I wouldn't miss a concert at all if I could get there. Cecilia Bartoli. If you're judging only on freedom from technical errors, the magic Mario doesn't rank near the top. His singing is so heartfelt it can bring tears to your eyes and send shivers through your body. There are many tenors on this list who should absolutely be in the first 10, and they're not. The legendary opera singer Alfredo Arnold Cocozzo was born, in Phillidelphia, PA. Another tenor not mentioned, and worth mentioning, is Frank Kelley, superb with both Bach and Mozart! I was surprised with his unique voice. This guy is just plain sick. Whether he's singing Memory from Cats, Caruso, or operatic pop as part of IL VOLO, Ignazio shines, uplifting all who hear him. I was very young when Lanza died, but apparently I cried all day. He doesn't just sing a song, an aria, he feels it from deep down in his heart and soul. His voice matured, in his movie "Serenade" and he could have been a perfect "Otello'. He is the voice of his generation and deserves much more recognition than he currently receives. Last year I was looking for inspirational videos to share with my students. I was brought up listening to different tenors my father a working class man being a great fan. You see Mario Lanza, though a tenor, sounded like my Father, who was a baritone. He is deserving of all the success for he is a hard worker and never disappoints! I swear I will never forget that voice. His range his phrasing all appeared effortless. I love you David Phelps and Thank You So Much for helping Me in my Daily Christian Life and Walk with God. No doubt the greatest tenor of all times. He does not tell you a story. 3 Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time. Everything he sings gives me goose bumps, but two of his best songs that are just totally awesome are "No More Night" and "Moonlight Sonata". Incredible voice! In relation to Dimash, one cannot talk about only one tenor - he has many voices in full. His interpretative abilities are immense, giving life to truly living characters for decades. Corelli has no rivals. The only tenor I have heard live who transports me to an ethereal place. He was the most famous and popular opera singer of his era, and received many awards and acclamations for his talents. Resided in Naples, Italy for a number of years. He was also one of the best actors among opera singers, a talent which enabled him to both act... 14. As for the operatic tenor, Dimash's is superbly colored, in the fullest range ! As with the music that Jonathan and Charlotte create, the emotion, the story, is truly amazing. He express his songs with so much emotion that you got carried away listening to it. I must say it is amazing and quite sad not to see names as Bjorling, Gedda, Vickers, Di Stefano or Gigli in this list and see Jonathan Anthoine in the first place that has a nice voice overall (that cannot absolutely be even compared to the names mentioned before), scarce interpretative abilities, a scarse technique and most of all no history. He leaves them all … I never leave a Phelps concert without having received a blessing. Bocelli is well known for his beautiful voice, famous for songs such as Time to Say Goodbye duet with Sarah Brightman and more recently working with Ed Sheeran on hit single Perfect. I could listen to him singing 24/7 and never get tired. He controls his voice for the application of the music he sings. In 18th-century opera the majority of male singers … What a powerful artist he is, which is only made better by him using his gift to express his faith and inspire others. I wish Piero all the best. René Barbera, a bel canto tenor from Texas, has a season of appearances in many European opera capitals after appearing in Montréal as the Duke in Rigoletto. He is the best singer of all time, and he always used his tenor voice, which wasn't his natural voice, he was a baritone! I met him and his two Il Volo "brothers" twice, and they are all so nice. His voice reaches deep into your heart and soul, the voice evokes the emotion that you never knew you possessed. Very gifted man. A totally unique talent, instantly recognizable. With his way to articulate all the words, its way better than most operatenors active to day. My students and I even bought their CD for the classroom.The pure sound, the gift Jonathon has is not just his voice, it is also the emotion, the emote, he sends with ever note. Michele Morrone. His gift of voice is so wonderful and pure, as he lifts his voice toward heaven what a beautiful and sweet sound. The easy, natural style, the superb quality of his tone, his remarkable versatility and emotional range make him, for me, the best tenor in the world. In my opinion, it is the timbre of his ...more. He's also very sexy, yummy! Callas named him as her best partner in the many operas he sang with her.I like many of the choices here, but Corelli is number one. 09 September 1975, Canadian, Italian. The fact that they are teenagers blew my mind. His career was cut tragically short at the age of just 35, when he fell down stairs and hit his head. I have never heard anyone that can sing like David Phelps. He is not singing for fame, or money, or any other ego boosting reasons. I've only had the opportunity to hear him on television and in recordings since, but I consider him the best tenor ever because he combines all elements of opera