The Lowdown on High (Male) Voices

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Growing up in South Carolina, David Daniels was a precocious boy soprano with two parents who were professional singers. After his speaking voice changed, he struggled to re-make himself as a tenor. But he tells Marilyn Horne that he felt all along that his vocal destiny lay somewhere else.

After we hear about how Daniels found his voice as a countertenor, we ask a more fundamental question: just what is a countertenor – and why all the fuss about the sound?

Plus: Fred Plotkin has answers to your questions, and we hear from another Super-Operavore, "Opera Teen" Harry Rose.