Definition of heldentenor
: a tenor with a powerful, dramatic voice well suited to heroic roles (as in Wagnerian operas)
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As Rodolfo, Carreras was first-rate, his heldentenor voice enhanced by an impressive range of tonal color.
Klaus Florian Vogt, singing the title role for the first time, united his pure, boyish tone with heldentenor weight.
Her Florestan was the heldentenor Ben Heppner, at his best.
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Origin and Etymology of heldentenor
German, from Held hero + Tenor tenor
First Known Use: circa 1903See Words from the same year
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