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Want to learn more about opera?
An enthusiast, not necessarily interested in singing?
Are you interested in learning more about opera, including how to understand what makes opera singing great, and how singers go about it, from a student of someone who spent their entire lifetime next to many of the greatest opera singers in history?
Would you like to learn how to appreciate the art form even more than you do now?
Then you have reached the right place.
My background and history
About 8 years ago I wanted to learn to sing rock music. I wanted to know how to sing high notes well. I had heard people sing above the speaking voice before, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it myself. I knew that there must be some way to do it, some way to…mix…the registers together. I read every book I could get on singing, and eventually I found The Tenor Voice by Anthony Frisell.
He said exactly what I had always been looking for: The chest voice cannot extend all the way upwards but the head voice can extend downwards, envelope the whole voice, and then can grow in power with the applications of the breath.
I listened to N-Sync and to 80’s hair metal, and I dreamed of using these techniques to get a unified voice.
I used one of Frisell’s exercises constantly for two years without singing outside of it. I used a detached falsetto u from the top of the range to the bottom of it to try to bring the head voice down. I saw some great changes in my voice, even though I learned later that I didn’t get even close to what it really was.
However, one thing constantly seemed strange to me. Frisell’s book (the greatest and most detailed book I had ever found on singing) was on…opera. How strange. I thought, “Who really likes those weird vibrations in their voices? Don’t they sound like aliens? Won’t people think I was weird if I sang that way?”
I ignored the opera and returned to rock music. However, I kept reading Frisell’s book and I continued to see references of opera in it. So, I decided to check out this strange art form. I would like to try to help you understand what I found…and the gravity, and awesome grandeur of it.
Imagine finding an artform (and going on the road to learning how to do the best version of it from one of the greatest teachers in the world) that was so incredible, powerful, and beautiful that you know that it would make a gigantic impression on anyone who would open up to it. At the same time, imagine that very few had any understanding of what it really was, only had heard below average versions of it (and had the misconceived objections to it that would follow), and were so ignorant of it, that it was drifting out of existence. Welcome to my world. Let me explain the details (and we’ll get to how this relates to singing).
What if I told you that the greatest and most inspiring version of the opera voice (arguably the right way to do it) has very rarely been heard in large numbers since 1980? What if I told you that if one learned what this sounded like, not only would they instantly fall in love with it, but they would be open to one of the most diverse, beautiful, inspiring, and powerful versions of the human voice?
What if I told you that I could share with you the exact techniques known by and used by the greatest of these singers in history, that would give you a soft beautiful voice with no breaks that could sing with dark tones, tones brighter than the sun (especially celestially bright and cannon-like high notes), soft singing that would melt hearts, and powerful singing that would blow a wall down five times over and fill a theater…without a microphone…and without being forced? What if I also told you that no one would think you were weird if you could follow after the singing abilities of these great singers? They would be too busy picking their chin up off of the floor to even remember that the word weird was in their vocabulary.
What if I also told you that this would teach you how actors and sports announcers and speak with a great resonance and with a velvet and vibrant voice that is addictive to listen to? What if this vibrant and addictive resonance also followed in your singing?
Lastly, what if I also told you that a huge amount of the conservatories, music schools, and contemporary singers are almost completely ignorant of these singing techniques and how the old singers used them…and that many of them are even ignorant of many of the old and great singers in the first place?
This is truly a rare chance for you to reconnect to the golden past of singing that is like a forgotten treasure chest of gold on the bottom of a lake in the middle of nowhere. What if I could reconnect you to this from a teacher that learned singing from hearing these very singers and from having worked with them for over a decade? If you love singing and want to understand it and be able to do it with crystal clear instructions that can be found almost nowhere else from one of the most credible sources in history, then you have found what you are looking for. Let me explain a little more on who I am, my qualifications, and what I have learned.

