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Russell Oberlin

Posted: 27 Nov 2016, 15:45
by Jim
Died yesterday at the are of 88. By my understanding he was a genuine counter tenor or haute contre or male alto as opposed to a falsettist. He sang in full voice. There has been a lot of controversy about his voice and it is certainly an acquired taste. We do not know, these days, what to do with these type of voices and I suspect, he may have had difficulty in getting sufficient work. In any event he retired from performance at the early age of 36.
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Jim