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Male Ranges Singers may be classified according to their vocal range - the general pitch at which they sing. ... This article is about singers. ... 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... In music, an alto is a singer with a vocal range somewhere between a tenor and a mezzo-soprano. ...

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In music, a tenor is a male singer with a high voice (although not as high as a countertenor). In four part chorale-style harmony, it is the second lowest voice, above the bass and below the soprano and alto. A typical tenor will have a range extending roughly from the C an octave below middle C to the A above middle C. In a mixed-gender choir, females may also sing as tenors. A sopranista is a male singer who sings music written in the soprano vocal range. ... A Countertenor is an adult male singer who uses the falsetto part of his voice more than usual to sing a higher range than the typical adult male voice. ... In music, an alto is a singer with a vocal range somewhere between a tenor and a mezzo-soprano. ... In music, a baritone 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. ... A basso (or bass) is a male singer who sings in the lowest vocal range of the human voice. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... A Countertenor is an adult male singer who uses the falsetto part of his voice more than usual to sing a higher range than the typical adult male voice. ... A basso (or bass) is a male singer who sings in the lowest vocal range of the human voice. ... This article is about singers. ... In music, an alto is a singer with a vocal range somewhere between a tenor and a mezzo-soprano. ... In music, an octave (sometimes abbreviated 8ve or 8va) is the interval between one musical note and another with half or double the frequency. ... In music, the term middle C refers to the pitch-class C located between the staves of the grand staff. ...


In opera, distinctions are made between different types of tenor: The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera is an art form consisting of a dramatic stage performance set to music. ...

  • Tenore drammatico, di forza or robusto: a powerful, heroic tenor (Verdi's Otello)
  • Heldentenor: the German equivalent of the tenore drammatico, however with a more baritonal quality; the typical Wagnerian protagonist (Lohengrin, Siegfried, Siegmund, Parsifal)
  • Tenore leggiero: a light, flexible tenor, specializing in the Mozartean repertoire, but also in the operas of Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini, and sometimes specializing in Baroque repertoire
  • Tenore Buffo: a relatively weak voice with certain limitations, with a timbre that is not entirely appealing. Specializes in comic roles such as Don Basilio in Mozart's "Le Nozze Di Figaro" or Monostatos in Mozart's "Die Zauberflote"
  • Tenore lirico or di grazia: a graceful, lyric tenor (the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto)
  • Tenore (lirico) spinto: a lyric tenor with more "punch" (Radamès in Aida)
  • Trial: a high, thin, nasal tenor, used for character roles. Named after Antoine Trial (1736-1792), a singer at the Opéra Comique.
  • Baritenor, a light tenor, or one with a strong baritonic lower register, but tops out only a A or B above middle C.


Many of the most famous opera singers have been tenors, such as: Giuseppe Verdi, by Giovanni Boldini, 1886 (National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome) Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (October 10, 1813 – January 27, 1901) was one of the great composers of Italian opera. ... Otello is the name of operas by Gioacchino Rossini (1816) and Giuseppe Verdi (1887). ... In music, a baritone is a male voice of intermediate pitch, between bass and tenor. ... Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 – February 13, 1883) was an influential German composer, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his groundbreaking symphonic-operas (or music dramas). His compositions are notable for their continuous contrapuntal texture, rich harmonies and orchestration, and elaborate use of leitmotifs: themes associated... Rigoletto is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi. ... Spinto (It. ... Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, based on a story by Auguste Mariette. ... Events January 26 - Stanislaus I of Poland abdicates his throne. ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the Paris opera house. ... A baritenor is a male voice having a tessitura between the baritone and the tenor. ... The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera is an art form consisting of a dramatic stage performance set to music. ...

