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Does anyone else have a favourite voice type? I know it's a horrible question, as there are so many out there. But some voices are just so vibrant and beautiful - for me, the mezzo-soprano is the perfect voice, with just the right mixture of high and low, light and dark, and such a selection of roles to play. Mezzo-sopranos can play 'bitches and witches', they can be men like Octavian and Cherubino as well as taking on roles originally for castrati, they can be heroines like Angelina and Rosina, princesses like Eboli, wise women like Azucena and villainesses like Amneris. They can even be sopranos when singing baroque soprano repertoire, verismo, Lady Macbeth and Wagner, or when taking on soubrette parts such as Despina or Zerlina. There's so much French opera for them to sing, as well as countless concert pieces and oratorios and cantatas (where they usually sing alto).

Is anyone else enamoured of the mezzo-soprano voice? Do you have any other favourite voices?
 

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Oh my God, Woodduck!!! They are my favourite orchestral instruments too - that is too weird!
 
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