Opera Daily 🎶 — The "Crossover"
Good morning, friends! When we shared last week’s post with countertenor John Holiday, we mentioned the term “crossover” when discussing his performance on The Voice. Let’s dive in to what we mean by that term.
Traditionally the musical genre referred to as “crossover” usually has performers singing popular music in a classically trained style. But for a term that has been so pervasive, “crossover” is hard to define. There is the classical crossover which we will discuss in this post. But also the country crossover. Remember when Taylor Swift was a country singer? At the time, fans talked about Swift’s crossover from country to pop. Also, the Christian crossover. If you look back at Carrie Underwood's work, despite being considered a pop artist, much of her music has been overtly Christian, including “Jesus, Take the Wheel”.
We shared the below snippet from an interview Cecilia Bartoli had with …