a robust tenor voice suited to heroic roles, as in Wagnerian opera
Origin of HeldentenorGer, literally , heroic tenor
- A tenor voice with a striking dramatic or brilliant quality that is well suited for heroic roles, such as those in Wagnerian opera.
- A person with such a voice.
Origin of heldentenorGerman : Held, hero (from Middle High German helt, from Old High German helid) + Tenor, tenor (from Italian tenore; see tenor).
From German Heldentenor