Ever wondered how you sing to trill?

Ever wondered how you sing to trill?


norman lebrecht

May 20, 2018

US soprano Vivica Genaux shows how to do the coloratura thing.


  • Peter Owen says:

    Good voice.
    Here’s another well-exercised singer tackling the same aria:

  • Pajardi says:

    ….. and I do hope she will continue to sing this aria…absolutely “vivificante” …. the same…but always different!

  • Gerhard says:

    Very nice clip. And in spite if the misleading headline she doesn’t even get into trills. But it is not hard to guess how she would advice to tackle them …

    • Bystander says:

      Maybe he meant “trillo.” In 17th century Italy “trillo” denotes the so-called ‘Monteverdi trill’ or ‘goat’s trill’, a tremolo-like repetition of a single pitch, the term “gruppo” being used for the modern trill or shake. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trillo)

  • Bernstein says:

    The Bartoli recording was dreadful.