10 definitions by Pitti-Sing

The lowest female singing voice. At their lowest, contraltos sometimes sound like Barry White. There are traditionally very few roles for contraltos in operas, though modern musical theatre has begun to include them. A common saying is that contraltos are only allowed to play "witches, bitches and britches," with "britches" referring to a trouser role.
Some famous contraltos are Cher, Fiona Apple, Patti LuPone and Marilyn Horne.
Some famous contralto roles in musical theatre are Katisha (The Mikado), Dalila (Samson et Dalila) and Charity (Sweet Charity).
by Pitti-Sing June 23, 2006
The Lord High Executioner of Titipu in Gilbert and Sullivan's masterpiece The Mikado. Ko-Ko is usually played by a baritone. He is generally considered the male lead in this operetta, and while he sings during almost every song, his only true solos are "I've Got a Little List" and "On a Tree By a River."

At the beginning of the operetta, Ko-Ko has been condemned to death for flirting, but the Mikado releases him and makes him the Lord High Executioner. His ward Yum-Yum is to be his bride, but she is in love with Nanki-Poo, the Mikado's son, who is in turn lusted after by a noblewoman named Katisha. After the entire cast attempts multiple times to sort out their mangled love lives, Ko-Ko finds love with Katisha, and they sing their famed duet, "There is Beauty in the Bellow of the Blast."
Ko-Ko has been played by such talented actors as Martyn Green and Eric Idle.
by Pitti-Sing June 23, 2006
A mediocre "actress" who starred in the 2004 Hollywood butchering of The Phantom of the Opera. She is heralded as a capable soprano, but to me she sounds more like an alto with a slightly high range.

Anyway, she was born in 1986 and her birth name is Emmanuelle Grey Rossum. Besides Phantom, she performed in the movies Mystic River and The Day After Tomorrow.
Emmy Rossum is possibly the worst Christine ever.
by Pitti-Sing June 23, 2006

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