Gateway to French Diction
Gateway to French Melodies -- Diction Book (A Guide for Singers). Edited by John Glenn Paton. For Voice. Book; CD; Masterworks; Vocal Collection. Gateway Series. Masterwork. 128 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.36535).
ISBN 0739074164. Masterwork.
As part of a series of coordinated diction manuals and anthologies, Gateway to French Diction helps students to move beyond diction to clear understanding and authentic style. Thomas Hampson says the series, "not only achieves an excellent study of the tools for proper translation and diction, it goes much deeper and more importantly to the teaching of musical and poetic expression from the inner side of the language." Every French example word or phrase is translated into English, and is also spoken perfectly on the included CD by Paris Opera Comique Diction coach and native French speaker, Dr. Agn̬s Terrier. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.