Did You Know?
Opera Singers are pretty darn impressive!
For three hours or more they are on stage acting and singing loud enough to be heard above an orchestra without a microphone and singing from memory.
They have to memorize a mountain of sheet music and must translate it into performance characteristics such as where to breathe, when to get louder or softer, etc.
They must know how to properly pronounce the words in several different languages.
They are masters of the art of breath control – a technique of using the breath efficiently as they sing a long melodic line so that they do not run out before the last note.
They are singer-athletes. It takes years of vocal training, long hours of preparation prior to performances, strong personal discipline and physical stamina to be a successful opera singer. Thank goodness for their commitment and contribution to the art!