Guide to the Aria Repertoire

Guide to the Aria Repertoire

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A long-awaited resource for the young operatic singer, this annotated guide brings together many sources to start the journey toward powerful, informed performance. An extensive discussion of fach and audition repertoire is followed by more than 400 arias organized by voice type, including canonical, contemporary, and obscure works from different languages. Each entry includes level of difficulty, voice/character type, special techniques, tessitura, and accompaniment. Full of detailed and insightful commentary from internationally renowned singers, directors, coaches, and other professionals-Regina Resnik, Sherrill Milnes, Carol Vaness, and Warren Jones, to name a few-this volume will be invaluable to the performer, student, and teacher of operatic repertoire throughout their developing more

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  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 33mm | 816.48g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253218101
  • 9780253218100
  • 1,231,456

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Clark . . . has compiled a guide to opera repertory for solo voice. . . . This work can be compared to Berton Coffin's Singer's Repertoire (2nd ed., 1962), which covers the art song in much the same manner. . . . Recommended. * Choice *show more

About Mark Ross Clark

Mark Ross Clark is Director of Opera and Musical Theatre at the University of Louisiana-Monroe and directs the Louisiana Lyric Opera. He is author of Singing, Acting, and Movement in Opera (IUP, 2002).show more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I. Soprano Arias1. Lyric Coloratura Nos. 1142. Soubrette Nos. 15253. Lyric Nos. 26584. Dramatic Coloratura Nos. 59735. Full Lyric Nos. 74876. Spinto Nos. 88957. Dramatic Nos. 96106Part II. Mezzo-Soprano Arias8. Lyric Coloratura Nos. 1189. Lyric Nos. 195410. Dramatic Nos. 558711. Contralto Nos. 8899Part III. Tenor Arias12. Leggiero Nos. 12013. Lyric Nos. 218114. Spinto Nos. 8210015. Dramatic Nos. 101102Part IV. Baritone and Bass Arias16. Lyric Baritone Nos. 13917. Dramatic Baritone Nos. 406418. Bass-Baritone Nos. 658319. Bass Nos. 8499Index A. Arias Listed AlphabeticallyIndex B. Arias by OperaIndex C. Arias by LanguageIndex D. Arias by Historical Periodshow more

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