Prima la Voce: Opera Voices Explained

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Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 4-week course begins 5/11

In this short survey course we will examine the complete spectrum of voice types that are commonly found in traditional opera. The wealth of material that is currently available on YouTube will be our primary resource as we gain a better understanding of who sings what and why. The course is suited to anyone with an interest in this often complex form of musical theater. Readings: Specific resource recommendations will be made during the course. Ross Crolius holds a B.M. from Peabody Conservatory and an M.M. from the Eastman School of Music. He sang professionally in New York for more than 30 years, including 25 years as a full-time chorister and comprimario soloist with the Metropolitan Opera. Upon retirement, he taught voice and opera appreciation in the New York area as well as at Ithaca College and Westfield State College.