Giuseppe Verdi is a master of musical drama. The tragedy is inherent in his operas: they have a fatal love or love triangle, a curse and revenge, moral choice and betrayal, vivid feelings and almost indispensable death of one or even several heroes in the finale. The composer adhered to the tradition established in the Italian opera – to rely on the singing voice in opera action. Often opera parties were created specifically for specific performers, and then they began to live their own lives, going beyond the theater. Such are many arias from Verdi’s operas, which were included in the repertoire of outstanding singers as independent musical numbers. Here is some of them.
“RITORNA VINCITOR!” (“GO BETWEEN VICTORY TO US …”) – AIDA ARIA FROM “AIDA” OPERA When Verdi was asked to write an opera for the opening of the Suez Canal, he first refused, but then changed his mind and literally a few months later appeared “Aida” – a sad story-tale about the love of the Egyptian military leader Radames and the slave Aida, daughter of the king of Ethiopia, hostile to Egypt. Continue reading
The technique of throat singing cannot be mastered like this, just reading books or articles on the topic. Partly because the person who is eager to learn this art lacks the very idea of such singing, and partly also because outside control is important in the practice of teaching. In any case, the theoretical information provided to you should be used rather as an addition to think about and understand the practice of singing, but you need to learn to sing at least by video, if this is not possible live. Before speaking about the technique of throat singing, let us consider the question of the sounds that make up our voice.
Three sound floors can be distinguished, the colors of which are mixed and transformed into a single voice stream: the middle floor is a bourdon, the sound obtained by closing or vibration of the vocal cords; upper floor – overtone (“above” tone) obtained by vibration of the head resonators; lower floor – Unterton, in which the soft tissues of the larynx vibrate. Continue reading
Choral performance has a strong impact on a wide audience of listeners. To achieve this result, you have to work hard. It is necessary to conduct regular regular rehearsals – chants. The study and nuancing of the choir’s repertoire begins with singing. Let’s follow together the purpose of singing the choir. HEATING BUNDS Waking up in the morning, a person feels that a certain hoarseness is felt in his voice. During the night, the vocal muscles from inaction “froze”.
And quite a while passes until a feeling of freedom of speech appears. Consequently, the fact that in order to tune into active singing the vocal cords is all the more necessary to “warm up” is an important rule of hygiene of the voice of any vocalist. Ligament warming up can begin with singing in unison, mouth closed. Then switch to vowel sounds. Start with the sounds of the primary zone, moving up and down the range. Continue reading