The deeper and darker female voices


Mezzo or Alto. Can often sing the high notes like a soprano, but won’t feel comfortable staying there for a very long time. This is because of tessitura. What is tessitura? Its basically your vocal register. Most mezzos prefer to stay in the middle register, from the G note below the middle C to a high B or C. Mezzo soprano voices tend to have deeper and darker voices. Famous examples include k.d.lang and Karen Carpenter, Teressa Berganza and Cecilia Bartoli.

Are you a Soprano?

Maria Callas

The highest of the female voices, a soprano usually has a range between the middle voice and the high C and is expected to be able to hit the latter frequently and relatively easily. Transitions between head and chest voice tend to occur at E-flat, just above middle C.  If you’re not sure what that means, try singing a high and low note right now and notice that you can feel the vibrations differently for each one.The tone of a soprano’s voice is usually high, bright and ringing.


Famous examples of sopranos include Beyonce and Julie Andrews, Kiri Tekanawa and Maria Callas.