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What is Bel Canto

Bel canto (Italian for "beautiful singing" or "beautiful song" )—with several similar constructions (bellezze del canto , bell'arte del canto )—is a term with sev...

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Since the bel canto style flourished in the 18th and early 19th centuries, the music of Handel and his contemporaries, as well as that of...

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Bel canto teachers

Two famous 18th-century teachers of the style were Antonio Bernacchi (1685–1756) and Nicola Porpora

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Why bel canto disappeared

One reason for the eclipse of the old Italian singing model was the growing influence within the music world of bel canto's detractors, who considered it to be outmoded and condemn...

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Franz Sieber wrote: "In our time, when the most offensive shrieking under the extenuating device of 'dramatic singing' has spread everywhere, when the ignorant masses appear much more interested in...

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My favorite opera singer, Maria Callas, was one of the most influential figure of the 20th century. She made people love opera and also revived the italian bel canto style. A great soprano with great acting qualities and a complex, but sensible personality.

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