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Voice Type (ranges)
Female ranges
Soprano
Mezzo-soprano
Alto

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. ... 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... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Sopranist
Countertenor (Alto or Mezzo)
Tenor
Baritone
Bass-baritone
Bass

edit this - view history A sopranist is a male singer who sings in the soprano vocal range. ... A countertenor is an adult male who sings in an alto or soprano range, often through use of falsetto. ... This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or examples of poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ... Baritone (French: ; German: ; Italian: ) is most commonly the type of male voice that lies between bass and tenor. ... A bass-baritone is a singing voice that shares certain qualities of both the baritone and the bass. ... A bass (or basso in Italian) is a male singer who sings in the deepest vocal range of the human voice. ...

Voice type, often called Fach (pl. Fächer, from German Fach or Stimmfach, "vocal category") is a system for categorizing classical and operatic solo singers, and the roles they sing, by the tessitura, weight and timbre of their unamplified voices in an opera house or concert hall. 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. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... In music, tessitura (Italian: texture) is a range of pitches compared to the instrument for which it was intended to be used. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In music, timbre, also timber (from Fr. ...


It is a tool that has evolved over the years for singers, composers, venues and listeners to categorize vocal properties, and to associate possible roles with potential voices. There have been times when this system has been used too rigidly, i.e. a house assigning a singer to a specific fach, and only casting him or her in roles they consider belonging to this fach. Conversely, an almost infinite number of fächer could be devised to describe all composers, roles and voices.


A singer will ultimately choose a repertoire that suits his or her own voice, and material will usually be found in several fächer. Some singers such as Enrico Caruso, Rosa Ponselle, Maria Callas or Plácido Domingo have voices which allow them to sing roles from a wide variety of fächer; some singers such as Shirley Verrett or Grace Bumbry change fach, and even voice part over their careers; and some singers such as Leonie Rysanek have voices which lower with age, causing them to cycle through fächer over their careers. Some roles as well are hard to classify, having very specific or demanding vocal requirements - for instance, Mozart wrote many of his roles for specific singers who often had remarkable voices, and some of Verdi’s early works make extreme demands on his singers. Enrico Caruso (February 25, 1873 – August 2, 1921) was an Italian opera singer and one of the most famous tenors in history. ... Rosa Ponselle (born Meriden, Connecticut 1897 - died near Baltimore, Maryland 1981), was an American soprano. ... Maria Callas in a casual moment, 1960s Maria Callas (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας) (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was a Greek American dramatic coloratura soprano and perhaps the best-known opera singer of the post-World War II period. ... José Plácido Domingo Embil (born January 21, 1941[1]), better known as Plácido Domingo, is a world-famous Spanish operatic tenor. ... Shirley Verrett as Eboli in Don Carlo The American opera singer Shirley Verrett (born May 31 circa 1931) is a mezzo-soprano who has enjoyed great fame since the late 1960s, much admired for her radiant voice and great versatility. ... Grace Bumbry The American opera singer Grace Bumbry (born 4 January 1937) was one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation -- although often a controversial singer. ... Leonie Rysanek (November 14, 1926 – March 7, 1998) was an Austrian soprano. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... VERDI is an acronym for the Italian unification movement, named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi (ardent supporter of the movement) VERDI stands for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Re D Italia (Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy) Categories: Historical stubs ...


A note on vocal range vs. tessitura: Choral singers are classified into voice parts based on range; solo singers are classified into voice types based in part on tessitura – where the voice has the best timbre and easy volume. For instance a soprano and a mezzo-soprano may have the same range, but their tessituras will lie in different parts of that range. This article is about choirs, musical ensembles containing singers. ... Human voices may be classified according to their vocal range — the highest and lowest pitches that they can produce. ... In music, tessitura (Italian: texture) is a range of pitches compared to the instrument for which it was intended to be used. ... In music, timbre, also timber (from Fr. ... In music, dynamics normally refers to the softness or loudness of a sound or note, but also to every aspect of the execution of a given piece, either stylistic (staccato, legato etc. ...


