The development of performance and crossover teaching of singing

an interview with the singer and actress Bianca Tadini




Crossover singing, Opera, Musical theatre, Hybrid vocal technique, Vocal pedagogy


The present interview with the actress and crossover singer, Bianca Tadini, reveals aspects about her personal methods of study, learning, and teaching, considering a variate repertoire. It is a situation that demands considerable differences in vocal production, without, however, reminiscences between one style and another. The questions in the interview prioritize the decisions over situations in which the work exigencies were the alternation between Opera and Musical Theatre. The interviewee, in her opinion, relates which was the elements that facilitated her learning process, and what else she applies as in her study and the maintainability of her vocal technique as in her pedagogical approach.


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Author Biographies

Helen Bovo Tormina, State University of Campinas, Brazil

Is a Brazilian soprano, actress, and researcher. She obtained her Bachelor in Vocal Performance in 2013 at State University of Paraná (Unespar) and concluded in 2018 a technical college in Musical Theatre at Broadway Project Scholl of Arts. Helen has a diverse musical experience, performing professionally in Jazz, Opera, Musical Theatre, and Contemporary Music, premiering pieces of many Brazilian composers. Nowadays is concluding a Master's degree in Music at the State University of Campinas, where is growing research on crossover singing and the development of hybrid careers between Musical Theatre and Opera, under the supervision of professor Dr. Angelo José Fernandes.

Ângelo José Fernandes, State University of Campinas, Brazil

Has been outstanding with great success by his dedication to vocal music and vocal pedagogy. Musician of many possibilities, he has developed a variety of artistic and pedagogical activities as a conductor, pianist, singer, and vocal coach, being constantly invited to perform concerts, workshops, masterclasses, and lectures in many Brazilian states. Ângelo is a professor in the Music Department at the Art Institute of the State University of Campinas, which is responsible for a significant artistic and academic production. At the same institution, he teaches Western Lyrical Singing, directs the Contemporary Choir of Campinas and the UNICAMP's Opera Studio, besides coordinating the Center for Integration, Documentation and Cultural Diffusion. As a researcher, he received CNPq's scholarship for his post-doctoral studies, and he dedicates his studies to the vocal technique in the practice of soloist and choral singing in diverse historical and stylistic periods of music composed for voice and its application at the performance nowadays.


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How to Cite

Tormina, Helen Bovo, and Ângelo José Fernandes. 2021. “The Development of Performance and Crossover Teaching of Singing: an Interview With the Singer and Actress Bianca Tadini”. Per Musi, no. 41 (November):1-24.