Singing Voices

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

A singing voice is classified by how high or low a performer naturally sings.

Male Voices

ClassificationRangeExample
basslowSamuel Ramey
baritonemiddleBryn Terfel
tenorhighLuciano Pavarotti
countertenorhighestDaniel Taylor

Female Voices

ClassificationRangeExample
contralto (or ?alto?)lowMarian Anderson
mezzo-sopranomiddleCecilia Bartoli
sopranohighJessye Norman

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