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Behind the scenes
In the wings of the opera



When it comes to opera, the most important aspect is the voices. Opera singers follow various paths, but they all involve countless hours of rehearsal before a performance. Singers need to hone their vocal skills, learn the music, practice movements and acting, work on language proficiency, get used to their costumes and wigs, embody their characters, develop stage relationships, position themselves amidst sets, lights, and props, and integrate with the orchestra.

Here are just some of the steps involved in a process requiring immense dedication and discipline.