Having started singing at the age of three, Lopez was a polished soprano by age ten. After finishing high school, Lopez studied voice at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music at Griffith University in Australia. He spent five years there developing his male coloratura, though he spent a total of 10 years developing his distinctive vocal abilities. In addition to solo work, Lopez has worked as a session vocalist, singing backing vocals for Mariah Carey, Debelah Morgan, Keith Urban, Vanessa Amorosi, and other Australian artists. He has also worked in television and radio. Lopez currently teaches voice at Sheldon College and is promoting his most recent album, Popera.
He is also working on a new age album in the vein of Yma Sumac. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Lopez holds the world record for highest vocal note produced by a male. That pitch is designated C#8 in note-octave notation; it is one half step above the highest note on a standard grand piano or 4435 Hz. Before achieving this record, Lopez held the previous Guinness World Record for singing a D7 in 2003. He broke his own record in June 2005. Although he is most noted for this record, it is said that Lopez's voice is rangier than the grand staff in both directions.
He is said to have the ability to pitch a A#1, one and one-half steps below Deep C. His tessitura, however, lies in the tenor range. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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