Education of dramatic voices

Especially dramatic voices require a sophisticated, healthy vocal technique and the ability to work out vocally the large parts of the dramatic subject and bring to the stage. I support you in building a healthy, expressive and resilient vocal voice. For this I make available to you:

  • my own high singing culture

  • my stage experience in the dramatic fach

  • my many years of teaching experience

  • my great mindfulness in dealing with singers in general and especially with young dramatic voices.

My own instrument took time and care to develop and inspire the audience years later. I pass on what I have learned throughout my career with passion.

I had the privilege, in addition to my outstanding singing teachers as a young singer, to rehearse my great dramatic roles with unmistakable celebrities of the opera world, eg. KS Birgit Nilsson, KS Berit Lindholm, Anna Reynolds, Jean Cox and Richard Trimborn.

I take the time it takes to develop a natural voice into a healthy, expressive and enduring opera instrument.

If a big, heavy voice is properly developed, it can have a career of about 30 years. This is especially true of voices that have the potential to develop into the dramatic repertoire of Strauss, Wagner and Verdi.

What distinguishes a dramatic voice?

The key feature of a dramatic voice is that it sounds powerful and exciting throughout its entire spectrum. It is essential that a dramatic young singer learns safe, healthy vocal technique.

Dramatic singers must be able to sing about a voluminous, large orchestra, for example in the operas of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss, beautifully and with great impact. That not only in Fortissimo to demand the voice to the stop, but to sing in the piano and Mezzoforte full and with a distinctive, free swinging timbre.

In order to sing the dramatic repertoire of R. Wagner, G. Verdi, G. Puccini or R. Strauss, one must know how one can come across a large orchestra without pressing the voice. If you press your voice, you damage it.

how long does it take to educate a dramatic voice?

The construction of a dramatic voice takes several years and is in my opinion certainly not completed after graduation. In my experience, then only the actual fruitful work begins with a young dramatic singer. It is particularly important in the transition to work and in the first years of work that he is well looked after.

Especially in dramatic operatic literature, it is important that the rehearsal takes place with a trusting vocal teacher and additional accompanist. It takes some time to learn and practice the basics of opera operation:

  • Role studies

  • Musicality and rhythm

  • Acting

  • Voice training

  • Appearance on the stage

  • Presentation of oneself

  • Auditioning and much more.

The better the conditions, the faster the success on the public stage can be achieved.

Why study with vera Wenkert in the international institut stimmkunst?

Vera Wenkert, the founder and director of the international voice art institute, has more than 30 leading roles, including a. sung in Wagner, Strauss, Verdi and Puccini parts on various opera stages.

"I know the often difficult way of a dramatic voice, until it comes to bloom. That is why it is my special passion to responsibly accompany young singers on this challenging path. " Together with my team of professional pianists from the Zurich Opera and the Munich State Opera, I offer a platform for young dramatic voices in my institute of vocal arts to learn the Swedish-Italian vocal method. This is the technique with which Kirsten Flagstad, Birgit Nilsson and Jussi Björling have made their careers.

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