I exclaimed, like a boy soprano
: "Hon, come and have a look at this, it's stunning." And she eventually arrived at my side.
Focus shall be placed on Tony's hero Dickie Moltisanti (Alessandro Nivola) as he mentors Tony, while Tony's father Johnny Boy Soprano
also prepares his son for a life in the mob.
In my experience, the boy soprano
is usually singing at his best just before the voice change, despite some breathiness in the overall tone that sometimes emerges.
Valcq's own musical background is chiefly as a vocalist, first as a boy soprano
("I was a go-to Amal for a few years"), then as a voice major.
* Operatic baritone Maxwell Seifert (Spoletta) recently made his professional Chicago debut as Captain Valentine with the Chicago Folks Operetta in Kurt Weill's rarely heard "Johnny Johnson." A Pacific Northwest native, he began his stage career as a boy soprano
in the Seattle Opera's 2006 production of "Macbeth." Today, Maxwell maintains a wide variety of repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary opera to golden age musical theater.
They would attend Sunday Evensong and, afterwards, Communion in the Lady Chapel, where, in 1910, Doddy's great comic hero, Arthur Askey, had been the boy soprano
soloist at the consecration.
The 'harvest' was quite bountiful, judging by the exquisite rendition of the participants, such as boy soprano
Jose Augusto Bernas, who sang Beethoven's 'Ich Liebe Dich.'
Gregor-Michael Hoffmann was astonishing as Yniold--in any production, always disturbing as Golaud's victim son/pawn/spy--here, a ruined, nail-biting mess who nevertheless sang with clear, carrying tone.
The 46-year-old admits it was a tough time when he had to stop singing as a boy soprano
but Raintown gave him comfort.
At the age of 10 James won a boy soprano
contest at the Stockton Hippodrome, and shortly afterwards ran away to join a travelling show visiting Darlington.
"The last time I stood on that very spot in the cathedral was where I filmed a documentary about me as a boy soprano
which won an Emmy award.
One Voice features the last recordings of Jones as a boy soprano
, which were never released as his voice broke shortly afterwards.