Two from the NYTimes…

Two articles today that I found noteworthy:

Could it be that melisma is dying?: “Ms. Aguilera has been one of the foremost practitioners of the overpowering, Category 5 vocal style known as melisma. The female pop stars who have dominated the charts this year rarely opt for that approach. Their ascent makes it clear that melisma has retreated, while pop, which has just wrapped up one of its best years in at least a decade, has benefited from a return to less frilly, less bombastic vocal showcases.”

A great quote from a profile of operatic soprano Marina Poplavskaya : “I’m always a victim, torn between a mad tenor and a crazy baritone,” she said. “But not only sopranos are victims. In life we all are victims.”

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One Response to Two from the NYTimes…

  1. Dorie says:

    Here’s to the waning of melisma. So overdone!

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