Marchesi’s 12 Elementary Vocalises, Op.13
Mathilde Marchesi (1821-1913) was a German mezzo-soprano who trained a large number of great singers and carried the bel canto tradition into the 20th century. She published a number of books containing vocalises intended to help develop the voice. Vocalises are singing exercises that are typically sung on vowels or particular syllables rather than lyrics. This course explores 12 elementary vocalises. Attempt these lessons on the following syllables for maximum benefit - ah, eh, oh, ooh, ee, ng and rrr.