[Magdalen] Counter-tenors

Marion Thompson marionwhitevale at gmail.com
Sat Nov 21 00:59:23 UTC 2020

Oh, indeed, yes.  A really good counter-tenor is marvellous and there are
some terrific ones around these days.

Marion, a pilgrim

On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 5:18 PM Roger Stokes via Magdalen <
magdalen at herberthouse.org> wrote:

> I have long thought that traditional men and boys choirs have suffered
> from a lack of depth in the Alto part. This evening I have been
> listening to the transmission of a concert version of Handel's opera
> "Ariodante". While the title role (which was originally sung by a
> castrato) was sung by a mezzo-soprano another major male roile was sung
> by a counter-tenor. This is in the vocal range of an Alto but has far
> more depth of timbre than can be offered by men singing falsetto.
> Roger

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