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Voice Type (ranges)
Female voices
Soprano
Mezzo-soprano
Alto or Contralto

Male voices Voice type, often called Fach (pl. ... Human voices may be classified according to their vocal range — the highest and lowest pitches that they can produce. ... A mezzo-soprano (meaning medium soprano in Italian) is a female singer with a range usually extending from the A below middle C to the F an eleventh above middle C. Mezzo-sopranos generally have a darker (or lower) vocal tone than sopranos, and their vocal range is between that... This article is about the voice-type. ... In music, an alto is a singer with a vocal range somewhere between a tenor and a soprano. ...

Countertenor (Alto or Mezzo)
Tenor
Baritone
Bass-baritone
Bass

edit this - view history A countertenor is an adult male who sings in an alto, mezzo or soprano range, often through use of falsetto, or sometimes natural head voice. ... This article is about the voice-type. ... Mezzo may refer to one of the following: The Mezzo TV cable channel in Spain. ... This article is about Tenor vocalists in music. ... Baritone (French: ; German: ; Italian: ) is most commonly the type of male voice that lies between bass and tenor. ... A bass-baritone is a singing voice that shares certain qualities of both the baritone and the bass. ... A bass (or basso in Italian) is a male singer who sings in the deepest vocal range of the human voice. ...

A soprano is a singer with a voice range from approximately middle C (C4) to "high A" (A5) in choral music, or to "soprano C" (C6, two octaves above middle C) or higher in operatic music. In four part chorale style harmony the soprano takes the highest part which usually encompasses the melody. Soprano may refer to: Soprano, the voice part High pitched musical instruments: Soprano clarinet Soprano saxophone The Sopranos, the TV show Category: ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... In Western music, the expression middle C refers to the note C or Do located exactly between the two staves of the grand staff, quoted as C4 in note-octave notation (also known as scientific pitch notation). ... This article is about choirs, musical ensembles containing singers. ... For the numerical computation software, see GNU Octave. ... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... A chorale was originally a hymn of the Lutheran church sung by the entire congregation. ... Look up melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The term "soprano" refers to a female singer. Male singers whose voices have not yet changed are known either as "boy sopranos" or in church traditions as trebles, whilst adult male sopranos are known as countertenors or sopranists. Treble (or Boy Soprano in slang) is a term applied in music to a young male singer with an unchanged voice in the soprano range. ... Treble (or Boy Soprano in slang) is a term applied in music to a young male singer with an unchanged voice in the soprano range. ... A countertenor is an adult male who sings in an alto, mezzo or soprano range, often through use of falsetto, or sometimes natural head voice. ... A sopranist is a male singer who sings in the soprano vocal range. ...


Historically women were not allowed to sing in the Church so the soprano roles were given to young boys and later to castrati - men whose larynxes had been fixed in a pre-adolescent state through the process of castration. A castrato is a male soprano, mezzo-soprano, or alto voice produced either by castration of the singer before puberty or one who, because of an endocrinological condition, never reaches sexual maturity. ... Castration (also referred as: gelding, neutering, orchiectomy, orchidectomy, and oophorectomy) is any action, surgical, chemical, or otherwise, by which a male loses the functions of the testes or a female loses the functions of the ovaries. ...


"Soprano" can also refer to the highest-pitched member of a family of instruments.

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Types of soprano and soprano roles in opera

In opera, the tessitura, vocal weight, and timbre of soprano voices, and the roles they sing, are commonly categorized into voice types, often called fächer (sg. fach, from German Fach or Stimmfach, "vocal category"). For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... In music, tessitura (Italian: texture) is a range of pitches compared to the instrument for which it was intended to be used. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In music, timbre, or sometimes timber, (from Fr. ... Voice type, often called Fach (pl. ...


A note on vocal range vs. tessitura: Choral and pop singers are classified into voice parts based on range; solo classical singers are classified into voice types based in part on tessitura – where the voice has the best timbre and easy volume. For instance a soprano and a mezzo-soprano may have the same range, but their tessituras will lie in different parts of that range. This article is about choirs, musical ensembles containing singers. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... Human voices may be classified according to their vocal range — the highest and lowest pitches that they can produce. ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the 2000s . ... Voice type, often called Fach (pl. ... In music, tessitura (Italian: texture) is a range of pitches compared to the instrument for which it was intended to be used. ... In music, timbre, or sometimes timber, (from Fr. ... “Fortissimo” redirects here. ...


