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Synonyms for coloratura

a lyric soprano who specializes in coloratura vocal music

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singing with florid ornamentation

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She disclosed the coloratura sheen of her vocal instrument in the stunning staccatos.
Here the coloratura soprano shouted and cried in fear of the final judgment.
With the exception of low contralto, all nonsoprano voices in this system are expected to be agile even though those Facher do not include the subclassification of coloratura in the titles.
Beverly Sills, the Brooklyn-born coloratura soprano whose fame extended well beyond the opera house thanks to her effusive personality and charitable work, died of lung cancer in Manhattan on July 2.
In arias from three operas -- ``Ariodante,'' ``Giulio Cesare'' and ``Arianna in Creta'' -- Kirchschlager, an Austrian, touches both the ground and the stratosphere with a voice that's equally at home in straightforward dramatic statement and ornate coloratura.
With an expressive and appealing stage personality Cecilia then delighted with a sparkling coloratura aria from Nicolai's The Merry Wives of Windsor, ending with a knock- out final flourish.
Rachel Orr is the company's jewel in the crown, her Adina sung with a well modulated soprano, negotiating some fiercely demanding coloratura with aplomb.
Veda is wrong: She's just not a pianist, she's a singer, and not just a singer, but cursed with the gifts of a great coloratura.
The pieces are invariably virtuo sic, requiring the kind of vocal gymnastics in which Farinelli loved to indulge, much to the delight of his audiences; on Riccardo Broschi's exhausting "Qual guernero in campo armato," for example, it is difficult to judge whether the brutally wide range, the seemingly endless coloratura passages, or the athletic intervallic leaps are the more impressive.
Joao's extraordinary expressive range reached from guttural croaks to coloratura trilling, with scatting and vocalizing in between.
Composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein's reputation is forever assured thanks to such Broadway masterpieces as West Side Story--his collaboration with Stephen Sondheim--and Candide, which features the coloratura lavender anthem "Glitter and Be Gay.
En el Segundo Tomo, de 1970, se lee en la pagina 62: "Miliza Korjus, estrella junto con Fernand Gravey y Luise Rainer de la celebre pelicula norteamericana de Julien Duvivier El Gran Vals (1938) y soprano coloratura del Metropolitan Opera House de Nueva York, fue contratada para interpretar, a las ordenes de Contreras Torres, el papel de una cantante vienesa que, despues de volver loco al propio Strauss 1, va a Mexico y participa de los fastos e intrigas del Segundo Imperio.
51), where her beautifully articulated coloratura contests with the virtuoso trumpeting of Crispian Steele-Perkins.
More a practical musician than a theorist, he at first completely accepted Italian operatic tradition, with its emphasis on vocal coloratura and beautiful melodies supported by conventional orchestral complements and its reliance on the set forms of recitative and aria.
Kasarova has a luxuriously warm voice, sensitive musicianship and the technical agility to execute the florid bel canto coloratura mezzo roles.