Places particular emphasis on the characteristics of vowel length, the sequencing of sounds between words, as well as the differences between spoken and sung sounds in Italian, German, and French, all while taking care to clarify concepts typically difficult for English-speaking singers
Takes the reader systematically through each sound of the Czech language, including IPA and exercises; Also presents a thorough overview of Czech vocal repertoire with translations and IPA transcriptions.
Helfgot proposes that performers develop a "third line" that naturally derives from the interaction of the two lines provided by the librettist and the composer. This third line includes subtext, focus, movement, facial expression, and vocal inflection.
Provides detailed descriptions of the structures and movements necessary for healthy and efficient body awareness, balance, breathing, phonation, resonance, articulation, and gesture; and gives practical exercises and detailed illustrations.
This book supplies a soprano with nearly everything they may need to perform the operatic arias discussed. The 28 arias included are chosen from among those that are more popular and most widely studied and performed.