View Poll Results: My favorite Fach

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  • Soprano

    5 27.78%
  • Mezzo / alto

    4 22.22%
  • Tenor

    3 16.67%
  • Baritone

    2 11.11%
  • Bass

    4 22.22%
  • Countertenor

    0 0%
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    Our preferred Fach

    We were missing this classic poll in the Forum.

    Mine is soprano.

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    Opera Lively Media Consultant Top Contributor Member Ann Lander (sospiro)'s Avatar
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    Of course, only interested in this singer's exquisite basso instrument





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    Although the soprano and baritone repertoires are my favorites, the mezzo/alto is the most pleasant fach to my ears.

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    Most singers fan of which I may call myself are among tenors but I can't say that I have special preference for this fach. I don't have favourite one.

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    Although I have many favorite singers who are sopranos, mezzos, baritones, and basses, I'm definitely a tenor's fan.

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    Definitely mezzo/alto or somewhere thereabouts. I go weak at the knees when I hear good chest notes.

    Although do love countertenors as well.

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    I prefer the mezzo/alto. Inherently the "warmest" range to my ears. But I enjoy them all.

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    It's like asking me to pick a favorite from among my children.

    That said, when Richard Strauss is making love to the soprano voice, it's hard not to feel just as enamored.

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    I love basses! This is going to sound silly but I really would like to just hug a big tall bass, put my ear to his chest and listen to him hum. I don't know why, maybe because my uncle is a bass? I love my uncle's deep voice!
    Only the positive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountessAdele View Post
    I love basses! This is going to sound silly but I really would like to just hug a big tall bass, put my ear to his chest and listen to him hum. I don't know why, maybe because my uncle is a bass? I love my uncle's deep voice!


    Now you've given me ideas!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    Now you've given me ideas!!!
    Me too!!!!!

    As for the voting, I can't choose between basses and baritones (although it was listening to a baritone that got me interested in opera in the first place). And I'm sorry to all you soprano and tenor lovers out there, but I am not a huge fan of high notes - voice or instrumental. I think it's something to do with my hearing.
    Last edited by ltburgundy; December 29th, 2011 at 02:02 PM. Reason: pressed "post" before I was ready!

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    This is a lot of generalising and is not true for everyone, but I have noticed after a couple of years on these forums that women often seem to prefer lower voices and men higher.
    Natalie

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    Well, Nat, you know that in my case it's not really the high voice that attracts me in the case of certain sopranos, right?

    PS - poor countertenors, they get no love, zero votes. I do like them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    Well, Nat, you know that in my case it's not really the high voice that attracts me in the case of certain sopranos, right?

    PS - poor countertenors, they get no love, zero votes. I do like them.
    Well I love them, but not quite as much as baritones.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    This is a lot of generalising and is not true for everyone, but I have noticed after a couple of years on these forums that women often seem to prefer lower voices and men higher.
    There was an article some years back in Discover or Scientific American that showed this to be true generally -- men's brains are 'wired' to prefer and be most sensitive to the sound of women's voices and women men's voices. Certainly true in the case of both myself (soprano is far and away my favorite). My mother prefers baritones, so that's an additional (though anecdotal) data point.

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