthen for sure, but I would just do some falsetto exercises as well. My teacher has...

Opera: studying music, solo singers, sightsinging
solo singers, sightsinging, voice teacher: Hi Tia, You can probably find a voice teacher who is willing to work with you not only on vocal technique, but on sightreading. (Dynamics would fall under the vocal technique category). If you can t find a teacher who wants to to that, you can find a tutor...

Opera: any suggestions?, undue tension, sympathetic vibration
undue tension, sympathetic vibration, vocal apparatus: Dear Theo, I can t help because what your coach is telling you, at least as you ve explained it to me, is completely wrong. You are going to feel vibrations in your throat no matter what, because that is where the vocal apparatus is. Some people feel...

Opera: synopsis, mike leone, living in italy
mike leone, living in italy, automatic translation: Hi Mindi-- I couldn t find a plot synopsis online other than one through google which is in German. The automatic translation that google provides is illegible. Here s the original German in case you have a friend who knows German: http://www.impresario.ch/synopsis/syndalpri.htm...

Opera: Teacher vs. Well Known School, classical singer magazine, mezzo soprano
classical singer magazine, mezzo soprano, eventual career: Hi Mariah, As it happens, I have just written a HUGE two-part article for Classical Singer Magazine on this subject (August and September 2007). If you are a subscriber, you can read the articles in the online archives at www.classicalsinger.com. CS is...

Opera: Tenor/soprano duet, tenor soprano, o soave fanciulla
tenor soprano, o soave fanciulla, final aria: Evona, Hello and what a great question! Of course, anything I might suggest is purely speculative, as I have not heard either of you sing....but I might be able to guide you a bit. If you are both lyric singers with a bit of heft, I might suggest the...

Opera: Tina Farelli & Arturo Bovi, conductor arturo, opera singers
conductor arturo, opera singers, havana cuba: Hi Terry-- I m sorry. I thought I had already answered this question. Maybe I forgot to hit send. I googled Farelli and Bovi and couldn t find much on them. I suspect you already tried that route. So unless there s something in a dictionary such...

Opera: Tosca and Andrea Chenier, hungarian state opera, la mamma morta
hungarian state opera, la mamma morta, vissi d arte: Hi Andy, Tosca is the more frequently done work and is one of Puccini s greatest hits. You will hear some familiar tunes, including Vissi d arte and E lucevan le stelle , which you certainly heard at the Three Tenors concert. Andrea Chenier is not...

Opera: Training, manhattan school of music, patricia sheridan
manhattan school of music, patricia sheridan, mcgill university: Dear Kim, You re right that the teacher is the most important thing when training to be an opera singer, but remember that even great teachers are not right for every singer. You will still need to do a lot of research to find the teacher who is right for...

Opera: Transposition..., empty chairs at empty tables, phantom of the opera music
empty chairs at empty tables, phantom of the opera music, cara sposa: Hi Justin, I don t know off-hand, how many of the music schools actually teach countertenors or have them part of their program. But I found a website devoted to countertenors: http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/performers/countertenors.html Check that out....

Opera: Trios for soprano, mezzo and tenor, norma bellini, beatrice di tenda
norma bellini, beatrice di tenda, ernani verdi: Hi Kate, Here are a few ideas - but I would go to the classical music store and look through some of the opera CD collections (they will list the duets, trios, etc. on the recordings)... From La Gioconda (Ponchielli) - Ecco la barca addio There s...

Opera: Trying to identify an aria-like song, spanish zarzuela, high speed connection
spanish zarzuela, high speed connection, video switches: Hi Tom, I don t recognize it - but it really sounds like it s a Spanish Zarzuela (a type of Spanish/Mexican opera)... can t believe he can t remember where he got it..) But I m guessing it s from a Zarzuela... Sorry I can t be of more help! Pamel...

Opera: Too tall for a role?, opera houses, dramatic interpretation
opera houses, dramatic interpretation, countess: Hi Ali, It s true that certain body types seem to be more in vogue for certain kinds of roles, but I think it s a foolish strategy to hope that your voice is going to develop into something different just because your look isn t ideal for the role. It...

Opera: technique, there some sort, neccesary
there some sort, neccesary, lower jaw: Hi Kate, It s very difficult to describe technique.. that s why you should discuss with a good teacher. But everything you ve listed is important... I would add that one has to learn what muscles in the throat to relax and which to strengthen and use....

