The “Mezzo Cammin” is a line too narrow for their eager steps.
Galli had a mezzo soprano voice, and first appeared at the Opera House.
Sir John Hawkins derives passamezzo from passer, to walk, and mezzo, the middle or half.
We can all think of singers whose natural quality is mezzo—let us say—who try to force the voice up into a higher register.
It is no longer a soprano; ...