I am 46 and learned the bel canto technique when I was in my early 20’s. My teachers were my father and his teacher, Buddy Fields. Do any of the oldtimers (sorry) remember a bel canto teacher named Buddy Fields? His wife was Nancy and his studio was on the Upper West Side in NYC (West 70’s).
I am looking for writings he might have published before his death in the 80’s I believe. As well as recordings that might be out there of his vocalese(?).
I recently joined my church choir for the Lenten Season and we are going to perform Faure’s Requiem. It has been a long time since I “did” a voice lesson with the bel canto technique. I can already feel my voice straining as I attempt to hit notes above staff (as 1st tenor).
Thanks and God Bless,
Genesius – “I have a passion for helping others to learn.”
“No one heals himself by wounding another.” St. Ambrose 340-397 AD