The range within which most notes of a vocal part fall.
- To the Marx songs, the tessitura of which is ideally suited to her edgy soprano, she brings incomparable authority and ravishing vocalism.
- Inevitably she has to sing the role rather lightly, given its high tessitura.
- Prior to her appearances in London she had specialised in singing male roles, because of her remarkably low tessitura.
Italian, literally 'texture', from Latin textura (see texture).
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