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In Marie Antoinette’s little private salon yesterday nightyou don’t want to know what happened at the time between those 4 walls, oh you naughty Marie Antoinette 🤭 Thanks damienmultipass for being my date yesterday at the Swiss embassy!🧀🥳

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My English oak tree doorway into deeper woods💚✨ Here in 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England couples were wed under ancient oaks in Oliver Cromwell’s time . As a wedding singer it’s extra special to sing at woodland wedding ceremonies - any song permitted unlike the censorship of those years ☘️🌳🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿❤️ Singers life oaktrees woodlandweddings woodlandweddingceremony ancientwoodlands ancientoaks Englishoaks woodlandtrust classicalcrossoversinger folksinger romanticballads englishfolksong englishfolksongandlute romanticsong soprano earlymusic songsoflove Woodland music the unaccompaniedvoice voiceundertheoaks oaktreesofinstagram singersofinstafram operasinger classicalsi need songwriter loveballads

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From when I first started working on this aria several years ago until very recently, the throat would close and the cords would squeeze in this ending passage. The way it sits in the voice requires a completely balanced, total body connection, as Verdi's middle-range passages typically do. Even greater than the impact bromelain has had on my vocal functionality, I have found the greatest contributor to passages like this to actually be the pelvic tilt. This is not something any of my teachers ever instructed me to or even suggested I do, even my main teacher. This is actually something I have seen numerous Met singers talk about on Instagram! Who would have thought?! It makes total sense, though. The diaphragm connects to the back ribcage, and when you tilt the pelvis upwards and toward you more, you expand the lower back and lower lumbar muscles, and you allow the lower back ribs to find a fuller range of motion. The results have been nothing short of life-changing. I am vocalizing higher and higher with total-body connection, and I am finding a high Ab in particular to be more and more within grasp of serious singing. But more than anything, it has balanced the center of my voice and has given me increasing longevity, color, and resonance! I can't wait to see the long-term effects it has on my repertoire! Now to start working on the cadenza in this! 😅💫✨☄️🧩😆 — 🎵 “Il balen del suo sorriso…” from Il trovatore by G. Verdi — 🌚 Day: 17 of 100 🌚 Current Date: June 20, 2019 🌞 Start Date: January 23, 2019 — 💫 Serious singer for over 10 years 💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!

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Note to self: longer focal length lenses show your tongue pulling back. 👀 But seriously… Absolutely thrilled with my new camera and microphone setup. To look your best, you need equipment capable of capturing your best! As for my vocal development, I am finding more and more how absolutely critical a pelvic tilt has become in lieu of recent breakthroughs. The diaphragm is physically attached to the back ribs, and tilting the pelvis allows it to flatten more completely in the back. My voice is still getting used to a much, much deeper body connection this has brought on! So relieved to be back posting, but it's also nice to have gaps so you can more easily see the growth. 🤩😇🤗🌌✨💫☄️ — 🎵 “Urna fatale del mio destino…” from La forza del destino by G. Verdi — 🌚 Day: 16 of 100 🌚 Current Date: June 16, 2019 🌞 Start Date: January 23, 2019 — 💫 Serious singer for over 10 years 💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!

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PART 3, DAY 3 :: This “resolution” after the aria's climax culminates what ultimately makes Verdi's music relatively difficult and is hallmark of many of his baritone arias… That is, a great deal of dramatic and heavy singing and also low singing ultimately ends on a massive, full-throated, high ending. When I first started working on the arias of this highly specific vocal fach, this is what I found to be the ultimate litmus test of how I'm doing. I could barely sustain these massive, high notes in tune let alone sing them with an open throat and ultimately a professional, polished sound, especially after a whole, eventful aria. It's been a wonderful goal that has been years in the making. What interests me is since I was very early in learning to sing, I had teachers say that the more they sang high the harder it was to sing low and vice-versa. With the truly remarkable vocal training I've been given by my primary teacher, I've found this to be an experience resulting from technical immaturity. The more body-connected and balanced my high becomes, the more my low blossoms, and vice-versa. Healthy vocal function should always encourage the voice to work excellently in all areas of a singer's range, not rob from one part to give to another. I wish for you to find truth and enlightenment in all you strive to do. ☄️🌟💫✨🌚🌜☄️☃️❄️ — 🎵 “Credo in un Dio crudel…” from Otello by G. Verdi — 🌚 Day: 15 of 100 🌚 Current Date: March 15, 2019 🌞 Start Date: January 23, 2019 — 💫 Serious singer for over 10 years 💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!

