opera or ?

so what makes an opera singer these days?

let’s talk vintage!

used to be an opera singer’s voice would/could fill an auditorium seating 4,000 plus, and float over an orchestra with no microphone.  just their trained understanding and use of the human body’s natural resonance. along with a bazillion other minor details.

anybody every heard a newborn cry?  instant attention for a quarter mile, right?  wonder how??

anne midgette, musical critical & writer for the ny times and washington post did a handy dandy little audio about this very thing for the times.

in a brief 4 minutes she explains & gives 2 examples of just one factor involved.

have a listen.

(Audio, MP3 format)

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