Following is a list of fächer, with representative examples of roles and singers:
(For more roles and singers, see the individual voice type pages.)

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Female voices

Soprano fächer

Soprano range:
The low extreme for sopranos is roughly B3 or A3 (just below middle C). Often low notes in higher voices project less, lack timbre, and tend to "count less" in roles (although some Verdi, Strauss and Wagner roles call for stronger singing below the staff). Rarely is a soprano simply unable to hit a low note.
The high extreme: at a minimum, non-coloratura sopranos have to reach "soprano C" (C6, two octaves above middle C), and many roles in the standard repertoire call for D6 or D-flat6. A couple of roles have optional E-flat6’s, as well. In the coloratura repertoire, several roles call for E-flat6, and the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute has several staccato F6’s, though few singers will have this role in their repertoire. While not necessarily within the tessitura, a good soprano will be able to sing her top notes full-throated, with timbre and dynamic control. Look up soprano in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Human voices may be classified according to their vocal range — the highest and lowest pitches that they can produce. ... In music, timbre, also timber (from Fr. ... Coloratura is an old word meaning colouring. ... Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, (en: The Magic Flute) is an opera in two acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. ... In music, tessitura (Italian: texture) is a range of pitches compared to the instrument for which it was intended to be used. ... In music, timbre, also timber (from Fr. ... In music, dynamics normally refers to the softness or loudness of a sound or note, but also to every aspect of the execution of a given piece, either stylistic (staccato, legato etc. ...

