This paper focuses on the four French nasal vowels in the mezzo-soprano voice. It clearly states how to pronounce the vowel with and without nasality. The paper displays spectrogram images to compare the resonance between the non-nasal and nasal vowels in different registers. It addresses the need for modification of the vowels in different registers of the mezzo-soprano voice. The paper also describes how to apply the results of the information from the spectrogram images to French pieces. The repertoire includes works by Jules Massenet, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Isaac Albéniz, Francis Poulenc, and Erik Satie.
Ted Wylie, D.M.
Richard Hoffman, Ph.D.
Music, School of
Music and Performing Arts, College of
Master of Music (MM)
Duff, Jada G., "French Nasal Vowels in the Mezzo-Soprano Voice" (2023). Recital Papers. 39.