"Anch'io son giovine" (I too am a young woman) is a Mezzosoprano aria (sometimes also sung by Contraltos) from Scene 9 of "La Cambiale di Matrimonio by Gioacchino Rossini, Italian libretto by Camillo Federici. Sung by Clarina, telling to Norton that she understands what love is, referring to the love between Fanny and Edward. Here are some suggestions on how to face better the study of this aria. Continue Reading...
In this aria it is very clear the allusive game of the author. Have fun interpreting Clarina and don't be afraid. If you fill funny you will amuse the audience and the applause will be assured. After all it is your moment in this opera.
Dear Mezzos, Rossini was not really very gentle with you. The melody is very acute. You have to be careful not to crush your larynx. Sing it with a powerful "Appoggio" and take care of each passage between a vocal range to another. During the final agilities do not use "Appoggio" on each note of the triplets but just on rhythmic accents. Avoid to be "heavy" but fluent. Pay attention to timing! The risk is to sing this part too slowly!
We believe that listening to great singers is always the best way to improve your technique and style. Not trying to do what they do while singing (each of us is unique and unrepeatable and what is good for the big singers maybe will not work good for you!) just listen the sound and try to reproduce it with your voice! Use our files and tracks to study the song and record yourself. Listening to yourself singing is always a good place to start.
Francesca Russo Ermolli
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