opera

Imagery in aria coaching – bicycle wheel & escalator

Following on from my previous article on using the Slide, the Swing and the Hiccups in opera aria coaching, my client has brought Porgi Amor, from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. It’s a tricky aria at the best of times – it's the first thing the Countess sings and it’s very slow and sustained. Add to that [...]

By |2019-08-15T15:49:17+01:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What is music anyway?

I've been thinking about music and what it is, how it's written and how we perform it. I first showed the following sequence in a workshop at Chichester University in 2018. Let me know what you think! What do you see? The image above contains a number of white dots. There is very little meaning in [...]

By |2019-05-27T22:42:20+01:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Free Stuff|Tags: , , , , , , , , |4 Comments