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    Default Interview With the Handsomest Male Opera Singer... And The Best Dancer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwBj7ct8JQk
    Jakub Jozef Orlinski - Meet The Artist. Unlike most countertenors, he sounds like a man. He definitely looks like a man.... a Hollywood movie star man. Amazing dancer. Great English proficiency!

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuhep_c7YJQ Here is an unusual video by him singing in a supper club. I thought only Helen Traubel had done that, but with her in a large room. I believe he is wearing tennis shoes to perform in, from the brief glance I saw.

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    He’s the countertenor du jour... his looks don’t hurt, and he’s marketed shrewdly, as witness one of his record company’s promotions. 16394C33-7388-4106-93B1-0F4A523179AD.jpeg

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    In the interview he said he was a huge fan of the The King Singers and wanted to be in the group. This is interesting as his sound is much more like their type of countertenor than most other coutertenors who sound more like mezzos.

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    Voices are certainly a matter of taste. Orlinski's is not to mine. I find it almost completely lacking in warmth and expressive potential (not unlike many, or most, countertenor voices). Would he stand out from the crowd if he didn't look like a teen heartthrob?
    Last edited by Woodduck; Nov-18-2019 at 18:06.

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    It's incredible how a countertenor voice can ruin my entire day. I don't think I want to live anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonetan View Post
    It's incredible how a countertenor voice can ruin my entire day. I don't think I want to live anymore
    Let it ruin your day, but not your life. At least wait for Brexit and the 2020 U.S. election before deciding whether to commit suicide.

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    I’m usually reminded of the Castrati by the countertenors but that they are not necessarily a satisfying substitute, because they mostly sound like a man simply singing in a falsetto, and I find something false about that that I don’t exactly care for. I’d rather hear the real thing though they no longer exist. I don’t understand how Jakub sounds particularly like a man, except perhaps when he’s not singing, and maybe that was the point. Nevertheless, I understand there is a particular demand for countertenors in certain roles to take the place of Castrati or for a man to play a part written for a woman, and I wish Jakub well even though others seem to be drooling over him because of his looks. One would perhaps need to be of that persuasion in order to appreciate him that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkenfield View Post
    One would perhaps need to be of that persuasion in order to appreciate him that way.
    What, Countertenorsexual?

    N.

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    For looks, this video is my favorite:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFX9MlxM2a0

    They certainly do market his skin.

    Scholl has the more masculine tone, though.

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