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Oct. 2nd, 2006 @ 11:15 pm
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06 Joshua Bell
09 Hilary Hahn
11 Anna Netrebko
12 Sarah Brightman
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Hello~ Sep. 4th, 2006 @ 11:13 am
Hello everyone!

My name is Rachel, I am 15 years-old and studing classical singing. When I go to college, I plan on majoring in vocal performance and later opera performance. I also plan on getting a doctorate in opera performance and would like to sing professionally. But if that doesn't work, I would love to teach.

I am currently a mezzo soprano. (I've been told that I am a coloratura mezzo but I think it sounds conceited to come out and say "Yea! I'm a coloratura!" So I'll just stick with mezzo~) But I'm not sure where I'll end up.

It's very nice to meet you all! I look forward to much needed advice!


PS: I hate Katherine Jenkins.
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Current Music: Sumi Jo-Doll Song

Italian? Jun. 30th, 2006 @ 11:03 am
Hey guys,
I'm about to go to college, and, while there, I plan to resume classical voice lessons. So, I was debating whether to take Italian or German. Some people say Italian helps more with singing, while others say it doesn't matter. My question: for those of you who studied voice in high school/before formally taking Italian/German classes, how did you manage to sing in a language you weren't fluent in? Thanks a bunch--really anxious for some help.

An Introduction and a Question Jun. 21st, 2006 @ 11:42 pm

Hello, my name is Jacqueline, I am turning seventeen this July, am from New York and am a big music fan. Although I have absolutely no musical talent to speak of I really have a passion for opera, I love the music, the lyrics, the sets, the passion and intensity that seem so foreign to everyday life.

I have two questions for you good people:

1)I have gotten my family to agree to pitch in and buy me two opera tickets to the Met for my birthday (I'm leaning towards Die Zauberflöte for the fantasy aspect and amazing costumes/make up/sets, but the there's Tosca, and Turandot, and Faust and GAH! *dies from too many choices*). One of my favorite things about opera is definately the lyrics (I'm a huge poetry/Shakespeare nerd)and I love skimming through various libretti. My only dilema is this: Has anyone found that reading the libretto before seeing the show took away from the affect since you already knew the outcome? Or have you found that you weren't able to fully appreciate it if you didn't study the lyrics first? I'm debating whether or not I want to buy the libretto before hand.

2)My local bookstore's music selection is particularly sad but they do have several books on opera. However, these are all plot summaries and composer biographies, does anyone have any reccomendations for opera books with lots of pictures of the sets and costumes?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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hmm HI Jun. 18th, 2006 @ 04:15 pm
well it just occured to me that I have been in this community for a while and never introduced myself I'm Kurt I am currently a lyric tenor(with any luck I'll become a Spinto) but anyway I'm currently studying privately and I am currenly learning the role of des greuix in Manon by massenet and I know the role of tamio and Don Otavio both by Mozart and so I just wanted to make my presence know so....I'm here
Current Music: Natalie Dessay- Mozart Heroines
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I was looking for a community like this. I do feel intimidated by the "older" community, so this is perfect.

They call me Zelda. I've been taking voice lessons for about two years now, but I like to think I'm learning fast. I'm an aspiring coloratura soprano, but I don't think I'll be able to call myself that for a while, as runs and trills are muddy when I try to do them.

It's nice to know I'm not the only teenage opera lover out there! My peers look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them my favorite song varies between "Caro nome" and "Addio, del passato" and a million other arias. They'd prefer me say something like "My favorite song is (insert rap/R&B/pop/rock song title here)." I'm sure many of you experience the same.

So, hello.
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I *was* a lyric soprano but now I'm a coloratura. I want to be a real, professional coloratura, such as Natalie Dessay (my heroine!). Just to clarify...
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Hi everybody! I'm new. My name is Ella and I'm from Carmarthen, Wales. I've been singing since I was six years old and I'm now 18. OK, so I'm an older teen, but I still adore opera. I'm currently a lyric soprano with a goal to become a coloratura soprano in the future. I speak French fluently, which helps with all those great French arias! This is a great community and I look forward to being a part of it! It's so refreshing to find people with the same interests, esppeciallu classical music!
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TOTAL : 47 Multifandom Icons
02 Heather Marks
04 Hilary Hahn
05 Joshua Bell
04 Anna Netrebko from the opera La Traviata
04 Lily Cole
13 Fashion icons
09 William Moseley
06 Gemma Ward

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- Please credit _la_divina
- Comment would be nice :) I just would like to know where it goes. And how to improve my icons.
- Join here for updates! There're more to come!

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Out of interest:

Anyone heard of David Jones? He's a master teacher of the Swedish-Italian school of singing and I had a lesson with him yesterday *just diiiiiies*. AMAZING voice teacher. Absolutely amazing. I'd love to know if anyone else here has worked with him - I believe he's normally based in New York.

(sorry for random post, there.)
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