Sing like a bird with our brand new spring-launched Bel Canto singing classes!
As a world capital of art and with The Paris Opera having one of the highest budgets internationally, France is the worldwide leader and sponsor of the performing arts.
Accustomed to housing opera singers and music lovers from all over the world, we at Studios Paris are willing to prolong this tradition by creating more opportunities of living alongside music for our artistically tempted clientele.
Inspired by the advent of spring – an apt moment for favoring fresh starts and venturing into new challenges – Studios Paris upgrade their current real estate network by integrating more piano-equipped apartments and present their customers with the possibility to become part of a very rare singing class project, honoring the esthetics of vocal revival.
Taught in French and English, this melodic voyage towards the sacred lands of a lost vocal tradition is targeted at professional singers and beginners alike. Delivered by Thalia Carouza, the only person in France trained in this method, the course brings around the might of natural voice which made the greatness of opera singers like Beniamino Gigli, considered to be one of the finest tenors in the recorded history of music and renowned internationally for the immense beauty and soundness of his vocal technique.
We consider the Bel Canto course to be a form of an aesthetic pilgrimage and by proposing it to our clients we pursue our vocation to make life more beautiful and remain faithful to our mission to preserve any technology that can contribute to beauty.
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Thalia Carouza graduated from the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and completed her professional training by attending piano classes and drama courses in the Theater of Inspiration. In 1997, she met David Kauffman, founder of the School of Natural voice in the USA, London and Paris, who taught her the art of opera in the pure Italian tradition deriving from Antonio Cotogni, Riccardo Daviési and Herbert Ceasari. Thalia is the heiress of a vocal tradition dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, which has disappeared in the 20th century. These techniques of the old Italian singing tradition are based on the laws of acoustics and apply to all styles (pop, jazz, blues, rock, classical). The soprano regularly stages concerts and has performed in many cathedrals in France, Great Britain and Spain. She has participated in numerous festivals in France and abroad and her next appearance will take place in Paris and in the French department Loiret.
How did your relationship with music start?
While still very young, I discovered the universe of classical music by admiring the mastership of great composers, particularly the romantic ones. My passion for opera blossomed very quickly as I listened to the great voices of our time. I discovered the opera singers of the early 20th century just later, when I began my musical studies and after having met David Kauffman, the man who would later become my teacher and my husband.
What is unique and specific about the singing technique you teach?
David had done extensive research on the singing techniques of the old Italian school which marked the greatest opera singers of the last century. His teaching was based on a singing tradition from the distant past, respecting the beauty and power of human voice. Long forgotten, the tone and nuances of natural voices are rarely heard nowadays, but in the past all renowned singers had this one feature in common appreciated by the audience. Conveying a “sound expressing a disincarnated sonority” (the sound seemed to come from all parts of the body except from the singer, and it seemed to be floating, suspended in space), this technique based on the laws of acoustics allowed the human voice to achieve the highest possible vocal range without risk of distortion. The singer mentally guided the vibrations which changed their direction depending on the vowel or the note sung. Unfortunately, the building of this glorious tradition dating from the Golden Age of singing has vanished one century ago. Thanks to David Kauffman’s research, it was possible to rediscover this spiritual voice inspiring the artist and bestowing him with a sense of freedom experienced in the process of singing.
Who could practice this technique? Do people need to have any particular musical competence to subscribe to your class?
‘Anyone who can speak can sing’! Many individuals who have worked with incompetent teachers or have been exposed to unfounded criticism might end up thinking that they cannot sing. However, everyone can sing as long as they receive proper education. Therefore it is not mandatory to have any previously acquired musical knowledge to enroll in our singing classes. The course is open to everyone and the technique is applicable to all styles, including jazz, blues, rock, folk, pop and classical. Students progress very quickly which can be certified after the very first lesson.
What is the course’s structure? How does it unfold?
Normally each session lasts one hour, but you may choose to take 30 minutes only, depending on your needs and availability. In the last part of the course, the students perform a piece in which they bridge the gap between the acquired technique and their own interpretation of the piece.
Why should our clients consider taking this course?
The primordial aim of the art of singing is to convey emotions to the public. Each individual mastering this art will derive invaluable advantages in terms of personal development. They would boost their self-confidence; learn to better communicate with others in their personal and professional life and find inspiration, creativity and joy from the pleasure of developing a new skill.
For professionals, the vocal technique delivered by Thalia Carouza at the Studios allows for safe, long-lasting careers without the troubles encountered today by the most beautiful voices in the world after two decades or so of intense performance.
The course guarantees personalized tuition and a program unfolding at a pace that suits our clients’ agendas.
To enroll in or learn more about our Bel Canto course, please contact us at: http://www.paris-apartment-rent.com/contact.htm