Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Higher Notes = Longer Life
Besieged by physically exhausting music, unflattering costumes and an increasingly fickle audience, sopranos now have a bit of good news coming their way.
A study to assess the artery-protecting properties claimed for high estrogen levels compared the lifespans of sopranos, altos and mezzo-sopranos, and has determined that sopranos live on average about five years longer than lower-voiced female singers, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Sopranos, whose voices can sometimes reach astronomical heights, have markedly higher estrogen levels than mezzo-sopranos and altos. The study also explored the effects of testosterone on lifespan, concluding that testosterone “does not shorten life expectancy in humans.”
- Sopranos Live Longer (WSJ)
- Study – Sopranos But Not Tenors Live Longer (Informa Health Care: The Aging Male)