Examples of coloratura in a Sentence
a performance without much coloratura
Recent Examples of coloratura from the Web
In arias, the coloratura writing is often intense, so that — as in some Handel operas, only more so — each character plunges at once into a vortex of emotion conveyed by the knots and chains of the rapid-moving vocal line.
Meade showed her credentials as the perfect coloratura.
My mother, Lucille Potter Lavin, was a singer, an opera singer, with a very beautiful lyric coloratura and a brief but dazzling career in New York.
The role of Gilda has long been a talisman for major lyric coloratura sopranos at Lyric.
My great-aunt was the most famous soprano coloratura my country has had, Alba del Castillo.
Performers will be Rosie Herrera, lyric-coloratura soprano; Miguel Llerena, tenor; Jennifer Maer, mezzo-soprano; Stanislav Zelenko, base-baritone, and Michael Zlatkin, bass.
The performer’s hands, isolated on a screen, have a life of their own, the long, slender fingers nervously, gracefully, twitching and fluttering, climbing the air in a kind gestural coloratura.
Ms. Damrau dispatched the aria with rosy sound, agile coloratura and girlish glee.
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Origin and Etymology of coloratura
COLORATURA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of coloratura for English Language Learners
: a style of singing usually in opera that contains a lot of high notes sung very fast
: a singer who is able to perform this type of music
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