The low extreme for sopranos is roughly B3 or A3 (just below middle C). Often low notes in higher voices project less, lack timbre, and tend to "count less" in roles (although some Verdi, Strauss and Wagner roles call for stronger singing below the staff). Rarely is a soprano simply unable to hit a low note. In music, timbre, or sometimes timber, (from Fr. ...


The high extreme: at a minimum, non-coloratura sopranos have to reach "soprano C" (C6, two octaves above middle C), and many roles in the standard repertoire call for D6 or D-flat6. A couple of roles have optional E-flat6’s, as well. In the coloratura repertoire several roles call for E-flat6, and the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute has several staccato F6’s, though few singers will have this role in their repertoire. While not necessarily within the tessitura, a good soprano will be able to sing her top notes full-throated, with timbre and dynamic control. Coloratura is an old word meaning colouring. ... 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. ... In music, tessitura (Italian: texture) is a range of pitches compared to the instrument for which it was intended to be used. ... In music, timbre, or sometimes timber, (from Fr. ... “Fortissimo” redirects here. ...


Following are the operatic soprano classifications, with their standard repertory roles: For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ...


Coloratura soprano

  • Lyric coloratura soprano - A very agile light voice with a high upper extension, capable of fast vocal coloratura. 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[citation needed].
Singers include,Natalie Dessay,Diletta Rizzo Marin, Ruth Ann Swenson and Beverly Sills.
  • Dramatic coloratura soprano - A coloratura soprano with great flexibility in high-lying velocity passages, yet with great sustaining power. 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.
Examples of dramatic coloraturas include Edita Gruberova, Diana Damrau, Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland and June Anderson.

It should also be noted that several of the above roles are also the province of lyric coloraturas, and that some dramatic coloraturas move easily between the lyric coloratura, the pure lyric soprano, the soubrette and the dramatic coloratura, although rarely into lirico spinto territory. Coloratura is an old word meaning colouring. ... 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. ... Natalie Dessay (born in Lyon, 19 April 1965) is an important French opera soprano. ... Ruth Ann Swenson (born 1960) is an American soprano. ... 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. ... 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 ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 ... The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) is a film by the British-based director-writer team of Powell & Pressburger. ... Offenbach holds many meanings. ... 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). ... 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 ... Edita Gruberova (born December 23, 1946) is a Czechoslovakian opera singer who is one of the most acclaimed coloraturas of recent decades. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline for Biographies. ... 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. ... 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. ... June Anderson (born December 30, 1952) is an American coloratura soprano. ... 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 ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 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 ... Norma is a tragedia lirica or opera in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini with libretto by Felice Romani after Norma, ossia Linfanticidio (Norma, or The Infanticide) by Alexandre Soumet. ... Bellini can mean: A family of Italian painters, the most famous of which is Giovanni Bellini (c. ... 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. ... 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. ... La traviata is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. ... 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 ... 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. ... A Dramatic Coloratura is a very rare type of singer. ... Spinto (It. ...


Soubrette

A light voice with a bright, sweet timbre and a tessitura in the mid-range. In opera, this voice often plays comedic, saucy, but likable characters, and some soubrettes can also sing lyric coloratura roles such as Gilda or Norina. In addition, baroque music, early music and baroque opera, as well as many art songs, all call for this kind of beautiful, light voice. Soubrette roles in turn may be performed by light lyric and lyric coloratura voices, and sometimes by mezzo-sopranos as well. Soubrette is a term referring to a type of female role —specifically, a stock character —in opera and theatre. ... In music, timbre, or sometimes timber, (from Fr. ... In music, tessitura (Italian: texture) is a range of pitches compared to the instrument for which it was intended to be used. ... Giuseppe Verdi, by Giovanni Boldini, 1886 (National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome) Rigoletto is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi. ... Don Pasquale is a comic opera (opera buffa) in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. ... 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. ... An art song is a vocal music composition, usually written for one singer with piano accompaniment. ... A mezzo-soprano (meaning medium soprano in Italian) is a female singer with a range usually extending from the A below middle C to the F an eleventh above middle C. Mezzo-sopranos generally have a darker (or lower) vocal tone than sopranos, and their vocal range is between that...

