As I sit here and blog today, I am joined by a most sultry husky voice…mine. Not my usual sound I assure you being a coloratura soprano. Even though I am secretly enjoying my va va voom sound, it is a pretty serious problem if a singing engagement was on hand.
My advice, don’t sing if you have any semblance of laryngitis. There is no “singing through it”, rather you will damage your voice if you persist to sing when you have this virus. Of course if you do have a performance coming up you can get steroid shots from a ear nose and throat specialist who could probably get you through the experience. I had that happen to me once singing for LA Opera in Journey To Cordoba. I got through the performance but it was at about 45% of my usual ability, it took weeks to get back on track after that.
Actually try and be as silent as you can during such a trauma to the voice, this way you will not risk over speaking or singing on swollen shut chords. I’ve said enough! I hope many of you are enjoying healthy singing voices this week. Keep sending your vocal assessments through, I would especially love to hear some new pretty voices this week after listening to my own!