Garaudé Blasts the Voix Sombrée

The voix sombrée (or singing with an actively lowered laryngeal position) came into public awareness through the singing of Gilbert Louis Duprez in 1837 in Rossini's opera Guillaume Tell, as well as the paper published by Diday and Pétrequin in 1840. Surprisingly, I've seen many teachers continue to teach a willfully lowered larynx to achieve the voix sombrée, while demonstrating [...]