Researching a play/opera - notes for singers & actors
Being fond Socrates, I believe in asking questions, and that asking the right questions is far more important and complex then finding the right answers. I believe if you arrive at the right questions the answers are come fairly easily! J
My Wonderful teacher Vera Rozsa who taught for many long years several singers who achieved operatic stardom (such as Kiri Te Kanawa, Sarah Walker, Iliana Cotroubas, Karita Mattila, Ann Sophie Von Otter to name but a few) was once asked in a documentary to make a list of all the qualities which...
Learning how to sing has been quite a journey in my life! I have sung since age 7. My mother thought I was a bit loud and she had the idea that to put it to good use she would enrol me in the Children's Choir at our church. Years of lessons and performances and study later I have reached my...
Whatever stage you are at with your singing, a beginner or well into your career, what is most important is that you enjoy it.
A lot of singers are unable to fully enjoy and experience singing at its most satisfying because of their technique. Having a secure technique is absolutely vital. With...
Auditions are the most stressful part of one's job as a singer, especially when one is starting out and is not so confident or experienced. I therefore thought it might be worthwhile to put some general information about it here, and a little advice, in the hope some singers will find it...
Contrasting views on Opera
Opinions and views on music are never the same, and this in fact is what makes it magic. Each person understands music differently and music speaks to each one of us. The way that it reaches the mind and the heart of each person is something that totally depends on...
It is not easy to determine how long someone should take singing lessons, but it is safe to say learning to sing is a process which takes time. One can have singing lessons from one lesson to 40 years of lessons, in other words for as long as any singer wishes. However, like with any other...
For a general guide to what makes good singing technique, I would thoroughly recommend reading Professor Nicholas Clapton's book 'Thoughts on Singing', published 2014.
It is a concise and practical guide which includes not only helpful ways of thinking about singing and how to overcome common...
Great Singers on Great Singing by Jerome Hines is a fantastic book if you want some tips from the world's top singers over the last century or so. The book consists of interviews with Pavarotti, Domingo and Sutherland, to name a few. Each singer discusses their career, daily routines, warm ups,...
What can I gain from learning to sing? Using the voice is something human beings have done since they came into existence. It is the most natural way of communicating to another person and one of the first things we do when we are born!
Learning to sing is not just about producing beautiful...
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