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Do I have something to work with? (singing Wagner)

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Hello, I was an accompanist for a few years but I have had tendonitis for a while. Recently I have felt like singing, I know I have a very big and powerful voice but i know nothing about technique - is mine very bad at the moment? I would definitely like to get voice lessons in the future but am too embarrassed to do it right now. I am pretty sure I am a bass, though not a basso profondo more of a basso cantante, like Gurnemanz from Parsifal.

Here I am singing something of Wagner's from Die Fliegende Hollander, I had to sing it an octave down and very quietly because I don't want everyone around me to be disturbed (lol) but my voice is still powerful in this register. I would love some tips for technique! My idols for singing are the singers of Wagner like Kurt Moll and jerome hines, but I also like Cesare Siepi and Ferrucio Furlanetto. I would love to be able to sing parts from Wagner like Wotan's farewell and Hunding's brief monologue, etc. I love Wagner! I also love Sparafucile from rigoletto, I can sing along with him.

Here it is: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0jt0fbJQJOw

lol a lot of it does not sound good but there are some parts that i'm like woah, that was not bad! Around 2/3 of the way through there is a part where the tone sounds attractive but it does not last I have no idea what I did lol. Also the pitch is awful rofl. Thanks in advance!

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Yes, you have something to work with. From what I have seen of opera, you will need a coach because that is simply how it is done. A coach that will train you for the fach you have, as well as the tessitura of the roles you expect to sing.

I don't mean get a coach as a general rule, as some here would advice. I mean get a coach because every opera singer has a coach and that coach gets them the roles and the experience.

And I would love to hear you take the low end of your voice and sing these lines.

"Ah, gentlemen, you know why we are here.

We've not much time, and quite a problem here"

From Jesus Christ, Superstar.

(I'm a push-over for a good musical)

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