I've been a big fan of "Jesus Christ Superstar" for some time, and some day I'd like to be able to play the role of Judas. The part is written for a tenor voice, so it's a bit higher than I tend to sing, as a baritone (this would be closer to my comfort zone http://picosong.com/rHzB/
). But KT is living proof that voice type is not definitive in terms of what range you have to sing in, so maybe someday I'll manage it.
So I've been practicing a few of the Judas' numbers, and trying to lighten my voice to fit the part, whilst still trying to get a bold sound on the notes like A4, which I do in mixed voice to try and get a quasi-operatic sound, except for the last couple at the end, which are supposed to sound a bit more weary than operatic, if that makes any sense. But when I listen back, it just sounds like a somewhat-cartoonish attempt to sound lighter, rather than any kind of real emulation of a good tenor voice. Those all-important A4s end up being weak and nasally too.
This is my recording of "Heaven on their Minds". http://picosong.com/rdUZ/
All feedback and any tips to improve my singing would be greatly appreciated!