Bel Canto Vocal Studio

Dr. Ken Querns-Langley, VHP
Elite Voice Training: Singing Lessons Bel Canto Technique Our music school started in 2003 in Marylebone London.

Ken Querns Langley founded the studio because he felt there was a lack of legitimate Bel Canto training available. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced artist, Our Vocal Instructors offer world class vocal tuition & music classes for everyone! You'll work on exciting solo music and ensemble projects as well as receive expert advice and tips on style and technique from our acclaimed voice teachers & vocal coaches.

Operating as usual

12/03/2024

The objective of the Young Artists Program is the professional training of artists and the consolidation of their career, pursued through an accurate stylistic and interpretative improvement and an intense participation in operas and concerts of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino ⚜️

Prepare your next career move and participate in the 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬 🎭
Application deadline: 20 MAY 2024

📌 For info and applications: https://www.maggiofiorentino.com/en/announcements/

23/02/2024
22/02/2024

The fantastic Soloists of the Young Artists Program 2023/2024 💫

📍Palazzo Medici Riccardi Museum, Metropolitan City of Florence

📌 Would you like to join the Young Artists Program 2024/2025? Enrolments are now open!
Application deadline: 20 MAY 2024
For info and applications: https://www.maggiofiorentino.com/en/announcements/

📷 Michele Monasta
Palazzo Medici Riccardi Citta Metro Firenze Feel Florence

21/02/2024

We are announcing a second round of casting for the following roles
in
STRAUSS'S ELEKTRA
(full production with orchestra)
*
OREST - baritone
1.MAGD - mezzo-soprano
2.MAGD - soprano or mezzo-soprano
JUNGE DIENER - tenor
ALTE DIENER/PFLEGER DES OREST - bass-baritone/bass
VERTRAUTE - soprano
*
All roles are in main cast and come with a partial merit-based scholarship.
*
Program also includes participation in the LIEDER AKADEMIE & FESTIVAL.
*
Full information and application form are on our website: https://www.dramaticvoicesprogramberlin.com/

Photos from Ruhrgesichter's post 12/02/2024
12/02/2024

I have long been quiet about my opinions on the teaching of singing but as I keep coming across this “problem” again and again I thought it time to stick my neck out 😱

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐮𝐩

𝐍𝐎 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐍𝐎𝐓

𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐃𝐎𝐖𝐍

As a young singer, I had a natural warm plummy sound which I was always told to brighten, lift my cheek bones, and “put it in the mask”.

SO wrong.

But as a young student of 18 you just do as you’re told.

This “brightening” “smiling” technique really did shorten my career as a soprano, and already at 40, I was having challenges.
Brightening the vowel, and putting it forward, only inhibited my resonance, and sometimes, diminished my sound.
Nevertheless, I always managed to “pull it off” singing roles like Medea, La Gioconda, Elizabeth de Valois, Kundry, Lady Macbeth and Tosca… but at what expense?
It was only when I became a mezzo in my late 40’s and spent more time working on my middle and low registers, and less on my top notes, that my voice found its freedom again.

I was working online, the other day with a young soprano, who had been taught to lift and brighten. There was a lot of potential in this voice, but the top was already beginning to spread and harden.
Also, she had a no range in the chest voice at all!
She had been told that this register was dangerous and not to use it!
This is a current theory that could not be further from the truth…it is more dangerous NOT to use it.

It is a destructive misunderstanding which I have come across time and time again.

Years ago, when applying for a part time teaching post at one of our most esteemed “Royal” conservatories I was asked about this….
“Would I work on the chest voice with a young soprano?”
When I answered in the affirmative the teacher who asked me the question looked shocked.

(I was not offered the job 🙄)

Of course every voice must work with the chest register, without it no voice is complete. Along with keeping the voice supported by the breath, it is as essential to both male and female voices, as is the head register. No voice will reach its full potential unless both registers are properly trained.
Contrary to different opinions today the larynx must be relatively low to achieve the resonance, freedom, and the best vocal sound that we all desire.