There have also been some tenors who have been well known for other types of music, who have concentrated on concert performances either with orchestras, or in chamber music, such as lieder or song recitals. These performers may be better known for this kind of work than for opera. Famous tenors of this repertory include The tenor Roberto Alagna (born June 7, 1963) is French Opera singer. ... Mario Ancona (1860-1931) was a Italian tenor, born in Livorno, Italy, and died in Florence. ... Luigi Alva né Luis Ernesto Alva y Talledo (1927) was the foremost lyric tenor of the 1950s and 1960s. ... The Italian singer Carlo Bergonzi (born 13 July 1924) is one of the most admired tenors of the post_war period. ... Jussi Björling The Swedish tenor Jussi Björling  listen, (5 February 1911–9 September 1960) was one of most highly regarded opera singers of the 20th century. ... Charles Bressler (born April 1, 1926) is an American tenor. ... The Catalan tenor José Carreras (born December 5, 1946) is a famous opera singer much admired for his Verdi and Puccini roles. ... Enrico Caruso (February 25, 1873 – August 2, 1921) was one of the most famous tenors in the history of opera. ... Franco Corelli Franco Corelli (8 April 1921 - 29 October 2003) was an Italian tenor active in opera from the 1950s to 1976. ... José Cura (born 5 December 1962) is an Argentine tenor. ... Alfredo Kraus (24 November 1927 – 10 September 1999) was a Spanish tenor. ... Mario del Monaco (Florence July 27, 1915 - October 16, 1982 in Mestre) was an Italian tenor. ... The Italian tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano (born 24 July 1921) is a famous opera singer whose career spanned from the late 1940s to the early 1970s. ... Plácido Domingo (born January 21, 1941) is a famous Spanish opera singer. ... The Swedish tenor Nicolai Gedda (born July 11, 1925) is a famous opera singer and recitalist. ... Beniamino Gigli (March 20, 1890 - November 30, 1957) was an Italian singer, widely regarded as one of the greatest operatic tenors of his time. ... Ernst Haefliger (born July 6, 1919) is a Swiss tenor. ... Lanza in The Toast of New Orleans Mario Lanza (31 January 1921 – 7 October 1959) was an Italian-American operatic tenor and Hollywood movie star who enjoyed success in the 1950s. ... Lauritz Melchior (March 20, 1890 – March 18, 1973) was a Danish-American opera singer; one of the greatest Wagnerian tenors of the early 20th century. ... Antonio Paolí (April 14, 1871–August 24, 1946), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, was known in his days as The King of Tenors. He was the first Puerto Rican to reach international fame in the musical arts. ... The Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti (born October 12, 1935), is one of the most famous living opera singers. ... Helge Rosvaenge (Roswaenge, Rosvænge), Helge Anton Rosenvinge Hansen, (born August 29, 1897 in Copenhagen - died June 17, 1972 in Munich) was a famous Danish-German Opera Singer (Tenor). ... The Italian tenor Tito Schipa (2 January 1888 – 16 December 1965) is considered one of the finest tenore di grazia (lyric tenor) in operatic history. ... Jon Vickers (born October 29, 1926) is a Canadian tenor. ... Fritz Wunderlich (September 26, 1930 - September 17, 1966) was a German tenor, born in Kusel, Lower Palatinate. ... Lied (plural Lieder) is a German word, literally meaning song; among English speakers, however, it is used primarily as a term for European classical music songs, also known as art songs. Typically, Lieder are arranged for a single singer and piano. ...

The name "tenor" comes from the Latin word tenere, which means "to hold". In medieval music, the tenor voice was always assigned the cantus firmus, the main melody. The other voices added harmony and counterpoint to the tenor. Richard Lewis is a Jewish comedian. ... John McCormack John McCormack (14 June 1884 - 16 September 1945), was a world-famous Irish tenor in the fields of opera and popular music, and renowned for his flawless diction and superb breath control. ... Peter Neville Luard Pears (June 22, 1910 – April 3, 1986) was an English tenor and life-long partner of the composer Benjamin Britten. ... Rober Tear (b, March 8, 1939) is a Welsh tenor. ... Alexander Young was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ... Latin is the language that was originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... A musician plays the vielle in a 14th century medieval manuscript. ... In music, cantus firmus is the basic material to be set using polyphony. ... }} Wiktionary has a definition of: Melody In music, a melody is a series of linear events or a succession, not a simultaneity as in a chord. ... Harmony is the use and study of pitch simultaneity and chords, actual or implied, in music. ... Counterpoint is a very general feature of music (especially prominent in much Western music) whereby two or more melodic strands occur simultaneously - in separate voices, either literally or metaphorically (if the music is instrumental). ...


In the Barbershop harmony musical style, the name "tenor" is used for the highest part. The four parts are known (lowest to highest) as bass, baritone, lead, and tenor. The tenor generally sings in falsetto voice (thus the term tenor used in barbershop terminology most closely corresponds to the term countertenor as used in classical music), and harmonizes above the lead, who sings the melody. The barbershop tenor range is, as notated, Bb-below-middle C to D-above-high-C (and sung an octave lower). Gotcha!, 2004 International Barbershop Quartet Champion Barbershop harmony is a style of unaccompanied vocal music characterized by consonant four-part chords for every melody note in a predominantly homophonic texture. ... A Countertenor is an adult male singer who uses the falsetto part of his voice more than usual to sing a higher range than the typical adult male voice. ...


It is often applied to instruments to indicate their range in relation to other instruments of the same group. For instance the tenor saxophone. Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ...


See also

A Countertenor is an adult male singer who uses the falsetto part of his voice more than usual to sing a higher range than the typical adult male voice. ... In music, a baritone is a male voice of intermediate pitch, between bass and tenor. ... Timbre is a relatively poorly defined perceptual quality of sounds. ...

Other meanings

The true purport and effect of a deed or instrument; the character or usual pattern of something; the drift or general meaning of a statement or discourse; the concept, object, or person meant in a metaphor. A search technology planned for KDE 4. KDE (K Desktop Environment) is a free desktop environment and development platform built with Trolltechs Qt toolkit. ...


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What is a Helden tenor? - Neil Howlett Articles (1982 words)
Heldentenor implies a tenor voice of great weight and sonority, particularly strong in the middle and bottom of the voice, in fact a tenor voice with some of the characteristics of a baritone.
Both types of Heldentenor sing Wagner and often share many parts, but there are certain roles which are specific to each, and it is rare to find a voice so versatile that all the Wagner roles are possible for it.
Of all the Heldentenors under review Vogl’s repertoire was the nearest to a singer of today, largely because his career started later in the century and therefore there were more Wagner roles available for him.
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