The very first principle of bel canto, an equalized scale, is a false one.
When we put the words in the voice, in an easy, natural way, we have bel canto.
There are teachers today who thoroughly understand the art of bel canto.
I, for my part, have never cared much for the bel canto as such, because it is so often wasted on trashy compositions.
Fear not, lover of the golden age of song, bel canto is not passing as swiftly as that.
He loses the sustained quality of the organ tone, which is the true singing tone, and bel canto is out of the question.
The reason is that they have not given sufficient attention to bel canto in their early training.
The old Italian operas cultivate the bel canto, that is—beautiful singing.
And yet, for me, a singer who has mastery of the beautiful art of bel canto, is a great joy.
If the singer has the patience to work the problem out in this way he can apply the principles of bel canto to dramatic singing.
1894, Italian, literally "fine song."