Giacomo Puccini's Operatic Legacy and Its Study in the Practice of Vocalists
Keywords:vocal art, Opera legacy, Giacomo Puccini
The purpose of this article is to analyze the Opera legacy of Giacomo Puccini from the standpoint of philosophy and practical vocal pedagogy, which, according to the authors, is necessary for the formation of vocal and performing skills of young singers of the academic direction. The authors suggest a historical overview of the main works of the composer in this genre, based on the study of their vocal characteristics, the author reveals the features of his unique Arioso-recitative style. On the basis of various research methods (among which the special place is occupied by the philosophical, aesthetic, vocal-technical and methodological analysis) concluded, that vocal performance the point of view of the works G. Puccini are useful for the development of vocalists ' singing breath, musicality, imaginative thinking, mastering of the technique of cantilena, continuous legato (as the basis of belcanto), improving the timbral colors of the voice, its dynamic nuances, developing the right senses of agogics.
The above is confirmed by the analysis of the peculiarities of the technique of performance and interpretation of one of the composer's most famous works for the tenor repertoire – Calaf's Aria "Nessun dorma" from the Opera "Turandot" (which was the main subject of this study).
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