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  1. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    15 Aug '08 14:40
    I'm a pretty crappy singer myself, and don't listen to opera, but I came across this guy while searching wikipedia for voice types:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Maniaci

    What a freaky dude!!! Apparently his larynx hardly changed at all during puberty, so he's the closest thing we have to a castrato today (sans the extra-close ball-cumcision 😲!!). He sings soprano parts in full voice, as opposed to countertenors who sing using their falsetto range. For an audio/video sample, go here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countertenor#Listen_and_compare

    You can search YouTube for another clip of Michael discussing his voice (misplaced the link). He sounds like Julia Child! Lol 🙄
  2. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    15 Aug '08 15:13
  3. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    15 Aug '08 19:58
    Originally posted by Seitse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2liGFJFuGk
    Can't check this link at work, but is this the one of Michael discussing his voice, or a link to Julia Child warbling like a giant chicken?
  4. 15 Aug '08 22:56
    Originally posted by PBE6
    Can't check this link at work, but is this the one of Michael discussing his voice, or a link to Julia Child warbling like a giant chicken?
    It's the one of Michael discussing his voice.
  5. Standard member Nemesio
    Ursulakantor
    16 Aug '08 03:42
    Originally posted by PBE6

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Maniaci
    I think he sounds brilliant!