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Become the very best singer you can be! Share your performances, experiences, and ideas in the Voice Studio and connect with some of the singers who are performing in recitals at Carnegie Hall this season. Claudia Friedlander, a voice teacher based in New York City, is your guide on this exploration of vocal technique, repertoire, and interpretation. 

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How to Prepare Pants Roles

In this video lesson, Carnegie Hall teaching artist Claudia Friedlander discusses the challenges of singing pants roles in Mozart's opera Le nozze di Figaro and Stefano and Charles-François Gounod's opera Roméo et Juliette.


Can you think of other male opera roles that are played by women? How about some female opera roles that are played by men?


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Discussion Forum

How to Prepare Pants Roles 2 Replies

Started by Claudia Friedlander. Last reply by Claudia Friedlander on Monday.

How to Sing with the Right Musical Style

Started by Claudia Friedlander Jan 28.

How to Sing Smoothly Across Your Vocal Registers 3 Replies

Started by Claudia Friedlander. Last reply by Claudia Friedlander Jan 22.

How to Present an Opera Aria in Auditions 3 Replies

Started by Claudia Friedlander. Last reply by Claudia Friedlander Jan 6.

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Comment by Claudia Friedlander on March 12, 2014 at 7:12pm

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato will give a master class at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University tonight, 8 - 10pm EDT. Visit the Pick-Staiger Concert Hall web site for information and links to a live stream of the class! 

Comment by Claudia Friedlander on February 26, 2014 at 12:54pm

Hello Voice Studio members! I've added some really interesting content to the discussion on "How to Sing with the Right Musical Style" covering differences in recitative style from Mozart to Puccini. Come have a look and join the discussion! 

Comment by Kelsey Tesalona on January 29, 2014 at 7:03am
@claudia yes, I've been playing for a while. Not classically trained however. I feel more comfortable singing on the piano rather than going solo.
Comment by Claudia Friedlander on January 28, 2014 at 5:17pm

Thanks for posting your cover for us, Kelsey! Are you accompany yourself on the piano?

Comment by Kelsey Tesalona on January 26, 2014 at 6:53pm


Hi my name is Kelsey. I'm new to this group and excited to share some of my stuff with you guys! I just made a cover of "Skyscaper" by Demi Lovato and would like to hear some of your comments and critique. Singing is pretty new to me so it would be helpful to receive some tips and see what you guys think! Thanks!

Comment by Amanda Loving on January 9, 2014 at 6:20pm

Hi ! I haven't done any classical songs on video yet, but thought it would be fun to post my Amy Winehouse "Valerie" acapella version. Thanks !


Comment by Amanda F. Jacobsen DeLalla on November 22, 2013 at 10:47pm


My cover of "Everything Has Changed." Not exactly the kind of stuff I usually do, nor the usual kind of stuff posted here, but hey, variety is the spice of life! Right?

Comment by Claudia Friedlander on November 22, 2013 at 10:41pm

Beautiful singing, @Rachel! Thank you for sharing your performance with us. Explore incorporating some well-planned staging into performances of opera arias when you perform them in recitals or auditions - it's fine to move so long as you're still able to communicate with your pianist well, and it will help you define the character and give us an idea of what is going on dramatically during the aria. Later this season I will post a video tutorial on how to give strong dramatic performances of arias. Keep up the good work! 

Comment by Rachel on November 22, 2013 at 1:11pm


From my voice recital last week.... I still have some polishing to do.... anyway, tell me what you think!

Comment by Rebecca Rose Nisco on October 31, 2013 at 6:55pm

I'm in the mood to film a duet for a disney song? any guys interested in doing so? let me know!


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