Perhaps I overlooked the thread, but why do the basses get no special attention in our 'Opera' section? "Lovely sopranos", "Gorgeous baritones, ok tenors too"..... So what about the deep throaty ones? My top favourite bass is Kurt Moll, just because his voice rings so beautifully in the acoustics (f.e. in Parsifal with von Karajan); followed by Boris Christoff, because of both his bass-blackness and his great voice-versality. He recorded Boris Godunov with doing all the bass roles himself, giving each of these characters their own distinction. Another Bulgarian, Nicolai Ghiaurov, scores also high on my list. I guess, that basses do not look too well on DVD or that they perhaps drag behind in acting talent on the stage... Your bassy opinions, please.