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What’s a squillo, and why do opera singers need it? - Ming Luke

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Published on Mar 9, 2020

Discover the techniques opera singers use to project their voices over the orchestra and the importance of a singer’s squillo.

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An orchestra fills an opera house with music, but a singer’s voice soars above the instruments. Its melody rings out across thousands of patrons— all without any assistance from a microphone. How is it possible that a single voice can be heard so clearly? The answer lies in the physics of the human voice. Ming Luke explains the carefully honed technique of an expert opera singer.

Lesson by Ming Luke, directed by Franz Palomares.

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