I hear some people talk about singing as something that is extremely connected to speech. Some even say that we must first begin with the speaking voice before we start to sing.
I did an interesting exercise with a singing teacher. We talked to eacher but used the singing voice. It reminded me of something I heard in opera or the singing of the Passion story at church.
What they refer to happens in Cosi fan tutti, I think:At 2:15:00 you will hear something that sounds like speaking while singing. I did something similar with my teacher (but I only sounded like a beginner). What is this thing that they do in Cosi fan tutti?