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* The title character of ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}'' can be cast as either a tenor or a baritone. Tenors may be able to sing instead of shout the last note of "Extraordinary," whereas baritones have to go into falsetto for the high C in the "Corner of the Sky" fadeout.

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* The title character of ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}'' can be is always cast as either a tenor or a baritone. Tenors may be able tenor, to sing instead of shout the last note of "Extraordinary," whereas baritones have to go into falsetto for the high C in the "Corner of the Sky" fadeout.represent his innocence.
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[[folder:Straight Examples]]
* Raoul from ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''. Notable for being hated by most of the fans. Ironically The Phantom himself is usually a tenor.
* Marius Pontmercy in ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' is rather tricky to place. He is often played by tenors, but has a slightly lower tessitura. However, he does fit the stereotype perfectly as the lovestruck and boyish innocent.
* Any prince worthy of getting the girl and lines of song in Disney films is a tenor, but the Prince in ''Film/SnowWhite'' might be the tenorest of the tenors: he has only a few lines altogether, but dang if some of those aren't used to establish his bright and youthful timbre to complete a duet with Snow White's own [[TheIngenue Ingenue soprano]]. To Opera Savvy viewers [[DarkerAndEdgier the more gruesome accusations about his motives and character]] simply don't make any sense.
%%* Jonathan Harker in any and all ''Theatre/{{Dracula}}'' musicals. Again, see the source material.
%%* Charles Darnay in a ''ATaleOfTwoCities'' musical.
%%* Jack in ''IntoTheWoods''
%%* Buddy Foster in ''SideShow''.
* Quasimodo in ''Theatre/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' stage version and the Movie. While his form is ugly his voice is beautiful; while he looks like a monster his personality is closer to an angel. It carries into the Disney film as well.
* The title character of ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}'' can be cast as either a tenor or a baritone. Tenors may be able to sing instead of shout the last note of "Extraordinary," whereas baritones have to go into falsetto for the high C in the "Corner of the Sky" fadeout.

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[[folder:Straight Examples]]
* Raoul from ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''. Notable for being hated by most of the fans. Ironically The Phantom himself is usually a tenor.
* Marius Pontmercy in ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' is rather tricky to place. He is often played by tenors, but has a slightly lower tessitura. However, he does fit the stereotype perfectly as the lovestruck and boyish innocent.
!!Straight Examples:

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Any prince worthy of getting the girl and lines of song in Disney films is a tenor, but the Prince in ''Film/SnowWhite'' ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' might be the tenorest of the tenors: he has only a few lines altogether, but dang if some of those aren't used to establish his bright and youthful timbre to complete a duet with Snow White's own [[TheIngenue Ingenue soprano]]. To Opera Savvy Opera-Savvy viewers [[DarkerAndEdgier the more gruesome accusations about his motives and character]] simply don't make any sense.
%%* Jonathan Harker in any and all ''Theatre/{{Dracula}}'' musicals. Again, see the source material.
%%* Charles Darnay in a ''ATaleOfTwoCities'' musical.
%%* Jack in ''IntoTheWoods''
%%* Buddy Foster in ''SideShow''.
* Quasimodo in ''Theatre/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' stage version and the Movie. While his form is ugly his voice is beautiful; while he looks like a monster his personality is closer to an angel. It carries into the Disney film as well.
* The title character of ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}'' can be cast as either a tenor or a baritone. Tenors may be able to sing instead of shout the last note of "Extraordinary," whereas baritones have to go into falsetto for the high C in the "Corner of the Sky" fadeout.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



%%* Henrik of Sondheim's ''ALittleNightMusic'',
%%^* Frankie Epps from ''{{Parade}}''. Of course, most of the roles Jason Robert Brown writes are tenors, regardless of type.
* Tony in ''Theatre/WestSideStory''. He is, after all, based on Theatre/{{Romeo|AndJuliet}}, who by stereotype is incapable of being anything but a tenor.
%%* John Savage in the film version of ''{{Hair}}''.
%%* Bobby Strong in ''{{Urinetown}}''.
%%* Melchior Gabor in ''SpringAwakening''.

