canto canto  /ˈkæn toʊ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the highest part (usually the melody) in a piece of choral music
  2. (n) a major division of a long poem

Usage(s):

  • The essence of bel canto is making the vocally difficult sound delectable.

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    Now for the square off of the bel canto specialists, Donizetti vs. Bellini. The bel canto style of Italian Opera came after Rossini and before Verdi although the style did stain a lot of Verdi’s work, especially before Verdi succumed to Wagner.
    on July 11, 2013     Source: San Diego Reader

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  1. "Pavarotti is the last great charismatic figure of our times. Lovers of 'bel canto' feel a sort of endless admiration for him," singer Andrea Bocelli said in July 2007.
    on Sep 5, 2007 By: Andrea Bocelli Source: Scotsman

  2. "Quintana Roo Governor Felix Gonzalez Canto is a visionary and a true representative of his people," King said. "Without his help and guidance, Mexico would not be hosting its first heavyweight championship on Saturday"
    on Mar 3, 2008 By: Don King Source: 15rounds.com

  3. Netrebko said: "What I most appreciate in Doyle's staging is that all characters come very naturally to the singers. It feels as though it is all for real. A bel canto opera should never be overloaded with special effects or opulent scenery, and in...
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Anna Netrebko Source: Scotsman

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