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PART 2, DAY 2 :: This aria is literally a manifestation of vocal registration. This section starts in the heavy, Verdian middle range, goes down to the low range, and then works its way slowly into the upper middle and dramatic high range. It's insane the way it utilizes all three parts of the voice in such a seamless, dramatic climax. This is either full of obstacles or opportunity. My training is deeply rooted in sternum connection, expanding the lower laryngeal muscles, releasing the neck, opening the back pharynx, and closing the cords. Incidentally, in the same way I find no real issue navigating these registration changes, I have never worked with a student, including female, whom couldn't quickly manage similarly seamless register changes via the same goals and tools. When the throat is truly open, the body connected, and the voice exercised in the right ways, the larynx will pivot smoothly. The real difficulty in Verdi is managing this seamlessness 100% of the time in unforgiving range and power. I feel so grateful to my teacher for the tools to manage this so successfully even while I'm still . I wish all of you the best in searching for your own vocal freedom. 💫✨☄️⛄️❄️☃️☄️✨💫 — 🎵 “Credo in un Dio crudel…” from Otello by G. Verdi — 🌚 Day: 14 of 100 🌚 Current Date: March 14, 2019 🌞 Start Date: January 23, 2019 — 💫 Serious singer for over 10 years 💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!

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Counterintuitively, this is one of the very first Verdi arias I began studying. Perhaps that's why I hadn't visited it in ages until recently. This is yet another example of a piece of music from an opera the mainstream considers “too big” or off-limits to “ singers.” And yet, it's yet another role and aria I find to truly encapsulate my individual voice the way it's meant to be. I find it a great source of vocal balance, and the balance of the middle and low actually sets the later high range up for me in a way other repertoire doesn't. This disconnect from mainstream expectations of repertoire is one reason I don't prefer working regularly with an instructor or a coach. Being a complete artist means being steadfast and stalwart in your choices and vision, even when everyone around you is telling you it's wrong. At the end of it all, the world isn't listening to your teacher or coach. The world is listening to you. Share something special. ☃️❄️👀🌎🌏🌍✨💫☄️💥 — 🎵 “Credo in un Dio crudel…” from Otello by G. Verdi — 🌚 Day: 13 of 100 🌚 Current Date: March 13, 2019 🌞 Start Date: January 23, 2019 — 💫 Serious singer for over 10 years 💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!

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The past week or two has had me planning towards some expanded audition repertoire along with what auditions exactly I'm going to do, but it has also had me strongly planning on learning some full roles. I have almost settled on Conte di Luna being the first full role I study seriously. Il trovatore is a very widely performed opera, and the Nico Castel libretto book that includes it also includes Rigoletto and La traviata, two other crucial roles in my voice type. Rigoletto will be the second and Germont the third roles I learn out of that Castel book, using Ricordi scores. So I'm very excited to order the Castel book and Trovatore and Rigoletto scores in the coming weeks! Follow for updates and practice videos once I get started on those! ☄️🌬☃️❄️⚡️✨ — 🎵 “Il balen del suo sorriso…” from Il trovatore by G. Verdi — 🌚 Day: 12 of 100 🌚 Current Date: March 8, 2019 🌞 Start Date: January 23, 2019 — 💫 Serious singer for over 10 years 💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!