so successfully and beautifully. This humble man shares his wonderful gift and is worthy of accolade. His range is amazing, his ability to reach those high notes, and hold them, is so phenomenal. He writes beautiful lyrics which encompass many emotions that people can relate to. Great voice and has a great character too. Although in bad physical shape toward the end of his life, the in concert recordings from his last tour reveal, rather hauntingly, what might have been. I never tire of hearing that beautiful voice. He soon adopted the stage name Mario Lanza, which was similar to his mothers maiden name Maria Lanza. Not everything that the scientist said is true, because they don't understand the singing way of someone's voice and their staments are sometimes useless. He certainly gets my vote as the world's greatest tenor.! He unfortunately died at 35 years of age, falling down stairs. In the book he sincerely analyzes and discusses all the best tenor voices 1850-2012 and compares Jussi Björling's voice with Caruso's, Gigli's, Pavarotti's di Stefano's.. And many more. Sensual and divine. Once someone had described him as having a 'voice of extraordinary beauty'. He never pretends to be someone or something, you always get what you see. I was not a fan of opera until I heard josh sing, and it was only then did I start listening to the famous male artists of opera. The cherry on top of all that is...he's a very charming and loveable person! Besides the orchestral music, acting, stage presence and interpretation of the music are what separates a diva from a group of singers. There is no chance of losing interest when David opens his mouth to sing, although you will feel the best kind of chills! When he works, he is serious. Finally, listen to his "Alfie Warbles a Bit" YouTube version of "Nessun Dorma" and you will hear a tenor of the highest quality. The most underrated tenor in the world. He knocked the socks off any other tenor past or present. No other singer has been able to reduce me to tears time and time again when he sings Bring Him Home from Les Miserable.His Album La Passione is glorious and shows off his tenor voice at it's best. I am tearing up just writing this post, picturing Johnathon on stage lost in his music, watching as he feels the music, opens his body, you can see it, you can feel that the sounds are coming and they do, ...more, Jonathan is unique in every way. I could listen to him all day. Caio. Ignazio Boschetto's music is pure perfection --- his soaring notesAlways a joy to the senses and sung with exceptional clarity and masterful ease oftentimes with his trademark winning smile. Club DJ, Disc jockey, Musician, Composer, Singer. He has been given a gift and now shares it with the world and will for many years to come. 03 October 1990, Italian. He knows from where his gift comes, and acknowledges that. He was not perfect, some roles where not fitted for his voice and at times he showed (especially in the later years) a not so solid technique compared to other tenors. A list of Italian male opera singers who were born on the territory of present-day Italy and became famous by performing the Italian opera repertoire: Farinelli (1705 – 1782) Gaspare Pacchierotti (1740 – 1821) Mattia Battistini (1856 – 1928) He did not just sing the words he lived and breathed them and it was that ability to become the character he was portraying that sets him apart on stage. He made his debut at the age of 22, and never looked back since. I think Pavarotti came closest to Caruso of the tenors I've listened to. Tenores are often seen as the ninnies of the opera: Not too intelligent and very vain. Singer, Actor, Politician, Human rights activist, Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Record, Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Singer, Singer, Columnist, Pianist, Composer, Jazz. He loves to sing. The greatest "NON-classically trained" voice of all time. Ailyn Perez opened the Dutch National Opera’s 2019-20 season, won the Opera News Awards, made her role debut as Donna Anna in “Don Giovanni” at the Houston Grand Opera, and became ambassador for Opera America and Opera … He's an actor who dives into his roles and his charisma directly goes into the hearts of the audience.Beside this he's a very interesting director and as an author he's a literary force to be reckoned with.He's the best! Brought LaScala to it's feet for something like 8 standing ovatiobe when he performed in La Fille du Regiment, and that had not happened for over 60 years! Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Comedian. He continues to defy expectations and reach more audiences with his remarkable voice. Arguably, there could be tenors with more power, or a broader range of tones, but I cannot find anyone with such combination of qualities as his. He is a product of this talent show industry, that tries to sell very mediocre singers as stars! Let’s start our list of the greatest opera songs by this delicious song. Opera has long been mistaken to be purely singing. Plácido Domingo is definitively the best tenor ever. Piero has a lot of stage presence, is very comfortable, and is very funny and entertaining, as well. 1 -- and his first CD hasn't even come out yet -- is because all these young and older women are in love with him and have no musical objectivity or musical training themselves. What can they possibly