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19th-Century Music (2012) 36 (2): 101–121.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Sean M. Parr A vogue for coloratura dance arias began in the 1850s. This emerging genre combined melismatic singing with two hugely popular social dance genres: the bolero and the waltz. Scholars have observed an association between these social dances and a certain euphoric feminine sensuality...