12 - Singing in languages you do not speak

Category : OnSite
Jun. 16, 2022 at 9:40 a.m. PDT

Join Artistic Director Kari Turunen and Executive Director (and singer) Steven Bélanger as they discuss how to approach singing music written in languages you may not speak natively. Topics include phonetics, prosody, semantics and the difference between lyric diction and colloquial speech. Steven presents some common challenges for English speakers singing in German and French, while Kari touches upon issues in Finnish and Swedish pronunciation.