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Subject: Re: orchestration and tuning (diapason)
From: "Takis Pavl." <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Takis Pavl.
Date:Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:04:13 +0000
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Everyone mentions the high notes but keep in mind that a lot of roles lie already uncomfortably low for certain singers. So higher tuning sometimes is a blessing for lighter voices especially when they can avoid chesting certain notes or having to push around the passaggio. In fact for a high voice half a tone higher is usually not a problem, it's the half a tone lower that scares them. This may explain why dramatic roles are nowadays often sung by -inas. A typical example is Olga Peretyako singing Donna Anna. In the 40s and 50s she'd be singing Zerlina at best. 
Takis


     

   
 
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