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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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Mezzosoprano Bernarda Fink will perform the heavenly alto solo.
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
The evening will introduce Jane Robertson, the choir's new accompanist, who is to play a solo, and the voice of musical director Emily Reaves, an accomplished mezzosoprano.
MERSEYSIDE mezzosoprano Danielle Thomas will sing at a fundraising carol concert in the crypt at the Metropolitan Cathedral this weekend.