Coloratura vs Colorature - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between coloratura and colorature

is that coloratura is (uncountable) florid or fancy passages in vocal music while colorature is (music) an elaborate melody, particularly in vocal music and especially in operatic singing of the 18th and 19th centuries, with runs, trills, leaps, etc.

As an adjective coloratura

is pertaining to.

coloratura

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (uncountable) Florid or fancy passages in vocal music.
  • * 2004 , The Video Librarian , volume 19, page 71
  • The singing is generally excellent, with Simon Keenlyside standing out for his richly vocalized (and amusingly dour) Papageno and Diana Damrau for her spot-on coloratura and genuine venom as the Queen of the Night.
  • (countable) a singer of such passages, especially a soprano
  • * 1980 , Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers
  • The middle one, of course, was the coloratura Julia Kristeva, known as the most voluptuous Salome in the business.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Pertaining to .
  • She has a lighter and more coloratura voice.
    This role has the most coloratura singing in the opera.
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    colorature

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia colorature)
  • (music) An elaborate melody, particularly in vocal music and especially in operatic singing of the 18th and 19th centuries, with runs, trills, leaps, etc.
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