“The old florid style is replaced by a nervous one, the solemn by shouts, the affecting sentiment by hydrophobic passion. The question is entirely of one lungs. The singer who feels in his soul, and vocal splendor, are forbidden.”
Andrea Della Corte, from his article, “Vicende degli stili del canto dal tempo di Gluck al ‘900,” in Canto e bel canto. Milan, c. 1933. Translated by Edward Foreman from the Italian.