Training with Tito Schipa

One of the pupils of the famous tenor Tito Schipa (1889 -1965) was Stefan Zucker, who went on to found the Bel Canto Society.  Zucker's lessons with Schipa cost $12. Zucker described his lessons with Schipa like this: The routine began with scales [on the five alphabetic vowels, Italian a, e, i, o, u] with [...]

Audio: Tito Schipa and Toti dal Monte sing from “Don Pasquale”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3hl6WaK9yw Two of the artists that have so inspired me, not only in their technique, but in their heartfelt approach to music are Tito Schipa and Toti dal Monte. I will be posting more about these two phenomenal singers in future posts, but wanted to share this beautiful rendering of this duet from Donizetti's "Don [...]