So this topic comes back and nags me every know and then. Actually, almost everytime I see a musical play.
Doesn’t it bother anyone to listen to a female singer with “two” voices? These singers who have a beautifully developed head voice all the way down to their belly button.
Of course, that’s the problem. The transition into mouth and hard palate resonance and the presence of “twang” just doesn’t happen very well, and these singers are left trying to figure out how to sing the middle notes around their first passagio. They are either yelling at the top of their chest register, or singing in their head voice only.
I’ve said it before….thank goodness I didn’t have singing lessons as a kid….or I could be one of them!