bel canto


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bel can·to

 (bĕl kän′tō)
n.
A style of operatic singing characterized by full, even tones and a brilliant display of vocal technique.

[Italian : bel, bello, beautiful + canto, singing.]

bel canto

(ˈbɛl ˈkæntəʊ)
n
(Music, other) music
a. a style of singing characterized by beauty of tone rather than dramatic power
b. (as modifier): a bel canto aria.
[C19: Italian, literally: beautiful singing]

bel can•to

(ˌbɛl ˈkæn toʊ, -ˈkɑn-)
n.
a smooth cantabile style of operatic singing.
[1890–95; < Italian: literally, fine singing]
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Noun1.bel canto - a style of operatic singingbel canto - a style of operatic singing    
singing, vocalizing - the act of singing vocal music
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The tenor and pianist combined classic Italian bel canto with tango to create a new kind of theatre called Recital CanTango.
Veinte anos despues (ya es un "viejo" de 43), lo unico que ha pasado con el maestro es que ha aumentado su calidad, sus recursos y, claro, su repertorio; aunque cuidando de mantenerse en una franja que no lo lleve a forzarse y dando prioridad al bel canto.
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Y es que el Palau de les Arts inauguraba su 11a temporada dedicada al bel canto, y siendo ella una reconocida apasionada de la musica clasica, no podia encontrar un plan mejor.
Donizetti may today be better-known as one of the leading composers of bel canto operas but he also wrote a number of orchestral works, among which is the Sinfonia for Winds in 1817 (which is part of the orchestra's programme).
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