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A taxonomy of high male voices, both classical and popular

Men Getting High: Falsettists, Countertenors, Pop, Rock, and Opera
posted by rollick on May 19, 2013 - 31 comments

Deller on the Threshold

The unearthly countertenor of Alfred Deller, and the Deller Consort. "The most visible icon of the countertenor revival in the twentieth century was Alfred Deller, an English singer and champion of authentic early music performance. Deller initially called himself an "alto", but his collaborator Michael Tippett recommended the archaic term "countertenor" to describe his voice. In the 1950s and 60s, his group, the Deller Consort, was important in increasing audiences' awareness (and appreciation) of Renaissance and Baroque music. Deller was the first modern countertenor to achieve fame, and has had many prominent successors." And here in a 4 part interview "on the countertenor voice!" 1 :: 2 :: 3 :: 4
posted by puny human on May 25, 2011 - 12 comments

mermaid and prince, simultaneously

Part of your world, the Little Mermaid's song, sung amazingly by a man. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye on Dec 2, 2007 - 73 comments

There are those who in soft eunuchs place their bliss / And shun the scrubbing of a bearded kiss

Castrati were the superstars of centuries gone by! (bonus link: Countertenor jokes)
posted by furtive on Dec 8, 2006 - 13 comments

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