VIDEO - Angela Gheorghiu's masterclass in July 2012
Did the happy dance today. This video is pure gold. It's Angela Gheorghiu's masterclass held in Italy last Summer.
Lucky those people who had the chance to learn from Angela, to absorb each and every piece of advice like a sponge. Lots of Handel, followed by Rossini, Puccini, Verdi and bits of Mozart in the end. What do I see here? Five arias, four young singers eager to improve, a big smile, a genuine talent for teaching and a tone of patience to take each aria note by note and to explain what's the best way to sing it, to make it perfect.
Take E strano..Follie..Sempre libera (around 36:30) for example. You know me, I like to know what's behind the final product, behind the aria delivered on stage, the research, the hard work. So I found out where to breathe, how to support the notes, how the singer should preserve her strength to be able to finish this difficult aria, how to pay extra attention to each sound, how to sing the words as they are pronounced, to make them understandable for the audience, how to be confident in order to make people live the music.
Looking forward to the Masterclass #2!