  • Coloratura sopranos: Coloratura describes a style of vocal embellishment, as well as the voices able to perform them.
Roles include Gilda in Rigoletto, Olympia in Tales of Hoffmann and Delibes’ Lakmé.
Singers include Lily Pons, Beverly Sills, Edita Gruberová and Natalie Dessay.
  • Dramatic coloratura soprano – A coloratura soprano with a large voice which can sustain fast coloratura at full volume and sing over an orchestra, but does not necessarily have the upper extension of a lyric coloratura soprano. This is a very uncommon voice, as it needs thick vocal cords to produce the large sound, which would normally lessen the agility of the voice. Roles written specifically for this kind of voice include the heavier Mozart and bel canto roles and early Verdi.
Roles include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Bellini’s Norma, and Violetta in La Traviata.
Singers include Rosa Ponselle, Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland, Whitney Houston, Leona Lewis, Nelly Miricioiu, Mariah Carey and June Anderson.
  • Soubrette - A light voice with a bright, sweet timbre and a tessitura in the mid-range. In opera, this voice often plays comedic, saucy, but likable characters, and some soubrettes can also sing lyric coloratura roles such as Gilda or Norina. In addition, baroque music, early music and baroque opera, as well as many art songs, all call for this kind of beautiful, light voice. Soubrette roles in turn may be performed by light lyric and lyric coloratura voices, and sometimes by mezzo-sopranos as well.
Roles include Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro and Musetta in La Bohème.
Singers include Emma Kirkby, Kathleen Battle, Britney Spears, Deborah Gibson, Robyn, Hilary Duff, Coko, Dawn Upshaw, Vanessa Ann Hudgens, Barbara Bonney and Emma Bunton.
  • Lyric soprano - A warm voice with a bright, full timbre which can be heard over an orchestra. It generally has a higher tessitura than a soubrette and usually plays ingenues and other sympathetic characters in opera. There is a tendency to divide lyric sopranos into two groups:
  • Light lyric - Light lyrics often have a “full package” of musicianship, appearance and stagecraft. This voice needs to be careful in its repertory choices, because smaller houses may offer them meatier (especially spinto) roles if they have good stage presence. Then as they become successful, if they take these heavier roles into larger houses they will damage their voices. There are a wide variety of roles written for this voice, and they may sing soubrette, baroque and other light roles as well.
Roles include Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Micaëla in Carmen and Massenet's Manon.
Singers include Lisa della Casa, Teresa Stratas, Ashanti, Ileana Cotrubaş, Ruth Ann Swenson and Anna Netrebko.
  • Full lyric - Some full lyrics may have a more mature sound than light lyrics, making them less suitable for some of the lighter roles. Occasionally a full lyric will have a big enough voice that she can take on much heavier roles, using volume in place of vocal weight. This is done when a more lyric timbre is desired in an otherwise heavier role. Otherwise full lyric sopranos need be judicious with spinto and other heavy roles to prevent vocal deterioration.
Roles include The Contessa in The Marriage of Figaro and Mimì in La Bohème.
Singers include Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Renata Tebaldi, Anna Moffo, Mirella Freni, Kiri Te Kanawa, Angela Gheorghiu, Jennifer Lopez and Renee Fleming.
  • Spinto soprano - Also lirico-spinto, Italian for "pushed lyric". It has the brightness and height of a lyric soprano, but can be "pushed" to dramatic climaxes without strain, and may have a somewhat darker timbre. It generally uses squillo to "slice" though a full orchestra (rather than singing over it like a dramatic soprano). It also handles dynamic changes very well. The spinto repertoire includes many Verdi, verismo and Puccini roles, some of which are very popular in opera. The fact that spinto sopranos are uncommon means that these popular roles are often performed by singers from other fächer, and more than a few lyric sopranos have damaged their voices singing spinto roles.
Roles include Verdi’s Aïda, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and The Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier.
Singers include Zinka Milanov, P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Joss Stone, Leontyne Price, Christina Aguilera, Cherie, Lindsay Lohan and Aprile Millo.
  • Dramatic soprano - A powerful, rich, emotive voice that can sing over a full orchestra. Thicker vocal chords in dramatic voices usually mean less agility than lighter voices but a sustained fuller sound. Usually (but not always) this voice has a lower tessitura than other sopranos, and a darker timbre. Used for heroic, tragic women of opera.
Roles include Amelia in Un ballo in maschera, Sieglinde in Die Walküre and Puccini’s Turandot.
Singers include Ghena Dimitrova, Jessye Norman, Karita Mattila and Deborah Voigt.
  • Wagnerian soprano - A dramatic voice that can assert itself over a large orchestra (over eighty pieces); substantial, very powerful and even throughout the registers. Usually plays a mythic heroine. Successful Wagnerian sopranos are rare, only one or two appear in a generation; arguably there are none singing today.
Roles include Brünnhilde in Der Ring des Nibelungen and Kundry in Parsifal.
Singers include Kirsten Flagstad and Birgit Nilsson.

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Opera singer Angela Gheorghiu (born September 7, 1965) is one of the most famous contemporary sopranos. ... “J. Lo” redirects here. ... The American soprano Renée Fleming (born 14 February 1959) is a leading opera singer. ... Spinto is a vocal term used to characterize a soprano or tenor voice of a weight between lyric and dramatic that is capable of handling large dramatic climaxes at moderate intervals. ... Spinto is a vocal term used to characterize a soprano or tenor voice of a weight between lyric and dramatic that is capable of handling large dramatic climaxes at moderate intervals. ... In music, timbre, also timber (from Fr. ... Squillo (Italian for ring) is a resonant, trumpet-like ringing sound in voice of opera singers. ... In music, dynamics normally refers to the softness or loudness of a sound or note, but also to every aspect of the execution of a given piece, either stylistic (staccato, legato etc. ... 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Mezzo-soprano fächer

Mezzo-soprano range: Range is a requirement for choral voices rather than opera singers. In fact, a mezzo-soprano's range can be the same as a soprano’s (some mezzo roles call for the "soprano C" (C6)), but the tessitura will be lower. 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... Human voices may be classified according to their vocal range — the highest and lowest pitches that they can produce. ... This article is about choirs, musical ensembles containing singers. ... Look up soprano in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In music, tessitura (Italian: texture) is a range of pitches compared to the instrument for which it was intended to be used. ...


