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Post Bass Singer Needing Advice!

I am new to this forum and i didn't know where to start but I will link to Phantom,

I am a Bass Vocalist with a pretty good range from 2 A's above Below Middle C to 2 A's above Middle C (However it is slightly weak from the second E upwards)
My overall ambition in life is to be The Phantom of the Opera!

How likely is that ambition to come true based on voice? My vocal teacher said due to the deepness and resonance of my voice it is probably going to be 10 years before my voice finally settles and gets stronger on the higher notes.
Have there been any Bass-Baritone Phantoms?
Any other Bass (low baritone roles) available in any musicals?
If not Phantom could I be Raoul? Or any other Male leads from POTO?
Will my voice get vocally stronger on those higher notes as they are very weak!

Please Help

Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:24 pm
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Post Re: Bass Singer Needing Advice!
There have only been a very small number of bass baritones who played Phantom. The only ones I can think of is Tim Nolen, Shuler Hensely, Mark McKerracher, Davis Gaines, Ian Jon Broug, and Michael Lackey.

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Post Re: Bass Singer Needing Advice!
I am a bass baritone and I ran into the same issue about a year ago. If you develop a full range with no pinched sounding notes you can play anything. If you are looking for rolls that are specifically for lower voices there is a few that come to mind right away, Javert from Les Miserables and the Beast from Beauty and the Beast.

If you get solid in the higher section of your voice, you really don't need to worry about a lack of rolls

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Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:51 pm
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