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Is it possible for a soprano to sing mezzo roles easily?:

 1 Morwen Edhelwen, Mon, 13th Aug '12 1:10:20 AM from Sydney, Australia
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So four years ago when I had singing lessons at my school, the teacher classified me as a soprano.

But I'm starting to doubt that. As Physical Stamina can tell, I can sing the role of Clementina in The Desert Song easily. Clementina is a mezzo role. I can also easily sing "Memory" from Cats- Grizabella's big solo which goes down to G3, (actually learning that song's how I discovered I could do that in the first place) as does Adah's big solo in Naughty Marietta, "Neath The Southern Moon", which unfortunately isn't so easy, as it has some HIGH notes. When I sing that, I have to strain for the high notes. (Also I don't have a backing for it.) Is it possible for a soprano to sing mezzo easily? Clementina is the highest of those roles. Her lowest note is a C4, although "The Song Of The Brass Key" doesn't have much of a high range.

Note: my first ever teacher said I was a mezzo.

edited 13th Aug '12 5:55:24 AM by MorwenEdhelwen

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 2 Morwen Edhelwen, Mon, 13th Aug '12 10:30:59 PM from Sydney, Australia
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Anyone else in this situation?

edited 14th Aug '12 3:20:43 PM by MorwenEdhelwen

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 3 Morwen Edhelwen, Tue, 14th Aug '12 3:21:29 PM from Sydney, Australia
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No replies...

edited 14th Aug '12 6:33:06 PM by MorwenEdhelwen

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Probably because this isn't a forum highly populated with classically trained singers. You should probably look for a forum specifically dedicated to trained singers with questions this specific.
 
 5 Jhimmibhob, Wed, 15th Aug '12 1:04:07 PM from Arm's reach of the julep machine Relationship Status: My own grandpa
What he said. I'm sure that some natural sopranos can handle mezzo roles quite well and credibly, but whether you happen to be one of them is something that only a trained singer or tutor could say. I don't think any of us would care to give underinformed lay advice that might well hurt you as a singer.
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 6 Exelixi, Sat, 18th Aug '12 6:54:44 PM from Alchemist's workshop Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
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Give me some recordings and I might be able to help.

As is, it's possible, but to say whether it applies to you or not all depends.
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 7 Morwen Edhelwen, Sat, 18th Aug '12 10:45:40 PM from Sydney, Australia
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UPDATE: I actually think I'm a mezzo-soprano.
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