Singers include Elisabeth Schumann, Kathleen Battle, and Dawn Upshaw.

Elisabeth Schumann (1888 - 1952) was a celebrated German soprano who sang in opera, operetta, oratorio and lieder and left a rich legacy of recordings. ... Kathleen Battle (b. ... Dawn Upshaw (born July 17, 1960 in Nashville, Tennessee), is an American soprano. ... Orfeo ed Euridice is an opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck. ... Christoph Willibald Gluck (July 2, 1714 – November 15, 1787) was a German composer. ... 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. ... 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. ... For other uses, see Falstaff (disambiguation). ... 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 ... Le nozze di Figaro ossia la folle giornata (Trans: ), K. 492, is an opera buffa (comic opera) composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, Le mariage de Figaro (1784). ... 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. ... 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. ...

Lyric soprano

A warm voice with a bright, full timbre which can be heard over an orchestra. It generally has a higher tessitura than a soubrette and usually plays ingenues and other sympathetic characters in opera. There is a tendency to divide lyric sopranos into two groups: In music, timbre, or sometimes timber, (from Fr. ... In music, tessitura (Italian: texture) is a range of pitches compared to the instrument for which it was intended to be used. ... Soubrette is a term referring to a type of female role —specifically, a stock character —in opera and theatre. ... Mary Pickford, a perpetual ingenue The Ingenue is a stock character in literature and film and a role type in the theatre, generally a girl or a young woman who is endearingly innocent. ...

  • Light Lyric soprano - Light lyrics often have a “full package” of musicianship, appearance and stagecraft. This voice needs to be careful in its repertory choices, because smaller houses may offer them meatier (especially spinto) roles if they have good stage presence. Then as they become successful, if they take these heavier roles into larger houses they will damage their voices. There are a wide variety of roles written for this voice, and they may sing soubrette, baroque and other light roles as well.
Singers include Lucrezia Bori, Anna Netrebko, Barbara Bonney and Ileana Cotrubaş.
  • Full Lyric soprano - Some full lyrics may have a more mature sound than light lyrics, making them less suitable for some of the lighter roles. Occasionally a full lyric will have a big enough voice that she can take on much heavier roles, using volume in place of vocal weight. This is done when a more lyric timbre is desired in an otherwise heavier role. Otherwise full lyric sopranos need be judicious with spinto and other heavy roles to prevent vocal deterioration.
Singers include Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Victoria de los Ángeles, Lisa della Casa, Anna Moffo, Mirella Freni, Teresa Stratas, Kiri Te Kanawa, Angela Gheorghiu, Eleanor Steber, Montserrat Caballé and Renee Fleming.

