The colorature or florid style, however, is only one of the varieties of Italian song.
"Chopin and Other Musical Essays" by Henry T. Finck
Already the development of colorature singing had reached a high degree of perfection.
"Some Forerunners of Italian Opera" by William James Henderson
The Lehmann's voice was as yours in her youth, light at first and colorature; and it grew!
"The Black Cross" by Olive M. Briggs