Pedagogical Singing Resources

Chapman, Janice. Singing and Teaching Singing: A holistic approach. Plural Publishing, 2006.

Colwell, Richard and Webster Peter R. MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning: Volume 1: Strategies. OUP USA 2011.

Hemsley, Thomas. Singing and Imagination. OUP, 1998.

Macmurray, Jessica M. The Book of 101 Opera Librettos:Deluxe. Tess Press, 1996.

Miller, Richard. On the Art of Singing. OUP, 1996.

Potter, John. The Cambridge Companion to Singing.CambridgeUniversity Press, 2000.

Pedagogical Theatre Studies Resources

Adler, Stella. The Art of Acting. Applause Theatre Book Publishers, 2000.

Alfreds, Mike. Different Every Night. Nick Hern Books 2007.

Brook, Peter. The Empty Space. Penguin Classics, 2008.

Clark, Mark Ross and Clark, Lynn V, Singing, Acting, and Movement in Opera: A Guide to Singer- Getics. IndianaUniversity Press 2002.

Johnstone, Keith. Impro:Improvisation and Theatre.Methuen Drama, 2007.

Lucca, LizBeth. Acting Techniques for Opera. Vivace Opera, 2007.

Major, Leon, The Empty Voice. Limelight Editions, 2011.

Miller, Jonathan. Acting in Opera (BBC series 1987).

Moseley, Nick, Acting and Reacting. Routledge, 2005.

Stanislavski, Constantin. Building a Character. Reindhardt & Evans 1950.

Stanislavski, Constantin, Stanislavski on Opera. New York: Theatre Arts Book, 1975.

Yakim, Moni. Creating a Character. Applause Theatre Book Publishers, 1990.

Other Resources

Brunetti, David. Acting Songs. Booksurge LLC North Charleston, S.Carolina 2006.

Craig, David. A performer prepares. Applause Books, 1993.

Dolan, Jill. Utopia in Performance. Ann Arbour:University of Michigan Press, 2005.

Dornemann Joan, Ciaccia, Milnes Sherrill and Milnes, Nancy. Complete Preparation. A Guide to Auditioning for Opera. Excalibur New York 1992.

Edwards, Geoffrey and Edwards, Ryan. Verdi and Puccini Heroines – Dramatic Characterisation in Great Soprano Roles. The Scarecrow Press 2001.

Fischer-Lichte, Erika. The Transformative Power of Performance. Routledge 2008.

Green, Barry. The Inner Game of Music. Pan, 1986.

Legge, Anthony. The Art of Auditioning. Peters, 2002.

Klickstein, Gerald. The Musician’s Way. OUP, 2009.

Stohrer, Sharon. The Singing Companion. Routledge, 2006.

Books on research

Bell, Judith.  Doing your research project. rev.ed. Open University Press 2002.

Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G. and Williams, J. M. The Craft of Research 3rd revised edition. University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Holstein, James.A. and Gubrium, Jaber.F. Inside Interviewing:New Lenses, New Concerns. Sage Publications, 2003.


Botstein, Leon. ‘The Audience’, The Musical Quarterly , Vol. 83, No. 4 (Winter, 1999), <> (accessed 1st July 2012).

Botstein, Leon. ‘Listening through Reading: Musical Literacy and the Concert Audience’ 19th-Century Music , Vol. 16, No. 2, Music in Its Social Contexts (Autumn, 1992), pp. 129-145 <> (accessed 1st July 2012).

Denis Arnold, et al. “opera.” In The Oxford Companion to Music, edited by Alison Latham. Oxford Music Online, <; (accessed July 10, 2012).

Esse, Melina. ‘Review: Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance by Hilary Poriss’. Journal of the American Musicological Society, Vol. 64, No. 3 (Fall 2011), pp. 725-730.  <>  Accessed: 25th June 2012)

Hurd, Michael and Griffiths, Paul . “concert.” In The Oxford Companion to Music, edited by Alison Latham. Oxford Music Online, <; (accessed July 10, 2012).

Parker, D.C. ‘The Musician, the Patron and the Audience’, The Musical Quarterly , Vol. 10, No. 2 (Apr. 1924), pp. 219-235. <> (accessed 1st July 2012).

Pitts, Stephanie E, ‘Everybody Wants to Be Pavarotti’: The Experience of Music for Performers and Audience at a Gilbert and Sullivan Festival. Journal of the Royal Musical Association , Vol. 129, No. 1 (2004), <> (accessed 1st July 2012).

Rosen, David.  Review of ‘Cone’s and Kivy’s World of Opera’. Cambridge Opera Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Mar., 1992), pp. 61-74 <; (accessed: 25th June 2012)
Shoonmaker, Bruce, ‘Operatic Acting’ <> (accessed 9th July 2012).

Tommasini, Anthony, Dancing to Deathbed, Traditionally 13th February 2012, <; (accessed 9th July 2012)

Tommasini, Anthony, That actor has a pretty good voice, published 16th March 2007, <; (accessed 9th July 2012)

Treadwell, James. ‘Reading and Staging again’. Cambridge Opera Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Jul., 1998), pp. 205-220. <; (accessed: 25th June 2012)

Westrup, Jack, et al. “Aria.” In Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online, <; (accessed July 10, 2012)

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