But generally speaking there will be some eye-rolling whenever a singer who does not sing in opera houses is referred to as an opera singer. While Groban is a good pop singer, he’s really not up to the technical standard where an opera house would hire him as anything other than a publicity stunt. He seems totally aware of this, but when his fans aren’t aware of it, it grates on classical music people. Again, is this a joke? Josh Groban is okay, Freddie Mercury is an unparalleled talent. His voice had no classical training and he sang more styles than anyone else in the business till or since. Josh Groban is alright but he’s no Freddie Mercury. Ninety-nine percent of singers on this planet couldn’t out-sing Freddie Mercury.
Teresa Teng was a Taiwanese folk romantic ballads singer who was very popular and influential in 1970′s and 1980′s in mainland and Southeast Asia’s music world. She still remained popular even in the 1990′s up till her death in 1995 at the age of 42 due to asthma attack. She held many personal concerts in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Macao, Malaysia and Indonesia and some western countries during those time. I heard her singing songs in Taiwanese Hokkien, Mandarine, Cantonese, Japanese, Indonesian, English and French.