La scuola del bel canto/The bel canto school

I am including the below essay in Italian and English from Luigi Leonesi as an example upon which the bel canto school was primarily focused: register unification. Leonesi derided the modern singing of this time (1904) as functionally inferior to the vocal precepts of an earlier time. It is interesting to read here an Italian [...]

Night of the Living Chest Voice

Lesson dialogue from a recent lesson: Me: So, I see you're working up a lot of Musical Theater repertoire for auditions. That's terrific! Student: Yeah, I love music theater! I really want to pursue it. I just love (insert any recent musical here). Me: Fantastic! So, let's get started in a warm up and we'll [...]