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a male singer with a voice above that of a tenor

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the highest adult male singing voice

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of or being the highest male voice

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classical ANDREAS SCHOLL 3pm today Birmingham Town Hall 0121 780 3333 ANDREAS Scholl is one of the most sought-after of singers, with a powerful counter-tenor voice of the purest gold.
The counter-tenor Jan Mikusek, born in Valasske Mezirici, specialises in performance of Renaissance and Baroque music, whether as a member of the Affetto vocal quartet or with other early music ensembles, but the wider public has got to know him in recent years mainly for his roles in two contemporary operas: in Martin Smolka's Nagano (2004) he sang the role of the hockey goalie Dominik Hasek, and in Ales Brezina's Zitra se bude .
Directed by counter-tenor Axel Kohler and conducted by Howard Arman, this video captures a live performance presented at the Handel-Festspiele in Halle, Germany in 2006.
Mehta (who is the nephew of conductor Zubin Mehta) is a counter-tenor of the first order, able to leap the most complex tessitura at a single bound.
The vocalist - who sings in an unusual high pitched counter-tenor voice - spent 12 days in bed after being struck down by the deadly bug.
I believe that kind of male singer is known as a counter-tenor.
Yet, among the mainly surefooted soloists, it was only when counter-tenor Robin Blaze entered the fray that there was the first true feeling of any sort of evangelism.
The soloists will be sopranos Christine Brandes and Donna Brown, counter-tenor Matthew White, tenor James Taylor and baritone Russell Braun.
Brooklyn native Victor Trent Cook, a counter-tenor, is the eccentric, fun-loving member of the trio.
Gasser says that the voice range demanded by Milan's songs corresponds to that of a mezzo-soprano and that they might well be performed by a counter-tenor to be consistent with the male point of view of many of the songs.
It is hard to imagine a more enchanting timbre than that of French counter-tenor Philippe Jaroussky, voted "Singer of the Year", or that of the extraordinary talent of violinist Julia Fischer, "Instrumental Artist of the Year".
One of this composition foresees the participation of the great Azerbaijani Counter-tenor Ilham Nazarov.
The cast of superb singer-actors is led by the American soprano Sandra Piques Eddy (Poppea) and the British counter-tenor James Laing (Nerone).
The thirty-something from Barcelona is a counter-tenor and his 12 track recital explores the seamier side of Handel's operas.