know? He should be in the first numbers, because his tenor is the deepest and highest in the world. His voice is so fluid and not too "stiff". Aside from his high notes, his low singing, when he sings pop, it's just the most gorgeous sound in the world, and even singing that style of music (pop), he does it beautifully and professionally. Joan Sutherland Actress | Live from the Metropolitan Opera . His natural talent makes him the greatest. But more than anything, I appreciate the fact that he uses his gift to reach people all over the world for Christ. His foray into musical theatre to perform the role of Jean Valjean is the stuff of legend, bringing audiences to their feet and to tears with elation and emotion at the beauty of it. Enrico Caruso (1873-1921), was an Italian tenor who made his name by performing in the best opera houses in Europe and North America. Did you ever before cry with Simon Boccanegra, see Francesco Foscari in despair or a Conte di Luna who truely loves? It is the group's youth, says the dream team, which gives it the edge over Il Divo, the other pop-opera group invented by Simon Cowell in … The finest male vocalist of this generation. His care for others and the love he shows to all of his supporters, fans and family is gold. If he were to study opera he would most likely be one of the absolute best. Please! What he had sang from his soul remains at an unreachable level of appeal to opera lovers. My greatest favourites (of the singers that are working on opera stage currently) are Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Simon Keenlyside, then Juan Diego Flórez and Jonas Kaufmann. In my book, he's got it all! I have never heard a voice as beautiful as his. Please listen to "Dichterliebe" or "Die schoene Muellerin". While others make a big deal about their singing as though they are in great difficulty and pain no matter what it is they are singing, Ignazio's singing is always on point, heart-warming in its simplicity, and breath-taking in its artistry. He does this while remaining totally humble. You couldn't get his first name right? He could do it all...superb renditions of Mozart's roles, Puccini, Verdi and other Italian arias (sometimes sung in German as was the custom at the time), religious music be it Bach Cantatas and Passions or Christmas songs or Verdi's requiem, German lieder by Schubert, Schumann, Strauss, Beethoven, Brahms etc, popular songs of the time eg Be My Love, operetta arias by Lehar and others, early pre-Bach music, just about anything really. Not only that, it also swept Europe and catapulted to the top spot in Sweden, Switzerland and France. Sang at a very young age in Modena Italy. And yet he has to gain more experience. For instance Pavarotti's highs were wonderful but it midrange was unexceptional, not particularly resonant and weak in harmonics. He combines wonderful voice, artistic presence and highest musicality with a gentle and humble soul and deep humanity. Every age group are fans of his not only "the grannies "! His musical talent from opera, pop, broadway, etc., shows his exceptional talent and broad range of what he is capable of doing. His musical courage grows, as does the recognition of a gift we see perhaps once in every fifty years. He had amazing power with a very broad range of tones, techique close to perfection and an extraordinarily well rounded voice, always, always under ...more. He began taking piano lessons at … Although he possesses this phenominal talent he is humble, gentle and compassionate. He was a star in Germany and Austria and his records were being heard beyond those countries too. Mario Lanza's voice has a quality that you want to hear his voice over and over again. He brings all of these things into his performances which makes the listener feel connected to him in a way that is deeper and more intimate. When I found David Phelps, I found my dream artist. He should be in the top 3. He had the audiences enthralled all the way through his turbulent career. But before we get to the main list there are a couple of singers that are worth mentioning who did not make this year’s top 11. And he was marvelous! Having listened to opera for nearly 60 years, I can tell you that certain tenors lend themselves best to certain operas. Etc. From a young age Bocelli was afflicted with congenital glaucoma. His voice goes to my heart and soul. Tall, broad shouldered, handsome with black hair, gloriously thick ...more. And, unlike the Italians, he manages to go high without sounding like his balls were cut off; a true male voice. “O mio babbino caro” (“Oh my dear papa”) aria from opera “Gianni Schicchi” by Puccini, it is the ultimate song when Daddy doesn’t approve of your boyfriend. He has to be on the top. Michael Best: 297: Tenor: 16 Nov 1979: 6 Dec 1995: Anna Kaskas: 297: Mezzo-soprano: 13 May 1936: 26 Apr 1946: Howard Sayette: 297: Dancer: 24 Feb 1961: 7 Jun 1972: Arturo Vigna: 297: Conductor: 23 Nov 1903: 27 Apr 1907: Josephine Jacoby: 296: Mezzo-soprano: 15 Oct 1899: 29 Apr 1908: John Hanriot: 294: Tenor: 9 Nov 1977: 23 Nov 2001: Lili Chookasian: 291: Mezzo … He's holding a rank as the great 3. From Naples, Caruso was the first opera singer to be recorded. His voice is like liquid, effortlessly pouring out of him like luminous gold. I have almost all his music! There is a cry and a growl in his voice that is irresistible and as gorgeous as