What is soprano?

  • (adj): Having or denoting a high range.
    Example: "Soprano voice"; "soprano sax"
    Synonyms: treble
    See also — Additional definitions below


A soprano is a voice type with a vocal range (using scientific pitch notation, where middle C = C4) 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. For other styles of singing see voice classification in non-classical music.

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Soprano - Intermediate Voice 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 ...
May Night - Roles
... Levko, his son tenor Pyotr Lodiy Mayor's sister-in-law mezzo-soprano Anna Bichurina (Ganna) Hanna mezzo-soprano Mariya Slavina Clerk bass Vladimir ...
Inga Nielsen
... Inga Nielsen (2 June 1946 – 10 February 2008) was a Danish soprano who had an active international opera career from 1971 to 2006 ... career performing parts in the lyric soprano repertory and then became an admired singer of dramatic soprano roles, beginning in the late 1980s ... She excelled in portraying some of the more rarely heard and demanding dramatic soprano roles such as the woman in Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartung, Ursula in Mathis der ...
El Capitan (operetta) - Roles
... Army in Peru Estrelda, Cazarro's daughter (soprano) Isabel, Don Medigua's daughter (soprano) Princess Marghanza, Don Medigua's wife (mezzo-soprano) Chorus of ...
Deborah Voigt - Biography and Career - 2006 To 2008
... This included tributes to Broadway sopranos Barbara Cook and Julie Andrews ... Voigt's fach is that of the dramatischer soprano, she has recently made the transition into singing the hochdramatischer soprano repertoire with her interpretation of Isolde ... On September 28, 2008, Voigt joined another soprano, Patricia Racette, and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in singing a comedic tribute to Plácido Domingo, who dressed in tuxedos ...

More definitions of "soprano":

  • (noun): The pitch range of the highest female voice.
    Synonyms: treble
  • (noun): A female singer.
  • (noun): The highest female voice; the voice of a boy before puberty.