The Pirates of Penzance - Range Analysis

Summary by Role

Role Low High
Mabel (Soprano) D4 Db6
Edith (Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano) Ab3 G5
Kate (Mezzo-Soprano) Ab3 E5
Ruth (Contralto) G3 F#5
Frederic (Tenor) D3 A4 (Bb4)
Major-General Stanley (Comic Baritone) Bb2 F4
Samuel (Baritone) Eb2 F4
Pirate King (Bass-Baritone) F#2 D#4
Sergeant of Police (Bass) (F2) G2 C4 (E4)
Roles are listed in highest to lowest order. Pitches are shown in scientific pitch notation in which C4 is Middle C, and each numbered octave extends from C up to the next B.
b=flat, bb=double flat, #=sharp, x=double sharp, otherwise natural

Details by Musical Number

Mabel (Soprano)
Mabel vocal range: D4-Db6

Edith (Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano)
Edith vocal range: Ab3-G5

Kate (Mezzo-Soprano)
Kate vocal range: Ab3-E5

Ruth (Contralto)
Ruth vocal range: G3-F#5

Frederic (Tenor)
Frederic vocal range: D3-A4

Major-General Stanley (Comic Baritone)
Major-General vocal range: Bb2-F4

Samuel (Baritone)
Samuel vocal range: Eb2-F4

Pirate King (Bass-Baritone)
Pirate King vocal range: F#2-D#4

Sergeant of Police (Bass)
Sergeant of Police vocal range: (F2)G2-C4(E4)


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