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22 Struggles That Are Too Real For Sopranos

Un bel dì they'll finally respect me.

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1. When people assume that you're a bad musician just because you're a soprano.

How do you know when a soprano's at your door...? #sopranoproblems #thisgivesoperaabadrep

Bitch, I'd love to hear how in tune your high E is. Oh, you don't have one? K.

2. When you literally have to write an encouragement next to your scary high notes.

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Thank god it's on an "ah" vowel.

3. When people tell you to use less vibrato.

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Sure, lemme just straight tone that G. Feels great in the passaggio.

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4. When you've amassed so many diva recital dresses you literally can't choose.

Full set rehearsed for tomorrow at @WythenshaweHall nine songs!Now here's the dilemma which dress?? #sopranoproblems

Which one says "I'm a better singer than you" but also makes you seem approachable?

5. When you're still working on your coloratura and you run into a cadenza like this.

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Can't you just pop out a high C and be done with it?

6. When people outside the practice room judge your super high warmups.

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It's called a whistle tone. GET ONE.

7. When the only way you can comfortably hit notes below the staff is when you're sick.

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Hmmm, so this is what it feels like to be bass.

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8. But you'll try literally any remedy to get your gorgeous top notes back.

They might as well give you a tea IV at this point.

9. When you have to deal with all the dumb "breaking glass with your voice" jokes.

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Though it's possible, it's not likely.

10. When you can't do your vocalises in the same room as your pets because it scares them.

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Come back, Fluffy! This is by Rachmaninoff! That means it's really good!

11. When you don't have the melody for once and it REALLY throws you off.

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But you're humble enough to step aside and throw the altos a bone.

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12. When composers think you can pull high notes out of your ass at any given time just because you can hit them.

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Sure, let's just switch registers whenever, Purcell!

13. And then they just expect you to hang out on high C's for a few measures.

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None of this is happening before 8 a.m., either.

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17. When you have to do a pianissimo above the the staff because no one can project over you.

Maybe they wouldn't be ~smothered~ if they learned to support their sound!

19. When all your roles are so dramatic you start to feel emotionally overwhelmed by your fictional life.

It's a good day if your character's still alive at the end of the production.

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21. When people make fun of the weird face you make on your high notes.

Hey, at least the sound is pretty.

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