In addition to singing traditional roles discussed below, mezzo-sopranos are also well represented in baroque music, early music and baroque opera, as well as art songs, they are sometimes cast in soubrette roles if a more dramatic sound is desired, and some of the lower-tessitura soprano roles can be sung by mezzos as well. Mezzo voices tend to be quite versatile and able to take on a variety of roles with success. Baroque music describes an era and a set of styles of European classical music which were in widespread use between approximately 1600 and 1750 (see Dates of classical music eras for a discussion of the problems inherent in defining the beginning and end points). ... Early music is commonly defined as European classical music from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque. ... The term Baroque Opera refers to operas written in the 17th Century up until the mid 18th Century. ... An art song is a vocal music composition, usually written for one singer with piano accompaniment. ... Soubrette is a term to describe a leggiero soprano in classical music. ... Look up soprano in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

  • Lyric mezzo-soprano - A higher, and sometimes lighter mezzo voice. Can have a range up to or above high C (C6). Besides traditional lyric roles, trouser roles are often written for this voice. Lyric mezzos also sing mezzo coloratura roles, such as Rossini's heroines and baroque roles.
Coloratura roles include Rosini’s La Cenerentola and Rosina in The Barber of Seville
Lyric roles include Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier.
Singers include Janet Baker, Marilyn Horne, Frederica von Stade, Kylie Minogue, Anne-Sofie von Otter and Cecilia Bartoli.
  • Dramatic mezzo-soprano – A fuller, and often lower voice than a lyric mezzo. Can sing over an orchestra and chorus with ease.
Roles include Azucena in Il Trovatore, Amneris in Aïda, Dalila in Samson et Dalila, Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde, and Herodias in Salome.
Singers include Giulietta Simionato, Fiorenza Cossotto, Olga Borodina, Beyonce Knowles, Fantasia Barrino and Dolora Zajick.
  • Contralto - The lowest female operatic voice, with a deep and dark timbre. True operatic contraltos are very rare.
Roles include Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice, Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera and Erda in Der Ring des Nibelungen.
Singers include Kathleen Ferrier, T-Boz, Marian Anderson, Sade Adu, Toni Braxton, Brooke Hogan and Ewa Podleś.

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Salome is an opera in one act by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by the composer, based on Hedwig Lachmann’s German translation of the French play Salomé by Oscar Wilde. ... The Italian mezzo-soprano Giulietta Simionato (born 12 May 1910) was one of the great singers of the post-war operatic stage. ... Fiorenza Cossotto is an Italian mezzo soprano. ... Olga Borodina is a star of the Kirov Opera performing with the company in St Petersburg and throughout the world with artistic director Valery Gergiev, who was the first to recognise the Russian mezzo soprano’s tremendous potential. ... Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ... Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), or simply Fantasia, is a Grammy nominated, award-winning, American pop, R&B, soul singer and Broadway actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. ... 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Alto fach

Technically, "alto" is only a separate category in choral music where it refers simply to the vocal range. In current operatic practice, female singers with very low tessituras are included among mezzo-sopranos, because singers in both ranges are able to cover the other, and it is a very small fach in number of singers and roles. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about choirs, musical ensembles containing singers. ... Human voices may be classified according to their vocal range — the highest and lowest pitches that they can produce. ... In music, tessitura (Italian: texture) is a range of pitches compared to the instrument for which it was intended to be used. ... 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...


