heldentenor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Heldentenor

Noun[edit]

heldentenor (plural heldentenors)

  1. A singer with a deep, strong voice that spans the range between baritone and tenor
    • 1988 October 21, George Grass, “WagnerVision”, Chicago Reader:
      The absence of the Lyric's usual work-horse heldentenor William Johns (who, according to Lyric, dropped out of the show--quite uncharacteristically--due to illness) was sadly evident here.