Talk:Adam Lopez

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Biography / Musicians (Rated Start-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Biography, a collaborative effort to create, develop and organize Wikipedia's articles about people. All interested editors are invited to join the project and contribute to the discussion. For instructions on how to use this banner, please refer to the documentation.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject Musicians.
Note icon
It is requested that a photograph or picture of this person be included in this article to improve its quality.
Note: Wikipedia's non-free content use policy almost never permits the use of non-free images (such as promotional photos, press photos, screenshots, book covers and similar) to merely show what a living person looks like. Efforts should be made to take a free licensed photo (for example, during a public appearance), or obtaining a free content release of an existing photo instead. The Free Image Search Tool may be able to locate suitable images on Flickr and other web sites.
WikiProject Australia / Queensland / Music (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon Adam Lopez is within the scope of WikiProject Australia, which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Australia and Australia-related topics. If you would like to participate, visit the project page.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject Queensland (marked as Low-importance).
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject Australian music (marked as Low-importance).
Note icon
Need help improving this article? Ask a LibrarianWhat's this? at the National Library of Australia, or the State Library of Queensland.
Note icon
The Wikimedia Australia chapter can be contacted via email to for other than editorial assistance.


Because of their length, the previous discussions on this page have been archived. If further archiving is needed, see Wikipedia:How to archive a talk page.

Previous discussions:

Edit of talk page and of article[edit]

While working on the "vocal range" article I naturally ran across this one. The talk page was utter chaos, with most of it simply arguments about various singers and quite irrelevant to the article at hand. I've archived it. It should almost certainly be deleted, as it's of no particular value to Wikipedia.

The article was also in disarray. Large portions sounded rather like promotional material - encyclopedias generally do not use exclamation points when stating facts, for example - so I reworkedthat. I can find no record of Barry White singing the low tones attributed to him, so I deleted that phrase, and there are certainly people who sing lower than the ostensible low note - see the article on Tim Storms. The "Vocal profile" section was also superfluous, as it simply repeated information that had been give just a few sentences before.

Finally, I've removed the stub designation. The article currently contains all the interesting information extant about Lopez, and that's all you can ask for. Besides, I've read his website and the information here, and I wonder if he should be classified in the opera singers category. Merely taking classes in singing opera doesn't make you an opera singer. Can anyone refer us to actual performances he's been in and what roles he sang? It would be good info to add, if it's there. George

Musical terms need explaining[edit]

Explanations of the music terms used in this article is necessary in order for the average reader to understand what the fuss is about. RickK 22:52, Jun 5, 2005 (UTC)


New article possibly of interest to editors of this article: TirehPekinensis 14:44, 6 August 2005 (UTC)

date of birth[edit]

"born August 26 in Brisbane, Australia" ... and in which year? ;) ...Sicherlich Post 11:52, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Low notes[edit]

Has he ever proven his low end, anywhere? I've never seen anyone provide anything nearing an A#1. The lowest I've heard from him is about an A2.

He held out a pretty low note (around a D2 I think) on the Japanese TV shoot which can be viewed through his official site. (talk) 05:55, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Vocal Range[edit]

I've been reading the page about Adam Lopez and the discussion page about this page, the sentence about his vocal range seems to be a bit misleading. According to this page, he has over a 7 octave range, but it also says he can sing notes from a#1 to c#8. I'm pretty certain this means his vocal range is only 6.25 octaves?? I've checked other websites qabout vocal range and all the sites I found say it only counts as an octave if you can sing the same note in different octaves, by this logic, his vocal range is 6 octaves/a little over 6 octaves, but less than 7. I might be wrong here.

Normally, as long as a person is able to sing (not hit) a certain octave and about, their range can be rounded to the NEAREST octave or be stated in it's exact existence. In Lopez's case, shouldn't the range be stated as 6.25 or 6 octaves? See this page on the five octave vocal range. I, myself, am a whistle register singer and not because u have the ability to sing in the whistle register means that you have a full, although wide, vocal range. Yes, I can sing through to the seventh octave, but there is also a possibility that others who can sing in the seventh octave may well be able to also sing in the fourth octave but may skip the 5th or 6th and go right through to the 7th. What would be the range cast upon that singer?--Mikéylicious & Really, Really Hot!!! 19:12, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Someone said that he is considreed a full dramatic coloratura, but the page also says that his tessitura lies in the tenor range. How is this possible? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:00, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

This "full dramatic coloratura soprano" bit is nonsense. It also appears (almost equally implausibly) in the article about Georgia Brown. He is a pop tenor with a developed whistle range. A coloratura soprano is a high, flexible operatic soprano. Also, "dramatic"and "coloratura"are opposites anyway (one is "dramatic"... and the other light and very flexible for lots of easy runs and ornamentation"), so I'm not sure what a "dramatic coloratura" is supposed to be anyway, both dramatic and flexible I suppose. As for Adam being a "full" one of these, he obviously is not Orlando098 (talk) 21:34, 9 December 2007 (UTC)~ I also agree with the poster who said he should not be listed as an opera singer. I heard him singing O Sole Mio (not opera, but often sung by operatic tenors) on YouTube and his style wasn't remotely operatic. Orlando098 (talk) 21:37, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Concur. "Opera singer" is neither a compliment nor insult, but a job. That is simply not what Lopez does. We need not even consider whether his development of a wide range, and singing of pieces from the classical repertoire constitutes operatic or bel canto singing. Even if it does, that does not mean that he is an opera singer. And that is not a claim against which anybody need feel compelled to defend him. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cmsg (talkcontribs) 14:18, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

A#1 to C#8 you say? For those that need an elaborated explanation: with the system, the number increases every C, Cb or C#. So A#1 to A#7 = 6 octaves (A#1 to A#2 is one octave, A#2 to A#3 is another octave...). So in that case you are completely right, that Adam Lopez has a range of 6 octaves and 3 seminotes. So it's definitely not 7 octaves, neither 8!!! He can sing in the 8th octave yes, but his total range is not 8 octaves. Indeed, this is, like with Mariah Carey a purposefully mistaken description to make it even more impressive. And I really doubt his lower range, if they took the A#1 from a spoken dialogue, like they also did with Mariah, well I don't find that to be quite fair, even though indeed it's in the absolute sense part of his range. Orlando098 is also right about the incorrect description of his fach, but I believe it's like the incorrect range description to make it sound incredible: full dramatic coloratura soprano... Just as you thought, coloratura and dramatic are like the two oppositis of how a timbre can sound. Sincerely, Manolito Mystiq (talk) 14:27, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Adam Lopez/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

"Adam Lopez (born 26 August in Brisbane, Australia) ..."

Come on guys, what is this? Usually in English, if the year is omitted it means this year.

Try to be a bit more specific.

Last edited at 13:54, 17 November 2008 (UTC). Substituted at 06:40, 29 April 2016 (UTC)