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by FrancoFiglio
20 Jul 2017, 21:29
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Flatness Causes
Replies: 3
Views: 3265

Re: Flatness Causes

If the singer is musically trained and otherwise without any possibly incurable pitch problems, I find it has always to do with weight (too much), darkness (too much), timbre (not using the natural timbre). In great singers like Barioni and Tebaldi I would venture to guess that their greatness made...
by FrancoFiglio
19 Jul 2017, 17:42
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Joseph Calleja's Che Gelida at the MET
Replies: 6
Views: 5501

Re: Joseph Calleja's Che Gelida at the MET

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VPnEcNdZFc I think he has great improvements. This is a very nice rendition. Opinions? Has been working with Jack Livigni in the past year. Interesting to hear this clip. Thanks for posting. While I'm not a real admirer of his singing (it lacks potency for what I wo...
by FrancoFiglio
19 Jul 2017, 17:32
Forum: Opera Singers
Topic: Any fans of Joyce DiDonato here?
Replies: 3
Views: 3658

Re: Any fans of Joyce DiDonato here?

Yes!! Can't say I am. (apologies if you weren't looking for a nay-sayer's view.) While her coloratura is always impeccable, I always want to say: meh. Lots of people can sing lots of fast notes, but can ya sing legato? When she tries, all I hear is a bleat and an "unsupported" sound that ...
by FrancoFiglio
19 Jul 2017, 12:55
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Tongue Position
Replies: 15
Views: 17684

Re: Tongue Position

Lots of good input for the OP here. My 2cents. As mentioned previously, its dangerous to draw an equivalency between tongue tip and phonation. Certainly we can see it does not always stay completely relaxed forward in portions of the scale apart from the zone of speech. It goes back further for some...
by FrancoFiglio
19 Jul 2017, 11:40
Forum: Singing & Singing Technique
Topic: Flatness Causes
Replies: 3
Views: 3265

Flatness Causes

First post. Greetings all. I'm interested in the causation of flatness in some singers. While I understand that shades of vowels excite/deny certain harmonics which affect pitch (which is relative to tongue position, from what I understand), I do not understand why great singers like Tebaldi or Bari...