Top Ten Greatest Male Tenors

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121 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

When Pavarotti first heard is version of Billy Jean, he burst into tears

122 Paul Potts

His beautiful voice from within brings tears to my eyes. A joy to hear.

I've seen Mr. Potts live in Person. To say he is incredible is not giving him justice. Wonderful Voice and should definitely be in the top 5!

The Best and he sings from the heart

Has so much feeling when he sigs.. Rags to riches brilliant

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123 Matt Cardle

His range is superior to some,

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124 Luigi Infantino V 1 Comment
125 Luke Kennedy

A member of The Ten Tenors from Australia. He placed 2nd in the 2nd season of the Voice Australia.

126 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake

Probably the only hope in pop music left. - Sjinkiie

If you rate Jussi B. as far down as13, you have a tin ear and no business rating tenor voices.

127 Luigi Alva

Most beautiful phrasing. He sang Don Ottavio in the Giulini legendary Mozart's "Don Giovanni" to Joan Sutherland's legendary Donna Anna. Alva's line is the most elegant of any tenor I've ever heard. He should be on the top 10 at least.

Excellent lyric tenor, almost a tenore di grazia. Wonderful in the Mozart and Donizetti repertoire. He recorded an album of Neapolitan canzoni which was quite good. - tonytenor

128 Arthur Jordan
129 Wolfgang Windgassen V 1 Comment
130 Sir Peter Pears

The greatest british tenor

131 James King

Great American dramatic tenor.

132 James McCracken

The very first Otello I had the joy of hearing, and to this day no one else sounds like a proper Otello. There is something missing in all the rest except Melchior perhaps. McCracken's recording of Otello with Fischer-Dieskau and Gwyneth Jones is incomparable!

MaCracken was a wonderfully passionate singer. His top tended to sound rather broad instead of rounded and full. An iconic interpreter of Otello, McCracken was one of those American singers who had to leave the MET in order to be "discovered" by the MET. General manager (at the time) Rudolf Bing was a bit of an SOB and would not cast McCracken in leading roles and only used him as a comprimario. MacCracken left the U.S., went to Europe, with his wife the very fine mezzo Sandra Warfield, and established himself in virtually all the dramatic tenor roles. He then returned to the U.S. - Bing was under to much pressure now that McCracken was a star - and re-debuted at the MET as Otello. There is a recital album, on Angel EMI of him doing Celtic songs with just piano accompaniment which is wonderful. As mentioned by another poster, the recording of OTELLO James McCracken did back in the 1960s is indeed wonderful. It also boasts the very unique casting of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau as Iago. ...more - tonytenor

133 Set Svanholm
134 Peter Schreier

A fantastic tenor! Listen to his fine interpretation of Schubert Lieder.

135 Ken Lavigne

Canadian tenor with a voice

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137 Micah Stampley
138 Johnny Mathis

When he was younger he was the best in the world.

139 Ted Neely

80 plus years old can still hit the notes in jesus christ super star

140 Jed Madela V 1 Comment
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