H.M.S. Pinafore - Range Analysis

Summary by Role

Roles are listed in highest to lowest order.
Pitches doubled by chorus are ignored.

Josephine
(Soprano)

Cousin Hebe
(Mezzo-Soprano)

Little Buttercup
(Contralto)

Ralph Rackstraw
(Tenor)

Captain Corcoran
(Lyric Baritone)

Sir Joseph Porter
(Comic Baritone)

Dick Deadeye
(Bass-Baritone)

Boatswain's Mate
(Baritone)

Carpenter's Mate
(Bass)

Details by Musical Number

(Tables below use scientific pitch notation, where C4 is Middle C, and each numbered octave comprises C up to the next B.)

Josephine (Soprano)
Josephine vocal range: B3-Bb5(C6)

Cousin Hebe (Mezzo-Soprano)
Cousine Hebe vocal range: Ab3-F5

Little Buttercup (Contralto)
Little Butterup vocal range: G3-F5

Ralph Rackstraw (Tenor)
Ralph Rackstraw vocal range: (B2)D3-A4(Bb4)

Captain Corcoran (Lyric Baritone)
Captain Corcoran vocal range: A2-F4(G4)

Sir Joseph Porter (Comic Baritone)
Sir Joseph Porter vocal range: A2-E4

Dick Deadeye (Bass-Baritone)
Dick Deadeye vocal range: G2-E4

Boatswain's Mate (Baritone)
Boatswain's Mate vocal range: G2-Eb4

Carpenter's Mate (Bass)
Carpenter's Mate vocal range: E2-C4


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