Contralto is a subdivision of alto, mezzo-soprano of soprano; and soprano itself may be dramatic or florid.
"The Voice" by Frank E. Miller
The other woman was a gray-haired lady of about fifty with fine features and a rich contralto voice.
"The Mighty Dead" by William Campbell Gault
A silent compact, silently entered into, for before a word was interchanged the animated contralto of the lady came down from above.
"The House of Fulfilment" by George Madden Martin
Teresina's rich, exquisitely beautiful contralto stirred the depths of my soul.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
I thought of it as a richly sweet contralto.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
Of course, it's actually a low contralto or tenor, but you expect her to be a lyric soprano.
"The Romantic Analogue" by W.W. Skupeldyckle
The work is divided into thirteen numbers, the solo parts being Iolanthe (soprano), Martha (mezzo-soprano), and Beatrice (contralto).
"The Standard Cantatas" by George P. Upton
This was the first intimation we had of Conny's powerful and sympathetic contralto voice.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
I'd like it to be a contralto.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas
Hedwig had a beautiful contralto voice, and Thaddie sang a good accompaniment.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
Ewa Podles, the Polish contralto with a three-octave range and a cult following, has appeared in Washington with some regularity over the years, thanks to the Vocal Arts Society.
The English contralto Kathleen Ferrier had a voice like no other.
Ewa Podles, contralto, and Garrick Ohlsson, pianist.
The phrase "keeping it real" and all that it suggests certainly applies to Baby Jane Dexter, a longtime cabaret performer whose booming pop contralto is one of the more formidable voices on the New York nightclub stage.
The Canadian contralto's Schumann album includes 25 songs, including two complete song cycles.