Male voices

Tenor fächer

Tenor range:
The lowest note in the standard tenor repertoire is A2 (Mime, Herod), but few roles fall below C3 (one octave below middle C).
The high extreme: many tenor roles in the standard repertoire call for a "tenor C" (C5, one octave above middle C). It would be hard for a tenor to pursue a solo career without a B4. In the leggiero repertoire the highest note is an F5 (Arturo in I Puritani), though few singers will have this role in their repertoire. Countertenor ranges will correspond to the mezzo-soprano, or sometimes soprano range. While not necessarily within the tessitura, a good tenor will be able to sing his top notes full-throated, with timbre and dynamic control. This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or examples of poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ... Human voices may be classified according to their vocal range — the highest and lowest pitches that they can produce. ... The Ring of the Nibelung or, in the original German, Der Ring des Nibelungen, is a series of four epic operas. ... Salome is an opera in one act by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by the composer, based on Hedwig Lachmann’s German translation of the French play Salomé by Oscar Wilde. ... Also called a tenore leggero, a lightweight, flexible tenor voice. ... I puritani (The Puritans) is an opera in three acts, by Vincenzo Bellini. ... In music, tessitura (Italian: texture) is a range of pitches compared to the instrument for which it was intended to be used. ... In music, timbre, also timber (from Fr. ... In music, dynamics normally refers to the softness or loudness of a sound or note, but also to every aspect of the execution of a given piece, either stylistic (staccato, legato etc. ...

Roles include Handel's Giulio Cesare, Nerone in L'incoronazione di Poppea and Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice.
Singers include James Bowman, Michael Chance, Alfred Deller, Jochen Kowalski, Andreas Scholl, David Daniels, Brian Asawa, Jason Donovan, Babyface and Jean-Paul Fouchécourt.
  • Leggiero tenor - The male equivalent of a lyric coloratura voice, this is an often light, and very agile tenor voice, capable of coloratura and able to sing notes above the tenor C.
Roles include Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, Arturo in I Puritani, and Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore.
Singers include Juan Diego Florez.
  • Lyric tenor - A strong yet not heavy voice.
Roles include Rodolfo in La Bohème, Massenet's Werther, and The Duke in Rigoletto.
Singers include Alfredo Kraus, José Carreras, Roberto Alagna, Marcelo Álvarez and Rolando Villazón.
  • Spinto tenor - Heavier than a lyric but not quite as dramatic.
Roles include Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Canio in I Pagliacci, and Don José in Carmen.
Singers include Enrico Caruso, Carlo Bergonzi and Luciano Pavarotti.
  • Dramatic tenor - A powerful, rich, heroic tenor.
Roles include Radamés in Aïda, Samson in Samson et Dalila and Calaf in Turandot.
Singers include Mario del Monaco, Franco Corelli, Rick Astley and Plácido Domingo.
  • Heldentenor - A rich, powerful, and dramatic voice. As its name implies, the Heldentenor vocal fach features in the German romantic operatic repertoire. The keystone of any heldentenor's repertoire is arguably Wagner's Siegfried, an extremely demanding role requiring a wide vocal range, great stamina, and extended dramatic suspension.
Roles include Wagner's Siegfried, Tristan in Tristan und Isolde, Wagner's Parsifal and Floristan in Fidelio
Singers include Lauritz Melchior, Wolfgang Windgassen, Jon Vickers and Ben Heppner.

