MARIA NOCKIN talks to Dolora Zajick
about finding young dramatic voices
In speaking of the most popular grand operas, people usually mention great Verdi roles like Aida, Amneris, and Radames, and iconic Wagner characters like Brünnhilde, Siegfried, Wotan and the black-voiced villain, Hagen. Unfortunately, during the last decade, there has been a shortage of the type of voice demanded for these parts among emerging singers. To insure a more constant flow of dramatic voices, world-renowned mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick has been training singers with the potential to sing these roles at her Institute for Young Dramatic Voices since 2006.
Maria Nockin: Can you tell if a voice is dramatic or has the potential to become dramatic from hearing the singer on the type of recording most prospective students send with their applications?..
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