Spinto is a vocal term used to characterize a soprano or tenor voice of a weight between lyric and dramatic that is capable of handling large dramatic climaxes at moderate intervals. ... Soubrette is a term referring to a type of female role —specifically, a stock character —in opera and theatre. ... The term Baroque Opera refers to operas written in the 17th Century up until the mid 18th Century. ... Lucrezia Bori (1887 - 1960) was a celebrated Spanish soprano opera singer. ... The Russian soprano Anna Netrebko (born 18 September 1971) is a well-known opera singer. ... Barbara Bonney (born April 14, 1956) is an American soprano opera singer. ... Ileana CotrubaÅŸ The Romanian soprano Ilena CotrubaÅŸ (born June 9, 1939) is a famous opera singer whose career spanned from the 1960s to the 1980s. ... Orfeo ed Euridice is an opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck. ... Christoph Willibald Gluck (July 2, 1714 – November 15, 1787) was a German composer. ... Hänsel und Gretel is an opera by Engelbert Humperdinck (Humperdinck himself described it as a fairy opera. ... For the pop singer of this name, see Engelbert Humperdinck (singer) Engelbert Humperdinck (September 1, 1854 – September 27, 1921) was a German composer, best known for his opera, Hänsel und Gretel (1893). ... Manon is an opera in five acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille, based on L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost. ... Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (May 12, 1842 - August 13, 1912) was a French composer. ... Fidelio (Op. ... Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized December 17, 1770 – March 26, 1827) was a German composer of Classical music, the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras. ... Die Zauberflöte (English title: The Magic Flute) is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with libretto in German by Emanuel Schikaneder. ... 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. ... Der Rosenkavalier (The Cavalier of the Rose) is a comic opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to an original German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. ... This article is about the German composer of tone-poems and operas. ... “Fortissimo” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In music, timbre, or sometimes timber, (from Fr. ... Spinto is a vocal term used to characterize a soprano or tenor voice of a weight between lyric and dramatic that is capable of handling large dramatic climaxes at moderate intervals. ... Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf DBE (b. ... Victoria de los Ángeles Victòria dels Àngels (November 1, 1923 – January 15, 2005) was a Catalan Spanish operatic soprano whose career began in the early 1940s and reached its height in the mid 1970s. ... Lisa Della Casa (born in Burgdorf on February 2, 1919) is a Swiss soprano who was famous for her interpretation of works by Mozart and Richard Strauss. ... 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. ... Mirella Freni Mirella Freni (born 27 February 1935) is a famous Italian opera soprano much admired for the youthful quality of her voice and her acting skills. ... Teresa Stratas (b. ... Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa IPA: , ONZ, AC, DBE, (born March 6, 1944) is an internationally famous New Zealand opera singer. ... Opera singer Angela Gheorghiu (born September 7, 1965) is one of the most famous contemporary sopranos. ... Eleanor Steber Eleanor Steber, (born Wheeling, West Virginia, 17 July 1916 - died Langhorne, Pennsylvania. ... Montserrat Caballé Maria de Montserrat Viviana Concepción Caballé i Folc, better known as Montserrat Caballé (born April 12, 1933), is a Catalan Spanish operatic soprano renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. ... The American soprano Renée Fleming (born 14 February 1959) is a leading opera singer. ... The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) is a film by the British-based director-writer team of Powell & Pressburger. ... Offenbach holds many meanings. ... 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 ... Le nozze di Figaro ossia la folle giornata (Trans: ), K. 492, is an opera buffa (comic opera) composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, Le mariage de Figaro (1784). ... 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 opera by Ferruccio Busoni, see Turandot (Busoni). ... Giacomo Puccini Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (December 22, 1858 – November 29, 1924) is regarded as one of the great operatic composers of the late 19th and early 20th century. ... A poster for the Italian premiere. ... Giacomo Puccini Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (December 22, 1858 – November 29, 1924) is regarded as one of the great operatic composers of the late 19th and early 20th century. ... 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Ruggiero Leoncavallo (March 8, 1857 - August 9, 1919) was an Italian opera composer. ... Rusalka may refer to: Rusalkas, Slavic water nymphs. ... Dvořák is a common Czech surname (the feminine form is Dvořáková) derived from dvůr (=court, estate). ... Eugene Onegin (Yevgeny Onegin, Евгений Онегин) is a novel in verse written by Aleksandr Pushkin. ... Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский, sometimes transliterated as Piotr, Anglicised as Peter Ilich), (May 7, 1840 – November 6, 1893 (N.S.); April 25, 1840 – October...

Spinto soprano

Also lirico-spinto, Italian for "pushed lyric". It has the brightness and height of a lyric soprano, but can be "pushed" to dramatic climaxes without strain, and may have a somewhat darker timbre. It generally uses squillo to "slice" through a full orchestra (rather than singing over it like a dramatic soprano). It also handles dynamic changes very well. The spinto repertoire includes many Verdi, verismo and Puccini roles, some of which are very popular in opera. The fact that spinto sopranos are uncommon means that these popular roles are often performed by singers from other classifications, and more than a few lyric sopranos have damaged their voices singing spinto roles. Spinto is a vocal term used to characterize a soprano or tenor voice of a weight between lyric and dramatic that is capable of handling large dramatic climaxes at moderate intervals. ... In music, timbre, or sometimes timber, (from Fr. ... Squillo (Italian for ring) is a resonant, trumpet-like ringing sound in voice of opera singers. ... “Fortissimo” redirects here. ... 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 ... Verismo was an Italian literary movement born approximately between 1875 and 1895. ... Giacomo Puccini Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (December 22, 1858 – November 29, 1924) is regarded as one of the great operatic composers of the late 19th and early 20th century. ...

