soprano

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the highest female voice

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the pitch range of the highest female voice

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having or denoting a high range

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Katerina's resilience, passion and determination has allowed her to develop her voice into the sound required for the heavier roles of the spinto soprano. She has also recorded a new CD with the title Angel of Fire with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Grzegorz Nowak, featuring operatic arias by Verdi, Giordano, Beethoven, Wagner, Cilea and Puccini; Andromache's Farewell by Samuel Barber; as well as two world-premiere pieces by Swiss composer Stephan Hodel, based on Katerina's poetry.
Though Adrianne Fieczonka as Desdemona was not in as secure voice as I have heard her before, she still remains a major spinto soprano. In another multi-assignment this week, Mark Delavan's lago was as well sung and acted as his Jupiter in Danae had been.
A soubrette's voice usually can sustain many high light notes, whereas a spinto soprano will sing the bulk of her music in the middle and low, leading to a climactic high note toward or at the end of a long phrase.
Foremost among them was the dual presence of today's most distinguished Verdi bass, Ferruccio Furlanetto, and our most accomplished Verdian spinto soprano, Sondra Radvanovsky.
For this revival, the title role was taken on by Karita Mattila, the richly gifted spinto soprano from Finland.