Join vocal coach Joseph Smith this month as he tries to make sense of a popular Neapolitan song with text clearly written from a female perspective that is most often sung by a man.
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This article is in response to a request in the March issue from bass Andrew Semegram of New Jersey. Thanks to Joseph Smith for his fast response.
Understandably, when we consider the role of Wolfram, the enchanting melody of the evening star aria is the first thing we recall. Nevertheless, this aria presents a very misleading impression
An unusually rich array of subtexts gives the soprano many options for interpretation in this famous aria.
The familiarity of this aria necessitates a careful examination to prevent a rendition too rote to reveal its freshness and meaning.
When particular attention is paid to the words, parallel vowels and stressed consonants, this famous aria unfurls its full power and effect.
Be aware of subtle musical pauses that give point to specific words in the text, and beware of treacherous errors in many editions of the printed score.
There is more to this popular soprano aria than meets the ear. The singer must closely observe the dotted rhythms and be aware that the piece is a subtle parody of itself.
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