I reached the end of a week's listening to Berg and this has been quite a problematic one for me as there are so many fine accounts and I liked them for many different reasons. Someone said earlier that the 4th movement is the emotional heart of this quartet. I disagree. I don't think this...
thought I'd expand on SeattleOpera's thread and ask what type of voice is right for a few controversial roles.
what type of voice is right for:
3) Don Giovanni
5) Queen of the Night
8) Verdi Requiem (soprano lead)
feel free to include a...
1) is passaggio set in stone or does it vary somewhat within a given fach? (for example, could a dramatic tenor transition at D4 and G4 as opposed to C#4 and F#4?)
2) the Verdi baritone is higher than the dramatic baritone, but more dramatic than a lyric baritone, so would they transition at Bb3...
not necessarily your favorite singer of each fach, or even the one you feel is the "best", but the one which represents said fach the best
lyric coloratura soprano: Ingeborg Hallstein
light lyric soprano: Barbara Bonney
dramatic coloratura soprano: Joan Sutherland
full lyric soprano...