Word of the Week – Coloratura

As in: “Making her Boston Symphony Orchestra debut this week, Russian coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova first came to international attention as winner of the Gold Medal in the 2007 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.”

Boston Symphony Orchestra. Open Rehearsal 8 (AM 5): Brief Notes on the Program. Boston: Boston Symphony Orchestra, 18 March 2010. N. pag. Print

If you are on campus, the glossary of the Naxos Music Library Online database includes a definition. Select the ‘Resources’ drop-down menu from the horizontal navigation bar, then the ‘glossary’.

In the same database, as an example, listen to Lakme: Bell Song sung by coloratura soprano, Tracy Dahl.

When you finish using Naxos, don’t forget to logout using the red button on the top left of the page.

Also, explore definitions at the library’s E-Ready Reference Resources site using the Dictionaries listed:

Posted by the Reference Department


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