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    The Soprano Vocal Fach

    Hello,

    I'm new to the forum but I am an AVID opera fan (:

    --I have a YouTube channel devoted to to voice (not me singing lol) .. I wanted to start a small educational series on vocal fach. I would like to start to serious by examining the soprano voice. I know the soprano voice is split into different types: Soubrette/Light Lyric, Full Lyric, Spinto and Dramatic. I feel like I am well versed in being able to identify voices types on my own; however, I need a little help trying to explain it to others what I think.

    I am seeking to find out within each type of voice type what are the characteristics of each. For example, how does the voice sound in the lower, middle and higher register. What is the tonal quality these voices typically have etc... A lot of people are interested in learning about this and I am interested in making a video of it!

    Any help would greatly be appreciated!

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilikKashad View Post
    Hello,

    I'm new to the forum but I am an AVID opera fan (:

    --I have a YouTube channel devoted to to voice (not me singing lol) .. I wanted to start a small educational series on vocal fach. I would like to start to serious by examining the soprano voice. I know the soprano voice is split into different types: Soubrette/Light Lyric, Full Lyric, Spinto and Dramatic. I feel like I am well versed in being able to identify voices types on my own; however, I need a little help trying to explain it to others what I think.

    I am seeking to find out within each type of voice type what are the characteristics of each. For example, how does the voice sound in the lower, middle and higher register. What is the tonal quality these voices typically have etc... A lot of people are interested in learning about this and I am interested in making a video of it!

    Any help would greatly be appreciated!

    Thanks!
    Hi there and welcome

    I'd love to help but I can't, as I don't really like sopranos. Others on this forum are better informed and more enthusiastic though!
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilikKashad View Post
    Hello,

    I'm new to the forum but I am an AVID opera fan (:

    --I have a YouTube channel devoted to to voice (not me singing lol) .. I wanted to start a small educational series on vocal fach. I would like to start to serious by examining the soprano voice. I know the soprano voice is split into different types: Soubrette/Light Lyric, Full Lyric, Spinto and Dramatic. I feel like I am well versed in being able to identify voices types on my own; however, I need a little help trying to explain it to others what I think.

    I am seeking to find out within each type of voice type what are the characteristics of each. For example, how does the voice sound in the lower, middle and higher register. What is the tonal quality these voices typically have etc... A lot of people are interested in learning about this and I am interested in making a video of it!

    Any help would greatly be appreciated!

    Thanks!
    Hi, we do have a thread called Opera Terms in the Educational section that replies to some of these questions. Welcome to Opera Lively!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilikKashad View Post
    Hello,

    I'm new to the forum but I am an AVID opera fan (:

    --I have a YouTube channel devoted to to voice (not me singing lol) .. I wanted to start a small educational series on vocal fach. I would like to start to serious by examining the soprano voice. I know the soprano voice is split into different types: Soubrette/Light Lyric, Full Lyric, Spinto and Dramatic. I feel like I am well versed in being able to identify voices types on my own; however, I need a little help trying to explain it to others what I think.

    I am seeking to find out within each type of voice type what are the characteristics of each. For example, how does the voice sound in the lower, middle and higher register. What is the tonal quality these voices typically have etc... A lot of people are interested in learning about this and I am interested in making a video of it!

    Any help would greatly be appreciated!

    Thanks!
    Very interesting idea. I think about this question myself and can't say that I know enough to be able to explain the difference between the within vocal fach types myself. I've found myself trying to explain the differences to friends and family without much success.

    While Opera Lively does explain the terms as Luiz indicated, it might well prove to be an interesting and useful exercise to pinpoint examples that illustrate the differences. I spend almost no time on You Tube and am not sure how to proceed, but am willing to help.

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    Antonio Pappano did a TV series called "Classical Voices" in which he went into some serious detail on the issues you raised. There was a soprano who actually had a CT scan of her vocal equipment while singing. I'd be surprised if this excellent series is not floating around on the internet.

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    I can't help either, but welcome to the forum!

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