Diction for Singers
Perfect diction is essential for opera singers in order to make their performance linguistically understandable without altering the quality of the sound. Understanding what you are singing through correct diction helps improve your technical aspects as well as the formal and interpretive ones.
A teacher will guide the student in acquiring the right pronunciation, expressive nuances and correct emission of the Italian phonemes. Special attention is paid to the 7 vowel sounds, single and double consonants, correct accenting of the words, tonic and phonic accents, and syntactic doubling.
The Diction for Singers Course foresees a combination of breathing exercises (use of the diaphragm and correct phonation) and the study of intonation and rhythm.
The texts used come from the operatic repertoire and can also be suggested by the students themselves.