American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a lyric operatic voice with some attributes of the dramatic voice: a spinto soprano.
- Italian, past participle of spingere, to push, from Vulgar Latin *expingere : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin pangere, to fasten; see impinge. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“By this stage in her career Scotto's voice was substantially ravaged, and it's one of those chicken-and-egg deals: Was the voice ruined by her move into "spinto" - weight (i.e., between”
“Duff Murphy, KUSC-FM's effervescent opera buff, labels him a "lyric" tenor, but "spinto" is probably closer to the mark.”
“Special categories include the tenore di grazia (many Rossini roles); the lyric tenor (eg Alfredo in La Traviata); the halfway house of the lirico-spinto tenor (Cavaradossi in Tosca); spinto (Canio in Pagliacci); and – for the major Wagner roles – the Heldentenor.”
“I thought we'd listen to tenor Rolando Villazon, who is singing today, Mexican tenor who is a lyric tenor mainly, but in opera geek parlance you might call him a lyrico spinto (ph).”
“It doesn't have the same kind of vibrancy or edge as an Italian spinto or dramatic soprano.”
“When I hear Adam Lambert I hear a strong high range alto or spinto tenor using his natural voice and using it well.”
“Stewart has a beautiful, full-bodied voice, but is he really a spinto?”
“The search for a perfection beyond reality; the rare and exquisite nature of the lyric-spinto voice that inspires both awe and envy; the sacrifice made in the quest for immortality...”
“When the lyric-spinto? voice of the rose IS heard in the passionate and perfectly harmonious chorus of other notes, it does sound wonderfully realistic.”
“Not precisely, lyric is the lightest voice, spinto a little heavier and dramatic heaviest.”
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a reflection on the Indo-European root pag & pak to fasten
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