Can I borrow your voice?
For that concert , he has received a special violin to play on; A very special one, which used to belong to the great Menuhin.
Beside the fact that my amazing brother is all that and much more, I couldn't stop thinking about how strange it would be, if I could borrow a VOICE for different concerts and operas. What a fabulous and most bizarre thing!
I think this strikes a special chord with me, since the one thing in my self which I often dream of exchanging,(ok, beside my butt), is my voice. (and it's not because I hate my voice, but because there are so many other ones I love too).
From the beginning of my singing career, I was often envious of people who just opened their mouth , and a magical creamy, big velvety tone came out. regardless of musicality or any skill they might or might not have yet; some people are born with a big and beautiful instrument, some people are not. (just like some got naturally gorgeous physique and so on). Of course beauty is a subjective matter. But one thing you can not argue about, for example, is the beauty of , let's say, Renee Fleming's tone.
The rest of us, (and here I am talking of most singers really) do what we can to compensate for what we lack or might lack for a percentage of our listeners , with the help of other talents and skills.
But this fantastic idea of occasionally singing with a different instrument; what a marvel!
( This makes me laugh, remembering that through out my student years, I always had the Soprano anthology with me, and with my dear pianist friend, we would just sight read, aria after aria: Aida, Violetta, Elvira, Mimi, you name it. All the stuff my soul was born to sing but not my body) .