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Discovering the Traditional Bel Canto, Episode 4
Vocal Music

Vocal Music

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How do Shen Yun Performing Arts singers achieve their powerful and penetrating sounds? Aside from mastery of Renaissance-era bel canto, Shen Yun singers depend on another powerful, never-before-disclosed technique. It is xiangjing, or the power of mind intent, as taught by the Artistic Director of Shen Yun, D.F. Indeed, the Chinese idiom xin xiang shi cheng, or “may you achieve anything your heart desires,” is not an empty saying. It truly takes xiangjing to achieve singing so sonorous and resonant that it transcends space and time, reverberating and lingering long after the performance is over. In this episode, soprano Tianli explains the concept of xiangjing and explains why humans can speak. Stay tuned for more step-by-step videos from soprano Tianli on traditional bel canto techniques.