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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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2liGFJFuGk
  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!