Source-Vocal Tract Interaction in Female Operatic Singing and Theater Belting

by Ingo R. Titze, Albert S. Worley, Brad H. Story
Contrasting operatic and musical theatre voice production, the authors seek “to explain the female opera-belt contrast in terms of source-vocal tract interaction.” The study shows that despite aesthetic differences, many of the technical approaches overlap between these otherwise markedly different genres.

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Although this article may seem daunting to the acoustics novice, it is also fascinating and elucidating. A pivotal piece of research in vocal pedagogy.
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