Rich selection spans the dawn of Italian opera through the late 19th century. Featured composers include Caccini, Rameau, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, and many others. Original lyrics with separate English translations.
(Vocal Collection). An essential new edition for every singer and voice studio! This is the most comprehensive multi-volume collection of Mozart opera arias ever published, with 31 to 41 arias per volume. Includes historical and plot notes about each opera and aria, and English translations for study. The most familiar arias, of course, are found in the collections, along with many masterful, vocally gratifying, but less familiar selections. Operas represented: Apollo et Hyacinthus; Ascanio in Alba; Bastien und Bastienne; La Clemenza di Tito; Cosi fan tutte; Don Giovanni; Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail; La finta giardiniera; La finta semplice; Idomeneo; Lucio Silla; Mitridate, re di Ponto; Le nozze di Figaro; L'oca del cairo; Il re pastore; Der Schauspieldirektor; Il sogno di Scipione, Zaide, Die Zauberflote .
New in Paperback! This book supplies a soprano with nearly everything she may need to perform the operatic arias discussed. The 28 arias included are chosen from among those that are more popular and most widely studied and performed. There are descriptions of stage settings, with costume sketches by famed theatrical designer Leo Van Witsen. The heart of each discussion is a detailed descriptions of the sections of the area. While the scenic design may change from one production to another, the suggestions given for dramatic motivations, character building, and stage movement can be readily adapted for use in any theatrical environment. Although it is not intended that these arias be acted out on the concert stage, much of the information—the dramatic analysis, discussions of vocal and musical aspects, matters of style and tradition, and translations of the texts—should be profitable for students of singing and stage direction, as well as professional opera singers, no matter how or where the arias are performed. Paperback edition available June 2001. Cloth edition previously published in 1990.
10 Essential Arias With Plot Notes, Ipa, Recorded Diction Lessons and Recorded Accompaniments
Author: Hal Leonard Corp.
Publisher: G Schirmer, Incorporated
(Vocal Collection). Many students only need a few opera arias in their vocal study. Selected Opera Arias extracts 10 arias useful to the typical voice student from the G. Schirmer Opera Anthology, with plot notes, translations and IPA, and combines them with the diction lessons recorded by top coaches in New York, and accompaniments recorded by coaches on staff at Lyric Opera of Chicago. The voice student gets a value priced, complete package for the very best instruction. Includes: COSI FAN TUTTE: Donne mie, la fate a tanti * DON GIOVANNI: Fin ch'han dal vino * Deh, vieni alla finestra * DON PASQUALE: Bella siccome un angelo * L'ELISIR D'AMORE: Come Paride vezzoso * HAMLET: O vin, disspie la tristesse * LE NOZZE DI FIGARO: Hai gia vinta la causa!... Vedro mentr'io sospiro * LA TRAVIATA: Di Provenza il mar, il suol * DIE ZAUBERFLOTE: Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja * Ein Madchen oder Weibchen.
A Handbook for Singers, Coaches, Teachers, and Students
Author: Martial Singher
Publisher: Penn State Press
A premier singer and master teacher here tells other singers how to get the most from 151 famous arias selected for their popularity or their greatness from 66 operas, ranging in time and style from Christopher Gluck to Carlisle Floyd, from Mozart to Menotti. "The most memorable thrills in an opera singer's life," according to the author's Introduction, "may easily derive from the great arias in his or her repertoire." This book continues the work Martial Singher has done, in performances, in concerts, and in master classes and lessons, by drawing attention "not only to precise features of text, notes, and markings but also to psychological motivations and emotional impulses, to laughter and tears, to technical skills, to strokes of genius, and even here and there to variations from the original works that have proved to be fortunate." For each aria, the author gives the dramatic and musical context, advice about interpretation, and the lyric--with the original language (if it is not English) and an idiomatic American English translation, in parallel columns. The major operatic traditions--French, German, Italian, Russian, and American--are represented, as are the major voice types--soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass-baritone, and bass. The dramatic context is not a mere summary of the plot but is a penetrating and often witty personality sketch of an operatic character in the midst of a situation. The musical context is presented with the dramatic situation in a cleverly integrated way. Suggestions about interpretation, often illustrated with musical notation and phonetic symbols, are interspersed among the author's explication of the music and the action. An overview of Martial Singher's approach--based on fifty years of experience on stage in a hundred roles and in class at four leading conservatories--is presented in his Introduction. As the reader approaches each opera discussed in this book, he or she experiences the feeling of participation in a rehearsal on stage under an urbane though demanding coach and director. The Interpretive Guide will be of value to professional singers as a source of reference or renewed inspiration and a memory refresher, to coaches for checking and broadening personal impressions, to young singers and students for learning, to teachers who have enjoyed less than a half century of experience, and to opera broadcast listeners and telecast viewers who want to understand what goes into the sounds and sights that delight them.
Generous selection of tenor-range arias spans the 17th-century works of Purcell through the late 19th century. Featured composers include Purcell, Beethoven, Weber, Meyerbeer, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Wagner, and many others.