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It is regarded in the voice community that art song and lyrical singing are the pathways to healthy vocal technique. In my own personal experience, I couldn't have found this to be further from the truth for me. Years studying lyrical art song and opera left my voice never more shut down and my throat never more closed. It wasn't until studying Verdi that I began truly finding my entire, body-connected voice and high range in the context of repertoire. Counterintuitively, for me, I have also found dramatic and spinto repertoire to be far more effective at developing my head voice muscles properly and even balancing my middle range. Art song and lyrical music, on the other hand, make my voice pick up vocal weight and lose integrity of cord closure. I love lighter repertoire, and I love art song. I have a significant task ahead settling on some art song material as part of my audition repertoire. But opposite to what most people consider routine, I will be approaching my art song repertoire from the vocal function of my dramatic repertoire. Color, nuance, musicality, and text painting are crucial to any singer and any piece, but they must always be done from an always-present body connection. This aria is always a big work-in-process, but it is a very material process. No one succeeds in going from singing Schubert and Figaro to singing something like Ezio in one sure step, even if the voice is fully suited to the material. Repertoire like this takes time and exploration to work into a voice, and I hope you enjoy my progress! 😊💜❄️☃️🌌☄️ — 🎵 “È gettata la mia sorte…” from Attila by G. Verdi — 🌚 Day: 11 of 100 🌚 Current Date: February 20, 2019 🌞 Start Date: January 23, 2019 — 💫 Serious singer for over 10 years 💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!

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This aria has proven over and over the perfect acid test so to speak of whether or not my middle range is in balance. I find this exceptionally useful when gauging what I should be working on technically and in what capacity. If the voice isn't almost totally in the body, the repeated F will want to crack. When it's body-connected, the voice stays fully hooked up. Lately, I have been mucking through retraining myself to not stretch or pull my neck upward. This is a leftover habit from some very damaging voice instruction I received, and only recently have I started to truly get to the bottom of it. In essence, everyone wants a “tall spine” for some reason, and yet no one has any real purpose for it. My purpose for a very vertically-relaxed and widened neck set perfectly on top of the shoulders is the release of the neck muscles that connect to the back muscles. If the neck muscles are pulling the head tall, it is quite impossible to find a full range of motion in the back ribcage. The realization of the extent of this truth is only just beginning to even more fully unlock my voice. Enjoy, and remember… You CAN solve your problems. I just takes time and commitment. 😊💜❄️☃️✨🔥 — 🎵 “Dagl'immortali vertici…” from Attila by G. Verdi — 🌚 Day: 10 of 100 🌚 Current Date: February 17, 2019 🌞 Start Date: January 23, 2019 — 💫 Serious singer for over 10 years 💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!

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4 months ago

One of the most crucial things I have found in progressing vocally is taking significant breaks after periods of extreme and rapid growth. Not only is vocal rest rejuvenating for the throat, the brain needs time to fully process new information. I find it crucial to time my breaks just right so I ride my peak a significant amount of time and then quit before things start to deteriorate. And I don't buy into the whole “you can still do mental practice! Score study! Listen! Study your text!” No. I mean don't even think about singing for several days or even a week or even two, depending on how big your growth has been. The brain resting is even more important than the voice resting. It is far more psychological than we realize, and nothing feels better than picking up where you left off after a much-needed rest. Singing is not violin playing. I would never suggest a violinist lay off for a week or even a couple of days. But where the voice is concerned, so much of the body is involved in sound production that there just comes a point where the brain starts to shut down amidst big and numerous changes. I find that taking even two or three days off on violin brings huge setbacks. Singing is totally opposite, and I think we as singers have to avoid our pride getting in the way. Know your instrument, and be honest with yourself! Enjoy this view into me getting back into the swing of things. 👀🐸☕️😍🧨🔥❄️☃️✨ — 🎵 “Pietà, rispetto, amore…” from Macbeth by G. Verdi — 🌚 Day: 9 of 100 🌚 Current Date: February 8, 2019 🌞 Start Date: January 23, 2019 — 💫 Serious singer for over 10 years 💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!

