Does anyone know of a collection of Tenor Arias that could be used with young students to teach Bel Canto style of playing? I’m thinking of having students view various UTube videos of Tenors singing and then having the Bassoon student work on the same aria and imitate the singing style. Thanks
Greenville (SC) Symphony Orchestra
Spartanburg Phlharmonic Orchestra
Converse College Petrie School of Music
Try starting with Donizetti’s L Elixir d’Amour – this one with Pavarotti
Mozart’s Laudate Dominum with Anja Harteros
Handel’s Scherza Infida with baroque bassoons sharing a drippingly beautiful line with violas at 26 minutes in.
Neville’s suggestions are excellent. If you haven’t a;ready considered it, I’ve found June Emerson’s edited “The Singing Bassoon”. which is based upon “40 Legato Studies Opus 17” by Giuseppe Concone, the great 19th century singing master.