Soprano

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A soprano is a type of classical female singing voice and has the highest vocal range of all voice types.wikipedia
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Choir

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The soprano's vocal range (using scientific pitch notation) is from approximately middle C (C 4 ) = 261 Hz to "high A" (A 5 ) = 880 Hz in choral music, or to "soprano C" (C 6, two octaves above middle C) = 1046 Hz or higher in operatic music.

Soubrette

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The soprano voice type is generally divided into the coloratura, soubrette, lyric, spinto, and dramatic soprano.
A soubrette is a type of operatic soprano voice fach, often cast as a female stock character in opera and theatre.

Coloratura soprano

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The soprano voice type is generally divided into the coloratura, soubrette, lyric, spinto, and dramatic soprano.
A coloratura soprano is a type of operatic soprano voice that specializes in music that is distinguished by agile runs, leaps and trills.

Lyric soprano

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The soprano voice type is generally divided into the coloratura, soubrette, lyric, spinto, and dramatic soprano.
A lyric soprano is a type of operatic soprano voice that has a warm quality with a bright, full timbre that can be heard over an orchestra.

Opera

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The soprano's vocal range (using scientific pitch notation) is from approximately middle C (C 4 ) = 261 Hz to "high A" (A 5 ) = 880 Hz in choral music, or to "soprano C" (C 6, two octaves above middle C) = 1046 Hz or higher in operatic music.
Castrati such as Farinelli and Senesino, as well as female sopranos such as Faustina Bordoni, became in great demand throughout Europe as opera seria ruled the stage in every country except France.

Voice type

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A soprano is a type of classical female singing voice and has the highest vocal range of all voice types.
Women are typically divided into three groups: soprano, mezzo-soprano, and contralto.

Dramatic soprano

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The soprano voice type is generally divided into the coloratura, soubrette, lyric, spinto, and dramatic soprano.
A dramatic soprano is a type of operatic soprano with a powerful, rich, emotive voice that can sing over, or cut through, a full orchestra.

Singing

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A soprano is a type of classical female singing voice and has the highest vocal range of all voice types.
Women are typically divided into three groups: soprano, mezzo-soprano, and contralto.

Human voice

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A soprano is a type of classical female singing voice and has the highest vocal range of all voice types.
For example, among men, there are bass, baritone, tenor and countertenor (ranging from E2 to even F6 and higher), and among women, contralto, mezzo-soprano and soprano (ranging from F3 to C6 and higher).

Sopranist

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"Soprano" refers mainly to women, but it can also be applied to men; "sopranist" is the term for a male countertenor able to sing in the soprano vocal range, while a castrato is the term for a castrated male singer, typical of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, and a treble is a boy soprano who has not reached puberty yet and still able to sing in that range.
A sopranist (also, sopranista or male soprano) is a male singer who is able to sing in the vocal tessitura of a soprano usually through the use of falsetto vocal production.

Castrato

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"Soprano" refers mainly to women, but it can also be applied to men; "sopranist" is the term for a male countertenor able to sing in the soprano vocal range, while a castrato is the term for a castrated male singer, typical of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, and a treble is a boy soprano who has not reached puberty yet and still able to sing in that range.
A castrato (Italian, plural: castrati) is a type of classical male singing voice equivalent to that of a soprano, mezzo-soprano, or contralto.

Countertenor

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"Soprano" refers mainly to women, but it can also be applied to men; "sopranist" is the term for a male countertenor able to sing in the soprano vocal range, while a castrato is the term for a castrated male singer, typical of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, and a treble is a boy soprano who has not reached puberty yet and still able to sing in that range.
A countertenor (also contra tenor) is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range is equivalent to that of the female contralto or mezzo-soprano voice types, generally extending from around G 3 to D 5 or E 5, although a sopranist (a specific kind of countertenor) may match the soprano's range of around C 4 to C 6.

Boy soprano

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"Soprano" refers mainly to women, but it can also be applied to men; "sopranist" is the term for a male countertenor able to sing in the soprano vocal range, while a castrato is the term for a castrated male singer, typical of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, and a treble is a boy soprano who has not reached puberty yet and still able to sing in that range.
A boy soprano (British and especially North American English) or boy treble (only British English) is a young male singer with an unchanged voice in the soprano range, a range that is often still called the treble voice range (in North America too) when talking about children.

