That would have been a fine sound from tenor and countertenor
are a handful of gifted male singers who truly can hit the high notes in the falsetto style that was most popular in 17th Century choral performances, and 31-year-old Iestyn will be demonstrating his considerable talent at Northumberland's Brinkburn Music Festival this weekend.
I discovered my countertenor
voice before I discovered my baritone voice," says Khodr.
This combined with the work requiring male soprano and countertenor
skills meant we had plenty of Royal Opera debuts.
What is the place of the countertenor
in vocal music?
Prior to his appointment in Leeds he was a freelance countertenor
, conductor, composer and arranger in London.
He has a good range and has real promise as a countertenor
repertoire; a guide.
SINCE his debut in 1993, Andreas Scholl has been the name that springs most readily to mind at the mention of the countertenor
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The four other soloists appearing in Sunday's performance are mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick, who has sung with such orchestras as the American Symphony Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Houston Symphony; countertenor
Steven Rickards, recently back from a performance in Oslo, Norway, of Bach's B-Minor Mass with the Baerum Bach Choir; tenor Robert Breault, who made his New York City Opera debut during the 2004-05 season as Alfredo in "La Traviata," a role he also sang with New Orleans Opera; and bass-baritone Stephen Bryant, who has sung with the New York City Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Santa Fe Opera and the Indianapolis Opera.
He is a countertenor
- a rare voice type which allows an adult male to sing in very high notes, as well as low ones.
The cuckold here is Ottone, a role debut for countertenor
David Daniels, who has made Nero a signature part in recent years.
1, with Sergei Istomin, baroque cello; Purcell's "When I am laid in Earth," with Shannon Mercer, soprano, and the group Masques; Charpentier's Historicus from Le Reniement de Saint Pierre, with the group SMAM; Telemann's Scherzando and Dolce, with Angele Durbeau, violin; Scarlatti's Perche mormora il ruscello, with Matthew White, countertenor
, and the Le Vois baroques; Monteverdi's Motet Christe adoramus, with the Vancouver Contata Singers; an excerpt from Bach's Partita No.
Diva, alien, cartoon, Kabuki robot--all descriptors for a man whose trained countertenor
was so Callas-like that naive viewers often thought he was lip-synching.