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