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Songbooks for Opera Singers

Not everybody gets to sing at La Scala but there are still many opportunities for the accomplished singer to perform some of the world's finest opera music and arias. We offer a wide selection songbooks for voices of all abilities and types of music from many of the great opera composers.

Instructional and Vocal Methods for Opera and Classical Singers

Instructional and Vocal Methods for Opera and Classical Singers

Opera is part of the Western classical music tradition and to sing opera is one of the most challenging yet rewarding styles of singing one can perform. To be a true professional takes years of training and professional coaching however the amateur or aspiring singer who enjoys belting out an aria can learn a lot and have fun without dedicating one’s whole life. We offer here some books of advise from some of the most famous classical singers along with time-proved methods and exercises that have been helping to train classical voice for many years.

Opera Chorus and Harmony Arrangements

Opera Chorus and Harmony Arrangements

The choruses in opera usually represent groups such as soldiers, priests, peasants, nymphs of the woods and so on – whatever is required by the story. Great fun to sing!

Vocalises for Singers

Vocalises for Singers

A vocalise is a vocal exercise (often one suitable for performance) without words, which is sung on one or more vowel sounds. An exercise, composition, or arrangement in which a performer sings solmization syllables or other meaningless vocal sounds rather than a text. Vocalise dates back to the mid-18th century. Jean-Antoine Berard's 1755 compilation L 'art du chant includes a selection of songs (sans paroles) by composers such as Lully and Rameau, chosen for their value as exercises in vocal technique. Accompanying the exercises were instructions on mastering the technical challenges they posed. By the 19th century vocalises were commonly composed specifically for pedagogical purposes rather than being adapted from existing songs

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