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%%* Henrik of Sondheim's ''ALittleNightMusic'',
%%^* Frankie Epps from ''{{Parade}}''. Of course, most of the roles Jason Robert Brown writes are tenors, regardless of type.
* Tony in ''Theatre/WestSideStory''. He is, after all, based on Theatre/{{Romeo|AndJuliet}}, who by stereotype is incapable of being anything but a tenor.
%%* John Savage in the film version of ''{{Hair}}''.
%%* Bobby Strong in ''{{Urinetown}}''.
%%* Melchior Gabor in ''SpringAwakening''.
''Film/{{Hair}}''.



%%* Mickey Johnstone ''and'' Eddie Lyons in ''BloodBrothers''.

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* Christian from ''Film/MoulinRouge'' has both the range and the standard personality.
* ''Film/BehindTheCandelabra'': While we don't hear him sing, Scott Thorson's younger and hotter romantic rival for in-all-but-name husband {{Liberace}} is summed up by Scott:
-->There you are, you cock-sucking tenor shit!
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[[folder:Radio]]
* Radio/TheJackBennyProgram always had a tenor on board to sing popular songs, and he was always a ManChild and TheDitz. Dennis Day (replacement for Kenny Baker, who replaced Frank Parker) was the longest running and best developed of these, and once lampshaded this trope by saying "Tenors are a dime a dozen".
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[[folder:Theater]]
* Raoul from ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''. Notable for being hated by most of the fans. Ironically The Phantom himself is usually a tenor.
* Marius Pontmercy in ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' is rather tricky to place. He is often played by tenors, but has a slightly lower tessitura. However, he does fit the stereotype perfectly as the lovestruck and boyish innocent.
%%* Jonathan Harker in any and all ''Theatre/{{Dracula}}'' musicals. Again, see the source material.
%%* Charles Darnay in a ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'' musical.
%%* Jack in ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods''
%%* Buddy Foster in ''SideShow''.
* Quasimodo in ''Theatre/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' stage version and the Movie. While his form is ugly his voice is beautiful; while he looks like a monster his personality is closer to an angel. It carries into the Disney film as well.
* The title character of ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}'' can be cast as either a tenor or a baritone. Tenors may be able to sing instead of shout the last note of "Extraordinary," whereas baritones have to go into falsetto for the high C in the "Corner of the Sky" fadeout.
%%* Henrik of Sondheim's ''Theatre/ALittleNightMusic'',
%%^* Frankie Epps from ''Theatre/{{Parade}}''. Of course, most of the roles Jason Robert Brown writes are tenors, regardless of type.
* Tony in ''Theatre/WestSideStory''. He is, after all, based on Theatre/{{Romeo|AndJuliet}}, who by stereotype is incapable of being anything but a tenor.
%%* Bobby Strong in ''Theatre/{{Urinetown}}''.
%%* Melchior Gabor in ''Theatre/SpringAwakening''.
%%* Mickey Johnstone ''and'' Eddie Lyons in ''BloodBrothers''.''Theatre/BloodBrothers''.



* Christian from ''MoulinRouge'' has both the range and the standard personality.
* Lensky from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin: Innocent. Naive. Poet. Tenor.

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* Christian from ''MoulinRouge'' has both the range and the standard personality.
* Lensky from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin: ''Literature/EugeneOnegin'': Innocent. Naive. Poet. Tenor.



* Tamino, Belmonte, Ferrando and Ottavio - all those gorgeous-singing Mozart tenors.
* The tenor roles in Donizetti's three opere buffe: Nemorino in [[LelisirDamore L'Elisir d'Amore]], Tonio in La fille du régiment and Ernesto in Don Pasquale. All are tenors, and in classic comedic style, total innocents.
* Parsifal, Stolzing, and Siegfried - the more "boyish" [[Creator/RichardWagner Wagner]] tenors. There's a point in one of the operas where Siegfried has to impersonate another character, a baritone. It's notorious difficult to pull off on stage. Some recordings of the opera get around it by having Siegfried sing the part in his normal voice and then editing it into a baritone. It's also been done on stage by having the actual baritone sing and act the part, then leave stage and "re-enter" as tenor Siegfried, which works since he's also supposed to be in magical disguise.