3597
4 months ago

I have been increasingly finding that the best “support” a singer can establish is correct postural support. Lately I've been calling it “maintaining the frame of the back,” and it's a quite simple concept: the less body weight supported directly by the spine, the more body weight supported by the intercostal muscles of the ribcage, and the more pressure the ribcage will therefore put on the lungs—in effect sausaging out air. Granted, “upright posture” should never be taken to the extreme. I am viciously opposed to a high and wide sternum. The xiphoid process—or the bone at the bottom of the sternum—is directly connected to the diaphragm. If the sternum is pulled up, the diaphragm is directly locked in a high position. This is anatomical fact, and I think everyone can agree that a high diaphragm is the exact opposite of what a singer should want. But while I find a low sternum necessary in the front, the back must be kept perfectly vertical with the body's weight sitting on the spine. What I do to find it is I start to lean back, and the right verticality is the point right as I start to lose my balance and right before I would lean back on my heels. The results have been speaking for themselves. My back ribcage has been relaxing and expanding immensely more freely, and my high range and throat have both been opening up more and more every day! It also looks so much more appealing, visually. It exudes confidence, because your body isn't struggling to keep an upright position! Hope this elaboration has been of value and given you some ideas. 😊☃️❄️✨ — 🎵 “Per me giunto…” from Don Carlo by G. Verdi — 🌚 Day: 8 of 100 🌚 Current Date: February 3, 2019 🌞 Start Date: January 23, 2019 — 💫 Serious singer for over 10 years 💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!

2995
4 months ago

Everybody loves Richard Strauß! His Lieder have a special place in everyone's hearts. But I for one absolutely love his role of John the Baptist in Salome! These days, it seems to be generally sung by bass-baritones, but as far as I can tell, it's intended for a larger-voiced baritone. I for one feel like it fits my voice perfectly. I wanted something German that was large but wasn't Wagner (don't want to go down that rabbit hole), and this turned out perfect! It doesn't hold off on the high F 's, so as a baritone I am never off the hook, but it does have some incredible low notes I just LOVE (will post clips of those sections, soon). My low register has always been one of few raw talents, and it's nice to be able to sing something that uses it for a change. But most-importantly, I feel like the middle range in general sits very strongly in my voice! I also find it provides a great opportunity to show that I can sing dramatically—in balance—without over-blowing the cords (without screaming, basically), a problem I have found common in this aria with other singers. Enjoy a bit of John's escapades before he is beheaded 👀☃️❄️💙🐸☕️😬😩🤣 — 🎵 “Wo ist er, dessen Sündenbecher jetzt voll ist…” from Salome by R. Strauß — 🌚 Day: 7 of 100 🌚 Current Date: January 30, 2019 🌞 Start Date: January 23, 2019 — 💫 Serious singer for over 10 years 💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!

2952
4 months ago

Lately, I have been more and more appreciative of the importance of sternum vibration in singing. Even after 5 years of college voice lessons with three completely different professors between two universities, I had never even heard the sternum mentioned—until my very first lesson in New York. Sternum vibration has proven the key to my voice, both with my color and my range. Birgit Nilsson is said to have described it as feeling like a waterfall of sound down her chest. It is easy to allow the sides of the neck to tighten and the back wall of the pharynx to squeeze when focusing on the sternum, so I find myself constantly checking in on those. But seeking sympathetic, deep vibration in the sternum is what encourages the muscles below and around the base of the larynx to widen correctly. I find the more and more I vibrate on the sternum, the more colorful my voice becomes and the more reliable the high notes. Hope you enjoy the results and my journey. ✨☃️❄️🌚💫🌟☄️ — 🎵 “Io morrò…” from Don Carlo by G. Verdi — 🌚 Day: 6 of 100 🌚 Current Date: January 29, 2019 🌞 Start Date: January 23, 2019 — 💫 Serious singer for over 10 years 💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!

