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A coloratura soprano is a type of operatic soprano who specializes in music that is distinguished by agile runs and leaps. The term coloratura refers to the elaborate ornamentation of a melody, which is a typical component of the music written for this voice. Within the coloratura category, there are roles written specifically for lighter voices known as lyric coloraturas and others for larger voices known as dramatic coloraturas. Some roles may be sung by either voice. For example, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor was famously done at the Metropolitan Opera for many years by Lyric Coloratura Lily Pons, whose voice was quite small and light, but more recently the same role was sung by Ruth Ann Swenson whose voice is larger. Likewise, dramatic coloraturas have been extremely successful in singing the lighter roles. Categories within a certain voice range are determined by the size, weight and color of the voice. This article is about the voice-type. ... Coloratura is an old word meaning colouring. ... Categories: People stubs | 1797 births | 1848 deaths | Opera composers | Romantic composers | Italian composers | People born in Bergamo, Italy ... Lucia di Lammermoor is a dramma tragico, or opera, in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. ... Lily Pons as Rosina Lily Pons (April 12, 1898 – February 13, 1976) was a French-born U.S. coloratura soprano. ... Ruth Ann Swenson (born 1960) is an American soprano. ...

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Lyric Coloratura Soprano

A very agile light voice with a high upper extension, capable of fast vocal coloratura. Lyric coloraturas have a range of approximately middle C (C4) to "high F" (F6). Such a soprano is sometimes referred to as a soprano leggiero if her vocal timbre has a slightly warmer quality. The soprano leggiero also typically does not go as high as other coloraturas, peaking at a "high E" (E6).[1] Bel canto roles were typically written for this voice, and a wide variety of other composers have also written coloratura parts. Baroque music, early music and baroque opera also have many roles for this voice.[2] Coloratura is an old word meaning colouring. ... The term Bel Canto may refer to: Belcanto, a vocal technique; or Bel Canto, a novel by Ann Patchett. ... Coloratura is an old word meaning colouring. ... Baroque music describes an era and a set of styles of European classical music which were in widespread use between approximately 1600 and 1750. ... Early music is commonly defined as European classical music from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque. ... The term Baroque Opera refers to operas written in the 17th Century up until the mid 18th Century. ...

Laura Claycomb is an American lyric coloratura soprano opera singer. ... Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes dHoffmann) is an opera by Jacques Offenbach. ... Kathleen Battle (b. ... Don Pasquale is a comic opera (opera buffa) in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. ...

Lyric Coloratura Singers

Joyce Arleen Auger (or Augér) (September 13, 1939 - June 10, 1993) was an American soprano singer, admired for her coloratura voice and interpretations of works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Monteverdi, Gluck, and Mozart. ... Kathleen Battle (b. ... Erna Berger (1900-1990) was a German soprano, born in Dresden. ... Laura Claycomb is an American lyric coloratura soprano opera singer. ... Natalie Dessay (born Nathalie Dessaix, 19 April 1965, in Lyon) is a French soprano. ... Amelita Galli-Curci Amelita Galli-Curci as the title role in Lakmé Amelita Galli-Curci (18 November 1882 – 26 November 1963) was an operatic coloratura soprano, one of the best regarded of the early 20th century. ... Sumi Jo is an operatic soprano. ... Anna Moffo The American soprano Anna Moffo (born on or around June 27, 1932; died March 9, 2006) was an opera soprano primarily active in the 1960s. ... Antonietta Meneghel (27 June 1893 – 26 January [[1975), better known by her stage name Toti Dal Monte, was a celebrated Italian operatic soprano, and a favourite of Arturo Toscanini. ... Lily Pons as Rosina Lily Pons (April 12, 1898 – February 13, 1976) was a French-born U.S. coloratura soprano. ... Lucia Popp (Lucia Poppova) (November 12, 1939–November 16, 1993) was a popular operatic soprano from Slovakia. ... Born at Yzeures-sur-Creuse, Touraine, on December 29, 1918. ... Erna Sack (1898-1972) was a German coloratura soprano who studied at the Prague Conservatory and later in Berlin. ... Beverly Sills (May 25, 1929 – July 2, 2007), born Belle Miriam Silverman, was perhaps the best-known American opera singer in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Erna Spoorenberg (11 April 1926–18 March 2004) was a Dutch soprano. ... Ruth Ann Swenson (born 1960) is an American soprano. ...

