The Opera Singer's Acting Toolkit

An Essential Guide to Creating A Role

The complete dramatic toolbox for the opera singer - a step-by-step guide detailing how to create character, from auditions through to rehearsal and performance and formulate a successful career.

Drawing upon the innovative approach to the training of young opera singers developed by Martin Constantine, Co-Director of ENO Opera Works, The Opera Singer's Acting Toolkit leads the singer through the process of bringing the libretto and score to life in order to create character. Les mer
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The complete dramatic toolbox for the opera singer - a step-by-step guide detailing how to create character, from auditions through to rehearsal and performance and formulate a successful career.

Drawing upon the innovative approach to the training of young opera singers developed by Martin Constantine, Co-Director of ENO Opera Works, The Opera Singer's Acting Toolkit leads the singer through the process of bringing the libretto and score to life in order to create character. It draws on the work of practitioners such as Stanislavski, Lecoq, Laban and Cicely Berry to introduce the singer to the tools needed to create an interior and physical life for character. The book draws on operatic repertoire from Handel through Mozart to Britten to present practical techniques and exercises to help the singer develop their own individual dramatic toolbox.

The Opera Singer's Acting Toolkit features interviews with leading conductors, directors, singers and casting agents to offer invaluable insights into the professional operatic world, and advice on how to remain focused on the importance of the work itself.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Acknowledgements

Introduction

PART ONE: THE TOOLS

1 The Foundations

The Body: Releasing Tension

The Mind: Awareness + Focus

The Imagination

Play and Spontaneity

2 A Note About Emotion

3 Creating Character

4 Text and Music

Organising Information: Given Circumstances

Organising Information: Other Approaches

Organising Information: Music

Objectives

Actions

Obstacles

Points of Concentration

Events

Further Text Tools

Text and Music: Conclusion

5 The Body and Movement

Laban

Lecoq

Character Types and Commedia dell'Arte

The Clown

Devising

6 Words and Music in Action

PART TWO: IN PRACTICE

1 Preparing for Rehearsals

2 Rehearsals

3 Rehearsals in Depth

4 Performance

5 Auditions


PART THREE: INTERVIEWS

1 Repertoire

Interviews with Conductors

2 Approaches to Rehearsal

Interviews with Directors

3 Singers' Case Studies


List of exercises
Further reading

Index