Perfect Italian Diction for Singers: An Authoritative Guide (Paperback)

Perfect Italian Diction for Singers: An Authoritative Guide By Timothy Cheek, Anna Toccafondi, Lawrence Brownlee (Foreword by) Cover Image

Perfect Italian Diction for Singers: An Authoritative Guide (Paperback)


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Perfect Italian Diction for Singers is an authoritative resource for the aspiring and professional singer, vocal coach, and conductor. Cheek and Toccafondi build on traditional approaches while introducing successful innovative techniques, providing many musical examples and exercises. Also included are audio and video samples from native speakers.

Timothy Cheek has taught Italian lyric diction at the University of Michigan since 1993. As collaborative pianist, he has performed throughout Italy, and worked for nine years in Tuscan summer vocal programs, both at Cincinnati Conservatory's Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca program and at the University of Michigan's spring term program in Sesto Fiorentino. Cheek has written books on Czech lyric diction and opera, and he is the series editor of Rowman & Littlefield's Lyric Diction series. His long association with Italian pianist/coach Anna Toccafondi extends to over three decades of collaboration and consultation.Anna Toccafondi performs regularly in major festivals and theaters in Italy, Europe, and Japan. She recently began a cooperation with the Municipality and the Teatro Garibaldi of Modica (Sicily) for the project Cantare in Perfetto Italiano, Singing in Perfect Italian, a series of masterclasses devoted to foreign singers and collaborative pianists. Committed to unpublished or lesser known compositions of the Italian vocal repertoire, Toccafondi has done research, transcriptions, revisions, and recordings of important composers.
Product Details ISBN: 9781538163412
ISBN-10: 1538163411
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: September 30th, 2022
Pages: 232
Language: English