Lyric Coloratura Soprano Roles[3]

Scene from the 1984 version. ... Johann Strauss is the name of three famous Austrian composers: Johann Strauss I (1804-1849), or Johann Strauss Sr. ... Lelisir damore (The Elixir of Love) is a comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti to an Italian libretto by Felice Romani, based on Eugène Scribes Le Philtre. ... Categories: People stubs | 1797 births | 1848 deaths | Opera composers | Romantic composers | Italian composers | People born in Bergamo, Italy ... Soubrette is a term referring to a type of female role —specifically, a stock character —in opera and theatre. ... Several notable women of Ancient Rome bore the name Agrippina. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ... Alcina is an opera seria by George Frideric Handel. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ... Born in a small Western Massachusetts town in late 1988, Rinaldo has influenced the lives of many during his short time on planet Earth. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ... Alzira is an opera in a prologue and two acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, based on the play Alzire, ou les Américains by Voltaire. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ... Tancredi is an opera in two acts by composer Gioacchino Rossini and librettist Luigi Lechi, based on Voltaires play Tancrède (1759). ... Gioacchino Antonio Rossini (February 29, 1792 — November 13, 1868) was an Italian musical composer who wrote more than 30 operas as well as sacred music and chamber music. ... La sonnambula (The Sleepwalker) is an opera semiseria in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini to an Italian libretto by Felice Romani, based on a vaudeville by Eugène Scribe. ... Bellini can mean: A family of Italian painters, the most famous of which is Giovanni Bellini (c. ... Handel opera composed in 1733. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ... Mitridate, re di Ponto (Mithridates, King of Pontus), K. 87 (74a), is an early opera seria in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... The Abduction from the Seraglio (K. 384; in German Die Entführung aus dem Serail) is a comic opera in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... Il matrimonio segreto (The Secret Marriage) is an opera by Domenico Cimarosa. ... Domenico Cimarosa Domenico Cimarosa (17 December 1749, Aversa – 11 January 1801, Venice) was an Italian opera composer. ... Lucio Silla (K135) is an Italian opera in three acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... For the Bernstein operetta based on the book, see Candide (operetta). ... // Bernstein means amber in German. ... For the opera by Étienne Méhul, see Ariodant. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ... Handel opera composed in 1733. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ... Il rè pastore (The Shepherd King) is an opera, K. 208, written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a Italian libretto by Pietro Metastasio. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... The Ballad of Baby Doe is an opera by the American composer Douglas Moore to a libretto by John Latouche. ... Douglas Stuart Moore (August 10, 1893 - July 25, 1969) was an American composer, educator, and author. ... I puritani (The Puritans) is an opera in three acts, by Vincenzo Bellini. ... Bellini can mean: A family of Italian painters, the most famous of which is Giovanni Bellini (c. ... Litaliana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) is an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini to an Italian libretto by Angelo Anelli, based on his earlier text set by Luigi Mosca. ... Gioacchino Antonio Rossini (February 29, 1792 — November 13, 1868) was an Italian musical composer who wrote more than 30 operas as well as sacred music and chamber music. ... Rigoletto is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi. ... VERDI is an acronym for the Italian unification movement, named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi (ardent supporter of the movement) VERDI stands for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Re D Italia (Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy) Categories: Historical stubs ... Category: Possible copyright violations ... Bellini can mean: A family of Italian painters, the most famous of which is Giovanni Bellini (c. ... Idomeneo, re di Creta ossia Ilia e Idamante (Italian: Idomeneo, King of Crete, or, Ilia and Idamante; usually referred to simply as Idomeneo, K. 366) is an Italian opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... Mitridate, re di Ponto (Mithridates, King of Pontus), K. 87 (74a), is an early opera seria in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... Roméo et Juliette (Romeo and Juliet) is an opera in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, based on the play by Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. ... Categories: Stub | 1818 births | 1893 deaths | Opera composers | Romantic composers | French musicians ... Original poster for Lakmé Lakmé is an opera in three acts by Léo Delibes to a French libretto by Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gille, based on the 1880 novel Rarahu ou Le Mariage de Loti by Pierre Loti. ... Delibes is the last name of some famous people: Leo Delibes (1836-1891), a French composer Miguel