International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 10, Part D (2018)
The actor’s voice and character in an operatic performance
Ihunwo Ovunda C
Becoming aware of oneself and the consciousness of how to get a good speaking voice is a task every actor must fulfil. An actor with a good voice has better opportunities to clinch a role during and audition because the voice has the capacity to attract listenership. People don’t enjoy listening to someone with a very loud, bad articulation, speaks too fast, speaks too slow or has a lisp. This paper helps actors to get the right kind of exercises and basic rules of having a good voice with Cicely Berry as the main source of information. Findings have shown that performing in an opera is somewhat a difficult task especially in Nigeria because most actors are yet to come to terms with the fact that voice training is as important as characterization. It is very important that actors give proper attention to voice training as just as they train their acting chops.
How to cite this article:
Ihunwo Ovunda C. The actor’s voice and character in an operatic performance. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(10): 293-298.