so what makes an opera singer these days?
let’s talk vintage!
used to be an opera singer’s voice would/could fill an auditorium seating 4,000 plus, and float over an orchestra with no microphone. just their trained understanding and use of the human body’s natural resonance. along with a bazillion other minor details.
anybody every heard a newborn cry? instant attention for a quarter mile, right? wonder how??
anne midgette, musical critical & writer for the ny times and washington post did a handy dandy little audio about this very thing for the times.
in a brief 4 minutes she explains & gives 2 examples of just one factor involved.
have a listen.
if above got you thinking, you can read more here.