One thing that has always bothered me is this phenomenon of children becoming opera singers. Examples: Charlotte Church or especially Jackie Evancho who (supposedly) sounds like an adult. To me, allowing them to sing like that is a bad thing - maybe even moving in the direction of child abuse. This article explains this better than I ever could. But the bottom line: let children be children and don't push them to be like adults. And if they appear to have talent find a professional teacher to guide them and not push them into things that they are not yet ready for. Sorry - a child singing Puccini or Verdi is just wrong. Read and enjoy and learn!
Dr. Opera at the Viginia Opera!
6 years ago