41 thoughts on “how to sing bel canto 1/2”

  1. The earliest use of the term “bel canto” occurred in late 17th-century
    Italy, when it was applied to a sophisticated model of singing that was
    evolving there among practitioners of operatic and sacred music. The term
    did not become widely used, however, until the middle of the next century,
    which was the heyday of opera seria, the static but technically challenging
    da capo aria, and the now-extinct castrato voice.

  2. Singer/author John Potter declares in his book Tenor: History of a Voice
    (Yale University Press, 2009, p. 31) that: “For much of the 18th century
    castrati defined the art of singing; it was the loss of their irrecoverable
    skills that in time created the myth of bel canto, a way of singing and
    conceptualizing singing that was entirely different from anything that the
    world had heard before or would hear again wiki

  3. .”In a narrower application, the term “bel canto” is sometimes attached
    exclusively to Italian opera of the time of Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868),
    Vincenzo Bellini (1801–1835) and Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848). These three
    composers wrote bravura works for the stage during what musicologists call
    the bel canto era, which lasted approximately from 1805 to 1840. wiki

  4. The bel canto era preserved many of the Baroque’s musical values, although
    such characteristic forms as opera seria and the da capo aria did not
    survive the passing of the 18th century. Changing tastes and social
    standards also killed off the operatic castrato voice and ensured the
    concomitant rise to singing supremacy of the prima donna soprano and the
    virtuoso tenor. (The last important opera role for a castrato was written
    in 1824 by Giacomo Meyerbeer [1791-1864]. wiki

  5. Richard Bonynge is a genius. He summarizes centuries of singing in a few
    words: I suppose most people know nowadays that bel canto means beautiful
    singing. But of course that is only the beginning of it. The bel canto era
    began with the great singers in the middle of the, wel I suppose in the
    middle of the 17th century it started to begin, but it flourished and
    blossomed in the middle of the 18th century, in the early part of the 18th
    century, when the early castrati were at their peak.

  6. These were of course the artificial male singers who had this
    extraordinary, powerful soprano and mezzosoprano voices, which we don’t
    have anymore. I’m happy to say rather. Bel canto became a high cult in the
    early 19th century. And of course, it remained this. It’s a style of
    singing. It’s a very elegant way of singing. It’s a way that is very hard
    to explain in words what it is. A concert of great singing, of great
    singers can demonstrate more than any written word or any spoken word.

  7. It takes a lifetime to learn about. It takes a lifetime to even begin to
    sing the real bel canto. It’s something that many people desire, many
    people want it. Most people love it when they hear it. Very few people find
    out how to do it. One of the most important things is the legato singing.
    And how does one go about singing legato? You do this by joining the tones,
    uniting the tones.

  8. Is there anyone who knows what Pavarotti was speaking about during the 1st
    minute of this video. It is so poorly edited that I cannot gather what the
    previous moments are about. He talks about a “mucus sound”. I would assume
    he’s speaking about placement, but am not sure

  9. Kristýna Háblová

    I love this so much. He teach it as my teacher does. I’m so sad there is
    not so many people who can sing bel canto. Sometimes it’s more yelling than
    singing. I really want to learn a feel it all the ways i can. Bel canto
    must survive!

  10. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHH!!!! JUST HAD A REVELATION!!! So cantar in Spanish is to
    sing and bonita is beautiful. The ‘I’ conjugation for cantar is canto which
    means I sing. So bonita canto would be beautiful in Spanish but translate
    that to Italian and you get Bel Canto- Beautiful singing. OOOOOHHHH BABY! I

  11. I love every word Luciano Pavarotti says … so true! A real maestro of his
    art ! I never forget ’til I die ! Thank you Luciano – you gave so much
    passion and truth !

  12. as pessoas sevalon muintu sobre o grandismus Pavarotti e que elles valun e
    poucu porque as pallavras nao dar pra faser as respostas porque Pavarotti e
    mais grande de todus as palavras e letras juntos ….. Sarkis Matta.

  13. he was speaking about never singin in the jaw, in the mouth, that covers
    the sound, makes it thick tp the listener, i think his meaning of “mucus
    sound”. Truly, the real bel canto is entirely out of the mouth, placed much
    higher, resonating around the third eye! or higher…

  14. 3:40 is a perfect example of breath and passaggio. The voice is on the
    breath and nothing is blocking it so the the voice turns (or covers) on the
    F. This is something Domingo, Carreras or DiStefano could never do. 

  15. Feb 2016. Ha HA,! Belcanto? Who really cares?? When the Maistro Pavarotti
    sang everyone listened Bravo and thank you for posting this amusing video!!

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