Soloist (from Latin solus , 'alone' ) generally refers to individuals performing alone in the performing arts, as well as those who stand out in the performance of an ensemble due to their special role or the special qualification or difficulty of the performance. In the latter sense, several soloists can act at the same time in ensemble performances, regardless of whether they are accompanied by other people, i.e. non-soloists, or not.
The main soloists are:
- Dancers in classical ballet or modern, contemporary dance
- Singers ( vocal soloists ) of the different ranges of human singing voices
- Musicians (instrumentalists) on various old and modern musical instruments
- Artists .
The opposite of soloists is are tuttists .
- Solo (music)
- Ensemble (music)
- Ensemble (theater)
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