Singers include Zinka Milanov, Leontyne Price and Aprile Millo

Zinka Milanov (née Kunc) Zinka Milanov née Zinka Kunc (May 17, 1906 - May 30, 1989) was a Croatian-born operatic soprano. ... Mary Violet Leontyne Price (born February 10, 1927) is an American opera singer (soprano). ... Aprile Millo, b. ... Adriana Lecouvreur is an opera by Francesco Cilea. ... Francesco Cilea, (Palmi, near Reggio Calabria, July 26, 1866 - Varazze, near Savona, November 20, 1950) was an Italian opera composer, whose early success was not sustained, as taste in music changed. ... Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, based on a story by Auguste Mariette. ... 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 ... For other uses, see Falstaff (disambiguation). ... 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 ... Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly) is an opera in three acts (originally two acts) by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. ... Giacomo Puccini Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (December 22, 1858 – November 29, 1924) is regarded as one of the great operatic composers of the late 19th and early 20th century. ... For the Rossini opera, see Otello (Rossini) or for the eurobeat artist see Gianni Coraini. ... 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 ... This article refers to the opera Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi (and its revised Italian version, known as Don Carlo). ... 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 forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) is an Italian opera 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 ... The Queen of Spades (Пиковая дама in Russian, Pikovaya dama in transliteration) is an opera in three acts by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to a Russian libretto by the composers brother Modest Tchaikovsky, based on a short story by the poet Aleksandr Pushkin. ... Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский, sometimes transliterated as Piotr, Anglicised as Peter Ilich), (May 7, 1840 – November 6, 1893 (N.S.); April 25, 1840 – October... Andrea Chénier is an opera in four acts by Umberto Giordano to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica, based on the life of the French poet André Chénier (1762-1794). ... Umberto Giordano (August 28, 1867 - November 12, 1948) was a composer, mainly of opera. ... Manon Lescaut is an opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Domenico Oliva and Luigi Illica, based on L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost. ... Giacomo Puccini Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (December 22, 1858 – November 29, 1924) is regarded as one of the great operatic composers of the late 19th and early 20th century. ... Mefistofele is the only completed opera by the Italian composer Arrigo Boito. ... 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Dramatic soprano

A powerful, rich, emotive voice that can sing over a full orchestra. Thicker vocal folds in dramatic voices usually mean less agility than lighter voices but a sustained fuller sound. Usually (but not always) this voice has a lower tessitura than other sopranos, and a darker timbre. Used for heroic, tragic women of opera. In music, tessitura (Italian: texture) is a range of pitches compared to the instrument for which it was intended to be used. ... In music, timbre, or sometimes timber, (from Fr. ... This article is about the type of character. ... Tragedy is one of the oldest forms of drama. ...

Singers include Ghena Dimitrova, Jessye Norman, Karita Mattila and Deborah Voigt.
  • Wagnerian soprano - A dramatic voice that can assert itself over a large orchestra (over eighty pieces); substantial, very powerful and even throughout the registers. Usually plays a mythic heroine. Successful Wagnerian sopranos are rare, only one or two appear in a generation; most knowledgable people agree that there are no true Wagnerians singing today.[citation needed]
Singers include Kirsten Flagstad, Astrid Varnay, Birgit Nilsson and Gwyneth Jones.

