Historical perspectives of the great teachers and artists of vocal art.



Lamperti: guide to the study of singing III
Third and last part of Maestro ​Francesco Lamperti’s Theoretical-practical-elementary guide to the study of singing.


The legacy of the García family
The artistic paths of Manuel García, María Malibrán and Pauline Viardot and their roots in the principles of bel canto.


Fétis: method of methods
In the introduction to his Method of methods of singing, François-Joseph Fétis reviews the evolution of the art of singing from the end of the 18th century.


Lehmann: the great scale
Lilli Lehmann, the eminent singer and teacher, explains the benefits of the daily and rigorous practice of the great scale.


Viñas: the golden era of castratti III
Third part of the description of the golden era of castratti singers by the Spanish tenor Francisco Viñas (1863 – 1933).


Viñas: the golden era of castratti II
Second part of the description of the golden era of castratti singers by the Spanish tenor Francisco Viñas (1863 – 1933).


Viñas: the golden era of castratti
First part of the description of the golden era of castratti singers by the Spanish tenor Francisco Viñas (1863 – 1933).


Giraldoni: tongue and larynx
Leone Giraldoni, creator of the role of Simon Boccanegra, explains the action of the tongue and the position of the larynx in the act of singing.


Lee: past and present of the art of singing III
Third part of the article dedicated to the history of the art of singing, its rise and fall, published by Vernon Lee in 1880.


Lee: past and present of the art of singing II
Second part of the article dedicated to the history of the art of singing, its rise and fall, published by Vernon Lee in 1880.


Lee: past and present of the art of singing I
First part of the article dedicated to the history of the art of singing, its rise and fall, published by Vernon Lee in 1880.


Hahn: on the chest voice
Composer, director, performer, critic and author Reynaldo Hahn writes about the importance of the chest voice in female vocality.


Lamperti: guide to the study of singing II
Second part of Maestro ​Francesco Lamperti’s Theoretical-practical-elementary guide to the study of singing.


Lamperti: guide to the study of singing I
First part of Maestro ​Francesco Lamperti’s Theoretical-practical-elementary guide to the study of singing.


Lamperti: causes of the decay of singing
Preface of the Guida teorico-pratica-elementare per lo studio del canto by famous teacher ​Francesco Lamperti.


Tetrazzini: the mastery of the tongue
Luisa Tetrazzini approaches the control of the tongue and the vocal registers in her book Caruso and Tetrazzini on the Art of Singing.


Lehmann: on the breath
Second chapter of the book by Lilli Lehmann Meine Gesangskunst, where she addresses the subject of breathing in vocal art.


Lehmann: the cure of the voice
In her book Meine Gesangskunst, Lilli Lehmann explains why and how good singers can never lose their voice and shares an infallible cure.


Tetrazzini: breath control
In Caruso and Tetrazzini on the Art of Singing, Luisa Tetrazzini approaches what she considers to be the foundation of singing: breath control.


Marchesi: rules to be a good singing teacher
The daughter of the illustrious Mathilde and Salvatore Marchesi gives a list of indispensable requirements to be a teacher of vocal art.