My Personal Experience
As I have stated before, I started reading Mr. Frisell’s book on opera. After two years of doing his scales, I saw some good results, but I was still rather confused. I was unable to get my detached falsetto to strongly mix with the bottom. After two years, I decided to give him a call with a question, since I thought that he was much too great of a teacher to accept a student like me. I was shocked when he told me to come in for a lesson, and he got me to sing through the break after a couple of weeks of lessons with a mixed head voice. I have now been studying with him for over four years, and the results are almost unspeakable. I’ll detail now how he knows what he is talking about, how I know, and what exactly is talked about. I will then follow up a with an offer on my book and how exactly it will serve as an introduction to learning all that I have just (and will) describe.
Mr. Frisell is one of the greatest masters of singing in the world (that I know of). He grew up as a Sicilian Italian. Starting at 19, he started directing some of the greatest singers in history. Over more than a decade and a half as a director, he directed and spent much time with many of the greatest names in opera in the history of the art-form: Richard Tucker, Victoria De Los Angeles, Zinka Milanov, Leonard Warren, Mario Del Monaco, Jan Pierce, Dorothy Kirsten, Norman Treigle, Robert Merrill, and others. He traveled with Licia Albanese, and he heard a huge number of the great singers live: Raoul Jobin, Bidu Sayao, Mario Lanza (whom he spent all of an intermission talking to), Jussi Bjorling, Jan Kiepura, Anna Moffo, Tito Schipa, Carlo Bergonzi, Nicolai Gedda, Leontyne Price, Franco Corelli, Maria Callas, and many others. He also taught many great singers: Sandor Konya (who said he sang his best when he used Frisell’s technique) and Flaviano Labo (who said that Frisell was the greatest teacher in the world, even after having studied with the teacher that taught Luciano Pavarotti).
He then sang in Italy and sang a large amount of the verismo (Puccini, Verdi, and others) operas and taught before and after having done this. At almost ninety years old he still has his voice and can sing incredibly, both soft throughout the range and loudly.
After hearing and spending huge amounts of time with the greatest singers -arguably- on the planet, and having taught students for decades, he is truly a master of the art.
I have spent four years studying (for much of the time) three times a week, and I went crazy reading all the literature I could get my hands on singing from the great singers and teachers that had come before us (well, a lot of it). I wanted to find out the truth about this art form, both from writings, and from a man who could sing, teach me to sing, and lived through much of the history himself.
I could not begin to tell you (well actually I do this on my blog) what I have learned which includes beautiful singing with exact ways to get it, that include singing soft throughout the range without breaks, and using the power of the breath to bring in the power of the chest voice to all of these tones. I have not perfect everything about this technique, but I have learned so much, and I would love to share everything I have learned with a world that I am sure is so thirsty for this information.
Below I have a book that will give you an introduction to all of this and more.
Also, I believe that by understanding the history of the greatest singers of opera, including how they did it, one can understand the use of the human voice in almost any type of music. Be on guard though! You may fall completely in love with opera during the journey! My book will give a great introduction to an extremely skilled version and use of the human voice as well as the story of the hidden and unbelievably beautiful past of opera unknown to so many! Let’s change that!
Lastly, for a more in depth look into this (outside of my blog – operarevival.com), I will publish a book in the future that will revolutionize the industry of voice training. A vocal manual unlike any other in a special form of use and detail unheard of before. I can’t wait to share it with you! To make sure not to miss it, make sure to sign up here!
The money put into learning what is in this book totals to thousands of dollars. I will give it to you not for $100, or $50, but rather $30. Only $30 for one of the greatest introductions into singing on the planet (with more to come on the way!)

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Feel free to contact me at drew@operarevival.com with questions, comments, and your thoughts on the book! I look forward to hearing from all of you! Have fun! God bless you all! I may not be able to respond to all of your emails but I will try to respond to as many as possible!
P.S. If you would like more of a detail description into the book, read below!
This book has two goals: shock those new to opera (and everyone else) with how awesome, impressive, beautiful, and superhuman the past of opera from 1700-1980 really was (some opera today is still like this) and show you what very few seemingly can – the beginnings of what makes the singing voice phenomenal and exactly how it is done (with a focus on the old singers). I believe that readers of this book will not only fall in love with opera, but also will know much more about how it is done than many others, even those in the field. Opera is so incredible and so misunderstood that it needs a book like this to shock people into realizing what they are missing. Our society has so completely misunderstood opera and thrown it under the bus so consistently that millions dislike it solely because of the conditions that society has put them in (including the conditions that have kept many current singers from reaching the level of the old singers).
Let’s fix that! I will share with you so much in this book, including how opera creates an unimaginable amount of diverse and exciting interests in the listener. This book will cover many things including: common questions regarding the opera, the secrets of how to really appreciate the art form, how opera will enrich your life, my listening guide to the opera, what teaching and learning voice is really like (with empirical results), the history of the opera, the history of voice training (including some good teachers still alive today), and why opera has seemingly lost popularity.
I know that you will love this book, and we offer a free 30-day money back guarantee to go with this certainty. So, what are you waiting for? A whole new exciting journey of life awaits you as you enrich your life with an art form that will improve so many things about you, and shock you to the very core with the unbelievable and inspiring things that the human voice is capable of – things forgotten by many current voice students and the majority of society!

Drew White
President of operarevival.com, opera lover, and student of a master teacher and singer who learned from the very singers of the past that I mention in this book.