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I prefer it when the conductor follows me. It is more difficult to work with a conductor who does not listen - even if I understand that sometimes it makes sense when one person is ruling everything. But for bel canto, I have to have a conductor who listens and supports me.
Anna Netrebko

Meaning of "bel canto" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BEL CANTO

Italian, literally: beautiful singing.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BEL CANTO

bel canto  [ˈbɛl ˈkæntəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BEL CANTO

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adjective
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bel canto is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BEL CANTO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Bel canto

Bel canto , along with a number of similar constructions, is an Italian opera term. It has several different meanings and is subject to a wide array of interpretations. The earliest use of the term "bel canto" occurred in late 17th-century Italy, when it was applied to a sophisticated model of singing that was evolving there among practitioners of operatic and sacred music. The term did not become widely used, however, until the middle of the next century, which was the heyday of opera seria, the static but technically challenging da capo aria, and the now-extinct castrato voice. In the mid-19th century, bel canto gained a more specific meaning when it was employed to distinguish what by now had developed into the traditional Italian vocal model from more forceful, less ingratiating styles of singing. These newer styles of singing had arisen as a result of 19th-century operas growing increasingly dramatic, pitting performers against louder and denser orchestral accompaniments in bigger theatres. Nonetheless, "neither musical nor general dictionaries saw fit to attempt definition until after 1900".

Definition of bel canto in the English dictionary

The definition of bel canto in the dictionary is a style of singing characterized by beauty of tone rather than dramatic power.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BEL CANTO


ailanto
eɪˈlæntəʊ
canto
ˈkæntəʊ
conjunto
kɒnˈdʒʊntəʊ
conto
ˈkɒntəʊ
coranto
kɒˈræntəʊ
Esperanto
ˌɛspəˈræntəʊ
junto
ˈdʒʊntəʊ
Lepanto
lɪˈpæntəʊ
manteau
ˈmæntəʊ
montanto
mɒnˈtæntəʊ
panto
ˈpæntəʊ
pinto
ˈpɪntəʊ
portmanteau
pɔːtˈmæntəʊ
pronto
ˈprɒntəʊ
punto
ˈpʊntəʊ
Sacramento
ˌsækrəˈmɛntəʊ
santo
ˈsɑːntəʊ
tanto
ˈtæntəʊ
Taranto
təˈræntəʊ
Toronto
təˈrɒntəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BEL CANTO

bel
bel esprit
Bel Paese
belabour
belace
belah
belamy
belar
Belarus
Belarusian
Belarussian
belate
belated
belatedly
belatedness
Belau
belaud
belay
belayer
belaying cleat

WORDS THAT END LIKE BEL CANTO

aggiornamento
Agrigento
cento
come into
divertimento
enter into
get into
go into
Gulf of Lepanto
Gulf of Taranto
into
lento
onto
Otranto
put money into
quo warranto
run into
Strait of Otranto
Trento
unto

Synonyms and antonyms of bel canto in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «bel canto» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BEL CANTO

Find out the translation of bel canto to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bel canto from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bel canto» in English.

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美声唱法
1,325 millions of speakers

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bel canto
570 millions of speakers

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bel canto
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बेल सर्ग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بيل كانتو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бельканто
278 millions of speakers

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bel canto
270 millions of speakers

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ব্যালন ক্যান্টো
260 millions of speakers

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bel canto
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Bel canto
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Translator English - German

Belcanto
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ベルカント唱法
130 millions of speakers

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벨칸토
85 millions of speakers

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Bel canto
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

canto bel
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வணக்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बेल कंटो
75 millions of speakers

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Bel canto
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bel canto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bel canto
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бельканто
40 millions of speakers

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bel canto
30 millions of speakers
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bel canto
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Bel Canto
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

bel canto
10 millions of speakers
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bel canto
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bel canto

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BEL CANTO»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BEL CANTO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bel canto

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2 QUOTES WITH «BEL CANTO»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bel canto.
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Sebastian Bach
My vocal style is called bel canto, which is an old Italian vocal style going back hundreds of years.
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Anna Netrebko
I prefer it when the conductor follows me. It is more difficult to work with a conductor who does not listen - even if I understand that sometimes it makes sense when one person is ruling everything. But for bel canto, I have to have a conductor who listens and supports me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BEL CANTO»

