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Questions on Opera performance, repertoire, vocal technique, acting for opera. I have some 20 years experience in opera in both leading roles and chorus. I have sung with New York City Opera since 1981. I have studied voice in NYC for over 20 years and have also taught technique and coached singers in acting.


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Anna Wang01/28/16101010Your advice is so helpful! I will .....
Anna Wang01/27/16101010Thanks so much for answering my questions! .....
George11/18/15101010Thank you very much a cogent and .....
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2016-01-27 Started training late:

Hi Anna,    It sounds like you have a beautiful voice - I would take their advice and keep studying.  You may improve faster or a little slower - but you'll be able to tell you are on the right track sooner

2016-01-26 Started training late:

Hi Anna,    This is a hard question to answer - because it depends on your talent, how good your voice is, and how much you want to make opera/classical music your career.    Certainly in the "business"

2015-11-17 An opera synopsis:

Hi George,    Here are some of the versions I found...  Offenbach originally wrote it in two acts - only later did he expand it to four acts.    http://www.britannica.com/topic/Orpheus-in-the-Underworld

2015-11-10 Rare voice types/Breath Support:

Hi Denise,    You ask a lot of good questions.  I'll try my best to answer.    I don't believe there is a big difference between a lyric coloratura and light lyric coloratura.  And I don't believe the

2015-08-13 Cuperto Techinique:

Hi Pat,    I just spoke with my teacher and mentor, David Jones and he suggested Dr. Julia Hunt Nielsen who teaches the Swedish/Italian technique in San Francisco.  I have also met Julia at a number of

 

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