If you’re just a beginner, and you want to start singing opera, you have a few options.
But before we get into those, let’s quickly make an important point.
Singing is singing. Whether you’re singing opera, or singing rock music, you will still need to understand the basic techniques.
You need to master the basics of singing first, and then move on to different styles such as opera.
So if you’re a complete beginner to singing in general, then I would get some help from the courses that I recommend first.
Fundamentals of Opera
If you go out and try and search for some information or tips on singing opera, you probably won’t find that much great stuff.
The problem is no one has really created an online course strictly for opera singers. There are a few available, but they aren’t that good.
So what I recommend for beginners, is to focus on learning how to sing with power, and how to sing high notes.
Power and high notes are two of the essential ingredients, and a great place to start practicing.
Below I have included two videos from my favourite vocal coaches:
Power and Low Notes for Opera
Aaron and Brett are two of my favourite vocal coaches, and the main people I recommend beginners learn more about.
In the above videos, they touched on a few things which can help with your singing technique.
Chord closure, discussed by Aaron and Brett will produce a better sound for this style of singing. If your vocal chords are wide open, it may sound like a lot of air is passing by.
One exercise that will help with this, the “BA” exercise, which is explained in the video above. The “BA” sound, creates a compression in the vocal chords which ultimately helps with keeping your chords closed, and thus produces a more powerful voice.
You can learn more about Aaron’s singing course here.
If you’re a beginner, I strongly suggest you start with this program.