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date: 31 March 2020

Passaggio(iv) (It.: ‘passage’, ‘transit’)locked

  • J.B. Steane

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(It.: ‘passage’, ‘transit’)

The singing voice is generally recognized as comprising three ‘registers’, the high, middle and low; the ‘passaggio’ is the point at which two of them meet. It is often at the crucial point in the ‘passaggio’ that a singer may be most conscious of a dilemma concerning method of production. For the tenor, for instance, ...

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