For a long time, I believed I was a contralto, simply because (and my Rep mates last year can attest to this) I can sing as low as a vague baritone before it becomes too low to be intelligible. However, after checking and re-checking my actual range, I have to conclude that I am in fact merely a low mezzo-soprano (or a “pure alto,” in choral terms). Still, reading an article like this does strike a nerve, because the bias towards higher-voiced singers is a definite reality. To most people, the higher the voice of the female singer, the better the singer (and even better if she belts), especially in the Philippines, where there is an EXTREME soprano bias.
*sigh* I would say more, but then I’m about to conk out. Night night, people.