Elenco di Vocaboli
A List of Important Operatic Italian Words
Aria - This is the word for an individual song in an opera.
Soprano - This is the name of a female opera singer who can sing the very high notes. She is usually the most important lady in an opera.
Mezzo soprano - This is the name of a female opera singer with a lower voice than a soprano. Her voice does not reach the highest notes.
Tenore - This is the name of a male opera singer who can reach the higher notes. He is usually the most important man in an opera.
Baritono - This is the name of a male opera singer who has a lower sound to his voice. He doesn't reach the same high notes as a tenor.
Coro - A group of people singing in a chorus.
Intermezzo - A piece of music somewhere in the middle of the opera. It is a kind of musical interval.
Preludio - A piece of music at the beginning of the opera. It often gives you an idea of the kind of music that you will be hearing later in the opera.