Delibes (1920- ), a Spanish Writer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearlfishers) is a three-act opera by Georges Bizet, to a libretto by Eugène Cormon and Michael Carré. While not nearly as popular as his far more famous Carmen, it contains a wealth of attractive music and has found some popularity despite its... Georges Bizet (October 25, 1838 – June 3, 1875), was a French composer of the romantic era best known for his opera Carmen. ... Linda di Chamounix (Linda of Chamounix) is a melodramma semiserio, a semi-serious opera, in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. ... Categories: People stubs | 1797 births | 1848 deaths | Opera composers | Romantic composers | Italian composers | People born in Bergamo, Italy ... La sonnambula (The Sleepwalker) is an opera semiseria in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini to an Italian libretto by Felice Romani, based on a vaudeville by Eugène Scribe. ... Bellini can mean: A family of Italian painters, the most famous of which is Giovanni Bellini (c. ... Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario), K. 486, is a comic Singspiel written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Gottlieb Stephanie. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... For other uses, see Faust (disambiguation). ... Categories: Stub | 1818 births | 1893 deaths | Opera composers | Romantic composers | French musicians ... La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) is a comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti. ... Categories: People stubs | 1797 births | 1848 deaths | Opera composers | Romantic composers | Italian composers | People born in Bergamo, Italy ... The Nightingale (Solovyei) is a Russian conte lyrique in three acts by Igor Stravinsky. ... Igor Fyodorovitch Stravinsky () (June 17, 1882 – April 6, 1971) was a composer of modern classical music. ... Don Pasquale is a comic opera (opera buffa) in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. ... Categories: People stubs | 1797 births | 1848 deaths | Opera composers | Romantic composers | Italian composers | People born in Bergamo, Italy ... The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) is a film by the British-based director-writer team of Powell & Pressburger. ... Offenbach holds many meanings. ... For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... Charles Louis Ambroise Thomas (August 5, 1811 - February 12, 1896) was a French opera composer. ... Un ballo in maschera, or A Masked Ball, is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi with text by Antonio Somma. ... VERDI is an acronym for the Italian unification movement, named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi (ardent supporter of the movement) VERDI stands for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Re D Italia (Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy) Categories: Historical stubs ... A breeches role (also pants role or trouser role) is a role in which an actress appears in male clothes (breeches being tight-fitting knee-length pants, the standard male garment at the time breeches roles were introduced). ... Mignon is an opera in three acts by Ambroise Thomas to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, based on Goethes story Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre. ... Charles Louis Ambroise Thomas (August 5, 1811 - February 12, 1896) was a French opera composer. ... Le Coq dOr or The Golden Cockerel is an opera by Nikolai Rimsky_Korsakov which debuted in 1907. ... Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian: Никола́й Андре́евич Ри́мский-Ко́рсаков), also Nikolai, Nicolai, and Rimsky-Korsakoff, (March 18, 1844 – June 21, 1908) was a Russian composer and teacher of classical music particularly noted for his fine orchestration, which may have been influenced by his synaesthesia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ... Ascanio in Alba, K. 111, Pastoral opera in 2 parts (Festa teatrale in due atti) Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Librettist: Abbé Giuseppe Parini First performance: Teatro Regio Ducal, Milan, 17 October 1771 // Dramatis Personæ Venere (Venus) (soprano) Ascanio, her grandson, son of Aeneas (male soprano) Silvia, a nymph descended from... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... Il re pastore (The Shepherd King) is an opera, K. 208, written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to an Italian libretto by Pietro Metastasio, edited by Varesco. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... For other uses, see A Midsummer Nights Dream (disambiguation). ... Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (November 22, 1913 – December 4, 1976) was a British composer and pianist. ... Ascanio in Alba, K. 111, Pastoral opera in 2 parts (Festa teatrale in due atti) Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Librettist: Abbé Giuseppe Parini First performance: Teatro Regio Ducal, Milan, 17 October 1771 // Dramatis Personæ Venere (Venus) (soprano) Ascanio, her grandson, son of Aeneas (male soprano) Silvia, a nymph descended from... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... Ariadne auf Naxos (Ariadne on Naxos) is an opera by Richard Strauss with libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. ... This article is about the German composer of tone-poems and operas. ...

