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An embellishment of a melody, especially as improvised by an operatic singer.
- ‘Christine Goerke not only plays Armida with sly wit, but she also sings the exacting fioriture and lyrical arias with razor-sharp precision and elegant musicianship.’
- ‘Her fioriture were accurate rather than dazzling and I did wonder whether a more experienced singer, one not making her house début, might have been more successful at projecting her character.’
- ‘This, combined with her very distinctive way with fioriture meant that Fiorilla was imbued with a sound very particular to Bartoli.’
- ‘When it came to the fioriture in the arias, Kelly was a little sketchier, relying on the expressiveness of the general shape of the music rather than using the fioriture for really expressive purposes.’
- ‘His voice retains its evenness in all registers, and he cleanly articulates Vivaldi's most difficult runs and fioriture.’
Italian, literally flowering, from fiorire to flower.
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