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The range within which most notes of a vocal part fall.
- ‘To the Marx songs, the tessitura of which is ideally suited to her edgy soprano, she brings incomparable authority and ravishing vocalism.’
- ‘Inevitably she has to sing the role rather lightly, given its high tessitura.’
- ‘Prior to her appearances in London she had specialised in singing male roles, because of her remarkably low tessitura.’
- ‘Above all, Nilon's voice is a touching and tender one, open-vowelled, never overstated, full of warmth and well abreast of high and low tessitura alike.’
- ‘Here, Upshaw sings the later soprano version, and is occasionally taxed by its challengingly high tessitura.’
Italian, literally ‘texture’, from Latin textura (see texture).
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