• Coloratura

    1. An intensely beautiful style of singing. It is characterized by flowery, extravagant passages and lots of trills and runs.

    2. A coloratura soprano, meaning a soprano who sings the coloratura style.

    3. A role in an opera or musical which employs coloratura techniques.

    Contrary to popular belief, any properly trained vocalist can sing coloratura--it is not limited to sopranos.

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