bass baritone voice

The deepest of all singing voices

Samuel Ramey & Quilico
Samuel Ramey & Gino Quilico in Don Carlos

The deepest of all singing voices, the bass is also the darkest and heaviest. The range for this voice type stretches from F below the bass clef staff to F, with register transitions taking place from chest to middle C and the passaggio from chest to head voice at D above middle C. Famous examples include Barry White, Billy Currington and Tennessee Ernie Ford, Cesare Siepi and Samuel Ramey.