This classic guide teaching the reader the techniques of singing was written by a professional opera singer - Lilli Lehman - over 100 years ago. It has since become a must-read book for all those wishing to expand their vocal talents, and teaches a range of skills which the amateur singer often overlooks. Miss Lehmann was born in Germany in 1848 and went on to become a soprano of phenomenal versatility and in later years a voice teacher of much acclaim. Miss Lehmann sung her way around europe appearing in most of the leading opera houses - her voice was her passport. Looking at her presence on the cover it is no surprise that she was one of the greatest Wagnerian singers of her day. In 1916 Miss Lehmann hung up her breast plate and founded the International Summer Academy in Salzburg that focused on voice lessons and coached many up and coming opera stars.