Vocal type : Lirico Mezzo Soprano
Vocal range: C3 – G#5 (chest – mixed) - Bb5 (head voice)
Tessitura: G3 - C5 (chest mixed) - G5 (head voice)
Supported range: F3 - C#5 (chest – mixed) - A5 (head voice)
Lowest note: C3
Highest belting note: G#5
Highest head voice note: Bb5
The metal side in a mezzo soprano like HT will increase the succession, sharpness and trenchancy. Her voice in middle range will sound solid and firm but at the high range, it will sound bright and sharp.
On the other hand, the wood aspect makes her voice warm, soft, spongy and get a little dark when she sings gently. Because of that, HT can sing very sweet and soft mezza voce without being sour or over-done. Her piano head voiced parts give a soft, yet solid feeling and aren’t thin at all.
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In fact, HT can do powerful ballads pretty well. She can be soft and melodious, or strain with inner-force.
A very famous Vietnamese singer Bảo Yến once said that she rarely listens to young artists, but she is impressed by HT’s voice and adores her voice’s natural thickness.
For instance, in this live performance, her belting F4, A4, A#4 and B4 is full, tough, not resonant but still able to fill the stage with emotions, doesn’t give a tiring feeling. Especially, she even cracked the loudspeaker with the volume of her belting C5 without using all of her efforts, yet doesn’t sound like she was showing off or going overboard. On the other hand, her soft and gentle D4, Eb4 notes are warm and sweet. Her lightly mixed A#4 are also soft with soft and emotional legato.
The low notes like G3, G#3 are also well supported with subtle and emotional pronunciation.
The natural thickness in her middle range is a big forte of HT. In the below live performance, the middle notes are so think and tough that they drowned Trúc Nhân’s voice and cracked the loudspeaker, although she was singing naturally and not showing off. She belted F#4 at the word “nữa” with comfort yet thick and dark like a tenor. At this point, HT can definitely perform with mezzo contraltos like Thanh Lam, Thu Phương, Hoàng Quyên… without being drowned.
Or in this live performance, despite having to sing with a spinto sporano - Leanne Mitchell, HT was not drowned by Leanne at middle range although her larynx was a bit lowered.
For instance, in the song Ta còn thuộc về nhau, HT belted a chain of F#5 with full inner-force, though wasn’t really well supported and balanced.
F#5 continued to sustain in Cho em gần anh thêm chút nữa.
In this performance, B4 was sang with inner-force and switched to F5 accurately though with a bit strain.
In conclusion, HT has the forte in her timbre. Her skills are not bad either, but she’s still only considered as an average and needs more time in training.