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Acoustic Concomitants of Emotional Expression in Operatic Singing: The Case of Lucia in Ardi gli incensi

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Published in Journal of Voice. 1995, vol. 9, no. 3, p. 249-260
Abstract Two excerpts from the cadenza in Ardi gli incensi from Donizetti's opera Lucia di Lammermoor were acoustically analyzed for five recorded versions of the cadenza by Toti dal Monte, Maria Callas, Renata Scotto, Joan Sutherland, and Edita Gruberova. These acoustic parameters of the singing voices were correlated with preference and emotional expression judgments, based on pairwise comparisons, made by a group of experienced listener-judges. In addition to showing major differences in the voice quality of the five “dive” studied, the acoustic parameters suggested which vocal cues affect listener judgments. Two component scores, based on a factorial-dimensional analysis of the acoustic parameters, predicted 84% of the variance in the preference ratings.
Keywords Singing voiceEmotional expressionAcoustic analysisOpera performances
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SIEGWART-ZESIGER, Hervine Marie, SCHERER, Klaus R. Acoustic Concomitants of Emotional Expression in Operatic Singing: The Case of Lucia in Ardi gli incensi. In: Journal of Voice, 1995, vol. 9, n° 3, p. 249-260. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:102031

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