Spinto soprano

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The soprano voice type is generally divided into the coloratura, soubrette, lyric, spinto, and dramatic soprano.
A spinto soprano (also lirico-spinto, spinto lyric soprano or "pushed lyric") is a type of operatic soprano voice that has the limpidity and easy high notes of a lyric soprano, yet can be "pushed" on to achieve dramatic climaxes without strain.

Mezzo-soprano

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A soprano and a mezzo-soprano have a similar range, but their tessituras will lie in different parts of that range.
A mezzo-soprano or mezzo (, ; meaning "half soprano") is a type of classical female singing voice whose vocal range lies between the soprano and the contralto voice types.

Vocal range

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A soprano is a type of classical female singing voice and has the highest vocal range of all voice types.
Women are typically divided into three main groups: soprano, mezzo-soprano, and contralto.

Die Frau ohne Schatten

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Within opera, the lowest demanded note for sopranos is F 3 (from Richard Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten ).
The opera's story is set in the mythical empire of the Southeastern Islands and involves five principal characters: the Emperor (tenor), the Empress (soprano), her Nurse (mezzo-soprano), Barak, a lowly dyer (bass-baritone), and the Dyer's Wife (dramatic soprano).

Popoli di Tessaglia!

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In rare cases, some coloratura roles go as high as G 6 or G 6, such as Mozart's concert aria "Popoli di Tessaglia!", or the title role of Jules Massenet's opera Esclarmonde.
"Popoli di Tessaglia! – Io non chiedo, eterni Dei" (K. 316/300b) is a recitative and aria for soprano and orchestra that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote for Aloysia Weber.

SATB

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In SATB four-part mixed chorus, the soprano is the highest vocal range, above the alto, tenor, and bass.
In music, SATB is an initialism for soprano, alto, tenor and bass, defining the voice types required by a chorus or choir to perform a particular musical work.

Richard Strauss

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Within opera, the lowest demanded note for sopranos is F 3 (from Richard Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten ).
Throughout his life, from his earliest songs to the final Four Last Songs of 1948, he preferred the soprano voice to all others, and all his operas contain important soprano roles.

Audrey Luna

Light coloraturas have a range of approximately middle C (C 4 ) to "high F" (in alt) (F 6 ) with some coloratura sopranos being able to sing somewhat lower or higher, e.g. an interpolated A 6 in the Doll Aria, "Les oiseaux dans la charmille", from The Tales of Hoffmann, e.g. by Rachele Gilmore in a 2009 performance, and a written A 6 by Audrey Luna in 2017 in The Exterminating Angel, both at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Audrey Elizabeth Luna (born in Salem, Oregon ) is an American soprano who won a Grammy Award in 2014 for Best Opera Recording of Thomas Adès's opera The Tempest.

Staff (music)

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Often low notes in higher voices will project less, lack timbre, and tend to "count less" in roles (although some Verdi, Strauss and Wagner roles call for stronger singing below the staff).
Four-part SATB vocal settings, especially in hymnals, use a divisi notation on a two-staff system with soprano and alto voices sharing the upper staff and tenor and bass voices on the lower staff.

Bass (voice type)

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In SATB four-part mixed chorus, the soprano is the highest vocal range, above the alto, tenor, and bass.
In SATB four-part mixed chorus, the bass is the lowest vocal range, below the tenor, alto, and soprano.

Jules Massenet

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In rare cases, some coloratura roles go as high as G 6 or G 6, such as Mozart's concert aria "Popoli di Tessaglia!", or the title role of Jules Massenet's opera Esclarmonde.
In 1887 he met the American soprano Sibyl Sanderson.

Spinto

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Also lirico-spinto, Italian for "pushed lyric", the spinto soprano has the brightness and height of a lyric soprano, but can be "pushed" to dramatic climaxes without strain, and may have a somewhat darker timbre.
Spinto (from Italian, "pushed") is a vocal term used to characterize a soprano or tenor voice of a weight between lyric and dramatic that is capable of handling large musical climaxes in opera at moderate intervals.