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I heard that soprano uses their head voice more often than chest voice. But just like a tenor, they all have two passaggios. For example, I have found that a coloratura soprano would have her passaggios at G#4&G#5 comparing to the male counterpart leggiero tenor at D#4&G#4. The zone in between is the meant to be sung via mixed voice. Also, the range for a coloratura soprano is C4-F6 comparing to C3-F5 of leggiero tenor. So basically the pure head voice range of both voice is equal. So how can you say the soprano sings mostly in head voice? Note that soprano would also have to sing in zona di passaggio and below primo passaggio as well (There is a link below of a lyric soprano singing from G4-A5). The only different I can see is that soprano has a relatively lower primo passaggio than male singers (Due to the lightening of the voice). Is this what they mean? To have a headier mix voice? A lyric soprano singing in the range G4-A5, most of the notes fall below the second passaggio

  • Might not be a fair question since the passage from one register to another is slightly different for each person, probably due to physiology. – ggcg Jun 9 '18 at 13:34
  • Yeah, but your head voice part above the 2nd passaggio is the same. And even when it is slightly different, you can still categorize their voice. – Michael D Nguyen Jun 9 '18 at 15:32
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It really varies from one soprano to another. For example, if you youtube Karen Kelley "I call him Lord", you'll hear here switch from head to chest when she starts to sing "But I all him Lord", prior to that she's singing head voice. Just one warning if you do listen to that video, she'll hit an "F#" 2 octave over middle "C", and it's pretty loud, so be careful!

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