mezzo-soprano

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mezzo-soprano the female singing voice between contralto and soprano
    • n mezzo-soprano a soprano with a voice between soprano and contralto
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Mezzo-soprano (Mus) Having a medium compass between the soprano and contralto; -- said of the voice of a female singer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mezzo-soprano med′zo-so-prä′nō a quality of voice between soprano and alto: low soprano.
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Usage

In literature:

Her voice was a mezzo-soprano, low and sweet, but just now sharpened by an accent of apprehension.
"Miss Ludington's Sister" by Edward Bellamy
The mezzo-soprano requires a radically different adjustment from the barytone.
"Somewhere in Red Gap" by Harry Leon Wilson
She was beautiful and talented and had an admirable mezzo-soprano voice.
"Musical Memories" by Camille Saint-Saëns
A divinely sweet mezzo-soprano voice was singing to the accompaniment of a harp.
"The Dreamer" by Mary Newton Stanard
A moment later the strains of her beautiful mezzo-soprano floated out into the darkness.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
Choir in St. Patrick's during these years were: Soprano, Mrs. Urig, Miss Louisa Tourney, Mrs. Young and Mrs. Taylor; mezzo-soprano, Mme.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
The next number is an aria for mezzo-soprano ("Firm in Faith"), which is very simple, but graceful in its melody.
"The Standard Oratorios" by George P. Upton
She sings very sweetly with a mezzo-soprano voice that is clear and tender.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Several of these selections are to be had for a low voice or a high voice, but most of them are for mezzo-soprano or baritone.
"The Masters and their Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
Contralto is a subdivision of alto, mezzo-soprano of soprano; and soprano itself may be dramatic or florid.
"The Voice" by Frank E. Miller
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In news:

The mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca, below, and above as Rosina in "Il Barbieri di Siviglia" at the Met in 2007.
Mezzo soprano Cathryn Layton sings a Brahms piece.
The Florentine 's production features rising stars mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock singing the role of Carmen and tenor Noah Stewart – in his Florentine debut - as Don Jose.
Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato Becomes A 'Drama Queen'.
Italian mezzo -soprano Giulietta Simionato dies.
A Mezzo Soprano on a Roll.
It's a good thing I am on time, because Milk & Honey, the little restaurant on Anapamu Street at which I have agreed to meet mezzo-soprano Nina Yoshida Nelsen, is closed on Sunday evening.
Mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin wrote the poem at the core of her new album, "Do You Dream in Color.".
Mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham, a Curtis Institute of Music alumna, sings the title role in Opera Company of Philadelphia's CARMEN.
Mezzo-soprano Jeanette Luna and soprano Laura Soto-Bayomi were the featured soloists in the Vermont Philharmonic's Opera Gala, Saturday in St Johnsbury.
NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera's final performance this season of Mozart's last opera, "La Clemenza di Tito," was notable for the unexpected company debut of mezzo-soprano Geraldine Chauvet.
Andrea Bocelli's "One Night in Las Vegas" with conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Maria Aleida and mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins at the sold-out MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Nov 24, 2012.
NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera's final performance this season of Mozart 's last opera, "La Clemenza di Tito," was notable for the unexpected company debut of mezzo-soprano Geraldine Chauvet.
Nan Merriman, operatic mezzo-soprano and recitalist, dies at 92.
Tenor Fran Porretta and mezzo-soprano Michelle De Young.
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