Julie Stevens (no login) Posted May 24, 2008 12:40 PM
That's fine if we have a difference of opinion. I just feel like the way one is instructed to pronounce words and the shape of the mouth when singing certain notes is very different in opera than in musical theatre. Any and all vocal training is recommended, but I feel like opera should wait until age 16 or so, when the voice is a bit more developed and/or the student has an interest in that style of music. Just my opinion, though.