noun (plural mezzos)
- 1 (also mezzo-soprano) A female singer with a voice pitched between soprano and contralto: the Polish mezzo Stefania Toczyska a scene thundering with mezzo-sopranosMore example sentences
- Jan DeGaetani was a mezzo-soprano with a unique voice, range of repertoire, and persona.
- And with a soprano taking the role, rather than a mezzo-soprano, for once the two divas were equals in their fireworks.
- Elina Garanca's voice is somewhat lighter than the other mezzo-sopranos which results in a good contrast.
- 1.1A singing voice of the mezzo type, or a part written for one: the able mezzo of Melanie Sonnenberg as Clarice [as modifier]: Della Jones brings a new vitality to her mezzo ariasMore example sentences
- A few days before that concert, the faculty member slated to sing the mezzo role had cancelled, and Hanslowe was called to substitute.
- Jeanette Ager sings with great conviction, and her superb mezzo voice, together with her accuracy of pitch and beauty of phrasing characterises her enterprising approach to these songs.
- ‘The Only Son,’ from 1947, is actually a little scena for mezzo, tenor, and baritone, with piano.
mid 18th century: Italian, from Latin medius 'middle'.
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