Belcanto! Wanting to sing ‘deep’?

For a classical opera singer talent does build a base of maybe 30%!

Studying the basic technics for some years another 30%!

But this is often not enough for a successful career as a soloist. The last 40% which will provide enough stamina and determination, self-trust, and the power to pursue a long career are based mostly on psychological and spiritual tools.

In Wahrheit ist das Instrument des Sängers der ganze Mensch mit all seinen
seelischen und körperlichen Spannungen. Selbst die Zweiteilung des Instruments ist zuletzt zwanglos aufgelöst. (Franziska Martienssen-Lohmann – berühmte Gesangslehrerin)

In allen Gesellschaften hatte die Musik eine hohe Bedeutung. In den alten Sagen kann man lesen, dass die Musik bereits vor langer Zeit als eine Art Lebenselixier galt. (Herbert von Karajan)

I have studied these ‘interior dimensions’ of success since more than thirty years and I am confident that I could help many talents to prosper during many years in harmony with creative abundance and self awareness. See my flyer, do not hesitate to contact me if you feel that this could enforce your artistic and human potential.

Love and Light – MIDOU

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Richard Wagner’s love for India

In my book – published long ago – I did bring out the resemblance of Wagner’s operas with the ancient Indian Philosophy of karma and reincarnation.  The RING, a karmic story, was outlined therein page by page as a story based on the principles of Vedic philosophy. This is not at all admitted in the West, even after more than two hundred years things do get put on stage with all kind of confusions and misunderstandings.

In Wagner’s memoirs  Das braune Buch  we can read a most interesting quote about the Ramayana. Wagner and his wife Cosima did read frequently the Far Eastern Scriptures, as did Liszt, von Bülow and many other close friends, inspired as well by Arthur Schopenhauer, who owned hundreds of books about this topic. (Can be seen at Schopenhauer Archives in Frankfurt, Germany.)

On page 55 – 57/Aug 1863 we read: “I am disturbed about your (Cosima) visit in Pesth, will take a book:  Ramayana! – Later: O what a beauty the Ramayana, what kind of a world is unfolding! An incredible piece of art, modern literature just seems insignificant. I am in book II: All is alive and does sound for me as real. – Rama is divine, a most beautiful drama is unfolding in my mind, but can I do it? – Rama and Sita and Lakshmana in the forest. A most beautiful poem, divine country of Ganga.  – Good morning dear (Cosima), Rama is around me. All is going down, tears, pain. I do see the queen who did create this sorrow, I see Marantha the hunch back, who is coldly talking to me.”

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Should be reprinted and refreshed. Time to see some news aspects about these operas!