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The irony of fate sent her to a radio station to become a speaker. Whatever she tried with her voice, nothing really worked. Instead of taking the highway, she felt like creeping on her knees to Rome, where she arrived as a secret pupil of the Papal chapel in Renaissance, staring through a Judas hole to observe how the young castratos studied singing.
Fascinated with Belcanto since , her personal vocal studies ended constantly in disasters: she fell asleep in classes of an empathetic lady; a Japanese piano professor shouted encouragement and pushed her through old Italian arias until her voice had broken into two: a rough alto and a squeaking soprano and nearly nothing but a throaty flow of air in between. The next teacher, a tenor offered her a male shoulder when she broke into tears trying to sing Mozart arias for 4 months.
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Another tenor put her into a zoo of animals voices, forbidding her to sing for two years. Musically starving , she ran away to secret classes with a conductor who helped her study a repertoire. Night for night, she sat in spooky dimlight churches training arias. Then Ann Reynolds Italian method fascinated her in a masterclass.
The result was her first inspired book about Italian Singing.
Exploring the theory behind her practice then became a pleasure for her musicological brain. But suddenly she stopped to use only awareness she had trained in years of body therapy with Alexandertechniqe, Rolfing, Feldenkrais, Linklater, Cantieni, Hatha Yoga and various spiritual breathing methods. Analizing videos from the best divas of all times - Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland, Luisa Tetrazzini and others — followed.
Observing minuscule body and throat movements brought her a breakthrough. After two decades she discovered her authentic Coloratura Soprano and finally became the boss of her rigid tongue.
For her own voice training she developed amusing exercises, easy to do for the cure of all typical singers' faults around passaggio, Avanti, front positioning, messa di voce, vowel balance, the attack of the tone and legato. Karin Wettig.
Karin Wettig bei Amazon. Singing like Callas and Caruso - on Amazon. Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog. After her divorce she noticed that her speaking voice had broken instead of her heart.
"Singing like Callas & Caruso" is my Passion, Awareness my Intention!
That caused her to leave behind her not only her marriage and her home, but also her career, her friends and all customers of her colour and style studio. She changed to Munich, started a new life in Munich. Looking how to find back to her normal voice the adventure from a lost speaking voice to her coloratura soprano began. A voice therapy was useless, so she decided to sing.
Starting out with Mozart Arias, the passion for opera caught her. Inspite of all negative judgements about her broken voice, rivalries in choirs and disillusioning voice trainers and opera teachers, she decided to leave all traditional ways of voice training to study her personal voice idols Maria Callas and the great divas of the time of Caruso like Luisa Tetrazzini, Rosa Ponselle or Adelina Patti just by modelling them.
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She passed nights for her voice training alone in dark churches on the way to her authentic voice.
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