Opera: technique, dramatic soprano, soft palate
dramatic soprano, soft palate, soprano voice: Hi Nichole, Well - you really do need to find a teacher who is good and really knows about voice to help you learn how to release the tension in the muscles that shouldn t have tension. But what you are describing happens to most singers. As they sing...

Opera: my ten year old Daughter, concert gigs, commercial jingles
concert gigs, commercial jingles, daughter cindy: Hi Denise, Congrats on your daughter s contract with the Met children s chorus. This is very exciting for your family, no doubt, but my best advice to you is to just see how your daughter likes it. At age ten, it s very hard to say how her voice will develop...

Opera: time it takes/teacher question, montreal quebec canada, montreal opera
montreal quebec canada, montreal opera, doctorate degree: Hi David, It s hard to answer your first question... because I haven t heard you... so I don t know if you have a natural vocal talent.. but at 19 you are young - and if you want to try it out - I certainly think you should. If you have a natural voice...

Opera: trio repertoire, ariadne auf naxos, matchmaker matchmaker
ariadne auf naxos, matchmaker matchmaker, stepsisters lament: Hi Shawna, It s going to be hard to find anything written for three sopranos, but some of these might work, especially if you re a little creative: Three Little Maids from School (The Mikado) Champagne Trio (Fledermaus) Stepsisters Lament (Cinderella)...

Opera: trio repertoire, beethoven fidelio, sop
beethoven fidelio, sop, baritone: Hi Alison, That combination is not as prevalent as Sop/Mezzo/Tenor but a couple come to mind off the top of my head. Gounod: Faust (Alerte! Alerte!) Offenbach: Hoffman (Ecoute, Antonia!) I think that sop/ten/baritone but not sure. Beethoven: Fidelio...

Opera: trio for tenor, baryton and soprano, cindy sadler, flowers that bloom in the spring
cindy sadler, flowers that bloom in the spring, barber of seville: Hi Philip, Generally speaking, I would not encourage high school students to sing much opera, let alone anything from the dramatic repertoire, because it s doubtful that your voices are mature enough. However, you could try something like Zitti, zitti,...

Opera: trios, cindy sadler, three little maids
cindy sadler, three little maids, gypsy song: Hi Meg, Off the top of my head: Three Little Maids from School from The Mikado Card Aria and Trio from Carmen Gypsy Song from Carmen (each takes a verse) Opening trio from L incoranazione di Poppea Act III trio from Der Rosenkavalier Opening trio...

Opera: trouble with high notes, coloratura voice, passagio
coloratura voice, passagio, voice type: Hi Rachael, How old are you, and are you taking voice lessons? This is something that should be handled with a teacher, and you should not try to fix on your own. I can answer your question, but without hearing you there is no way of knowing what the real...

Opera: trying to identify an aria-like song, high speed connection, video switches
high speed connection, video switches, mike leone: Hi Tom-- I don t recognize this piece. It may be a popular song of Spniahs or Italian origin, as you mention. Even though the voice is obviously of an operatic nature, the number itself doesn t seem to be an update of any operatic piece that I know. ...

Opera: UCB For music, sergiu comissiona, stetson university
sergiu comissiona, stetson university, city opera: Hi John, Try it out - it might be fine... you could always transfer if you don t like it. Of course there are great music schools here: Juilliard School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music. Just Google them and check out their...

Opera: Undergrad-- Catholic U?, voice majors, undergraduate option
voice majors, undergraduate option, finding the right college: Hi Mariah, I don t know a lot about the voice teachers - but I do know that Sharon Christman is there. She has had a professional career so she knows what it s about. She s still sings wonderfully, is really nice and I hear a wonderful teacher. Really...

Opera: Undergraduate standards, undergraduate auditions, freshman admissions
undergraduate auditions, freshman admissions, undergraduate standards: Hi Mariah, I sent an email to a friend of mine who is a Dean at a music school but haven t connected up with him yet. I m sure they just listen to the quality of the voice, the potential, the natural sound as well as musicianship. And you are right -...

Opera: How can i undrestand i'm on the right track ?, lower abdominals, iran tehran
lower abdominals, iran tehran, professional singers: Hi Magid, Sounds like you are doing what you can - and since you are improving just keep at it. As for the breathing - you should breathe into your lower abdominals.. when you breathe you should feel that your entire stomach, back & sides expand.. then...

Opera: Vibrato, mirella freni, renata tebaldi
mirella freni, renata tebaldi, beverly sills: Hi Amanda, What does your voice coach say about your vibrato? It sounds like you sing pretty much with a straight tone, is that right? Is your voice coach a voice teacher? If so, he/she should be able to help you add a correct vibrato to your voice......

