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    term used to describe Soprano singing?

    I am trying to find the meaning of a term that I have heard twice listening to the Met Opera Saturday broadcasts. I don't know the spelling, I've searched all over google with different spelling and have come up blank, but it sounds like "shane-ah". It was used to describe Anna Netrebko's Lady Macbeth and today in Lady Macbeth of Mternsk (sp). Contextually it seems to refer to maybe a stretch/piece of the music the Soprano is singing.

    Any help would be appreciated,operarookie

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    Quote Originally Posted by operarookie View Post
    I am trying to find the meaning of a term that I have heard twice listening to the Met Opera Saturday broadcasts. I don't know the spelling, I've searched all over google with different spelling and have come up blank, but it sounds like "shane-ah". It was used to describe Anna Netrebko's Lady Macbeth and today in Lady Macbeth of Mternsk (sp). Contextually it seems to refer to maybe a stretch/piece of the music the Soprano is singing.

    Any help would be appreciated,operarookie
    Welcome to Opera Lively.
    I can't seem to be able to figure out what that term might be. I hope someone else can.
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    scena?

    = scene
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    scena?

    = scene
    All right, it must be it! They probably said scene in Italian, or scena, and the sc in Italian does have the sh sound - used in the operatic sense it often refers to a stretch of about four arias/duets. I don't know why they would use it to describe Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, though, but Verdi's Macbeth definitely does have a scena structure.
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    D'accord. I have searched a couple of references in my music library and did a quick online search. I can find no term addressed purely to soprano singing and suggest that if operarookie might provide some context, we might have a more productive discussion.

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