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9 February 2018, 15:54
We all know that the great tenor Luciano Pavarotti was a natural talent and a one-off, but just how impressive was his vocal range?
Pavarotti was undoubtedly one of the most important figures in classical music in the last 100 years, thanks to his accessible and passionate style. And as the 'King of the High Cs', his voice was also a technical marvel.
Just have a look at the extent of his vocal range:
That’s a C#3 (one octave below middle C) up to an F5 (an octave above middle C).
But besides the size of the range, it’s the power and quality of the voice as it hits those dizzying heights that impresses the most.
If you fancy more high notes, listen to Maria Callas' incredible vocal range.