Opera: Vocal Anatomy of an Opera Singer, professional opera singer, vocal anatomy
professional opera singer, vocal anatomy, abdominal muscles: Hi Gordon, Just to be clear - certainly a professional opera singer will have stronger abdominal muscles - high lung capacity and breath control, etc. All of the muscles used in singing correctly will be more developed. But I was just saying that a non-singer...

Opera: Vocal Lessons For A Child, opera companies, outreach programs
opera companies, outreach programs, musical ear: Hi Kenneth, Can your daughter repeat simple melodies with the same pitches, rythms, and inflections she hears? That s an indication of a musical ear. One of my nephews was also able to do that at age two and today he is an excellent musician (but not a...

Opera: Vocal Range?, mezzo soprano, middle c
mezzo soprano, middle c, vocal ranges: Belinda, Just to be sure I understand your range... you can sing from the C below middle C to high C (2 octaves above middle C) - is that right? and you are most comfortable from the G below middle C to the G above the C above middle C (just to get my...

Opera: Vocal Range, chest voice, natural voice
chest voice, natural voice, vocal range: Hi Feliciello, Absolutely.. but it does really depend on what your natural voice is and where your voice blossoms. Speaking deeply is a hint that you are a lower voice - but I speak fairly low (more like a mezzo) and I am a soprano... now I m more a spinto...

Opera: Vocal Technique, voice change, opera singer
voice change, opera singer, voice changes: Hi Ryan, With guys when the voice changes you need to be very careful. I m sure your voice is really not finished changing so I would really take it easy. Some people feel the boys should stop singing while their voice is changing - sometimes up to a...

Opera: Vocal Technique, sherrill milnes, mezzo soprano
sherrill milnes, mezzo soprano, middle c: Hi Stephen, Apologies for the delayed answer as I ve been away with no access to a computer. My first question is are you studying with a good teacher? Have you talked to him/her about this? I think it s fine that you have a good falsetto - but I don...

Opera: Vocal Technique, relaxation exercises, awareness techniques
relaxation exercises, awareness techniques, alexander technique: Hi Denise, This is probably true for a large number of singers! One thing is to be more self aware of how you handle stress - and try to notice when your jaw is tight or you are clenching your teeth - relaxation exercises will help in general. Some of...

Opera: Vocal technic, cindy sadler, opera singer
cindy sadler, opera singer, artists management: Hi Sevgi, I m sorry, but I don t understand your question and don t know what you mean by hearing my voice as if in the cage . If you want to send me your concert recording, you may address it to me care of John Such Artists Management, 780 Riverside...

Opera: Voice Classification, coloratura sopranos, ms thomas
coloratura sopranos, ms thomas, soprano: Hi Denise, I m not really sure what they mean when they say high - probably they mean a soprano who has the very high notes - like the high F - generally these singers would be considered coloratura sopranos. regular sopranos might be lyric or spinto...

Opera: The Voice of Elvis Presley, voice of elvis, kiri te kanawa
voice of elvis, kiri te kanawa, opera diva: Hi Wanda, I have always loves Elvis voice - it was warm, and beautiful. However, he never really took lessons to learn how to breathe or to really sing a line. If you listen to Love me Tender (one of my favorites) he breaks up the line a lot... and I...

Opera: Voice lessons, voice lessons, good afternoon
voice lessons, good afternoon, vicinity: Hi Tina, I m not teaching right now - but I do have good teachers to recommend. Do you want to give me your email address and a little more info (you can make it private on the site) and I ll contact them. How old are you? Have you studied voice before...

Opera: Voice teacher & age to start to sing opera, opera arias, dear claudia
opera arias, dear claudia, voice teacher: Dear Claudia, You re going to find a lot of different opinions about the right and wrong way to sing. It s not as simple as smile or don t smile , and to offer you an opinion I would have to hear exactly what your teacher is saying to you and how you...

Opera: Voice technique, voice technique, head voice
voice technique, head voice, breath support: Hi Jose, Whether singing in head voice, falsetto or chest voice the larynx should stay down... (of course it doesn rise a little) also I don t think the breath changes as you sing (other than the pressure) - obviously your use more muscles and breath singing...

Opera: Voice technique, soft palette, voice technique
soft palette, voice technique, time and patience: Hi Jose, A hard question to answer since the result can t be heard... I suppose I feel the resonance in the mask but with an open throat... hard to express. I know that the sound is going out when I don t hear it (that is I don t listen to myself).. it...

