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Lois Alba

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Lois Alba

Lois Alba, respected author of Vocal Rescue: Rediscover the Beauty, Power and Freedom in Your Singing, which is based on her collective experience and performing years in Europe and the US and her constant desire to find ways to a simplified approach to singing without losing spontaneity and the natural beauty of the voice. It is now considered a "treasure" in the singing field for which she is appraised by professionals and peers alike.

Ms. Alba co-founded Opera in the Heights in Houston where she served for several years as Artistic Director upon her return home after residing in New York City for 15 years.

Lois began her vocal studies at the age of 12 and furthered her knowledge at Mannes as well as the Daykarhanova School for the Stage in New York City, founded by former members of Stanislavsky School of Acting in Russia.

She became the first winner of the Southwest Division of the Metropolitan Opera Competition and was the first Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier of Houston Grand Opera for which she was prepared for the role by Mme Lotte Lehmann and appeared on several occasions as soloist with Leopold Stokowski and the Houston Symphony. At the recommendations of both Mme Lotte Lehmann and Leopold Stokowski she moved to Europe to pursue her studies and career.

A student of Bel Canto, Lois furthered her studies with a number of famous singers such as Rosa Ponselle, Lotte Lehmann, Germaine Lubin among others. She appeared in opera in Europe for eleven years and performed in the company of many acclaimed singers including: Luigi Alva, Louis Quilico, Mirella Freni, Bonaldo Gaiotti, Bianca Berini, Mady Mesple and Luciano Pavarotti. She enjoyed the leading roles in performances of: La Traviata, Cosi Fan Tutte, Turandot, La Boheme, Le Nozze Di Figaro, Der Rosenkavalier, Otello, Giulio Cesare, Die Zauberflote, Il Segreto di Suzanna and Mefistofele.

Ms. Alba lives in Houston with her wonderful husband and continues to teach master classes around the world and remains tireless and dedicated in her desire to help showcase young singers, encourage them to audition, secure agents, compete, earn prize money and further their singing careers.

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Lois Alba : Vocal Rescue - Rediscover the Beauty, Power & Freedom in Your Singing : 01 Book & DVD & CD : 

Lois Alba : Vocal Rescue - Rediscover the Beauty, Power & Freedom in Your Singing

Review: Achieving a successful singing career, especially in opera, can seem almost impossible to many singers because of fear of high notes, lack of projection, and confusion on how to express the music unhampered by technical preoccupation. Master Teacher and accomplished opera singer Lois Alba is aware of these pitfalls. She knows the best teaching involves an acute sense of the art form based on sound, intuition and imagery. The focus comes from the mind. It is interpreted through the ear and the body. When the body and mind come together harmoniously the result is beautiful sound. In this clear and legible guide, Lois Alba shares her formidable experience, voice training insight, and philosophical wisdom about the creative nature of singing. She works to de-program the singer as to the many myths about singing recurring themes that flood vocal studios and ultimately damage voices. Vocal Rescue is an amalgamation of many precepts from a large library of rare treatises and the concepts outlined come from the fine art of vocal mastery known as bel canto. The text provides a seven step system that demystifies the secrets to beautiful singing, and promises to take all singers to a new level of technical proficiency and expression. Recorded illustrations on CD/DVD demonstrate the vocal principles with lessons and vocalises for singers in all voice ranges to follow.

Chapters: Resonance, Registers, Vowels and Timbre, Legato, Agility, Recitatives and Cadenzas, Voice Freedom, Discovering Your Voice, Releasing Your Creativity, A Collection of Rare and Original Vocalises, Introduction to the Vocalises, Voice Types, Singing Roles, and Learning from the Best, Introduction to the Voice Types, The Professional Singer, Preparing for a Role, Voice Rescue, A Career in Singing

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5290b | Book & DVD & CD $62.95 Vocal Pedagogy

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