Vocal Coaching for Classical/Opera singers

Teacher: Giacomo Franci

Identify from the beginning the timbre of your voice as well as your voice range. Some unlucky students have been convinced to belong to a voice range that is NOT theirs ! I have been dealing in more then one case with singers that think to be a mezzo instead they would be making a great career as Alto!!

Once you know with certainty and confidence what is your range and timbre you can direct your energy to the right kind of repertoire. This is very important especially for those who want to pursue singing at a professional level. You don’t need to waste your time, money and energy in the wrong repertoire. For example if you are a soprano leggero you don’t want to sing R.Wagner or G.Verdi.

Other important aspects :
a) Enlarging your voice range in order to get your instrument more complete, without forcing your voice.
b) Breathing according to the Music Phrase.
c) Pitch control without use of too much vibrato (I am not against it but I am when the vibrato compromises the pitch).
d) Clarity in the speed.
e) Projection of your voice – The projection of your voice might sound great in the Music Studio. Would happen the same if you sing at the Met?