H: I would have heard him in Princess Mononoke, of course.
Along with the increasing acceptance of historical performance practice over the last 50 or 60 years, countertenors have becomes increasingly visible in the musical world. Back in the 50s and 60s, the great Alfred Deller was pretty much the only game in town--and, to a degree, Peter Pears. Today, we actually have countertenors like David Daniels appearing at the Met. More to the point, the countertenor voice itself no longer seems quite so aberrant. Most Western countertenors do not present themselves as indeterminate in gender. It's merely a high tenor voice, often produced as head tones rather than chest tones.
A great countertenor is the closest thing we will ever hear to the great castrati of the operatic world of the 18th century.
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