BEVERLY SILLS: MADE IN AMERICA
OPERATIC VOICES



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Date: _________________________


Directions:
Based on the information included in these resources -- GREAT PERFORMANCES' Opera Basics and the San Diego Opera's Operapaedia: Voice Types in Opera -- use brackets to label the typical voice range of each of the male and female operatic voices.

Label the three female voices, soprano, mezzo-soprano, and contralto, on the keyboard below.

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Label the three male voices, tenor, baritone, and bass, on the keyboard below.

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Directions:
As you read about the various operatic voices, complete the table below.

Name of Operatic Voice Qualities/Characteristics of This Voice Type of Character/Role Usually Associated with This Voice

Soprano

   

Mezzo-soprano

   
Contralto    
Tenor    
Baritone    
Bass