By Elena Passarello
From Farinelli, the eighteenth century castrato who introduced down opera homes together with his excessive C, to the recording of "Johnny B. Goode" affixed to the Voyager spacecraft, Let Me transparent My Throat dissects the whys and hows of well known voices, making them hum with value and emotion. There are murders of punk rock crows, impressionists, and insurgent yells; Howard Dean's "BYAH!" and Marlon Brando's "Stella!" and a inventory movie yawp that has made cameos in video clips from A megastar is Born to Spaceballs. The voice is thought's incarnating device and Elena Passarello's essays are a riotous deconstruction of the methods the sounds we make either convey and form who we are—the annotated soundtrack folks giving voice to ourselves.
Elena Passarello is an actor and author initially from Charleston, South Carolina. She studied nonfiction on the college of Pittsburgh and the collage of Iowa, and her essays have seemed in Creative Nonfiction, Gulf Coast, Slate, Iowa Review, The basic School, Literary chicken Journal, Ninth Letter, and within the tune writing anthology Pop until the area Falls Apart. She has played in numerous local theaters within the East and Midwest, originating roles within the premieres of Christopher Durang's Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge and David Turkel's Wild Signs and Holler. In 2011 she turned the 1st girl winner of the yearly Stella Screaming Contest in New Orleans.