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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.
11th Jul '15 2:30:04 PM rusalka95
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* Creator/GilbertAndSullivan have quite a few straight examples such as Nanki-Poo and Frederic from ''Theatre/TheMikado'' and ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance'', respectively.

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* Creator/GilbertAndSullivan have quite a few straight examples such as Nanki-Poo and Frederic from ''Theatre/TheMikado'' and ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance'', respectively. They are complete innocents, but it's meant for laughs, as Gilbert and Sullivan are parodying sterotypical opera characters.



%%* Christian from ''MoulinRouge'' has both the range and the standard personality.

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%%* * Christian from ''MoulinRouge'' has both the range and the standard personality.
11th Jul '15 2:27:16 PM rusalka95
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%%* Creator/GilbertAndSullivan have quite a few straight examples such as Nanki-Poo and Frederic from ''Theatre/TheMikado'' and ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance'', respectively.

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%%* * Creator/GilbertAndSullivan have quite a few straight examples such as Nanki-Poo and Frederic from ''Theatre/TheMikado'' and ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance'', respectively.



* Lensky from Eugene Onegin. Innocent, naive, poet.
* Rodolfo from ''Theatre/LaBoheme'', a poor poet.
* Hoffmann in Les ''Contes d'Offmann''. A wandering poet. (Do you see a theme here?)
* Des Grieux from both Puccini and Massenet's ''Manon'' operas.
* Tamino, Belmonte, Ferrando and Ottavio - all those gorgeous-singing Mozart tenors.%%
* The tenor roles in Donizetti's three opere buffe: Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, Tonio in La fille du régiment and Ernesto in Don Pasquale.

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* Lensky from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. Innocent, naive, poet.
Onegin: Innocent. Naive. Poet. Tenor.
* Rodolfo from ''Theatre/LaBoheme'', ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' is a poor poet.
poet with a heart of gold and a voice of gold.
* Hoffmann in Les ''Contes d'Offmann''. A wandering poet. (Do you see a theme here?)
poet who has to use his tenor voice on no less than four different ladies throughout the opera.
* The Des Grieux from both Puccini Puccini's and Massenet's ''Manon'' operas.
operas are about as naive as a tenor can be.
* Tamino, Belmonte, Ferrando and Ottavio - all those gorgeous-singing Mozart tenors.%%
tenors.
* The tenor roles in Donizetti's three opere buffe: Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, [[LelisirDamore L'Elisir d'Amore]], Tonio in La fille du régiment and Ernesto in Don Pasquale.Pasquale. All are tenors, and in classic comedic style, total innocents.
11th Jul '15 2:13:47 PM rusalka95
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* Hoffmann in LesContesD'offmann. A wandering poet. (Do you see a theme here?)
* Des Grieux form ''ManonLescaut''.

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* Hoffmann in LesContesD'offmann.Les ''Contes d'Offmann''. A wandering poet. (Do you see a theme here?)
* Des Grieux form ''ManonLescaut''.from both Puccini and Massenet's ''Manon'' operas.
11th Jul '15 2:12:30 PM rusalka95
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%%* Lensky from Eugene Onegin. Innocent, naive, poet.
%%* Rodolfo from ''Theatre/LaBoheme'', a poor poet.
%%* Hoffmann in LesContesD'offmann. A wandering poet. (Do you see a theme here?)
%%* Des Grieux form ''ManonLescaut''.
%%* Tamino, Belmonte, Ferrando and Ottavio - all those gorgeous-singing Mozart tenors.%%
%%* The tenor roles in Donizetti's three opere buffe: Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, Tonio in La fille du régiment and Ernesto in Don Pasquale.

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%%* * Lensky from Eugene Onegin. Innocent, naive, poet.
%%* * Rodolfo from ''Theatre/LaBoheme'', a poor poet.
%%* * Hoffmann in LesContesD'offmann. A wandering poet. (Do you see a theme here?)
%%* * Des Grieux form ''ManonLescaut''.
%%* * Tamino, Belmonte, Ferrando and Ottavio - all those gorgeous-singing Mozart tenors.%%
%%* * The tenor roles in Donizetti's three opere buffe: Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, Tonio in La fille du régiment and Ernesto in Don Pasquale.
11th Jul '15 2:11:14 PM rusalka95
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* Lensky from Eugene Onegin. Innocent, naive, and poet.
%%* Rodolfo from ''Theatre/LaBoheme''.

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* %%* Lensky from Eugene Onegin. Innocent, naive, and poet.
%%* Rodolfo from ''Theatre/LaBoheme''.''Theatre/LaBoheme'', a poor poet.
%%* Hoffmann in LesContesD'offmann. A wandering poet. (Do you see a theme here?)
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