Opera and Drama

Opera  is an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work combining text and musical score, usually in a theatrical setting.  It incorporates many of the elements of spoken theatre, such as acting, scenery, and costumes and sometimes includes dance. The performance is typically given in an opera house, accompanied by an orchestra or smaller musical ensemble.

 

Opera singers have to have powerful voices as well as a good technique. Most opera houses are very big, and the singers need to be heard at the back. They also need to be good at acting. They need to be able to learn their music quickly and to sing from memory. It is a help to be good at languages because operas are often in Italian, German, French, English or Russian etc. Some opera companies, like the English National Opera, sing their operas in English. Others, like the Royal Opera House, how to sing operas in whatever language they were composed in. Translations are printed on a screen above the front of the stage so that the audience can understand what is being sung.

 

Opera vocal training is very stressful. It requires a combination of physical and emotional maturity. Adolescents and teens are not sufficiently strong to endure the demands of opera performance. It is said that only when a singer has reached their 20s, that their body is mature enough to handle the stress of opera vocal training.

Opera Singers draws classical music audiences with their special and unique magic of their voice. Years of training and deep passion nourishes the opera singer. An opera aspirant has to be well trained technically to understand the nodes and pitches and their effects , only then can they make perfect use of their skill and talent.

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