The standard of today’s singing

…the standard of singing is lower than it was, both upon the operatic stage and in the concert room. The voices of contemporary singers do not compare for beauty with those of the past; nor does their technical training, save in the rarest instances, nearly approach the same height of perfection. Herman Klein, Essays onContinue reading “The standard of today’s singing”

What sort of training do classical singers need?

The principles of the vocal art, as I shall here describe them, are classified under the following heads: Breathing Adjustment and Attack Vowel Formation Resonance Management of Registers Enunciation Phrasing Tone-Colour and Expression Herman Klein, Phono-Vocal Method, page 9. This post addressed the question: what sort of training do classical singers need? Above is aContinue reading “What sort of training do classical singers need?”

Lilli Lehmann's 'How to Sing' (Meine Gesangskunst)

This post marks the beginning of three years of study to refresh my voice and prepare myself to teach singing responsibly. I have called these three years, 2020 -2023, ‘The Lilli Lehmann Project’. The Lilli Lehmann Project will use Lilli Lehmann’s book ‘How to Sing’, as well as her other writings, reviews of her singingContinue reading “Lilli Lehmann's 'How to Sing' (Meine Gesangskunst)”