Ghena Dimitrova - Soprano Ghena Dimitrova (Bulgarian: ) (May 6, 1941 – June 11, 2005) was a Bulgarian operatic soprano. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Karita Mattila Karita Mattila (born September 5, 1960 in Somero, Finland), is a leading opera soprano. ... The American soprano Deborah Voigt (August 4th, 1960 – ) is a well known opera singer. ... Cover of the score of La prise de Troie, the first two acts of Les Troyens. ... Portrait of Berlioz by Signol, 1832 Louis Hector Berlioz (December 11, 1803 – March 8, 1869) was a French Romantic composer best known for the Symphonie Fantastique, first performed in 1830, and for his Requiem of 1837, with its tremendous resources that include four antiphonal brass choirs. ... Elektra is a one-act opera by Richard Strauss, to a German-language libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal adapted from his drama of 1903—the first of many such collaborations between composer and librettist. ... This article is about the German composer of tone-poems and operas. ... Tannhäuser or Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf die Wartburg (Tannhäuser and the Singers Contest on the Wartburg) is an opera in three acts, music and text by Richard Wagner, based on the two Germanic legends of Tannhäuser and the song contest at Wartburg. ... Wagner may refer to more than one place in the United States: Wagner, South Dakota Wagner, Wisconsin Wagner may refer to more than one person: Richard Wagner, German composer Cosima Wagner, daughter of Franz Liszt and wife of Richard Wagner Heinrich Leopold Wagner, dramatist and author John Peter Honus Wagner... Lohengrin is a romantic opera (or music drama) in three acts by Richard Wagner. ... 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Amilcare Ponchielli (August 31, 1834 – January 17, 1886) was an Italian composer, largely of operas. ... Fidelio (Op. ... Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized December 17, 1770 – March 26, 1827) was a German composer of Classical music, the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras. ... Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) is the second of the four operas that comprise Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), by Richard Wagner. ... Wagner may refer to more than one place in the United States: Wagner, South Dakota Wagner, Wisconsin Wagner may refer to more than one person: Richard Wagner, German composer Cosima Wagner, daughter of Franz Liszt and wife of Richard Wagner Heinrich Leopold Wagner, dramatist and author John Peter Honus Wagner... For other uses, see Tosca (disambiguation). ... Giacomo Puccini Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (December 22, 1858 – November 29, 1924) is regarded as one of the great operatic composers of the late 19th and early 20th century. ... For the opera by Ferruccio Busoni, see Turandot (Busoni). ... Giacomo Puccini Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (December 22, 1858 – November 29, 1924) is regarded as one of the great operatic composers of the late 19th and early 20th century. ... Kirsten Flagstad Kirsten MÃ¥lfrid Flagstad (July 12, 1895 – December 7, 1962) was a Norwegian opera singer. ... Astrid Varnay (born April 25, 1918 in Stockholm, Sweden) is an American soprano. ... Birgit Nilsson Birgit Nilsson (May 17, 1918 – December 25, 2005) was a great Swedish soprano who specialized in operatic and symphonic works. ... 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Other soprano types

Two types of soprano especially dear to the French are the Dugazon and the Falcon, which are intermediate voice types between the soprano and the mezzo soprano: a Dugazon is a darker-colored soubrette, a Falcon a darker-colored soprano drammatico. Louise-Rosalie Lefebvre, also known as Madame Dugazon (1755-1821), was a French actress, dancer and singer. ... Marie-Cornélie Falcon (1812-1897) was a French operatic singer. ... A mezzo-soprano (meaning medium or middle soprano in Italian) is a female singer whose range lies between the soprano and the contralto, usually extending from the A below middle C to the A two octaves above (i. ...


Soprano roles in operettas

The Gilbert and Sullivan Savoy operas also have prominent soprano roles. Scene from the 1984 version. ... Cunegonde is a fictional character in the novel Candide. ... Candide is a comic operetta by Leonard Bernstein, based on the novella of the same name by Voltaire. ... Die Lustige Witwe (or The Merry Widow) is a musical comedy or operetta by the Austro-Hungarian composer, Franz Lehár. ... Scene from the 1984 version. ... W. S. Gilbert Arthur Sullivan Gilbert and Sullivan refers to the Victorian era partnership of librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). ...


