Advanced Diction Skills for Opera Singers

Unlock your Articulation Potential

By developing an intimate kinesthetic familiarity with the articulators and vocal tract, the International Phonetic Alphabet can become a tool for describing expressive physical gestures rather than merely a system for transmitting diction rules. With a firm grounding in experiential phonetics, we open ourselves to the possibility of making…

…any human speech sound.

As singers, this allows us to explore lyric diction in many languages/accents with greater ease, accuracy, and fluency. This work is based in Knight-Thompson Speechwork and tailored to the needs of classical singers.