Andrés Hernández-Salazar - tenor, lecturer & singing teacher

LecturesOpera History Courses

The Voice

Can you tell your Spinto soprano from your Soubrette? Do you know your Spieltenor from your Heldentenor? Or your Cavalier from your Basso-profondo? Learn about the different voices and their repertoire, and explore the fascinating world of the Voice.


A Selected Bibliography

‘The Art of Auditioning: A Handbook for Singers’ by Anthony Legge

‘Bel Canto Principles and Practices’ by Cornelius Reid

‘The Tenor: History of a Voice’ by John Potter

Caruso and Tetrazzini On the Art of Singing

Diva: Great Sopranos and Mezzos Discuss Their Art

Diva – The New Generation

Bravo: Today’s Great Tenors, Baritones and Basses Discuss Their Roles

‘A History of Singing’ by John Potter


A Selected Discography

Mozart – Cosi fan Tutte. Sigiswald Kuijken, cond.

French Opera Arias. Natalie Dessay, soprano

Natalie Dessay ~ The Miracle of the Voice

Golden Operetta

Famous Operatic Arias. Edita Gruberova, soprano

Coloratura Spectacular: Joan Sutherland, Sumi Jo, Marilyn Horne

Coloratura Spectacular (used)

The Art of the Prima Donna: Joan Sutherland

The Best Opera Album In The World Ever

Vivaldi – Arie d’Opera

Diana Damrau ~ Arie di Bravura (Mozart, Salieri, Righini)

Handel: Arne – Arias. Dame Emma Kirkby, soprano

Montserrat Caballé: Diva

Maria Callas – Verdi Arias, Vol. 1

Strauss, R; Wagner – Arias & Scenes. Deborah Voigt, sop

R Strauss: Famous Scenes

Mozart: Idomeneo. Pavarotti, Gruberova, Baltsa, Popp, Nucci

Gwyneth Jones: Wagner Arias

R Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (highlights)

Rossini: La cenerentola

Twilight Of The Gods – The Ultimate Wagner Ring Collection

Rossini: Colbran, the Muse. Joyce DiDonato, mezzo

Baroque Recital. Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo

A Portrait of Frederica von Stade, mezzo

Callas – Verdi Arias, Vol. 2

Bernstein: Candide

Wagner : Tristan und Isolde

Vivaldi: Operas

Britten: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Duetti: Philippe Jaroussky/Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenors

Rokoko – Hasse Opera Arias. Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor

Handel: Lucrezia -Cantates pour alto solo. Gérard Lesne, countertenor

Glass: Akhnaten

Wolkenstein: Songs of Myself – Andreas Scholl, countertenor, baritone

Rossini – Franco Fagioli, countertenor

Rameau: Pygmalion, Nélée et Myrthis

Vivaldi: Arie per tenore. Topi Lehtipuu, tenor

The Three Baroque Tenors ~ Ian Bostridge

As Steals the Morn: Handel arias & scenes for tenor. Mark Padmore

Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail. Gardiner, cond.

Strauss – Elektra

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (Norrington, London Classical Players)

The Very Best of: Fritz Wunderlich, tenor

Rossini Three Tenors: Bruce Ford, William Matteuzzi & Paul Austin Kelly

Juan Diego Flórez – Rossini Arias

Luciano Pavarotti – King of the High Cs

Rossini: L’italiana in Algeri (highlights)

Bel Canto: Marcelo Alvarez, tenor

Romantic Arias: Jonas Kaufmann, tenor

My Heart Alone – Favourite Operetta Arias. Keenlyside & Kirchschlager

Bravissimo – Best of Bel Canto

Jerry Hadley & Thomas Hampson; Operatic Duets

Puccini: Il Tabarro

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (highlights). Klemperer, cond.

Bryn Terfel sings Tutto Mozart!

Wagner : Tristan Und Isolde [Highlights]. Barenboim, cond.

Ravel: L’enfant et les sortilèges. Simon Rattle, cond.

Strauss, J.: Die Fledermaus. André Previn, cond.

Beethoven: Fidelio [Highlights]. Nikolaus Harnoncourt, cond.

Verdi: Don Carlo. Carlo Maria Giulini, cond.

Weber : Der Freischutz

Mozart: Don Giovanni. Giulini, cond.