Rossinian baritenor was nothing new to opera. Despite being described in Acting the Song: Performance Skills for the Musical Theatre as a term „coined“ by „musikalisches Conversations-Lexikon, Vol. 7 PDF theatre vernacular“, the use of baritenor in relation to the operatic voice can be seen in English sources since at least 1835, and French ones since 1829.
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Saltzman and Dési ascribe the rise of the baritenor voice in musical theatre to the introduction of amplification in the second half of the 20th century. Prior to that, the leading roles were predominantly sung by tenors and sopranos with even the baritone characters tending to sing in the upper part of their range. This was not the case in France, however, where there was a distaste for castrati in such roles. Tenor“, in New Grove Dictionary, II, pp. Character Analysis – The Producers, January 2009. Blier, Steven, „Trading Up“, Opera News, August 2003.
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