On Air Now
Beethoven: The Man Revealed with John Suchet 9pm - 10pm
19 July 2017, 15:40
Can you hit a low C? Yes. Do you ever get the limelight, even when you really deserve it? No.
No, I’m not in an edgy indie band. Yes, I can absolutely nail the bottom F2 in O Isis und Osiris.
Because male operatic leads are ALWAYS tenors.
It's impossible to escape that perfect cadence.
Tbf, this does give you express permission to make snarky comments in the back row for the entire rehearsal.
Because in rehearsal, you’re LITERALLY THE ONLY ONE THERE.
"Why can't you just sing the tune and stop going 'doo dum dum' over everything?"
Because they insist on belting out every note, whether the tune is theirs or not. *rage*
Can somebody please start scheduling gigs for 6.30am? Because that’s when our low notes sound really spicy.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Simon Keenlyside, Thomas Hampson... yes, they're kick-ass singers. But sadly for you, they're all baritones.
No matter what though, you will always have Bryn Terfel.
Lovely, loyal, bassy Bryn.