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mez·zo-so·pran·o

 (mĕt′sō-sə-prăn′ō, -prä′nō, mĕd′zō-, mĕz′ō-)
n. pl. mez·zo-so·pran·os Music
1.
a. A voice having a range between soprano and contralto.
b. A vocal part calling for a voice having such a range.
2. A woman having a mezzo-soprano voice.

[Italian : mezzo, half (from Latin medius; see medium) + soprano, soprano; see soprano.]

mezzo-soprano

n, pl -nos
1. (Classical Music) a female voice intermediate between a soprano and contralto and having a range from the A below middle C to the F an eleventh above it. Sometimes shortened to: mezzo
2. (Classical Music) a singer with such a voice

mez′zo-sopran′o



n., pl. -pran•os,
adj. n.
1. a voice or voice part intermediate in compass between soprano and contralto.
2. a person having such a voice.
adj.
3. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or suitable to a mezzo-soprano.
[1745–55; < Italian]

mezzo-soprano

A female vocal range almost as high as a soprano and almost as low as an alto, usually rich and ideal for dramatic roles in opera which are frequently written for this range, for example, Carmen.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mezzo-soprano - a soprano with a voice between soprano and contraltomezzo-soprano - a soprano with a voice between soprano and contralto
soprano - a female singer
2.mezzo-soprano - the female singing voice between contralto and soprano
singing voice - the musical quality of the voice while singing
Translations

mezzo-soprano

[ˈmetsəʊsəˈprɑːnəʊ] N (= singer) → mezzosoprano f; (= voice) → mezzosoprano m

mezzo-soprano

[ˌmɛtsəʊsəˈprɑːnəʊ] nmezzo-soprano f

mezzo-soprano

n (= voice)Mezzosopran m; (= singer)Mezzosopranistin f

mezzo-soprano

[ˌmɛtsəʊsəˈprɑːnəʊ] n (voice, singer) → mezzosoprano sm
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Clockwise from top: Aelwyd yr Ynys won the folk party; Dafydd Wyn Jones of Llanrhaeadr won the song from a musical under 19; Ceri Haf Roberts, of Henllan, first mezzosoprano 12-25; Oakley Silver Band from Blaenau Ffestiniog won the Ivor Jones Challenge Cup for the third time in a row; Ffion Elin Davies from Porthaethwy, second in the solo from a musical under 19; Eisteddfod harpist Dylan Cernyw from Colwyn Bay
Joining Dame Kiri on this year's judging panel are mezzosoprano Elena Obraztsova, tenor Neil Shicoff, baritone Bernd Weikl and chairman Nicholas Payne.
The Rome-born mezzosoprano, due to appear with the Basel Chamber Orchestra, is among the world's most respected opera singers.