Pedro Clarós reflects on “La Razón” about his long and recognized career as a reference otolaryngologist
Pedro Clarós, full academician and vicepresident of the Governing Board of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), reflects on his long and recognized career as an otolaryngologist, consultant for the Grand Theater of the Lyceum of Barcelona and a reference doctor for big stars of the opera in an interview that the Spanish newspaper “La Razón” published in its edition of August 8. “The voice identifies more than a fingerprint. Each voice is unique to any other in the world. The police use sonographs and oscillographs to identify them. Your voice is your personality. The imitators are people who fake fingerprints, they get into the character. A fact that the imitator believes to imitate well and the imitated one feels very badly imitated”, says the specialist.
At the request of the media, Clarós explains his latest research on the voice. “The voice is absolutely influenced by psychology. In one of my last thesis on neurosciences and sex hormones in the operatic voice I show that the woman’s voice changes for that hormone. In addition, when the human age, the woman masculinizes the voice because she produces more androgens and man feminizes it -loses androgens- because the balance of sex hormones is reversed”, he details.
The academician explains some anecdotes of his long career and offers some details of the close professional and personal relationship he had with the recently disappeared Montserrat Caballé. “We had a good relationship. She told me that she was afraid of dying and asked me: ‘Do you think I’ll get to heaven?’. I told her that with the amount of Hail Mary she had sung, the angels were waiting for her to do the corals that she directed them and she began to cry. She was one of the best voices and I think history will do her justice”.
Finally, he reviews the long history of the Clarós Foundation that he founded and directs, with more than a hundred of solidarity missions under his belt. And he congratulates himself on the clocheal implants that he has promoted to return the ear to patients with profound deafness”. Beethoven had very serious hearing problems because even the doctors of the time gave him heavy metals to cure his ailments and I think it made him even more deaf. If he had been able to implant his music probably have changed”, he says.
In the year 2020 the 20th anniversary of the constitution of the Clarós Foundation will be celebrated and for this Clarós himself is finalizing the preparations for a great charity concert in the Grand Theatre of the Lyceun of Barcelona in which great figures of the lyric like Ainhoa Arteta, Javier Camarena, Jaume Aragall and other lyrical singers will participate, as well as Joan Manel Serrat and groups like Love of Lesbian. The Royal Academy will actively participate in the event.