Dramatic coloratura soprano

A coloratura soprano with great flexibility in high-lying velocity passages, yet with great sustaining power comparable to that of a full spinto or dramatic soprano. Dramatic coloraturas have a range of approximately middle C (C4) to "high F" (F6). Various dramatic coloratura roles have different vocal demands for the singer - for instance, the voice that can sing Abigail (Nabucco, Verdi) is unlikely to also sing Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti), but a factor in common is that the voice must be able to convey dramatic intensity as well as flexibility. Roles written specifically for this kind of voice include the more dramatic Mozart and bel canto female roles and early Verdi.[4] Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... The term Bel Canto may refer to: Belcanto, a vocal technique; or Bel Canto, a novel by Ann Patchett. ... VERDI is an acronym for the Italian unification movement, named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi (ardent supporter of the movement) VERDI stands for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Re D Italia (Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy) Categories: Historical stubs ...

  • To hear an example of a dramatic coloratura soprano (Diana Damrau in the role of Queen Of The Night from The Magic Flute) click on this link: Watch Here

Ks. ... Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, (en: The Magic Flute) is an opera in two acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. ...

Dramatic Coloratura Singers

June Anderson (born December 30, 1952) is an American coloratura soprano. ... Maria Callas in a casual moment, 1960s Maria Callas (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας) (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was an American born, Greek dramatic coloratura soprano and perhaps the best-known opera singer of the post-World War II period. ... Ks. ... Cristina Deutekom (born Christine Engel in Amsterdam, August 28, 1931) is a Dutch opera singer. ... Edita Gruberova (born December 23, 1946) is a Czechoslovakian opera singer who is one of the most acclaimed coloraturas of recent decades. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The German soprano Edda Moser was born on October 27, 1938. ... Rosa Ponselle (born Meriden, Connecticut 1897 - died near Baltimore, Maryland 1981), was an American soprano. ... Rita Shane (born in New York, on August 15, 1940) is an internationally-known dramatic coloratura soprano. ... Cheryl Studer, (born October 24, 1955) American soprano, was born in Midland, Michigan. ... Dame Joan Sutherland OM, AC, DBE (born November 7, 1926) is an Australian dramatic coloratura soprano noted for her contribution to the bel canto revival of the 1950s and 1960s. ...

Dramatic Coloratura Soprano Roles[5]