Soprano roles in musicals

The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the novel by French novelist Gaston Leroux. ... Illustration of Cosette. ... Les Misérables (pronunciation ), colloquially known as Les Mis, is a musical composed in 1980 by French composer Claude-Michel Schönberg on a libretto by Alain Boublil. ... The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the novel by French novelist Gaston Leroux. ... Logo for the 2003 Broadway revival of Wonderful Town Wonderful Town is a musical with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Leonard Bernstein. ... The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll1and Mr. ... The Apple Tree is a musical with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. ... Wicked may refer to: Look up wicked in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Anything Goes (disambiguation). ... Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a Tony Award-winning musical with a book by Hugh Wheeler and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. ... For films based on the musical, see Show Boat (film). ... Carousel is a 1945 stage musical by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics) that was adapted from Ferenc Molnars play Liliom. ... Oklahoma! was the first musical play written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II (see Rodgers and Hammerstein). ... For other uses, see The Sound of Music (disambiguation). ... This article is about the musical. ... This article is about the stage musical. ... Look up grease in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Guys and Dolls is a musical, with the music and lyrics written by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, based on The Idyll Of Miss Sarah Brown, a short story by Damon Runyon. ... The Maid of the Mountains is a light opera or musical play, which opened at Dalys Theatre in London on February 10, 1917. ... A Chorus Line is a musical with a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. ... Youre a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner and a book by John Gordon, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. ... For other uses, see Peanut (disambiguation). ...

Contemporary and crossover sopranos

Yolanda Yvette Adams (born August 27, 1961 in Houston, Texas) is a Grammy Award-winnning American singer. ... This article is about the singer. ... Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells[1] on 1 October 1935[2]) is an award-winning English actress, singer, author and cultural icon. ... Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American folk singer and songwriter known for her highly individual vocal style. ... Sarah Brightman (born August 14, 1960) is an English classical crossover soprano, actress and dancer. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... Cheryl Coko Clemons (born Cheryl Gamble on June 13, 1974) is an American gospel and R&B singer, and lead singer of platinum selling R&B group Sisters With Voices (SWV). ... SWV, also known as Sisters With Voices, is an American female R&B trio from New York that formed as three school friends in 1990: Cheryl Coko Gamble-Clemons (born June 13, 1974), Tamara Taj Johnson-George (born April 1974), and Leanne Lelee Lyons (born July 17, 1973). ... Kristen Chenoweth. ... Charlotte Church (born Charlotte Maria Reed on February 21, 1986) is a Welsh singer and television presenter who rose to international fame in childhood as a popular classical singer with a precociously mature dramatic operatic voice, in particular in its tonal qualities. ... Judith Marjorie Collins (born May 1, 1939 in Seattle, Washington) is an American folk and standards singer and songwriter, known for the stunning purity of her soprano; for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk, showtunes, pop, and rock and roll); and for her social... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in West-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an multi-grammy winning American R&B and soul singer and songwriter who fronted two groups, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Labelle, which changed and birthed a new era of womens music and... Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is an English singer-songwriter who was the winner of the third series of the popular television talent show The X Factor. ... Lani Misalucha (born 1970) is a singer from the Philippines. ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ... Olivia Newton-John (born September 26, 1948) is a British-born Australian singer and actress. ... Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen Cabuli (born August 17, 1977, in Kitee, Finland), is a Finnish singer. ... Regina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez (born April 22, 1970), nicknamed Asias Songbird, is a Filipino singer, actress, and TV host. ...

See also

For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... This list provides a guide to the most important operas, as determined by their presence on a majority of compiled lists of significant operas: see the Lists Consulted section for full details. ... Voice type, often called Fach (pl. ... The German Fach (pl. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... The term Bel Canto may refer to: Belcanto, a vocal technique; or Bel Canto, a novel by Ann Patchett. ... Treble (or Boy Soprano in slang) is a term applied in music to a young male singer with an unchanged voice in the soprano range. ...

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The coloratura has a great range and impressive vocal agility; the lyric soprano has a light, pretty voice; and the dramatic soprano has a sustained power suitable for operatic roles.
The voices of boys who have not reached puberty are generally in the soprano range and replace women’s voices in some church choirs.
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The word "soprano" generally refers to a female singer of this highest vocal range and to her voice.
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soprano and the mezzo soprano: a Dugazon is a darker-colored soubrette, a Falcon a darker-colored soprano drammatico.
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