Top 10 Non-Classical Singers With Operatic Singing Style
The Top Ten
1 Freddie Mercury - Queen
Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar and later became a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been in 3 other ...read more.
Good Choice - zxm
Try his song "Barcelona", a duet with the opera singer Montserrat Caballé. - Metal_Treasure
2 Geoff Tate - Queensrÿche
Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche.
3 Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden
Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.
4 Rob Halford - Judas Priest
Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.
5 Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more. V 1 Comment
6 Roy Khan - Kamelot
Roy Sætre Khantatat, is a Norwegian singer-songwriter. Commonly known as Roy Khan or simply Khan, he was the lead vocalist for the symphonic power metal band Kamelot from 1997 to his departure in 2011. He co-wrote most of Kamelot's songs with the band's guitarist and founder Thomas Youngblood during ...read more.
He studied opera singing for 3 years. - Metal_Treasure
7 Ian Gillan - Deep Purple
Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).
Try his aria "I only want to say (Gethsemane)" from Jesus Christ Superstar. - Metal_Treasure
8 Simone Simons - Epica
Simone Johanna Maria Simons is a Dutch singer-songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica.
9 Tarja Turunen - Nightwish
Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. ...read more.
10 Jarkko Ahola - Teräsbetoni
Jarkko Kalevi Ahola is a Finnish performing artist, composer and singer, best known as a metal singer. He is the vocalist, bass player and one of the three songwriters of the metal band Teräsbetoni. He also started a solo career as Ahola, a metal band.
11 Kobra Paige - Kobra and the Lotus
She is a classically trained singer but unlike her colleagues with similar training she doesn't sing symphonic metal. She sings a very thrashy version of heavy metal but her training shows.
Songs - Welcome To My Funeral, Forever One, 50 Shades Of Evil - Metal_Treasure
12 Devin Townsend
Devin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.
This guy is unique - it's funny how he growls and suddenly starts operatic clean vocals, very operatic. His vocal range is really wide. Example - Wrongside by Strapping Young Lad. You will get an idea within the first minute.
Many people think that some metal singers growl because they can't sing. Not necessarily, some growlers have pretty good clean voices. - Metal_Treasure
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