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Vocal ranges
Female ranges
Soprano
Mezzo-soprano
Contralto

Male ranges Human voices may be classified according to their vocal range — the highest and lowest pitches that they can produce. ... Look up Soprano in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In music, a soprano is a singer with a voice ranging approximately from the A below middle C to high C two octaves above middle C (i. ... A mezzo-soprano (meaning medium soprano in Italian) is a female singer with a range usually extending from the A below middle C to the F an eleventh above middle C. Mezzo-sopranos generally have a darker (or lower) vocal tone than sopranos, and their vocal range is between that... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...

Sopranist
Alto
Tenor
Baritenor
Baritone
Bass-baritone
Bass

A basso (or bass) is a male singer who sings in the lowest vocal range of the human voice. A typical bass has a range extending from around the E below the bottom of the bass clef to the E above middle C (i.e. E2-E4). Bass also used to refer to a low speaking voice. A sopranist is a male singer who sings in the soprano vocal range. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... In music, a tenor is a male singer with a high voice (although not as high as a countertenor). ... A baritenor is a male voice having a tessitura between the baritone and the tenor. ... In music, a baritone (from Greek βαρυτονος deeply, heavily sounding) is a male voice of intermediate pitch, between bass and tenor. ... A bass-baritone is a singing voice that shares certain qualities of both the baritone and the bass. ... Human voices may be classified according to their vocal range — the highest and lowest pitches that they can produce. ... A clef (French for key) is a symbol used in musical notation that assigns notes to lines and spaces on the musical staff. ...

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Types

In classical music, and particularly in opera, the following distinctions are often made among different kinds of bass voices: Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

  • Basso profondo (frequently misspelled basso profundo, also French basse noble) is a particularly deep and resonant voice. It may reach the D or B below the bass clef, but is most distinguished by its dark and cavernous timbre. A typical role in opera is Sarastro from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte.
  • Basso cantante (French basse chantante) is a lighter, more lyrical voice, perhaps with a slightly higher range. A typical role in opera is Escamillo from Bizet's Carmen.
  • Basso buffo literally means "comic bass." It is used to describe operatic roles that do not call for lyrical, elaborate singing but do require a strong comic acting ability. A typical role in opera is Don Bartolo from Rossini's opera Il barbiere di Siviglia.
  • Bass-baritone is a voice with the resonant low notes of the typical bass but with the ability to sing in a baritonal tessitura. Sometimes it also refers to a voice with a range and tone somewhere between a bass and a baritone. A typical role in opera is Wotan from Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Die Zauberflöte (en: The Magic Flute) is an opera in two acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. ... Poster from the 1875 premiere of Carmen Carmen is a French opera by Georges Bizet. ... The Barber of Seville is a theatre play by Beaumarchais, written in 1775, and originally entitled Le Barbier de Séville in French. ... A bass-baritone is a singing voice that shares certain qualities of both the baritone and the bass. ... Tessitura (Italian: texture) is a musical term. ... In music, a baritone (from Greek βαρυτονος deeply, heavily sounding) is a male voice of intermediate pitch, between bass and tenor. ... Valkyrie Warrior Maiden by artist Arthur Rackham (1912) Der Ring des Nibelungen translated commonly into English as The Ring of the Nibelung or The Nibelungs Ring, is a series of four epic operas. ...

Basso Roles in Operettas and Musicals

Eric Kunze as Jesus in the recent U.S. touring version of Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. ... Assassins is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman and was based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. ... The Mikado, or The Town of Titipu, is a comic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta in two acts. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: The Pirates of Penzance The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty, is a Gilbert and Sullivan comic operetta in two acts. ... Ruddigore, or The Witchs Curse, is a comic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta in two acts, with music by composer Arthur S. Sullivan and libretto by William S. Gilbert. ... Iolanthe, or The Peer and the Peri, is a comic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta in two acts. ... Die Zauberflöte (en: The Magic Flute) is an opera in two acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. ...

Famous bassos

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Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1018x119, 1 KB) Summary Description: Sopran Source: own work Date: October 2005 Author: --Immanuel Giel 08:18, 31 October 2005 (UTC) Other versions: none Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Soprano Alto (voice) Tenor Basso ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1018x119, 1 KB) Summary Description: Sopran Source: own work Date: October 2005 Author: --Immanuel Giel 08:18, 31 October 2005 (UTC) Other versions: none Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Soprano Alto (voice) Tenor Basso ... Look up Soprano in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In music, a soprano is a singer with a voice ranging approximately from the A below middle C to high C two octaves above middle C (i. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1020x115, 0 KB) Summary Description: Alt Source: own work Date: October 2005 Author: --Immanuel Giel 08:27, 31 October 2005 (UTC) Other versions: none Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Soprano Alto (voice) Tenor Basso ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1020x115, 0 KB) Summary Description: Alt Source: own work Date: October 2005 Author: --Immanuel Giel 08:27, 31 October 2005 (UTC) Other versions: none Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Soprano Alto (voice) Tenor Basso ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1017x117, 0 KB) Summary Description: Sopran Source: own work Date: October 2005 Author: --Immanuel Giel 08:19, 31 October 2005 (UTC) Other versions: none Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Soprano Alto (voice) Tenor Basso ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1017x117, 0 KB) Summary Description: Sopran Source: own work Date: October 2005 Author: --Immanuel Giel 08:19, 31 October 2005 (UTC) Other versions: none Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Soprano Alto (voice) Tenor Basso ... In music, a tenor is a male singer with a high voice (although not as high as a countertenor). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1017x118, 0 KB) Summary Description: bass Source: own work Date: October 2005 Author: --Immanuel Giel 08:15, 31 October 2005 (UTC) Other versions: none Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Soprano Alto (voice) Tenor Basso ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1017x118, 0 KB) Summary Description: bass Source: own work Date: October 2005 Author: --Immanuel Giel 08:15, 31 October 2005 (UTC) Other versions: none Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Soprano Alto (voice) Tenor Basso ...

