Why do voices of opera singers sound unnatural?
The voice of an opera singer is a rather interesting subject to broach. Current thought believes that the opera singer’s voice is attributable to their facial bone structure, specifically density. In looking at the faces, sinus cavities, and resonance chambers of opera singers we see quite thick bones. Opera voices are just that: Opera Voices. Certain names apply to the type of voice…for example coloratura sopranos have voices that are capable of completing technically difficult runs and have light qualities. A heldentenor is a tenor best suited for heavy and intense music, such as that as Wagner. These names are just the beginning of the literally hundreds of classifications. As for the artificial qualities of an Opera Voice, there are those who seem to replicate this natural vocal quality through the contortion of the throat muscles and the soft palate. If you don’t have an “opera voice”, then you don’t have an “opera voice”. There are ways of replication, but for the most part, yo