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  • n  the system of vowels used in a particular language
  • n  the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract

  • If opera is primarily about singingsheer, glorious vocalism over all other elementsthen these may be parlous times.
  • No one can understand the opera until he accepts the fact that vocalism good vocalism, that isis the coagulant that binds everything and everybody together: fantasy and .
  • It was all but lost in the horseplay vocalism.

  • Placido Domingo in Los Angeles Times
    ...Angeles Opera General Director Plácido Domingo, who has worked with both men, says Gilfry and Pittsinger embody the best of contemporary opera, offering "superb vocalism and dramatic insights matched with the right looks for the roles...
  • Alfred Frankenstein in San Francisco Chronicle
    In an enthusiastic review, The Chronicle's Alfred Frankenstein called her debut "a triumph of vocalism and musicianship," and compared her singing to that of Kirsten Flagstad, then the leading Wagnerian soprano.

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