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Higgins & Freddy vocal ranges? 
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Post Higgins & Freddy vocal ranges?
I've searched the net, and cannot find them. I know Higgins is a baritone, and Freddy is a tenor, but I'm trying to find lowest to highest pitches for both.

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Post Re: Higgins & Freddy vocal ranges?
Freddy's highest note is an F. A good lyric baritone could handle him easily. Higgins is probably an E or E-flat. Not that anybody will ever, ever care about Higgins's singing ability.


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Post Re: Higgins & Freddy vocal ranges?
i am not so clear about this.

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Post Re: Higgins & Freddy vocal ranges?
Higgins is written to talk on pitch you only want to lapse into melody on occassion.

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Post Re: Higgins & Freddy vocal ranges?
Higgins, strange though it is, is not really much of a singing part. It's a lot of talking on pitch...

Freddy, from memory, goes to a G (F?)

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Post Re: Higgins & Freddy vocal ranges?
TheatreGeek04 wrote:
Higgins, strange though it is, is not really much of a singing part. It's a lot of talking on pitch...


Rex Harrison pretty much typecast Higgins as a Sprachsingen part. He was not a trained singer going into MFL, and that was the only way he could manage it. I've pasted in other threads here about Rex's style, and relationship with the orchestra - especially with OBC conductor Franz Allers, who Rex often and generously credited for helping him develop his style.


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