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Orfeo ed Euridice is an opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck. ... James Thomas Bowman (b. ... Michael Chance (b. ... Alfred Deller (31 May 1912 – 16 July 1979) was an English singer, one of the main figures in popularising the use of the countertenor voice in renaissance and baroque music. ... Jochen Kowalski (b. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... David Daniels as Nerone in Monteverdis LIncoronazione di Poppea The American singer David Daniels (born 12 March 1966) is one of the best-known and highly regarded countertenors in modern operatic history. ... Brian Asawa as Oberon in Brittens Midsummer Nights Dream at SF Opera Japanese American countertenor Brian Asawa (born 1966) studied music at UC Santa Cruz, UCLA and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. ... Jason Sean Donovan (born June 1, 1968) is an Australian actor and singer. ... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ... Jean-Paul Fouchécourt is a French tenor, best known as an opera singer. ... Coloratura is an old word meaning colouring. ... The Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia) is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with a libretto (based on Beaumarchaiss comedy Le Barbier de Séville) by Cesare Sterbini. ... I puritani (The Puritans) is an opera in three acts, by Vincenzo Bellini. ... Lelisir damore (The Elixir of Love) is a comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti to an Italian libretto by Felice Romani, based on Eugène Scribes Le Philtre. ... Juan Diego Flórez was born in 1973 in Lima, Peru. ... For other uses, see La bohème (disambiguation). ... Werther is an opera in four acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Édouard Blau, based on the novel The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe. ... Giuseppe Verdi, by Giovanni Boldini, 1886 (National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome) Rigoletto is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi. ... Alfredo Kraus Alfredo Kraus (24 November 1927 – 10 September 1999) was a Spanish tenor, and considered among the legendary tenors of the 20th century along with others like Franco Corelli and Luciano Pavarotti. ... José Carreras Coll (Catalan: Josep Carreras i Coll) (born December 5, 1946) is a Spanish operatic tenor. ... Roberto Alagna (born June 7, 1963) is French operatic tenor. ... Marcelo Álvarez on the cover of a recital disc Marcelo Raúl Álvarez, born February 27, 1962 in Córdoba, Argentina, is an Argentine lyric tenor who achieved international success in the late 1990s. ... Rolando Villazón Opera Recital album cover Emilio Rolando Villazón Mauleón (b. ... Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly) is an opera in three acts (originally two acts) by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. ... Pagliacci (The Clowns) is an opera in two acts and a prologue by Ruggiero Leoncavallo. ... Poster from the 1875 premiere of Carmen Carmen is a French opera by Georges Bizet. ... Enrico Caruso (February 25, 1873 – August 2, 1921) was an Italian opera singer and one of the most famous tenors in history. ... The Italian singer Carlo Bergonzi (born 13 July 1924) is one of the most admired tenors of the post-war period. ... Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti (born October 12, 1935) is an Italian spinto tenor who is one of the best known vocal performers in contemporary times, in the world of opera and across multiple musical genres. ... Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, based on a story by Auguste Mariette. ... 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Baritone fächer

  • Lyric baritone - High tessitura and lighter voice, quite often a comic character.
Roles include Papageno in The Magic Flute, The Count in The Marriage of Figaro, Figaro in The Barber of Seville.
Singers include Sherrill Milnes, Thomas Allen, Thomas Hampson, Dmitri Hvorostovsky.
  • Dramatic baritone - Lower tessitura than a lyric, rich and full voice.
Roles include Verdi's Rigoletto and Nabucco, Iago in Otello and Scarpia in Tosca.
Singers include Renato Bruson, Piero Cappuccilli, Tito Gobbi.

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Bass-baritone fach

  • Bass-baritone - Also called "Heldenbariton", a bass-baritone has the tessitura of a baritone but the lower range that is customary of a bass. Bass-baritones play a variety of roles, and frequently play either villainous characters, or regal older men.
Roles include Duke Bluebeard in Bluebeard's Castle, Wotan in Der Ring des Nibelungen, Escamillo in Carmen and Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro.
Singers include Norman Bailey, Hans Hotter, James Morris, Friedrich Schorr, John Tomlinson, Willard White, Jose van Dam, Thomas Quasthoff, Theo Adam and Bryn Terfel.

A bass-baritone is a singing voice that shares certain qualities of both the baritone and the bass. ... In music, tessitura (Italian: texture) is a range of pitches compared to the instrument for which it was intended to be used. ... A kékszakállú herceg vára, (commonly referred to by its English name, Duke Bluebeards Castle) is a one-act opera by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. ... This article is about the series of operas; for the film, see Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King. ... Poster from the 1875 premiere of Carmen Carmen is a French opera by Georges Bizet. ... Le nozze di Figaro ossia la folle giornata (Trans: ), K. 492, is an opera buffa (comic opera) composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, Le mariage de Figaro (1784). ... Norman Bailey is an operatic bass-baritone, who was born in South Africa and studied in Vienna. ... Hans Hotter (January 19, 1909 – December 8, 2003) was a German operatic bass-baritone, admired internationally after World War II for the power, beauty and intelligence of his singing, especially in Wagners masterpieces. ... 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. ... Friedrich Schorr (1888 - 1953) was a Hungarian bass-baritone who sang in opera. ... John Tomlinson may refer to: John Tomlinson (educationalist) (1932-2005), British educationalist John Tomlinson (singer) (born 1946), English opera singer John Tomlinson (politician), Lord Tomlinson of Walsall (born 1939), former MP and MEP John Tomlinson (comics), a comics writer for 2000 AD John Tomlinson (teacher) born 1944 This human name... Willard White (born October 10, 1946) is one of the worlds great basses, known for his enormous rich voice and powerful stage presence. ... Baron José van Dam (August 25, 1940) is one of the most prominent and sought-after interpreters of the baritone-bass repertoire. ... The German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff (born November 9, 1959) is generally regarded as one of the finest lieder singers of his generation. ... Black Adam is a Fawcett Comics and DC Comics supervillain, often a rival of Captain Marvel. ... Bryn Terfel The Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel, CBE (born November 9, 1965) is one of the best-known contemporary opera and concert singers. ...