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* Tamino, Belmonte, Ferrando and Ottavio - -- all those gorgeous-singing Mozart tenors.
* The tenor roles in Donizetti's three opere buffe: Nemorino in [[LelisirDamore L'Elisir d'Amore]], ''Theatre/{{Lelisirdamore}}'', Tonio in La fille du régiment and Ernesto in Don Pasquale. All are tenors, and in classic comedic style, total innocents.
* Parsifal, Stolzing, and Siegfried - -- the more "boyish" [[Creator/RichardWagner Wagner]] tenors. There's a point in one of the operas where Siegfried has to impersonate another character, a baritone. It's notorious difficult to pull off on stage. Some recordings of the opera get around it by having Siegfried sing the part in his normal voice and then editing it into a baritone. It's also been done on stage by having the actual baritone sing and act the part, then leave stage and "re-enter" as tenor Siegfried, which works since he's also supposed to be in magical disguise.



%%* The title character in Leonard Bernstein's ''Candide''.

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%%* The title character Literature/{{Candide}} in Leonard Bernstein's ''Candide''.operetta adaption.



* Viceroy Bánk the eponymous hero of Erkel's opera. Although [[BadassBeard he's far from being boyish]].
%%* Discussed in LennyBruce's bit "All Tenors Sound the Same".
* ''BehindTheCandelabra'': While we don't hear him sing, Scott Thorson's younger and hotter romantic rival for in-all-but-name husband {{Liberace}} is summed up by Scott:
--->There you are, you cock-sucking tenor shit!

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* Viceroy Bánk the eponymous hero of Erkel's opera. Although [[BadassBeard he's far from being boyish]].
%%* Discussed in LennyBruce's Creator/LennyBruce's bit "All Tenors Sound the Same".
* ''BehindTheCandelabra'': While we don't hear him sing, Scott Thorson's younger and hotter romantic rival for in-all-but-name husband {{Liberace}} is summed up by Scott:
--->There you are, you cock-sucking tenor shit!
Same".



* Literature/{{Candide}} in Leonard Bernstein's operetta adaption.



* In ''Down in the Valley'', Brack Weaver is a tenor or high baritone, while his older romantic rival Thomas Bouché sings bass.
* Radio/TheJackBennyProgram always had a tenor on board to sing popular songs, and he was always a {{Manchild}} and TheDitz. Dennis Day (replacement for Kenny Baker, who replaced Frank Parker) was the longest running and best developed of these, and once lampshaded this trope by saying "Tenors are a dime a dozen".

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* In ''Down in the Valley'', Brack Weaver is a tenor or high baritone, while his older romantic rival Thomas Bouché sings bass.
* Radio/TheJackBennyProgram always had a tenor on board to sing popular songs, and he was always a {{Manchild}} and TheDitz. Dennis Day (replacement for Kenny Baker, who replaced Frank Parker) was the longest running and best developed of these, and once lampshaded this trope by saying "Tenors are a dime a dozen".
bass.





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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', protagonist Aladdin is a baritone. {{Justified|Trope}} since his role doesn't follow the straitlaced archetype in the first place, instead he's an affable rogue. Yet still, he is the heroic young male lead and he does get the girl. Interestingly enough, Brad Kane, who provided the singing voice for Aladdin, also played Arpad in the 1992 revival of ''She Loves Me''.
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* Film example: In Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', protagonist Aladdin is a baritone. {{Justified|Trope}} since his role doesn't follow the straitlaced archetype in the first place, instead he's an affable rogue. Yet still, he is the heroic young male lead and he does get the girl. Interestingly enough, Brad Kane, who provided the singing voice for Aladdin, also played Arpad in the 1992 revival of ''She Loves Me''.



