The highest female voicing within choral music. Usually the bearer of melody.
The sopranos in the choir sang the the melody to all of the carols while the rest of the choir sang the countermelody.
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The highest womon's singing voice, usually limited to womyn and children.

Plays the heroine in opera and musicals...
Ranging from sweet, innocent little maidens, to long-suffering victim womyn and a few villains or semi-villains.
Sopranos... ranging from high, fluteish, tweety birds... to steely, powerful, DRAMATIC Wagner roles
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A penis.
Used from people who don't like saying the word penis.
Originally made because sopranos would sometimes cut off their penis when they are young to make their voice higher.
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The highest womyn's singing voice, usually limited to wymyn and children.

Plays the heroine in opera and musicals...
Ranging from sweet, innocent ingenues to long-suffering, victimized womyn and a few villains or semi-villains.
Sopranos... from sassy but likeable soubrettes to high, fluteish, coloraturas to sweet, virginal lyric sopranos to strong, tragic spinto and dramatic sopranos... to steely, powerful, DRAMATIC Wagner roles.
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An HBO TV series that focuses on Mafia chieftain Tony Soprano's blood and mob family. Amazing acting, great writing and stories. It's still my favorite TV show and always will. The show is notorious for it's abrasive use of profanity, shocking violence and nudity/sexuality. Certainly not for kids under the age of 17.
I love The Sopranos! Can't wait for season 6, which airs in early 2006. Quite a wait. I take it that the crew is on hiatus.
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A HBO series based on the New Jersey based DeCavalcante crime family. A crime family that was always looked down upon by the five families from New York.
One day FBI agents were listening to a tap on some DeCavalcante soldiers and they started talking about the sopranos, talking about if its about them and how good of a show it is.
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The high female singing voice in opera, choir, and music in general, with a singing range from C4 (middle C) to D6 (D over a woman's high C) just over two octaves above.

Situated over the mezzo-soprano (who often plays her rival), the soprano usually plays the female lead in opera and musical theater, usually the heroine.

Many pop and broadway singers are sopranos, although the vocal subcategories used in opera are not applied to them. Examples include Amy Adams, Sarah Brightman, Julie Andrews, Allison Crowe, Joni Mitchell, Dolly Parton, Jayma Mays, Charlotte Church, Mariah Carey, Minnie Riperton, Floor Jansen and Kristin Chenoweth.
According to vocal weight/voice type and range, sopranos are usually divided into five different categories:

Soubrette: usually a beginner whose voice is developing, a light voice with less strength in extreme high and low notes, she plays flirtatious and sassy but sweet comical characters.

Coloratura: a flexible, flute-like voice with a very high range, she performs vocal acrobatics. Examples include Sumi Jo, Natalie Dessay, and Beverly Sills

Lyric soprano: A strong, sweet, lightweight voice usually reserved for the ingenue and other likable characters. Examples include Renee Fleming, Tarja Turunen, Kiri Te Kanawa, and Mirella Freni.

Spinto soprano: A lyric voice with a strong dramatic edge, a bridge between lyric and dramatic. Examples include Leontyne Price, Renata Tebaldi, and Roxana Briban.

Dramatic soprano: A powerful, emotive, edgy voice which is suited to bold, desperate, tragic heroines. Examples include Maria Callas, Floor Jansen, Karita Mattila and Deborah Voigt.
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