Roy Cornelius Smith
I heard Smith in Turandot at the Vienna Volksoper, and he was pretty good – nonetheless, his performance was difficult to endure. How come? Although he has a large voice, he succumbed to the microphone opera fashion. A large voice further amplified (and heavily to boot!), that made him so loud that it was actually tough on the ears: a volume that you'd expect from a rock concert. Bizarre!