Marc Martel sings Nessun Dorma

Marc Martel, singer of the band Downhere, turns out to be a very talented singer. He can sing both Queen’s Somebody to love and Puccini’s Nessun Dorma.

Marc has an outstanding talent for producing different sounds.
In this video he tells about the way he managed to sing with a classical vocal technique by imitating great singers like Caruso and Pavarotti. Then he sings Nessun Dorma.
Listen very carefully to his performance because you can hear some techniques that are mentioned on this website.
He starts beautifully with a tilted larynx, Nessun Dorma.
Then there is a breath and he looses his tilt. Instead he pulls the larynx down too much. The low Nessun Dorma now sounds a bit off…that is pretty normal for a singer who hasn’t been training this for a long time.
Then when the song continues the tilted larynx is back and it sounds very good!

Sometimes you can hear him using a little sobbing/crying sound to maintain the tilted larynx, as many professionals do as well.

Then at the end of the song you can hear that the ‘i’ in “vincero” sounds even better than the rest because of the extra ‘ring’ in the tone. This happens because Marc places the back of his tongue more foreward in the mouth when he sings an ‘i’. So if he would manage to maintain this position of his tongue when he sings other vowels he will sound even better!