When a tenor sings, it sounds so crystal clear and powerful that it’s hard to imagine anything sounding more profound. Tenor is the singing voice between baritone and alto, and it is the highest voice of the ordinary adult male range. Since it is such a rare gift to not only have the ability to become an opera singer, but to also have such a high vocal range, tenors are frequently sought after and serve as some of the greatest opera singers in history.
Who are the best tenors of all time? This list features the world's greatest tenors (Italian, Spanish, American, you name it!), all of whom have forever shaped the opera industry. Many of them also ended up recording music other than just opera, and some of them have bestselling records as well.
The top, famous tenors on this list (ranked by fans internationally) include the names Plácido Domingo, Enrico Caruso, Luciano Pavarotti, Fritz Wunderlich, Jussi Bjorling, Lauritz Melchior, and Beniamino Gigli.
Vote up the top operatic tenors whom you think are the best, and be sure to vote based on the quality of their music (operas, albums, and songs) and overall influence, rather than simply their popularity or fame.