G SCHIRMER OPERA ANTHOLOGY
Diction lessons on each aria in the series reco rded by top language coaches from the Metropolitan Opera and the Juilliard Scho ol plus International Phonetic Alphabet and word for word translations. With th ese book/CD packages that match the standard aria collections edited by Robert L. Larsen, any singer anywhere has access to the best diction coaching availabl e at a very affordable price. Each aria is recorded twice. In the first version the coach recites the text as an actor would speak it, showing flow of the lang uage and the mood. The second version is a slow, deliberate lesson, allowing ti me for the student to repeat each line. These experienced language coaches adap t the 'R' in German and French in the slow versions for singers. They also are very sensitive to liaisons between word sounds in the musical settings. The boo k includes International Phonetic Alphabet for each aria and word for word tran slations.
The native speaking professional diction coaches from the Metropo litan Opera and the Juilliard School are: Corradina Caporello for Italian, Pier re Vallet for French, Irene Spiegelman for German, Kathryn LaBouff for English, Yveta Synek Graff for Czech, and Gina Levinson for Russian. Companion to 5048 5529 Arias for Soprano volume 2.