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Coloratura

Collection by June Stoyer

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Songbirds from Heaven! Famous coloraturas, living and deceased.

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A true diva. The legendary Maria Callas. As a soprano, I admire the way she carried herself and the way she hustled. Maria Callas, Divas, Dalai Lama, Opera Singers, Hollywood, Classical Music, Role Models, Beautiful People, Ballet

Callas's range in performance (highest and lowest notes both shown in red): from F-sharp below the Middle C (green) to E-natural above the High C (blue)

1951 - I Vespri Siciliani Boris Christoff, Maria Callas, Eugene Conley, Enzo Mascherin, This is considered her "debut" role at La Scala de Milano (Although she had appeared at La Scala in 1950 substituting for Tebaldi in Aida) Maria Callas, Opera Music, Opera Singers, Queen Mary, The World's Greatest, Scale, Photos, Tours, In This Moment

Maria Callas debut at Milan's Teatro alla Scala in Verdi's I Vespri Siciliani in December 7th, 1951

An example of a coloratura passage from a soprano role. It includes a more difficult variant (top stave) with a leap to a high D Final cadenza from the Valse in Ophélie's Mad Scene (Act IV) from the opera Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas (piano-vocal score, p. Film Books, The Voice, Piano, Sheet Music, Goal, Scene, Paper, Musicals, Singers

An example of a coloratura passage from a soprano role. It includes a more difficult variant (top stave) with a leap to a high D (D6). Final cadenza from the Valse in Ophélie's Mad Scene (Act IV) from the opera Hamlet (1868) by Ambroise Thomas (piano-vocal score, p. 292).