How to Learn Singing “Voi che sapete” from The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro)

How to Learn Singing “Voi che sapete” from “The Marriage of Figaro”

Learning to sing a song requires a combination of technique, practice, and interpretation. In this article, we will focus on “Voi che sapete” from the opera “The Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart. This charming aria is sung by Cherubino, a young page, expressing his confusion about the nature of love.

Key vocal technique used in Voi che sapete: This song showcases the use of the “Legato” technique, which is essential for achieving smooth and connected phrases. Legato requires sustaining each note without breaks and seamlessly transitioning between notes. It helps to create a lyrical and expressive rendition of the song.

Other popular songs utilizing the legato technique: “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot by Puccini, “O Mio Babbino Caro” from Gianni Schicchi by Puccini, and “Ave Maria” by Schubert.

To learn this song effectively, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Vocal Analysis
  2. Start by analyzing your voice using Singing Carrots’ vocal range test. This will help you understand your range and identify if the song is within your vocal capabilities.

  3. Step 2: Study the Lyrics and Translation
  4. Read and understand the lyrics of “Voi che sapete.” Learning the meaning behind the words will help you interpret the song and deliver it with the appropriate emotions. You can find the lyrics and translation here.

  5. Step 3: Breath Support and Posture
  6. Ensure you have proper breath support and posture while singing. Singing Carrots offers valuable articles on breathing basics and how posture affects your singing.

  7. Step 4: Warm-up Exercises
  8. Warm-up exercises are crucial to prepare your voice for singing. Singing Carrots’ pitch training provides interactive warm-up exercises that help improve range, agility, and pitch accuracy. You can access the pitch training exercises here.

  9. Step 5: Practice with Vocal Pitch Monitor
  10. Use Singing Carrots’ Vocal Pitch Monitor tool to visualize the notes you sing and monitor your pitch accuracy. This tool will assist you in identifying any areas that need improvement. You can access the Vocal Pitch Monitor here.

  11. Step 6: Interpretation and Expression
  12. Focus on expressing the emotions of the song through your voice and interpretation. Singing Carrots’ article on singing with intuition, skills, emotion, and thinking provides valuable insights into this aspect.

Learning “Voi che sapete” requires diligent practice and dedication. By following these steps and utilizing the resources provided by Singing Carrots, you can master this beautiful aria and enhance your singing skills.