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Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Fachs: Ravenclaw

You’ve seen the Gryffindors, Slytherins, and Hufflepuffs sorted into their fachs, so now our more studious favorites will be sorted into theirs. Though you might not be used to hearing all of our voices loudly, Ravenclaws are both clever and creative, and belong on the stage with the rest! They're the first to sign up to be classified, then question their classification and push their limits constantly. “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure!” –“Rowena Ravenclaw” (JK Rowling). Here is a list of famous and infamous Ravenclaws and their fachs: “Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw, If you’ve a ready mind Where those of wit and learning, Will always find their kind;” -The Sorting Hat, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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You’ve seen the Gryffindors, Slytherins, and Hufflepuffs sorted into their fachs, so now our more studious favorites will be sorted into theirs. Though you might not be used to hearing all of our voices loudly, Ravenclaws are both clever and creative, and belong on the stage with the rest! They're the first to sign up to be classified, then question their classification and push their limits constantly. “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure!” –“Rowena Ravenclaw” (JK Rowling). Here is a list of famous and infamous Ravenclaws and their fachs:

“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw, If you’ve a ready mind Where those of wit and learning, Will always find their kind;” -The Sorting Hat, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Luna Lovegood: Soubrette

Luna is wise in ways most people dismiss, just like the soubrette. She doesn’t have position or power by nature, but by being an outsider, she gains the creative thinking and unusual knowledge that makes her an unexpected force to be reckoned with. She’s just the problem solver the hero needs, even if she doesn’t get as loudly recognized.

Cho Chang: Lyric Coloratura Soprano

She’s just the romantic heroine and match for Harry’s Heldentenor we think we need…until we hear Ginny’s Spinto. Cho is every bit the perfect ingénue, if a bit flighty and emotionally expressive. She and Luna express very different aspects of the Ravenclaw house, just as their Fachs display the diversity among sopranos.

Filius Flitwick: Spieltenor

It’s hard to imagine Professor Flitwick, with his short stature and squeaky voice, as anything but a tenor. A spieltenor would lend himself well to the professor’s eccentricity and the levity he brings the series.

Sybill Trelawney: Dramatic Contralto

The bright quality of the dramatic alto paired with the rare contralto range is shocking to those less familiar with the type, just like Professor Trelawney. And just like this voice type, Seers are incredibly uncommon! A striking voice for a striking character.

Gilderoy Lockhart: Character Tenor

The character tenor and spieltenor are similar, but the character tenor, like Professor Lockhart, is flashy and theatrical. Everyone’s favorite spotlight hog would accept nothing less. Of course, the character tenor also comes with a healthy dose of power that reflects the real danger a character like Professor Lockhart creates. Despite being a fraud, he’s actually quite intelligent and could do scary damage in the right circumstances.

Garrick Ollivander: Basso Profundo

Mr. Ollivander brings an ominous wisdom to the series best expressed through the deepest of resonances. Though early on he appears to be a minor character, his words carry great weight and contain some of the most important foreshadowing in the series. We are inclined to listen closely when we hear the impressive notes the basso profundo has to offer, just as we are inclined to pay attention when Mr. Ollivander has something to say.

What do you think? Did you find your type in Ravenclaw house?

Main Photo by thegreatgeekmanuel. This photo was edited to fit Sexi Soprano's needs.

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