A tenor was a singer, usually male, who sang at the highest possible pitch.

Kerelian tenors were famous for their voices. Nella Daren had heard about them prior to 2369, but still was overwhelmed when she actually attended a performance of a Kerelian and described his voice as "Soaring, incredible range. Wonderful." Jean-Luc Picard commented that those tenors sung nuances only Kerelians could actually hear. (TNG: "Lessons")

An irate hologram of Doctor Lewis Zimmerman demanded of Kes in 2373 why The Doctor's program had been filled with "useless information", giving O, soave fanciulla as an example. When Kes asked what was wrong with him studying opera, Zimmerman snapped, "It wasn't programmed to be a tenor, it was programmed to be a physician! " (VOY: "The Swarm")

The solos in the Klingon opera piece Gav'ot toH'va were intended for a tenor. Despite this, while stuck in an escape pod in 2375, Worf sang this opera, much to Ezri Dax's surprise when he told her. (DS9: "Penumbra")

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