Opera: Vowel problem, vowel sound, presence of mind
vowel sound, presence of mind, middle c: Hi Sean, Actually EE is my favorite vowel.. This all has to do with the position of your tongue... if I only had a mirror to show you! Hard to do here. When I sing vowels my tongue isn t flat - it s more square. The tongue natually drops a bit for...

Opera: various things, pitch accuracy, professional singers
pitch accuracy, professional singers, breath support: Hi Donna, You’ve hit on a bit of a sore point with professional singers and voice teachers, and I suspect this is why your college instructor was hard on you. If an instrumentalist had not mastered her instrument, she certainly would not be considered...

Opera: verdi, time spans, bass baritone
time spans, bass baritone, first wife: Andrew, Thanks for allowing me some extra time in getting back to you on your really tough question. I m afraid that I ve done quite a lot of research to find out about Verdi s galley years and I cannot seem to find this term in relation to Verdi s various...

Opera: vocal distress, ear nose throat specialist, acid relux
ear nose throat specialist, acid relux, coloratura soprano: Dear Danielle, First of all - what doctors are you seeing? Are you seeing an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist? Do you live in or near a big city? What kind of surgery has been suggested to you? I cannot imagine why you would need it given your symptoms....

Opera: vocal fatigue, vocal fatigue, don t cry
vocal fatigue, don t cry, rehearsals: Hi Kathie, It s great that you are back in the business again! Congratulations on doing that. I guess the first question is - are you belting for the 2 hours? That would certainly cause vocal fatigue. Also - how much singing were you doing before...

Opera: vocal placement, karita mattila, mirella freni
karita mattila, mirella freni, seth riggs: Dear Yan, Well, I wouldn t expect a website advertising a patented technique to say anything bad about it, so I don t think the SLS website is the best source of unbiased information. It s true that people like Michael Jackson and Madonna have studied with...

Opera: vocal placement, head voice, tip of my tongue
head voice, tip of my tongue, middle c: Hi Kelton, I would guess you are lifting your larygnx when you sing higher.. when that happens the muscles tense in the throat and you feel a grab - or tightness. As the larygnx moves up there is less space in the throat and it s harder to sing the top...

Opera: vocal placement, listenning, head voice
listenning, head voice, classical technique: Hi Yan, It s difficult to explain this in writing... but there is a different sensation in the throat and head when singing in the chest and singing in head voice. However, the mechanism shouldn t really move. You do have to learn how to coordinate the...

Opera: vocal technique, dramatic tenor, passagio
dramatic tenor, passagio, chest voice: Hi Jose, First of all - are you studying with a teacher now? And have you talked with him/her about this? If you aren t studying and you can begin - that would really help. If you are studying then really talk to your teacher.. It s hard for me to...

Opera: vocal technique, international musician, head voice
international musician, head voice, vibrato: Hi Dale, You really need a good voice teacher! Is there anyone around there who can work with you hands-on? Ultimately that s really what you need. Without hearing you, it s hard to say for sure what will help. But each day is different for a singer...

Opera: vocal technique, private voice lessons, dramatic tenor
private voice lessons, dramatic tenor, vocal timbre: Hi Jose, The very best advice I can give you right now is not to worry about what voice type you are. Right now, it doesn t matter. Right now, all you need to be doing is learning how to sing, and singing what is comfortable and sounds good in your voice....

Opera: vocal trios, norma bellini, vocal trios
norma bellini, vocal trios, light opera: Hi Jennifer, Sorry for the delay in answering - I ve been trying to think of trios from light opera or operetta bit nothing comes to mind immediately...there is a trio in Norma (Bellini) but it s very hard... probably too hard for high school students......

Opera: vocalises for injured singer?, ear nose throat specialist, hurricane katrina
ear nose throat specialist, hurricane katrina, ear nose throat: Hi Elli, Well, first of all - blessings to you for going down to the gulf coast to help out! As to the voice... you really need to take care of yourself and give it time. I m assuming you are (or have been) working with a good teacher who understands...

Opera: About my voice, cindy sadler, university music department
cindy sadler, university music department, saprano: Hi David, Second tenor simply means that when the song you re singing splits into two tenor parts, you sing the lower one. Your voice right now probably sits a little lower than the first tenors, meaning they can sing the high notes easier than you can....

Opera: About my voice, middle c, larynx
middle c, larynx, vocal range: Hi Rassius, Without hearing you, it s hard to say for sure. But each day is different for a singer - some days everything works wonderfully and some days you really struggle. That s because our voice in part of our body - if we don t get enough rest,...

