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1.
1. An intensely beautiful style of singing. It is characterized by flowery, extravagant passages and lots of trills and runs.

2. A coloratura soprano, meaning a soprano who sings the coloratura style.

3. A role in an opera or musical which employs coloratura techniques.

Contrary to popular belief, any properly trained vocalist can sing coloratura--it is not limited to sopranos.
1. "Every Valley Shall Be Exalted" is a coloratura aria.

2. Beverly Sills is a coloratura soprano.

3. The Queen of the Night is a coloratura role.
by Pitti-Sing June 23, 2006