* {{Porgy|AndBess}}, an ingenue in love if not in age, is a bass-baritone; the bad guy Sportin' Life is a tenor.

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* {{Porgy|AndBess}}, ''Theatre/PorgyAndBess'': Porgy, an ingenue in love if not in age, is a bass-baritone; the bad guy Sportin' Life is a tenor.



** Pinkerton in ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' is a heartless bastard, very similar to the Duke.
** And in Janacek's Jenufa, we have two tenors: Steva is a jerk who knocks up poor heroine and then leaves her, Laca is a neurotic who cuts her face in a fit of jealousy (that's why Steva leaves her, WhatMeasureIsANonCute).
** Figaro in both Rossini's Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville and Mozart's Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro flies around the town amorously, but in both cases is played by a bass-baritone.
* Inverted with ''Theatre/PeterGrimes'' - the titular character is the furthest thing from an ingenue. Britten did this all the time. Living with a tenor who was definitely not an ingenue might have something to do with it.
** Aschenbach from ''Theatre/DeathInVenice'' is an aging writer with a fondness for {{Bishonen}}.
** The Madwoman in ''Theatre/CurlewRiver'' is a drag role.
** Captain Vere from ''Theatre/BillyBudd'' is a father figure in the flashback part and very old (or possibly even undead) in the Prologue/Epilogue. Further inverted in that the boyishly handsome title character is a baritone.
** Another baritone is the titular young idealistic hero in ''Theatre/OwenWingrave''
%%** Played straight in ''Theatre/AlbertHerring,'' and his adaptation of ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream.''

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** * Pinkerton in ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' is a heartless bastard, very similar to the Duke.
** * And in Janacek's Jenufa, we have two tenors: Steva is a jerk who knocks up poor heroine and then leaves her, Laca is a neurotic who cuts her face in a fit of jealousy (that's why Steva leaves her, WhatMeasureIsANonCute).
** * Figaro in both Rossini's Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville ''Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville'' and Mozart's Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro'' flies around the town amorously, but in both cases is played by a bass-baritone.
* Inverted with ''Theatre/PeterGrimes'' - -- the titular character is the furthest thing from an ingenue. Britten did this all the time. Living with a tenor who was definitely not an ingenue might have something to do with it.
** * Aschenbach from ''Theatre/DeathInVenice'' is an aging writer with a fondness for {{Bishonen}}.
** * The Madwoman in ''Theatre/CurlewRiver'' is a drag role.
** * Captain Vere from ''Theatre/BillyBudd'' is a father figure in the flashback part and very old (or possibly even undead) in the Prologue/Epilogue. Further inverted in that the boyishly handsome title character is a baritone.
** * Another baritone is the titular young idealistic hero in ''Theatre/OwenWingrave''
%%** %%* Played straight in ''Theatre/AlbertHerring,'' and his adaptation of ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream.''



* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'': Dr. Horrible is a tenor-voiced {{adorkable}}, naive, (mostly) innocent, hopelessly romantic ShrinkingViolet... who is a WellIntentionedExtremist VillainProtagonist.
* In the MusicalEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', the Music Meister (voiced by Creator/NeilPatrickHarris) is pretty much a LargeHam tenor who uses his CompellingVoice to control people into doing big (and lethal) music numbers while they steal or fight heroes for him.





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* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'': Dr. Horrible is a tenor-voiced {{adorkable}}, naive, (mostly) innocent, hopelessly romantic ShrinkingViolet... who is a WellIntentionedExtremist VillainProtagonist.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the MusicalEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', the Music Meister (voiced by Creator/NeilPatrickHarris) is pretty much a LargeHam tenor who uses his CompellingVoice to control people into doing big (and lethal) music numbers while they steal or fight heroes for him.
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16th Jan '17 3:32:36 AM Doug86
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%%* Hero in ''AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum''. Played for laughs, too.

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%%* Hero in ''AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum''.''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum''. Played for laughs, too.
29th Oct '16 3:46:54 PM nombretomado
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%%* Link in ''{{Hairspray}}''.

