Belcanto

Yoko Hadama e Franco CorelliThe vocal theories and pedagogy of 1600–1700 (Caccini, Tosi, Mancini) are in good part at the base of today’s vocal pedagogy of Belcanto.

The Belcanto is considered the best school for the singing voice having great heirs, like Beniamino Gigli,  Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Alfredo Kraus, etc.

As a result of my many years of experience and personal research as singer and teacher, I am convinced that to implement this technique different voice-training techniques can be used such as:

  1. Relaxation and breathing techniques using ancient Eastern disciplines like Zen, Yoga and Tai Chi Chuan.
  2. Warm-up and relaxation of the vocal apparatus.
  3. Memory of sound.
  4. Role of the imagination and the content of thoughts about singing.
  5. Good posture.

The result: every note will be naturally supported by the diaphragm and the abdominal muscles.
The search for the purity of vocal quality, “messa di voce”, agility and sustained tone will become much easier and natural without burdening the larynx. Indeed, singers will feel as if they were massaging their vocal cords.