Nabucco is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera, based on the biblical story and the play by Anicet-Bourgeois and Francis Cornu. ... VERDI is an acronym for the Italian unification movement, named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi (ardent supporter of the movement) VERDI stands for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Re D Italia (Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy) Categories: Historical stubs ... I masnadieri (The Bandits) is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Andrei Maffei, based on Die Räuber by Friedrich von Schiller. ... VERDI is an acronym for the Italian unification movement, named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi (ardent supporter of the movement) VERDI stands for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Re D Italia (Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy) Categories: Historical stubs ... The Rakes Progress is an English opera in three acts and an epilogue by Igor Stravinsky. ... Igor Fyodorovitch Stravinsky () (June 17, 1882 – April 6, 1971) was a composer of modern classical music. ... Armida is a beautiful enchantress in Torquato Tassos Jerusalem Delivered, who bewitched Rinaldo, one of the Crusaders, by her charms, as Circe did Ulysses, and who in turn, when the spell was broken, overpowered her by his love and persuaded her to become a Christian. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ... Ascanio in Alba, K. 111, Pastoral opera in 2 parts (Festa teatrale in due atti) Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Librettist: Abbé Giuseppe Parini First performance: Teatro Regio Ducal, Milan, 17 October 1771 // Dramatis Personæ Venere (Venus) (soprano) Ascanio, her grandson, son of Aeneas (male soprano) Silvia, a nymph descended from... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... A breeches role (also pants role or trouser role) is a role in which an actress appears in male clothes (breeches being tight-fitting knee-length pants, the standard male garment at the time breeches roles were introduced). ... Le Grand Macabre (première 1978) is György Ligetis only opera. ... Ligeti may refer to: György Ligeti (1923–2006) Lukas Ligeti (son of György Ligeti and composer/percussionist) Miklós Ligeti - Hungarian sculptor Categories: | | ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ... Don Giovanni (K.527; complete title: Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni, literally The Rake Punishd, or Don Giovanni) is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... Idomeneo, re di Creta ossia Ilia e Idamante (Italian: Idomeneo, King of Crete, or, Ilia and Idamante; usually referred to simply as Idomeneo, K. 366) is an Italian opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... Maria Stuarda is an opera by Gaetano Donizetti, first performed on December 30, 1835, at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan. ... Categories: People stubs | 1797 births | 1848 deaths | Opera composers | Romantic composers | Italian composers | People born in Bergamo, Italy ... Ernani is an operatic dramma lirico in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play Hernani by Victor Hugo. ... VERDI is an acronym for the Italian unification movement, named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi (ardent supporter of the movement) VERDI stands for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Re D Italia (Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy) Categories: Historical stubs ... Original poster for Paris premiere Esclarmonde is an opera in four acts, with prologue and epilogue by Jules Massenet, to a French libretto by Alfred Blau and Louis de Gramont. ... Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (May 12, 1842 - August 13, 1912) was a French composer. ... Così fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti (Thus Do They [f. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... Giovanna dArco (Joan of Arc) is an opera with a prelude and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera, based on the play Die Jungfrau von Orleans by Friedrich von Schiller. ... VERDI is an acronym for the Italian unification movement, named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi (ardent supporter of the movement) VERDI stands for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Re D Italia (Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy) Categories: Historical stubs ... Un giorno di regno, ossia il finto Stanislao (A One-Day Reign, or the false Stanislas) is an opera in two acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Felice Romani, based on the play Le faux Stanislas by Alexandre Vincent Pineu-Duval. ... VERDI is an acronym for the Italian unification movement, named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi (ardent supporter of the movement) VERDI stands for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Re D Italia (Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy) Categories: Historical stubs ... Jérusalem is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to a French libretto by Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz. ... VERDI is an acronym for the Italian unification movement, named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi (ardent supporter of the movement) VERDI stands for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Re D Italia (Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy) Categories: Historical stubs ... Lucio Silla (K135) is an Italian opera in three acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... This article is about Shakespeares play. ... VERDI is an acronym for the Italian unification movement, named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi (ardent supporter of the movement) VERDI stands for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Re D Italia (Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy) Categories: Historical stubs ... Jérusalem is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to a French libretto by Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz. ... VERDI is an acronym for the Italian unification movement, named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi (ardent supporter of the movement) VERDI stands for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Re D Italia (Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy) Categories: Historical stubs ... Il trovatore (The Troubadour) is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Leone Emanuele Bardare and Salvatore Cammarano, based on the play El Trobador by Antonio García Gutiérrez. ... VERDI is an acronym for the Italian unification movement, named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi (ardent supporter of the movement) VERDI stands for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Re D Italia (Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy) Categories: Historical stubs ... La battaglia di Legnano (The battle of Legnano) is an Opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi from Italian libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, based on play La Battaille de Toulouse by Joseph Méry. ... VERDI is an acronym for the Italian unification movement, named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi (ardent supporter of the movement) VERDI stands for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Re D Italia (Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy) Categories: Historical stubs ... Stiffelio is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, from an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play Le Pasteur, ou lÉvangile et le Foyer by Émile Souvestre and Eugène Bourgeois. ... VERDI is an acronym for the Italian unification movement, named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi (ardent supporter of the movement) VERDI stands for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Re D Italia (Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy) Categories: Historical stubs ... Lucia di Lammermoor is a dramma tragico, or opera, in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. ... Categories: People stubs | 1797 births | 1848 deaths | Opera composers | Romantic composers | Italian composers | People born in Bergamo, Italy ... Luisa Miller is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, based on the play Kabale und Liebe by Friedrich von Schiller. ... VERDI is an acronym for the Italian unification movement, named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi (ardent supporter of the movement) VERDI stands for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Re D Italia (Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy) Categories: Historical stubs ... Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario), K. 486, is a comic Singspiel written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Gottlieb Stephanie. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... Maria Stuarda is an opera by Gaetano Donizetti, first performed on December 30, 1835, at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan. ... Categories: People stubs | 1797 births | 1848 deaths | Opera composers | Romantic composers | Italian composers | People born in Bergamo, Italy ... William Tell is an opera by Gioacchino Rossini. ... Gioacchino Antonio Rossini (February 29, 1792 — November 13, 1868) was an Italian musical composer who wrote more than 30 operas as well as sacred music and chamber music. ... Il corsaro (The Corsair) is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, from a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on Lord Byrons poem The Corsair. ... VERDI is an acronym for the Italian unification movement, named after the composer Giuseppe Verdi (ardent supporter of the movement) VERDI stands for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Re D Italia (Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy) Categories: Historical stubs ... 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Soprano acuto sfogato

In rare instances, some coloratura sopranos are able to sing above high F (F6) with great ease. These coloraturas are sometimes referred to as acuto sfogato sopranos,[6] which literally means "high unburdened".


Not to be mistaken with the term soprano sfogato (without the acuto) which refers to a singer capable of singing both high soprano AND contralto roles, such as the legendary Giuditta Pasta, Maria Malibran and Maria Callas herself. In the art of singing, the term soprano sfogato designates a singer (contralto or mezzo soprano) capable of by sheer industry or natural talent to extend her upper range and be able to encompass the coloratura soprano tessitura. ...


