What is Christine Daaes height range

 

From Equity:

CHRISTINE DAAE: 20’s: beautiful young singer. Soprano voice that combines elements of classical and pop singing. A light, floaty soprano. She sings briefly to high E. Principal Role.


Few mezzos have done the role, but a couple of coloraturas and many lyric sopranos have. The role do require a solid lower range, but a true mezzo would sound rather heavy and misplaced.

Some has described Emmy Rossum as a mezzo, and I see what they mean - her range sounds somewhat limited, with faint upper notes, while she achieves a nice, full sound in lower notes. But I think it's more a question of training than her actual voice type. Had a good voice teacher worked with her for some years, I think her range would have expanded and her upper notes sound a lot more convincing, making her a true soprano.

To be honest, I've never seen the role described as a mezzo. Where did you see that?


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