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It's the highest human vocal range, Usually, it refers to the female singing voice. However, it also applies to boys, too known as boy sopranos.


From middle C going up to the second A.

Word Origin:

Derived from the Italian word sopra, meaning "above".

Types of Soprano Voices:

There are 3 main types:
  • Lyric soprano: where the tone used is lighter
  • Dramatic soprano: the tone is more powerful
  • Coloratura soprano: has a very high range, extending higher from the second C above middle C.

Famous Sopranos:

  • Gota Ljungberg
  • Frida Leider
  • Delia Reinhardt
  • Charlotte Church
  • Nowadays - Beverly Sills