Saturday, January 27, 2007

Bel Canto Style

As a musical style, it seems to me that Verdi may have been the major instigator of verisimo. It amounted to a rather gradual shift in operatic approaches with respect to dramatic content. However, the term "bel canto" remained applicable in terms of vocal technique as I basically described it in my initial posting on the subject. This is what made it possible to expand vocal capabilities to accomodate this "new" operatic style. With respect to terminology, I am simply trying to establish the difference between basic vocal technique and musical style as I understand them.

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