Classical music

Allan James Foli (Foley) (August 7, 1837 - October 10, 1899), Irish bass singer, was born at Cahir, Tipperary. ... Kurt Böhme (May 5, 1908 – December 20, 1989) was a German bass. ... The Russian opera singer Feodor Ivanovich Chaliapin () (February 13 (February 1, Old Style), 1873–April 12, 1938) was the most famous bass in the first half of the 20th century. ... Boris Christoff Boris Christoff (Bulgarian: ) (May 18, 1914, Plovdiv, Bulgaria – June 28, 1993, Rome, Italy) was a Bulgarian opera singer, one of the greatest basses of the 20th century. ... Gottlob Frick (1906 -1994) was a German bass who sang opera. ... Nicolai Ghiaurov (13 September 1929–2 June 2004) was a Bulgarian opera singer and probably the most famous bass of the postwar period. ... Kurt Moll (born April 11, 1938) is a German bass. ... There have been several people named James Morris: James Morris, (1893-01-02–1980-07-20) Justice of the Supreme Court of North Dakota (1935–1964), a trial judge for the IG Farben Trial. ... Ezio Pinza The Italian bass Ezio Pinza (18 May 1892 - 9 May 1957) was one of the outstanding opera singers of the first half of the 20th century. ... The American opera singer Samuel Edward Ramey (March 28, 1942) is considered by many the finest bass-baritone singer of his generation. ... Valerian Ruminski (b. ... Cesare Siepi (February 10th, 1923 - ) is generally considered one of the finest operatic basses of the post-war period. ... Matti Salminen (Born July 7, 1945, in Turku) is a Finnish bass singer. ... Martti Talvela (February 4, 1935 - July 22, 1989) was a Finnish bass singer. ... Professor John Tomlinson (born April 24, 1932, died August 6, 2005) was a leading British educationalist. ... Franco Ventriglia (born 1922 in Fairfield, Connecticut) is an opera singer who sang bass in every major European opera house for over twenty years during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. ... Willard White (born October 10, 1946) is one of the worlds great basses, known for his enormous rich voice and powerful stage presence. ...

Popular music

John R. Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was a vastly influential American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Leonard Cohen Leonard Norman Cohen, CC (born September 21, 1934 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a poet, novelist, and singer-songwriter. ... Peter Steele (born Peter Ratajczyk January 4th, 1962), is the lead singer and bassist for the gothic-doom band Type O Negative. ... Melvin Franklin (far left), with the Temptations in 1967. ... James Ingram (*February 16, 1956, Akron, Ohio, USA) is an American soul musician, famous for his vocal performance. ... Isaac Hayes performs at the International Amphitheater in Chicago as part of the annual PUSH `Black Expo`, October 1973 Isaac Hayes (born August 20, 1942 in Covington, Tennessee) Isaac Hayes is an actor, and influential soul singer, songwriter, musician and arranger. ... Michael McCary (born December 16, 1972) is an African-American R&B singer, best known as the bass singer of the popular R&B group Boyz II Men. ... Ravenscrofts 1970 gospel album Great Hymns in Story and Song Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft (February 6, 1914 – May 22, 2005) was an American voice actor and singer with a deep, booming voice. ... Ivan Rebroff (born 31 July 1931 on a Berlin train platform two month premature) is a German singer with an extraordinary vocal range of four and a half octaves; this is in the soprano to bass registers. ... USPS Black Heritage stamp Paul LeRoy Bustill Robeson (April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an American actor, athlete, singer, writer, avowed communist, and political and civil rights activist. ... Barry White Barry Eugene White (September 12, 1944 – July 4, 2003) was an American record producer and singer responsible for the creation of numerous hit soul and disco songs. ... Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943, Los Angeles, California) is an American comedic actor and writer who began his career as a child actor in 1950s movies (The Robe) and television (The Jack Benny Program). ... Vladimir Vysotsky Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky (Влади́мир Семёнович Высо́цкий) (January 25, 1938 – July 25, 1980) was a Russian singer, song-writer, poet, and actor, whose career has had an immense and enduring effect on Russian culture. ...

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