Singing, Acting, and Movement in Opera: A Guide to Singer-getics

Singing, Acting, and Movement in Opera: A Guide to Singer-getics

by Mark Ross Clark, Lynn V. Clark
     
 

"... a remarkable collection of observations and reflections on past
experiences by many excellent artists and teachers that will doubtless help... those
interested in creating 'opera magic.'" -- Tito
Capobianco

Singing, Acting, and Movement in Opera is designed for
use in opera and musical theater workshops and by beginning professional

Overview

"... a remarkable collection of observations and reflections on past
experiences by many excellent artists and teachers that will doubtless help... those
interested in creating 'opera magic.'" -- Tito
Capobianco

Singing, Acting, and Movement in Opera is designed for
use in opera and musical theater workshops and by beginning professional singers.
Drawing on years of research, teaching, and performing, Mark Ross Clark provides an
overview of dramatic methodology for the singing actor, encouraging the student's
active participation through practical exercises and application to well-known
works. The Singer-getics method emphasizes integration of the various dimensions of
opera performance, creating synergies among vocal performance, character
development, facial expression, and movement on the stage. The book presents
important information about stagecraft, characterization, posture, historical
styles, performance anxiety, aria, and scene analysis. Excerpts from interviews with
performers, directors, conductors, coaches, composers, and teachers offer insights
and advice, allowing the reader to "meet the artists." An appendix by
postural alignment specialist Emily Bogard describes techniques of relaxation and
self-awareness for the performer. This lively book will appeal to students,
teachers, professionals, and general readers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253109392
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
04/09/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

A singer and teacher, Mark Ross Clark has taught opera workshop for 20
years and has directed and produced over 50 operas in professional and university
venues. He holds a doctorate in opera production and degrees in vocal performance,
and is currently Associate Professor in the Indiana University School of Music and
IU Opera Theater Production Director.

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