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%%* Link in ''{{Hairspray}}''.''Film/{{Hairspray}}''.
2nd Oct '16 1:23:34 PM nombretomado
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%%* Rudolf in ''{{Elisabeth}}''.

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%%* Rudolf in ''{{Elisabeth}}''.''Theatre/{{Elisabeth}}''.
11th Aug '16 6:48:49 AM Elan
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* Radio/TheJackBennyProgram always had a tenor on board to sing popular songs, and he was always a {{Manchild}} and TheDitz. Dennis Day (replacement for Kenny Baker, who replaced Frank Parker) was the longest running and best developed of these, and once lampshaded this trope by saying "Tenors are a dime a dozen".
27th Nov '15 1:46:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* Jean-Michel of Jerry Herman's ''LaCageAuxFolles'' wavers somewhere between baritone and tenor.

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* Jean-Michel of Jerry Herman's ''LaCageAuxFolles'' ''Theatre/LaCageAuxFolles'' wavers somewhere between baritone and tenor.



* Verdi's opera ''{{Rigoletto}}'' subverts the trope. The Duke is a good-looking tenor that all the girls fall for, but he's the opposite of an innocent - he's a ManipulativeBastard who doesn't care what happens to the women he seduces and abandons.

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* Verdi's opera ''{{Rigoletto}}'' ''Theatre/{{Rigoletto}}'' subverts the trope. The Duke is a good-looking tenor that all the girls fall for, but he's the opposite of an innocent - he's a ManipulativeBastard who doesn't care what happens to the women he seduces and abandons.



* Inverted with ''PeterGrimes'' - the titular character is the furthest thing from an ingenue. Britten did this all the time. Living with a tenor who was definitely not an ingenue might have something to do with it.
** Aschenbach from ''DeathInVenice'' is an aging writer with a fondness for {{Bishonen}}.
** The Madwoman in ''CurlewRiver'' is a drag role.

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* Inverted with ''PeterGrimes'' ''Theatre/PeterGrimes'' - the titular character is the furthest thing from an ingenue. Britten did this all the time. Living with a tenor who was definitely not an ingenue might have something to do with it.
** Aschenbach from ''DeathInVenice'' ''Theatre/DeathInVenice'' is an aging writer with a fondness for {{Bishonen}}.
** The Madwoman in ''CurlewRiver'' ''Theatre/CurlewRiver'' is a drag role.



** Another baritone is the titular young idealistic hero in ''OwenWingrave''
%%** Played straight in ''AlbertHerring,'' and his adaptation of ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream.''
* CB of ''StarlightExpress'', who while starting out like a stereotypicial Tenor Boy, is soon revealed to be a giddy and sociopathic AxCrazy SerialKiller.

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** Another baritone is the titular young idealistic hero in ''OwenWingrave''
''Theatre/OwenWingrave''
%%** Played straight in ''AlbertHerring,'' ''Theatre/AlbertHerring,'' and his adaptation of ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream.''
* CB of ''StarlightExpress'', ''Theatre/StarlightExpress'', who while starting out like a stereotypicial Tenor Boy, is soon revealed to be a giddy and sociopathic AxCrazy SerialKiller.
16th Oct '15 6:48:29 PM Sonofstranger
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** Figaro in both Rossini's Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville and Mozart's Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro flies around the town amorously, but in both cases is played by a bass-baritone.
7th Sep '15 6:56:25 PM nombretomado
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* Gabe Goodman in NextToNormal is a tenor, but is actually [[spoiler: a (sorta) villainous ghost-child]].

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* Gabe Goodman in NextToNormal ''Theatre/NextToNormal'' is a tenor, but is actually [[spoiler: a (sorta) villainous ghost-child]].
4th Sep '15 4:27:13 PM nombretomado
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* Freddy in ''MyFairLady'' also wavers somewhere between baritone and tenor.

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* Freddy in ''MyFairLady'' ''Theatre/MyFairLady'' also wavers somewhere between baritone and tenor.
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