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Subject: Re: Any opinions on this article?
From: Maxwell Paley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Maxwell Paley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:38:54 +0100
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Easy. Just let a bit too much breath pass between the cords. Creates a field day for nodes.

Max Paley

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> On Aug 19, 2017, at 22:04, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> It's hard to believe that a performer can strain her vocal cords when using
> a microphone against her lips that is capable of amplifying a whisper to
> deafening
> loudness.
> 
> dtmk
> 
>> On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 12:23 PM, Alain Letort <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> My latest post to Opera-L.
>> 
>> 
>> On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 12:20 PM, Alain Letort <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> Thank you very much, Kiwi, for the link to the fascinating and
>>> thought-provoking article in “The Guardian,” one of the few truly great
>>> newspapers in the world today.  I have felt for a long time that singing
>>> techniques are not what they used to be and that there has to be a
>>> connection between faulty teaching and technique and the fact that more
>> and
>>> more singers are experiencing terrible vocal problems at increasingly
>>> younger ages.
>>> 
>>> One of the wonders of Opera-L is how it helps you learn something every
>>> day.
>>> In the “Guardian” article, there was a passing reference to an opera
>> house
>>> in the town of Òsimo called the Teatro La Nuova Fenice.  I was very
>>> intrigued, because even though I have lived in Italy and made many trips
>>> there, including most recently a trip in April and may which enabled me
>> for
>>> a first time in my life to attend a performance at Venice’s fabled La
>>> Fenice, I had *never* heard of a town called Òsimo or of a theater called
>>> La
>>> Nuova Fenice.  (I added the grave accent to show where the stress falls
>> and
>>> to indicate that the initial “o” is open and not closed).
>>> 
>>> So I looked them up, and wow, what a gem of an Italian hill town and
>>> especially what a gem of an opera house !!!  The Teatro La Fenice was
>> built
>>> in   1887-1892 and has a seating capacity of 444 (187 in the orchestra
>>> section and the read in three tiers of boxes and a “loggione”).  It is
>>> exquisite in a turquoise and gold color scheme, not unlike the much
>> larger
>>> Mariinsky in Saint Petersburg, and boasts a beautiful painted stage
>>> curtain.
>>> The theater's façade is also quite elegant in the neoclassical style.
>>> Here
>>> is a link to pictures of the Teatro La Nuova Fenice :
>>> 
>>> https://www.google.com/search?q=teatro+la+nuova+fenice+osimo
>>> &sa=X&as_st=y&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ved=0ahUKEwjIrILP1
>>> ePVAhXFOiYKHSUnBhYQsAQIQA&biw=1916&bih=972
>>> 
>>> and another link to a Wikipedia page about the theater :
>>> 
>>> https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teatro_la_nuova_Fenice (sorry, no page in
>>> English)
>>> 
>>> I never cease to be amazed at how many Italian towns in the 20,000-40,000
>>> population range boast absolutely beautiful opera houses and that are
>> still
>>> active, even if nowadays they mostly host stage plays or concerts, with
>> an
>>> occasional opera performed by a touring company.  Such towns include
>>> Gubbio,
>>> Spoleto, but there are many others.  Italy is quite simply the best !
>>> 
>>> The rest of the town is also very attractive and, as a result of Kiwi’s
>>> post, Òsimo has all of a sudden rocketed to the top of my must-see list
>> for
>>> my next trip to Italy.  Read more about Òsimo at
>>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osimo or, in greater length but in
>> Italian,
>>> at
>>> https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osimo.
>>> 
>>> Cheers and all the best,
>>> 
>>> Alain
>>> 
>>> Alain Letort
>>> Washington, D.C.
>>> Des Ungeheuers Höhle
>>> 
>>> ===========================================
>>> On Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:59:55 -0400, Kiwi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> 
>>> From the Guardian.  Wonder if any of you agree / disagree with the
>>> substance.
>>> 
>>> https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/aug/10/adele-vocal-cor
>>> d-surgery-why-stars-keep-losing-their-voices
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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