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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Sarah Brightman- Vocal Profile/ Range




Vocal Type: Soprano
Vocal Range: 3 octaves and 1 semitone Eb3- E6
Vocal Pluses: Flexible voice that is suited to both pop/contemporary music and opera.
Vocal Negatives: There are arguments amongst opera fans as to whether she should truly be considered an opera singer due to the lightness of her voice and her technical abilities.




19 comments:

  1. She gets up to a E6. I'm quite sure about that.

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  2. I <3 Sarah Brightman

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  3. She played Blind Mag really well.

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  4. She definitely can sing up to E6. She uses it in the Phantom of the Opera song.

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  5. Where n When she hit that B6 ? Can someone direct me to that note please'

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  6. Patrick Castillo19944 May 2012 at 16:50

    its 3 octaves, 5 notes and a semitone,
    not 3 0ctaves, and 1 note.:(

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  7. I'm not sure why I wrote "b6" must have been a typo.

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  8. was meant to read Eb3-E6. Changing.

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  9. Another negative I'd throw in is that notes at the top of the range can occasionally take on a "pinched" quality.

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  10. Sarah Brightman is a capable singer, but her voice lacks the power and volume necessary for an opera singer. She needs and uses a mic when singing opera, and she might have been forcing her voice to sound larger as well, making it seem frail instead at the higher extremes. However, with the music she's doing now, her voice sounds very pleasant and comfortable.

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  11. Her voice is extremely light, rather feeble but she knows what she can and cannot do. I can listen to her in small doses, otherwise the tone and flightyness of her voice starts to annoy me, its almost like she is singing with 5% of her lung capacity at times. You got to respect her ability to morph well between a more classical sound to that of a contemporary one.

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  12. I'm surprised she can't do whistle register but since her voice is so light, it does somehow sound like she's doing it anyway :p

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  13. I'm sure she can do the whistle register. Just listen to the Phantom of the Opera, her concert in Vienna.

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  14. She had operatic training... She was in a strictly operatic training when she was performing as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera. Although, I would agree with you about she's more acceptable as a classical cross-over singer than an opera singer. She could sing opera songs, but she is more inclined in theater or pop.

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  15. I'm not so sure... Being able to hit high notes using your head voice and make it sound like a whistle doesn't mean it could be considered as a whistle register. It's still within the register of head voice.

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  16. All I know is what I like and I really like her songs. A being described as "capable" is a sad joke, probably a opera snob at the switch

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  17. William J. Rowe M.D. FBIS22 September 2013 at 11:51

    It has been published ( Ozerdem U. Ophthalmic Res. 2009; 42:125-127 ) that space flight triggers edema of the vocal cords. This may be triggered by invariable injuries of the lining of the blood vessels with loss of plasma soon after lift- off. My concern is that Brightman's gorgeous 3 octave range will be distorted on the International Space Station. The fact that other vocalists had no problem singing in Space is NOT a strong counter argument. With only about 530 having been in space, there is insufficient data, particularly regarding the voice.We know the aging process of every body system is accelerated by a factor of 10 and magnesium is invariably depleted. ( Rowe WJ Correcting magnesium deficiencies may prolong life. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 2012 ; 7: 51-54 ) My additional concern is that Brightman may be left with permanent vocal cord injury.

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  18. Just want to say that it is very impressive to reach whistle register territory without the whistle register.

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  19. lol. True that!


    btw, I like your avatar. I love Roger.

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