Although both lyric and dramatic coloraturas can be sfogato sopranos, one of the defining characteristics of the Sfogato sound is a light and easy upper extension above F6 making it more unusual for a singer with a darker or heavier sound to be considered a sfogato soprano.[7] Classic examples of a sfogato soprano include Mado Robin, Lily Pons, Toti Dal Monte,Natalie Dessay, Erna Sack and Edita Gruberova. Born at Yzeures-sur-Creuse, Touraine, on December 29, 1918. ... Lily Pons as Rosina Lily Pons (April 12, 1898 – February 13, 1976) was a French-born U.S. coloratura soprano. ... Antonietta Meneghel (27 June 1893 – 26 January [[1975), better known by her stage name Toti Dal Monte, was a celebrated Italian operatic soprano, and a favourite of Arturo Toscanini. ... Natalie Dessay (born Nathalie Dessaix, 19 April 1965, in Lyon) is a French soprano. ... Erna Sack (1898-1972) was a German coloratura soprano who studied at the Prague Conservatory and later in Berlin. ... Edita Gruberova (born December 23, 1946) is a Czechoslovakian opera singer who is one of the most acclaimed coloraturas of recent decades. ...


Listen and Compare

It should also be noted that several of the dramatic soprano roles are also the province of lyric coloraturas, and that some dramatic coloraturas move easily between the lyric coloratura. Both voices can also sometimes sing roles into the lyric soprano, the soubrette and rarely the lirico spinto reperetoire.[8] A coloratura soprano is a type of operatic soprano who specializes in music that is distinguished by agile runs and leaps. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Soprano. ... Soubrette is a term referring to a type of female role —specifically, a stock character —in opera and theatre. ... Spinto (It. ...


Listen to lyric coloratura Beverly Sills sing the following: Beverly Sills (May 25, 1929 – July 2, 2007), born Belle Miriam Silverman, was perhaps the best-known American opera singer in the 1960s and 1970s. ...

Listen to dramatic coloratura soprano Joan Sutherland sing the following: A coloratura soprano is a type of operatic soprano who specializes in music that is distinguished by agile runs and leaps. ... The Daughter of the Regiment is a comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti. ... A Dramatic Coloratura is a very rare type of singer. ... La traviata is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Soprano. ... For the ballet, see The Merry Widow (ballet). ... Dame Joan Sutherland OM, AC, DBE (born November 7, 1926) is an Australian dramatic coloratura soprano noted for her contribution to the bel canto revival of the 1950s and 1960s. ...

A Dramatic Coloratura is a very rare type of singer. ... La traviata is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. ... A coloratura soprano is a type of operatic soprano who specializes in music that is distinguished by agile runs and leaps. ... The Daughter of the Regiment is a comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti. ... Spinto (It. ... La Bohème, French for The Bohemian Life, is an opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on La Vie de Bohème by Henri Murger. ...

References

  1. ^ Dolmetsch Online - Music Dictionary Vm - Vz
  2. ^ Boldrey (1994),Guide to Operatic Roles and Arias, cited below
  3. ^ Boldrey (1994),Guide to Operatic Roles and Arias, cited below
  4. ^ Coffin (1960), cited below
  5. ^ Boldrey (1994), Guide to Operatic Roles and Arias, cited below
  6. ^ Apel, Willi (1968). Harvard Dictionary of Music: Second Edition. Belknap Press. ISBN 13: 978-0674375017. 
  7. ^ Dolmetsch Online - Music Dictionary Sf - Si
  8. ^ Boldrey (1994),Guide to Operatic Roles and Arias, cited below

Further reading

  • Boldrey, Richard (1994). Guide to Operatic Roles and Arias. Caldwell Publishing Company. ISBN 9781877761645. 
  • Boldrey, Richard; Robert Caldwell, Werner Singer, Joan Wall and Roger Pines (1992). Singer's Edition (Light Lyric Soprano): Operatic Arias - Light Lyric Soprano. Caldwell Publishing Company. ISBN 9781877761027. 
  • Boldrey, Richard; Robert Caldwell, Werner Singer, Joan Wall and Roger Pines (1992). Singer's Edition (Soubrette): Operatic Arias - Soubrette. Caldwell Publishing Company. ISBN 9781877761034. 
  • Coffin, Berton (1960). Coloratura, Lyric and Dramatic Soprano, Vol. 1. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.. ISBN 9780810801882. 

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