Bass fächer

Base range: from D2 (Osmin's aria) to E4 (Osmin also has to sing an E4) A bass (or basso in Italian) is a male singer who sings in the deepest vocal range of the human voice. ... Human voices may be classified according to their vocal range — the highest and lowest pitches that they can produce. ... Die Entführung aus dem Serail (K. 384; in English The Abduction from the Seraglio; also known as Il Seraglio) is a opera Singspiel in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ... Die Entführung aus dem Serail (K. 384; in English The Abduction from the Seraglio; also known as Il Seraglio) is a opera Singspiel in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ...

  • Basso cantante - Has agility but also a deep tone.
Roles include Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, Philip II in Don Carlos.
Singers include Boris Christoff, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Robert Lloyd, Samuel Ramey and René Pape.
  • Basso profondo - A rich and deep, extremely dark dramatic male bass voice. Operatic basso profondos are rare, and these roles are sung by most operatic basses, with the possible exception of The Grand Inquisitor which should be vocally distinct from Phillip II in the Don Carlos bass duet
Roles include Sarastro in The Magic Flute, Osmin in The Abduction from the Seraglio and The Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlos.
Singers include Gottlob Frick, Matti Salminen, David Ward.

The Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia) is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with a libretto (based on Beaumarchaiss comedy Le Barbier de Séville) by Cesare Sterbini. ... Don Giovanni (K.527; complete title: Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni, literally The Rake Punishd, or Don Giovanni) is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. ... Tsar Boris I Boris Feodorovich Godunov (Бори́с Фёдорович Годуно́в) (c. ... This article refers to the opera Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi (and its revised Italian version, known as Don Carlo). ... 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. ... Nicolai Ghiaurov (13 September 1929–2 June 2004) was a Bulgarian opera singer and probably the most famous bass of the postwar period. ... Robert Lloyd (1733-1764) was an English poet and satirist. ... The American opera singer Samuel Edward Ramey (March 28, 1942) is considered by many the finest bass-baritone singer of his generation. ... René Pape (born 4 September 1964 in Dresden, Germany) is an Opera singer. ... This article refers to the opera Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi (and its revised Italian version, known as Don Carlo). ... Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, (en: The Magic Flute) is an opera in two acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. ... The Abduction from the Seraglio (K. 384; in German Die Entführung aus dem Serail) is a comic opera in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ... This article refers to the opera Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi (and its revised Italian version, known as Don Carlo). ... Gottlob Frick (1906 -1994) was a German bass who sang opera. ... Matti Salminen (Born July 7, 1945, in Turku) is a Finnish bass singer. ... David Jenkins Ward (September 17, 1871—February 18, 1961), a democrat, was a U.S. Congressman. ...

See also

The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ... This page lists important operas by date of first performance, together with brief notes on their importance. ... The list of important opera companies is comprised of 61 established, full-time opera companies that present performances during an annual season, selected on various criteria. ... This is an inclusive list of opera festivals and summer seasons, and music festivals that have opera productions. ... Opera houses are listed by continent, then by country with the name of the opera house and city; the opera company is sometimes named for clarity. ...

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