The Indiana University Jacob School of Music aims to educate voice students and teachers through a summer workshop that offers an assortment of masterclasses and multimedia presentations.
If you’re a mezzo-soprano, chances are you’ll be trading in those Carmen hips for a pair of breeched trousers à la Cherubino at some point in your vocal career. For many mezzos, the art of portraying a boy on stage is a challenge. When done effectively, however, it can lead to some of opera’s most memorable, rewarding, and versatile roles.
Well-trained singers know how to recognize over-singing. Younger singers often fall prey to the temptation to blast away, thinking volume and power equal impressive singing. Learning to recognize this tendency—in both your own voice and the voices of those you teach—can make the difference in achieving long-term, healthy vocal production.
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