Opera: About my voice, countertenor, muscle tension
countertenor, muscle tension, head voice: Hi Reid, I m sorry for the delayed response as I ve been away and without computer access. I don t think you need to make any decision on the kind of singer you will be - countertenor or not at this young age. What you really need to do - it you can...

Opera: voice care, cindy sadler, classical singer magazine
cindy sadler, classical singer magazine, acid reflux: Hi Danielle, Steam is excellent for hydrating the throat and helping to clear out excess phlegm, but I ve never heard of it being used to treat acid reflux. Acid reflux can have serious implications for singers, and I urge you to seek a doctor s care...

Opera: voice classification, dramatic tenor, placido domingo
dramatic tenor, placido domingo, vocal instructors: HI Miguel, I have no idea what Domingo s range was when he first began training. I wouldn t presume to make an assumption about whether he only sang to an A. However, as I mentioned before, range is the LEAST important determiner of voice type. In his...

Opera: voice classification, dramatic sopranos, vocal sound
dramatic sopranos, vocal sound, ms thomas: Denise, Your second question is more to the point. The vocal sound does determine what fach or classification a singer is in. For example, what is the high note that makes the voice sound the most exciting? - that makes the voice shimmer and blossom?...

Opera: voice developement..., mezzo soprano, higher voice
mezzo soprano, higher voice, lower register: It s great that you want to learn to sing so much. You are very young and have plenty of time. I started out as a mezzo and certainly it was fun - but when I opened up my top and got to a great teacher I m an even better soprano - and sopranos get all the...

Opera: voice lessons, music creativity, joy of music
music creativity, joy of music, musical sense: Hi Ludwig, I supppose a lot of people would say you are beginning too late - but so many factors are involved.. here are some things to think about: 1. If you end up being a heldontenor or bass or Verdi baritone you can always have a career 2. You...

Opera: my voice's upper and lower bounds, dramatic baritone, andreas scholl
dramatic baritone, andreas scholl, countertenor: I am afraid I am not expert on singing. You are still very young and your voice is yet to develop. It sounds to me as if you will develop into a baritone. It is not necessarily the pitch you can reach but the quality of your voice within that range that counts....

Opera: voice, ear nose throat specialist, ear nose throat
ear nose throat specialist, ear nose throat, sinus problems: Hi Angela, Yes - absolutely a blocked nose will affect the sound of your voice. If you can see an ear, nose & throat specialist he/she might help you clear that up. As far as changing the sound of your voice - you should take some lessons from a good...

Opera: Wagnerian singers, wagnerian singers, history of opera
wagnerian singers, history of opera, opera houses: Hi Dennis, I think a lot of singers are being drowned out by the orchestras these days - but that s because young singers aren t learning how to sing - they aren t focusing on opening up their voices to fill a 3,000 seat house (and we have a lot of those...

Opera: Wanting to Pursue Classical or Opera Vocal Study, guildhall school of music, royal academy of music
guildhall school of music, royal academy of music, teaching in london: Dear Audrey, The best schools in London is The Royal Academy of Music, followed by The Royal College of Music and The Guildhall School of Music. It is not difficult to audition and, if you can provide an address as you ve lived in the UK for over 3 years,...

Opera: Well-known agent or lesser known agent???, music yearbook, opera companies
music yearbook, opera companies, musical america: Hi Sally, I m afraid I can t give you much information about agents in Australia and the UK. Your best bet for names is to check the British Music Yearbook. The American version is called Musical America and is available in hardcopy or an online version;...

Opera: Writing an Opera, la belle helene, opera composers
la belle helene, opera composers, king priam: Dear Doug, Thank-you for your question. The character Achilles appears in many operas and operettas in major and minor roles, including the following: Tenor role in Tippett s King Priam * Tenor role in Gluck s Iphigenie en Aulide * Tenor role in Offenbach...

Opera: I want to become an opera singer, classical singer magazine, cindy sadler
classical singer magazine, cindy sadler, college auditions: Hi Heather, Well, as it happens I have written a book just for young singers like you, which tells you how to find a good school and a good teacher, and what you should be getting from your education. This is the very vital first step to a career. Singing...

Opera: What to wear to audition?, rape of lucretia, audition piece
rape of lucretia, audition piece, character role: Hi Sally, I always wore a dress - something I thought I looked great in... in opera usually you don t necessarily dress for the role you re going for.. unless you re going for a pants role (Cherubino, etc.) then you could wear pants. I think you should...