Luckily for me it was always there and very necessary for all the roles I sang as a spinto soprano and sing today as a mezzo (How on earth would I have managed “ Totenreich” (from the opera Ariadne auf Naxos where she has to sustain a low G3) )??

Virtually every role in the WHOLE soprano literature, be you a soprano leggiero, lyric, spinto or dramatic there is repertory out there where you need to engage your chesty tones!!

Please contact me through my website if you wish to learn more.

https://rosalindplowright.com/

Myself as Ariadne, San Francisco Opera, 1983

buehnenjobs.de 02/02/2024

Tenor Chorus position in Wiesbaden.

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30/01/2024

We're hiring for two exciting roles 🎵

🎭 Production Assistant Trainee (Deadline Friday 2 February)

🎟️ Marketing and Press Officer (Deadline Monday 12 February)

Find out more ⬇

https://operahollandpark.com/opportunities-copy/

Home - AIDA Opera 09/01/2024

If you're in Germany you'll want to get tickets for this enormous production of Aida!

Home - AIDA Opera The most beautiful egyptian love story. LIVE in your arena! AIDA – The arena opera spectacle 2024:  02.02.24, Barclays Arena, Hamburg – 07.02.24, Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart – 10.02.24, PSD Bank Dome, Düsseldorf – 22.02.24, Olympiahalle, München – 25.02.24, ZAG Arena, Hannover – 27.02.2...

09/01/2024

🆕 London's biggest opera production this century, AIDA, comes to OVO Arena Wembley.

🎟️ Tickets available now ⬇️
https://bit.ly/OVOAIDA

04/01/2024

So exciting!

Min debut som Aida nærmer sig:
Den 2. Februar går det løs! 🔥

30/12/2023

CALL FOR AUDITONS to The Wilhelmsen Opera Studio for Young Singers (WOYS) at The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet.

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Talent Norway and Shipowner Tom Wilhelmsen’s Foundation are launching a new opera studio for young singers who have recently completed their opera education and are on the threshold of a professional career. WOYS is founded and artistically managed by Opera Director Randi Stene.

Every second year WOYS will recruit 4–6 singers who will be full-time salaried employees with the Norwegian National Opera for two seasons. Age limit of singers entering the studio is 32 years.

For more information on the studio and how to apply, please go to: https://www.operaen.no/om-oss/om-dnob/woys/

27/12/2023

We hope you enjoyed our Advent countdown this year featuring the artists pictured here and many others! If you haven't yet had a listen, check out our Spotify playlist here 🎵🎶🎧 👉 https://ow.ly/HERs50Qk5QT

Pictured: Kenneth Tarver, Kezia Bienek, Bruce Ford, Ermonela Jaho, Josh Lovell, Michael Spyres - BariTenor, Loïc Félix, Joyce El-Khoury, Daniela Barcellona, Nelly Miricioiu, Lluís Calvet i Pey - Baríton, André Henriques, David Junghoon Kim, Iván Ayón-Rivas, Renée Fleming, Katia Ledoux and Erin Morley

28/10/2020

Not flattering, but a good pic. A singer always needs to stay grounded and aware of themselves. It's easy to lose sight of your core self in the preforming art.

26/10/2020

I think is flirting with me. Their new METAL Platinum business card thinks I'm a stud!

Photos from Ken Querns Langley Bel Canto Vocal Studio's post 20/10/2020

Christmas is such a great time for music. G. F. Handel pays the bills of many singers through the winter!

06/10/2020

Not the big beautiful vellum thing one would have hoped for but it will have to do.

03/09/2020

Quite tired at the end of my teaching trip.

Doodle: LBCS lessons Copenhagen 20/08/2020

I'll be teaching in CPH on 2 September and only have a few slots available. Please grab yours quickly as they will sell out fast.

Doodle: LBCS lessons Copenhagen Juul Sørensen aps

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