2761
4 months ago

PRACTICE INSIDER — Sometimes after periods of fast growth and breakthroughs, you will peak and kind of fall off a bit of a cliff. I've had some enormous breakthroughs lately with posture and body connection, and my voice is still going a bit haywire after peaking. Today, I am slowly working back into timed, disciplined practice which has only consisted of vocalizing. Twenty-five minutes may not sound like a lot, but it is broken up into really focused, 5-7 minute tiny work sessions to give myself very frequent resets to try to really lock in what I'm doing. For the video I am sharing with you, I am applying some of the results to this cabaletta in Attila, a wonderful aria that is absolutely crucial to sing in balance or otherwise risk upsetting the much-bigger, more-difficult cabaletta that follows it. I find that a “hugging a large tree” posture as my teacher calls it—a stance I actually find best-demonstrated in performances by Salvatore Fisichella—beautifully effective in helping me engage my back lower lumbar muscles at the same time as feeling an upward turn in my abdominals while maintaining a low, “anchored” sternum. This stance with my arms is often the only way I can find an accurate, true lower body connection with those three elements of coordination when my voice and body are feeling a bit haywire. Feeling fairly accomplished with the result. Enjoy! 😍❄️☃️🧨👀✨ — 🎵 “Dagl'immortali vertici…” from Attila by G. Verdi — 🌚 Day: 5 of 100 ✨ Vocalization: 25m 16s ⏳ Time Today: 25m 16s ⌛️ Total Time: 2h 28m 41s 🌚 Current Date: January 28, 2019 🌞 Start Date: January 23, 2019 — 💫 Serious singer for over 10 years 💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!

2812
4 months ago

This wonderful aria from Bizet's widely performed opera The Pearl Fishers is one I find a perfect fit from repertoire mostly performed by lighter baritone voices. I'm very conservative and selective as far as what music from the lyric realm I'm willing to spend much time on right now. I don't typically find bel canto much help, nor lighter German. I expect to utilize that music down the road, but it will be entirely informed by a stable, body-connected technique already established. But I personally think this aria and role sound absolutely stunning in the dramatic baritone voice! Renato Bruson's rendition in particular is absolutely captivating to work parallel to, and I really like how the fullness of my voice sits in Bizet's vocal line. This is something that I consider very much part of my core repertoire. I should be back to timed practice tomorrow, hopefully. I tend to take 2-3 days off at a time to rest my voice and allow it to reset, as needed. I have had some huge breakthroughs in posture the last couple of days, and my voice is still settling back down a bit. But I'm more excited than ever the body connection I'm finding more and more in my repertoire! Enjoy ✨❄️☃️❄️💙 — 🎵 “O Nadir, tendre ami…” from Les pêcheurs de perles by G. Bizet — 🌚 Day: 4 of 100 🌚 Current Date: January 27, 2019 🌞 Start Date: January 23, 2019 — 💫 Serious singer for over 10 years 💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!

2765
4 months ago

For day three, this is one of the most—if not the most—difficult arias in dramatic baritone repertoire, by far. The voice has to be perfectly in balance throughout in order to make it through. It's been quite a journey studying this for about two years now, and it's not over yet! But I am so excited as to where it's going. Recently I've been finding that the weight of my body must sit further back toward my heels than I'm used to. I've avoided this like the plague almost all of my time as a singer, as actually leaning back on the heels locks the body. But I, like most do, would bend much too forward. I am finding that keeping a much more 90° angle with my body without almost any type of forward bend allows my back ribcage to expand more freely and naturally. Without about 90% of broader vocal technique in balance, nuance like this doesn't yield much difference. But these excruciatingly finicky details have recently been yielding monstrous results. Also, the closer you get to total vocal balance, the voice starts to go a bit haywire from all the old tensions finally, completely releasing. You just have to learn the difference between faulty technique and temporary, expected (good) instability, and most importantly, you have to remain confident and consistent in the POSITIVE things you're doing. I hope my shared experience will be of some value and inspiration to you! Going to rest vocally tonight and tomorrow. Will continue tracking time and posting more videos on Sunday! Enjoy! ☃️❄️✨🍿🌚 — 🎵 “È gettata la mia sorte…” from Attila by G. Verdi — 🌚 Day: 3 of 100 🌚 Current Date: January 25, 2019 🌞 Start Date: January 23, 2019 — 💫 Serious singer for over 10 years 💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!

