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Voice Types - From Chiaro to Oscuro

Liz Cass
Armstrong Community Music School (Westlake) (location map)
Saturday, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
07/11/20 (1 day)

Liz Cass Presents "Voice Types - From Chiaro to Oscuro"

From Chiaro to Oscuro, there are a lot more voice types out there than you might think. Liz Cass will be your guide on this exploration of operatic voices. We will listen to examples of some of the best singers the world has known and we will discuss their range and capacity through the eyes of the "fach system", a German-created system of categorizing opera roles by voice type. All are welcome and no previous knowledge or experience is necessary. Bring your ears and your sense of wonder!

Chiaroscuro (Italian for "light-dark") is part of bel canto, an originally Italian classical singing technique in which a brilliant sound referred to as squillo is coupled with a dark timbre called scuro. The overall sound is often perceived as having great depth or warmth. Chiaroscuro is commonly used in opera.