Opera Auditions. Soprano/Mezzo. Performance jobs.

Vocal Fellowship – Soprano

Posted
21.01.2023

Posted 21.01.2023

JOIN US FOR THE 2023 SEASON!GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVALCarlos Kalmar, Artistic DirectorChristopher Bell, Chorus DirectorVOCAL FELLOWSHIPA unique paid opportunity for singers aged 18-29 from populations...

Closed by 27.01.2023

ARTISTI DEL CORO

Posted
21.01.2023

Posted 21.01.2023

La Fondazione Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova Visto il Decreto Legge 28 giugno 2019, n. 59, convertito con modificazioni dalla legge 8 agosto 2019 n....

Closed by 13.02.2023

Grant Park Chorus – Soprano

Posted
16.01.2023

Posted 16.01.2023

The Grant Park Chorus, led by Chorus Director, Christopher Bell, welcomes all voice parts to audition for positions. The Grant Park Chorus is a fully...

Closed by 03.02.2023


Soprano/Mezzo: audition and opera jobs

The mezzo-soprano or mezzo is the second highest female voice type.
In a large choir, a mezzo-soprano will usually sing along with the sopranos, not the altos, with the vocal part Soprano II or Soprano 2. If the sopranos split in half, a mezzo will sing the lower melody as typically, a mezzo vocal timbre is darker than the soprano.
In opera mezzo-sopranos most often hold supporting roles and trouser roles – in other words, male roles sung by a female singer. There are many exceptions and some of the more famous ones include the characters of Carmen in the opera with the same name and Rosina in The Barber of Seville, where the prima donna is a mezzo-soprano.
A typical mezzo can vocalize from G3 to A5, though voices are highly variable. Some mezzos cant sing as high as this and some can sing as high as a typical soprano.
Orchestra Audition: Soprano/Mezzo, job postings and music listings

Whether this takes place in a music school or at home with a private tutor, you’ll be able to find your vocal range, improve your technical abilities (such as learning vibrato) and broaden your range firstly with your head voice and then with your chest voice. It would take absolutely ages to list all the pieces that use a mezzo-soprano as a soloist performing a coloratura or as part of a choir.

Opera jobs

The human voice is largely innate, which is the first thing you need to know about it. Not everyone is born with a stunning opera voice that has the proper timbre and aesthetic qualities. Sadly, not all men (or women) are created equal when it comes to singing.
If you happen to have a really nasal voice, it might be worth following a completely different career to becoming an opera singer as it’s probably going to end up being a massive waste of time.
The main thing for mezzo-sopranos is that they don’t have to change how they practise too much. They still need to work on their breathing, which will be at the heart of their everyday singing routine.
Knowing how to breathe correctly is key to being a mezzo-soprano, which often comes with a voice much warmer than that of the male counterparts covering the same range. This is a domain where the female singers regularly show their superiority over the men.
Similarly, you can’t overlook acting ability and stage presence, which can make the difference between two singers with very similar vocal abilities.

Salary for singers jobs - mezzo-soprano singer

The list of international music schools includes education to become a mezzo-soprano singer:
1. Ithaca College
2. Dartmouth College
3. Drexel University
4. University of Alicante
5. University of the Arts Helsinki
6. University of Copenhagen
7. University of Pavia
8. Yehudi Menuhin School
9. Schulich School of Music
10. Aichi Prefectural University of the Arts

Mezzo-Soprano Societies:
1. Antigua Opera Society
2. Wellington Choral Society
3. Bishopwearmouth Choral Society

The most famous mezzo-soprano vocalists in the world:
1. Janet Jackson
2. Selina Jen
3. Katherine Jenkins
4. Jessie J

Performance jobs.

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