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A local theatre is doing The Sound of Music this summer. I was thinking Rolf would be a lot of fun. I'm a baritone but can sing second tenor. Anyone know what Rolf's range is supposed to be?


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I know he's a tenor, but that's all I got. I assume you already knew that, but I don't know anything more.

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I was Rolf two years ago, and I am a baritone. I'm not sure what his range is exactly, but I can find out for you.

EDIT: Okay, after looking through my music, I think Rolf goes from a low D to an E, which I consider Baritone. It is a very fun part, but sadly, he only sings one time.


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Okay, so he's not a tenor. Sorry about being utterly useless in this topic. It's just that I have a tenor friend who was cast as Rolf, so I made the assumption there.

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ShadowInTheWings wrote:
Okay, so he's not a tenor. Sorry about being utterly useless in this topic. It's just that I have a tenor friend who was cast as Rolf, so I made the assumption there.


This was discussed awhile back in the Sweeney forum. Baritones and Mezzo Sopranos are interesting because they are this gray area between the two extremes of their gender. They also vary greatly. Some baritones are more similar to tenors and have higher ranges. Some sopranos are more like altos than actual sopranos, etc. So Rolf is a baritone. He can be played by either a bairtone or a tenor or someone like me who is inbetween.


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Thanks so much! I can hit those notes so hopefully I have a shot. :)


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Baker wrote:
Thanks so much! I can hit those notes so hopefully I have a shot. :)


Vocally, it isn't a difficult part AT ALL!


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