One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of an actor or singer) having too difficult a part or role or too many parts or roles to play.‘a sadly overparted soprano’
- ‘He sang kind of sharp and with some questionable rhythms, seemed somewhat overparted, but mostly sounded really great and managed to make an underdeveloped part interesting.’
- ‘He is an overrated and overparted tenor who once had a real future in front of him, but the way he has been treated at La Scala is shocking.’
- ‘But she's overparted by the florid nature of much of this music.’
- ‘Being overparted, as the Elizabethan theatre girls would have said, is something we all experience at one time or another.’
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