The beginner’s guide to opera
Ever wonder why opera singers are not simply called “singers”? And how come they do not need to use microphones in order to be heard far away? With what techniques do opera singers train their voice? Is it possible to train one’s voice in order to sing opera? Are opera singers a select few who have a predisposition for this talent or can anyone learn the basics of opera singing?
For a bit of background, the term “opera” is a literal translation of the word “work” in its native Italian. Opera is a form of theater presented in a booklet in which music plays a central role for an orchestra and singers who set the stage, no pun intended, for the characters and their story, where the roles are sung. Opera for beginners can be overwhelming when you first start out and simply listen to an opera, but once you understand the fundamentals, the performance is even more beautiful and appreciated when everything comes together.
Learn opera singing
For those who want to learn how to sing opera, it is a wide range of diction, phrasing, dynamics, articulation and so many other components of expression. Whether you are new to singing or have previous experience, Lyribox offers a 100% online and multi-platform tool to learn to how to sing or how to accompany opera arias. It references the greatest opera pieces (such as Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Puccini’s La bohème, Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, and so many other greats) and classifies them by vocal range in their repertoire which allows the singer to select a piece he or she is capable of singing.
Lyribox is a very easy-to-use platform of opera songs for beginners for the classical repertoire. You can use it to train your voice in sacred music or art song. And even though you might be alone in your home whilst doing the vocalizations, rest assured that you are provided with all the necessary elements to explore as wide a range as possible. We are consistently adding new music so there are hundreds of sheet music in English, French, Italian, and German at your fingertips, but you can also request new pieces to be added to the catalogue.
How to use Lyribox
How to learn opera singing using this opera singer toolkit is simple. There are three categories to choose from: Recordings, Manuscripts, and Videos. First, you choose your opera aria, then the type of accompaniment, and finally the video of the piece where a singer performs the works you want to engage in. This selection will greatly facilitate the learning process and provide a framework.
This digital learning tool we’ve developed is a straightforward beginner’s guide to opera available on Mac, Windows, and accessible via your cell-phone as well as via your computer. With your subscription, you also have unlimited access and downloads to all the content.
How to easily sing opera for beginners
Whether you are a soprano, a mezzo-soprano, a contralto, a tenor, a baritone or a bass, Lyribox covers all vocal ranges and will provide the necessary tools you will need to smoothly learn the music you wish to perform.
When opera originated, at the end of the 16th century, many composers favored Italian as the language for their operas before versions in other languages were interpreted. Lyribox provides a literal and literary translation of the arias with the digital sheet music in any key. Also, the interactive sheet music is a great asset with its scrolling score and slow down pace when you are beginning to learn opera singing.
In fact, the recording tools mentioned earlier are of high quality accompaniment with a vocal line played on the piano by artists we have selected and the texts are recited by a vocal coach, in his or her native tongue, who will provide useful instructions and tips notably on pronunciation and how to regulate your breathing so you can hold notes longer.
We make it our mission to provide the highest quality and accuracy in sheet music, accompaniments and translations so amateur performers around the world can fully enjoy the best there is of the classical repertoire.