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Farinelli, a soprano castrato famous for singing baroque coloratura roles (Bartolomeo Nazari, 1734)

Coloratura is a term meaning florid singing in which singers demonstrate great agility with their voices. Although often associated with light sopranos, it can apply to any voice type such as tenor, mezzo-soprano, baritone, bass, especially in the bel canto repertoire.