his crystal clear high notes are its his rich and warm mid-range and low notes make me sink... His vibrato is very powerful, seems to a life on it's own. Singer. The unique tone quality of the voice, coupled with the ability of the intensively trained singers to execute extremely difficult florid vocal passages, made the castrati the rage of opera audiences and contributed to the spread of Italian opera. Famous Male Opera Singers 1. Who better to sing the best music ever written? He is the best tenor and the completest musician of all times! There has been enourmous talent around in regards to tenor voices, and the lack of trustworthy records of many of them as well as the different types of voices make it very difficult to make comparisons. Full of bounce. His power was unmatched and his emotion brings one to tears. Jessye Norman. Imagine having a song that stays at the number one spot for seven months. He is the only one who gives emotions to the public. talent shows, and whose opinions would probably have Susan Boyle top of the soprano list. Besides the orchestral music, acting, stage presence and interpretation of the music are what separates a diva from a group of singers. It oozes warmth and masculinity, passion... it moves me to my core. Article by Evelyn Saavedra. For those interested in tenors and who was/is best, I suggest getting Stephen Hastings (Editor of Musica since 12 years) book "The Bjorling Sound" from 2012. He sang to great acclaim at the major opera houses of Europe and North and South America, appearing in a wide variety of roles from the Italian and French repertoires that ranged from the lyric to the dramatic. He is there as far as I am concerned, but I am sure he will beg to differ. First: His voice is powerful and at the same time tender, sweet and lovely, he has a great future as an Opera singer as well as any other type of music, he can hit high notes and makes it seem effortless. My father was an opera ''buff' and listened during the war years and beyond on the radio to opera from overseas radio stations especially from Italy. This past year, he was invited to sing "Bring Him Home" with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and at the Washington D.C. memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the US Capitol. Sure Joseph Calleja has a great future with such a talent. Tito Gobbi was one of the greatest Italian baritones of the 20th century. I found the BGT auditions. One of the rare black opera singers to achieve worldwide fame, Norman performed in the best opera houses and with the best orchestras throughout the world, including at La Scala with the great Berlin Phil.. Jonathan Antoine? Totally love andrea's honeyed tones, vesitility in so many genres, not so crazy about his singing in english, endearing but the accent is terrible! Unfortunately for many, the voice of Corelli is unknown! It has been tried and proven. Not only because of his beautiful, powerful and versatile voice, his dramatic range, his ability to sing everything from baroque to modern, not only because of the wonderful colours, the soft velvet, but also because he delivers perfectly every character he is playing. Then my dad introduced me to the greatest tenor of all time Pavarotti. I've listened to a lot of tenors and it's tiring, listening to them. I Love to hear him sing, his Tenor Voice is so amazing, very uplifting and David's Tenor Voice is a God Given Talent and when he sings it is like he is singing from Heaven. Andrew Bocelli in my opinion is one of the greatest singers now up-and-coming and beautiful tenor music I know he was found by another artist and I know that he sing so beautifully I also loved it he loves horses because I love horses I want straight incredible Morgan's and incredible five days and I wrote down to world champion when I was 15 years old I think the man even though he is blind he is much more than anyone else I hope and pray that you'll be around around a long time and that we will enjoy his music but also with my heart and my soul I'm an Italian-American and my name is Janet kavandi to the east coast from New York I love you I've seen him in concert and I would do anything to let him be able to see I pray for him every night and hope that someday I can personally meet him because he wants my heart and soul I have lost all my family my sister died in 9/11 and my other sister who was a twin died of an aneurysm when she was only 23 my father died of a massive heart attack ...more. One can understand this by listening to one live recording, a Tosca from Bergamo..and then listen to all of the rest.Parenthetically, I heard him live at the Met many times. Composer, Musicologist, Singer, Music theorist, Composer, Singer, Jazz guitarist, Songwriter. For that moment I had to find out more about Josh and could NOT get Enough of his Voice and Music. The most famous tenor of his generation, he was renowned internationally for the great beauty of his voice and the soundness of his vocal technique. His Don Jose gets the kind of acclamation rarely reserved for any tenor not called Domingo. When he sang the high C's from an opera, he always looked confident and the high notes were breath taking.3. He cannot, will not be left out, indeed it is the future of great voice, meeting pop, rock, latin, and so may other rhythms of the world. 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