Masterclass Arte della Lirica Italiana(1°edizione)
Tokyo 30 march -2 april 2017
Voice technique and interpretation : Elizabeth Norberg=Schulz
Analysis of the lyrical-musical text : Carlo Boschi
◆Comments from participants
“I felt the need to deepen my knowledge of the Italian language.”
At first, I thought I felt uncomfortable in front of the new teachers, because of my limited knowledge of the Italian language, but thanks to the detailed and accurate translation of Satoko Kawabata, I found peace of mind and security. I felt the need to deepen my knowledge of the Italian language. The correct pronunciation and the right phrasing of authentic Italian, practiced for four days, made me discover completely new aspects of the songs to be interpreted. I absolutely must devote more time to studying these aspects of the score.
“To put it in one sentence: my world has changed!”
Unfortunately, I could only participate in the short Masterclass, that of 2 days. Many reflections overlapped, but, to put it in just one sentence: my world has changed! Teacher Elizabeth Norberg Schulz was full of enthusiasm and helpfulness (even using rubber gloves to strain certain muscle bands in the student’s mouth). Already with the first lesson, everything seemed brighter and more natural in my way of singing. I was very envious of those who could attend the 4-day Masterclass…. I understood that it is essential to face one’s own limits in order to have real progress. I want to work like this, to sing better and better!