To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Messa di voce [ˈmessa di ˈvoːtʃe] (Italian, "emission of voice") is a singing technique that requires sustaining a single pitch while gradually making the voice louder (crescendo) and then softer (diminuendo).[1] It is considered to be a particularly advanced test of singing ability.[2]

Messa di voce should not be confused with mezza voce (Italian, "half voice") which means to sing at half strength.

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/3
    16 460
    5 322
  • Messa di Voce as an advanced appoggio trick :secrets of Belcanto by Franco Tenelli
  • Warm Up with Chords - Messa Di Voce inspired exercises for Mezzo Soprano
  • 🎤Messa Di Voce Exercise | Mm Nn Ah - Crescendo Only



The messa di voce is universally considered a very advanced vocal technique. To be properly executed, the only feature of the note being sung that should change is the volume – not the pitch, intonation, timbre, vibrato, and so on. This requires an extremely high level of vocal coordination, particularly in the diminuendo, so the technique is not often explicitly called for and is rarely heard outside classical music.


In Western art music, the messa di voce was associated with famous castrati such as Farinelli (and is now a mark of the mezzo-sopranos and countertenors who sing the same roles in Baroque operas). It was also popular in the bel canto period, when it was often used as a dramatic opening flourish for an aria, for example "Casta diva" from Norma. Another example from a later period is "Pace! Pace, mio Dio", from Verdi’s "La Forza del destino". It became less common as the popular style of opera singing evolved from the light and elaborate music of that era to the louder and more speech-like singing of the middle and later 19th century.

In the popular music of the West messa di voce has been even less common. It still appears occasionally in some of the more ornate styles of popular music, however, like gospel and other styles influenced by it.[3]


  1. ^ "Messa di voce" Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  2. ^ Stark, James (2003). Bel Canto: A History of Vocal Pedagogy. University of Toronto Press. p. 116. ISBN 0-8020-8614-4.
  3. ^ The New Harvard Dictionary of Music (1986)
This page was last edited on 1 August 2021, at 15:07
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.