(Vocal Collection). Contents: Handel: V'adoro pupille (Giulio Cesare) Mozart: Porgi, amor (Le Nozze di Figaro) * Dove sono (Le Nozze Figaro) * Deh vieni, non tardar (Le Nozze di Figaro) * Bester Jungling (Der Schauspieldirektor) * Batti, batti, bel Masetto (Don Giovanni) * Vedrai carino (Don Giovanni) * Ach, ich fuhl's (Die Zauberflote) Beethoven: O war' ich schon mit dir vereint (Fidelio) C.M. von Weber: Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen (Der Freischutz) Verdi: Caro nome (Rigoletto) * Saper vorreste (Un Ballo in Maschera) * Sul fil d'un soffio etesio (Falstaff) Gounod: The Jewel Song (Faust) * Ah! Je veux vivre (Romeo et Juliette) Bizet: Je dis que rien ne m 'epouvante (Carmen) Offenbach: Elle a fui, la tourterelle! (Les Contes d'Hoffmann) Massenet: Adieu, notre petite table (Manon) Leoncavallo: Ballatella (I Pagliacci) Puccini: Mi chiamano Mimi (La Boheme) * Donde lieta (La Boheme) * Quando men vo (La Boheme) * Un bel di (Madama Butterfly) * O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi) * Signore, ascolta (Turandot) * Tu che di gel sei cinta (Turandot) Menotti: The Black Swan (The Medium) * Monica's Waltz (The Medium) Moore: Willow Song (The Ballad of Baby Doe) * The Silver Aria (The Ballad of Baby Doe) Mechem: Fair Robin, I love (Tartuffe).
(Vocal Collection). Contents: Purcell: When I am laid in earth (Dido and Aeneas) Gluck: Che faro senza Euridice? (Orfeo ed Euridice) Mozart: Non so piu (Le Nozze di Figaro) * Voi, che sapete (Le Nozze di Figaro) * Smanie implacabili (Cosi fan tutte) Rossini: Cruda sorte!...Gia so per pratica (L'Italiana in Algeri) * Una voce poco fa (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) * Non piu mesta (La Cenerentola) Donizetti: Il segreto per esser felici (Orsini's Drinking Song) (Lucrezia Borgia) * O mio Fernando (La Favorita) Meyerbeer: Nobles seigneurs, salut! (Les Huguenots) Verdi: Stride la vampa! (Il Trovatore) Gounod: Faites-lui mes aveux (Faust) * Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle (Romeo et Juliette) J. Strauss: Chacun a son got (Die Fledermaus) Bizet: Habanera (Carmen) * Seguidilla (Carmen) * En vain, pour eviter les reponses ameres (Carmen) Ponchielli: Voce di donne (La Gioconda) Saint-Saens: Printemps qui commence (Samson et Dalila) * Amour! viens aider ma faiblesse! (Samson et Dalila) * Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix (Samson et Dalila) Mascagni: Voi lo sapete (Cavalleria Rusticana) Massenet: Va! laisse couler mes larmes (Werther) Cilea: Acerba volutta (Adriana Lecouvreur) Thomson: We cannot retrace our steps (The Mother of Us All) Menotti: Lullaby (The Consul) * Au, Michele, don't you know (The Saint of Bleecker Street) Moore: Augusta! How can you turn away? (The Ballad of Baby Doe) Barber: Must the Winter Come so Soon? (Vanessa).
Romantic Arias for Classical Guitar is a collection of the world’s most beloved songs from the world of opera. An aria is a song performed during an opera that listeners are the most familiar with. These “pop songs of opera" provide an entry point for those unfamiliar with the opera repertoire, considered by many as the most expressive genre of western music. For those who are familiar with the world of opera, you will recognize the selections here as the arias most beloved by millions of listeners around the world. This project, a labor of love by master guitarist Steve Eckels, contains the most famous melodies by composers Verdi and Puccini including the great operas La Traviata, Madame Butterfly, La Bohème, Turandot, Nabucco, Tosca, and Rigoletto. Also included are Massenet’s Meditation, Delibes’ Flower Duet, Offenbach’s Barcarolle, Bizet’s Habanera and others. The pieces have been arranged for recreational or concert guitarists, and have been meticulously fingered and engraved for ease of learning. The author has also provided music reading warm-ups to assist in learning the pieces. Eckels’ performances of all the arrangements on YouTube will provide an aid in familiarizing yourself with the most beloved songs ever written. Includes access to online audio.
(Music Minus One). Performed by Irena Petkova, mezzo-soprano Accompaniment: Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Nayden Todorov A beautiful collection of mezzo-soprano arias from Mozart's most beautiful operas. Includes selections from Cosi Fan Tutte , Le Nozze di Figaro , Idomeneo , and La Clemenza di Tito . These are among the most beautiful works in the mezzo repertoire. Includes a printed vocal score on high-quality ivory paper, with informative liner notes; and a CD+G graphics-enabled compact disc with complete versions (with soloist) followed by stereo orchestral accompaniments to each piece, minus the soloist.
From classic films like Carmen Jones to contemporary works like The Diary of Sally Hemmings and U-Carmen eKhayelitsa, American and South African artists and composers have used opera to reclaim black people's place in history. Naomi André draws on the experiences of performers and audiences to explore this music's resonance with today's listeners. Interacting with creators and performers, as well as with the works themselves, André reveals how black opera unearths suppressed truths. These truths provoke complex, if uncomfortable, reconsideration of racial, gender, sexual, and other oppressive ideologies. Opera, in turn, operates as a cultural and political force that employs an immense, transformative power to represent or even liberate. Viewing opera as a fertile site for critical inquiry, political activism, and social change, Black Opera lays the foundation for innovative new approaches to applied scholarship.
This classic text, first published in 1972, has withstood the test of time as a teaching aid for English-speaking singers, teachers, coaches, and accompanists, in order that their art may be more communicative to the public. These word-by-word translations of songs and arias allow the artist to properly interpret and express the feelings and emotions that the words require at the proper time.