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Singer's Edition: Lyric Light Soprano

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Authors Richard Boldrey, et al
ISBN 1934477007
Length 358 pages
Price $56.95
Seth McCoy

“Singers’ Edition, Light Lyric Soprano is an extremely valuable book. It is instant information for the teacher and vocalist. I am so impressed. The book provides the most complete treatment of arias I’ve ever seen. The breakdown of the series into the different fachs is an ingenious and exciting idea. I can’t wait for the others.”
Eastman School of Music
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Soprano operatic arias collection music and rich interpretation notes

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Karl Kroeger

“This book is a mind-boggling array of information, but vast as its scope is, the information contained here is easy to reference.”
University of Colorado
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Seth McCoy

“Singers’ Edition, Light Lyric Soprano is an extremely valuable book. It is instant information for the teacher and vocalist. I am so impressed. The book provides the most complete treatment of arias I’ve ever seen. The breakdown of the series into the different fachs is an ingenious and exciting idea. I can’t wait for the others.”
Eastman School of Music
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Robert Spillman

“This will be a welcome addition to any singer’s library. Not only will almost every voice student find his or her ‘best’ arias collected in one volume, but he or she will have a wealth of useful, pertinent, and fascinating information included alongside. What a terrific concept—bravo!”
Director of the Aspen Music Festival
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Dr. Donna Brink Fox

“Singers’ Edition makes a positive contribution to complimentary roles played by a vocal musician, singer, actor, scholar, teacher, researcher. The varied aspects of the publication address all of the supportive information in a comprehensive fashion that will inform performances of this repertoire. Its a fabulous resource, both for young singers who are just beginning the study of this material, and for experienced performers and teachers who immediately have at their fingertips the contextual background for the arias. The book fills an important niche in the arena of educational materials related to vocal development.”
Eastman School of Music
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Marc Verzatt

“As an inspiration as well as a reference, it is a valuable investment for anyone in vocal music. Its insights extend beyond the material within its covers, providing an approach that applies to all sung literature. And the ideas and information are not opinionated, stifling; instead, the authors provide us with excellent resources, creating the kind of book you keep coming back to, to flip through the dog-eared pages and check key ideas.”
Stage Director Lyric Opera of Chicago
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Dr. Karen Peeler

“Singers’ Edition is the most thorough and comprehensive approach to opera repertoire ever published. It is beautifully written, full of creative ideas and comments, and is indispensable as a teaching and performance resource. It is a must for every singer’s library.”
Professor of Voice, The Ohio State University
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Richard AmRhein

“Finally, a series that not only produces the most comprehensive collection of operatic arias in existence, but also provides all of the appropriate materials necessary for the proper study of each one. Voice teachers have always urged their students to know what they are singing about, and how the aria fits into the context of the opera. Singers’ Edition provides this information, and much more, all in a single source. The arrangement by voice category makes each volume an economical purchase for students. The comprehensive nature of the series makes it a must for all music libraries.”
Music Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Phyllis Curtin

“Singers’ Edition is a splendid aid to the teacher of singers. It answers succinctly, with wonderful awareness of the uniqueness of individual singers, those difficult questions about voice categories, pointing out that some voices cross them and change with age and development. The student can take time, reading and learning far more about the repertoire and his or her place in it than there is time for in most studios. Information about the musical material is informative and written interestingly. In using this book, the reader finds out what ought to be learned about ALL the music he/she studies….I want these books in my studio.”
International Performer, Tanglewood
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Karl Kroeger

“I have looked carefully at the contents of the Light Lyric Soprano volume and find it in all ways an excellent production. It is well conceived and executed, selected with care, attractively printed with accurate and helpful information on the arias. I would certainly recommend it without hesitation to all performers in this voice category and to my colleagues in the music library to add to their collections. It is in every way an admirable product.”
University of Colorado
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