2547
4 months ago

It truly amazes me the vocal coordination required by Verdi. The middle range has to be perfectly in balance—with both laryngeal tilt and total body coordination—for the entire range to pull together. This is somewhat true in most operatic music, but Verdi's approach to the middle voice is merciless. If your voice isn't completely and totally in the body, the voice will become heavier and heavier as you sing, and the top will completely shut down. Lately, I have been finding a very exact posture balance that allows my ribcage to expand freely without fighting gravity. When this happens, the voice instantly drops, and the vocal cords instantly close cleanly and completely. But so much is prerequisite to this, particularly vibrating deep in the trachea and widening at the muscles below the larynx. This aria is so fulfilling to sing when the voice connects to the body! I am so thankful every day for my training and the tools I've received. Not everyone gets the opportunity to find their total voice, even though everyone should have the material available to them, particularly since so many individuals claim to have the answers. I am more and more grateful every day for what I'm in possession of. Enjoy segment 2 in my 100 days of practice challenge. Will update at the end of the day with my total practice times for the day. More Verdi coming tomorrow, so Follow and stay tuned! Love and light on your own journey, and God bless. 💜✨ — 🎵 “Pietà, rispetto, amore…” from Macbeth by G. Verdi — 🌚 Day: 2 of 100 ✨ Vocalization: 26m 38s ✨ “L'orage s'est calmé O Nadir, tendre ami…:” 10m 35s ✨ “Dagl'immortali vertici…:” 9m 40s ✨ “Wo ist er, dessen Sündenbecher jetzt voll ist…:” 7m 24s ⏳ Time Today: 54m 17s ⌛️ Total Time: 2h 3m 25s 🌚 Current Date: January 24, 2019 🌞 Start Date: January 23, 2019 — 💫 Serious singer for over 10 years 💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!

2395
4 months ago

First day of my 100 days of practice and 10,000 hours of practice challenge! Here is another lovely Verdi aria I was very drawn to when I first started finding my true voice in the Verdi baritone repertoire in 2014. I find it a little on the lyric side of Verdi for me, which means it's always allowed me to cheat my total body-connected voice a bit to sing it. So I don't consider it core to my technique. But it's still an absolute joy to sing, works particularly well for me when informed vocally by Verdi's larger repertoire, and as usual, Verdi spoils us baritones to death! Hope you enjoy. 😊 — 🎵 “O Carlo, ascolta Io morrò” from Don Carlo by G. Verdi — 🌚 Day: 1 of 100 ✨ Vocalization: 42m 16s ✨ “Tregua è cogl'Unni Dagl'immortali vertici È gettata la mia sorte…:” 10m 11s ✨ “O Nadir, tendre ami…:” 10m 41s ✨ “Wo ist er, dessen Sündenbecher jetzt voll ist…:” 6m ⏳ Time Today: 1h 9m 8s 🌚 Current Date: January 23, 2019 — 💫 Serious singer for over 10 years 💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!

2382
4 months ago

Welcome to my new singing Instagram page! Tomorrow I'm going to hopefully attempt to start the 100 days of practice and 10,000 hours of practice challenges, each day keeping track of the time I spend practicing! As a 'til tomorrow, today I worked some on an aria I hadn't looked at much in over 2 years. This is the first Verdi aria I began working some on over four and a half years ago! It's not in my current repertoire package, although plenty of fabulous Verdi is, but it's a very important one to me! Hope you enjoy my practice diary! — 🎵 “Eri tu che macchiavi quell'anima…” from Un ballo in maschera by G. Verdi — 💫 Serious singer for over 10 years 💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!