Discover the use of bel canto in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bel canto and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bel Canto: A History of Vocal Pedagogy
A history of vocal pedagogy from the beginning of the bel canto tradition of solo singing in the late 16th century and dealing extensively with such topics as the emergence of virtuoso singing, national singing styles, and the 'secrets' of ...
James Stark, 2003
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Bel Canto
Ann Patchett has written a novel that is as lyrical and profound as it is unforgettable. Bel Canto engenders in the reader the very passion for art and the language of music that its characters discover.
Ann Patchett, 2009
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Vowel Chart: Phonetic Basis of Artistic Singing with 100 ...
An all inclusive guide to vowels for singers.
Berton Coffin, 1987
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A History of Bel Canto
Rodolfo Celletti, who has devoted his whole career to studying the voice from every historical, technical, and musical aspect, offers here a fascinating history of bel canto singing and the voice in operatic literature.
Rodolfo Celletti, 1996
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The Technics of Bel Canto (1905)
"Die Technik des Bel Canto" (1905) As the last of the great master-teachers of the 'old Italian school' of singing, Giovanni Battista Lamperti taught his students virtuosic vocal techniques handed down from the great castrati of the 17th ...
Giovanni Battista Lamperti, 2009
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Bel Canto: A Performer's Guide
Guidelines for Completing the Creative Process Since performers in the bel canto era needed to re-create rather than simply interpret scores, this book equips singers today with the techniques required to complete the cre— ative process ...
Robert Toft, 2013
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The bel canto operas of Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini
Includes all the operas of Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini, describing the circumstances of each opera's first performance, discussing the libretto, outlining the plot, and giving an analysis of the music.
Charles Osborne, 1994
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Bel Canto: A Professional Manual: Immediate and Practical
This guide somatically explains how to sing using fundamental 'bel canto' technique.
Kendrick Jacocks, 2007
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The Castrati and the Aesthetics of Baroque Bel Canto ...
The purposes of this monograph are two: to remind the reader of the tenor voices that have always been at the forefront of operatic music, and to give singers--- especially tenors---pedagogical information about the voice and how operatic ...
Injoon Yang, 2008
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The bel canto violin: the life and times of Alfredo Campoli, ...
Campoli's career emerges as one particularly shaped and directed by the great economic and social forces of the first half of the century, and the story here is as much that of his times, as of his life.
David Tunley, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BEL CANTO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bel canto is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jessica Pratt sparkles in Bellini
Pratt's Elvira was an exemplar of extravagant bel canto delivery. The beauty of her performance and almost insouciant ease of her upper ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
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Williamsburg Symphonia announces summer music festival
Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, writing in the May 31 New York Times, called Brownlee a "rising bel canto star in the international opera circuit ... «Daily Press, Jul 15»
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Listening Post: Joy Williams, Carter Pann, Kenny Werner
It's fascinating to hear the bel canto overture to “Si j'etais roi” by Adolphe Adam, the composer we know chiefly from the operatic Christmas ... «Buffalo.com, Jul 15»
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Why this scene got Covent Garden booing
Byström fares better vocally, even if one would rather hear her sing Strauss's Arabella or Countess Madeleine than a bel canto heroine, but she ... «The Sunday Times, Jul 15»
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Opera review: I Puritani an impassioned and terrific one-off …
Let it be said that bel canto, far from having perished due to a shortage of exponents, is alive and flourishing and in fine hands (or throats). «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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It's opera time: Santa Fe Opera's 59th season
This bel canto bauble, which served to charm audiences in Paris when Donizetti moved there from his native Italy, is not likely to impress ... «Santa Fe New Mexican, Jul 15»
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Veteran actor and Peoria native Bart Shatto comes home for Corn …
I'm learning this new operatic technique called bel canto.” Shatto has been studying via Skype with voice coach, Anthony Laciura, a renowned ... «Peoria Journal Star, Jul 15»
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Three events you don't want to miss in Hampton Roads
Brownlee, famed for his mastery of the bel canto repertoire, will perform 8 p.m. Sunday. The series also will feature performances by Bobby ... «Daily Press, Jul 15»
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DeKalb band presents patriotic concert on July 4
She was selected as a finalist in the 2005 Bel Canto Competition sponsored by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Monteiro is a member of ... «DeKalb Daily Chronicle, Jul 15»
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Solo Perduta Abbandonata!
Fans of bel canto opera are accustomed to sopranos delivering intensely dramatic (and often heavily ornamented) mad scenes in which a ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Bel canto [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/bel-canto>. Nov 2020 ».
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