Before taking on the role, Racette talked it over with her wife, mezzo-soprano Beth Clayton.
Tell me, have you composed anything for a woman's voice, for a mezzo-soprano?
She sings very sweetly too; her voice is a sort of mezzo-soprano.
mezzo-soprano (mĕdzo-so-prno); between contralto and soprano; said of the voice of a female singer.
The voice singing was clear and soft, yet strong—a mezzo-soprano without any culture save that of practice and native taste.
Here is a phrase from the beautiful air for mezzo-soprano sung by Ruggiero in the opera of Alcina.
This first song of the queen, who must have a mezzo-soprano voice of dramatic quality, combines dignity and pathos.
This rle may be sung by a contralto, but is better adapted to a mezzo-soprano.
To get the best flute sounds, a full, smooth, mezzo-soprano gives the best effect.
Bass would have been more sublime, mezzo-soprano more piquant.