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(Countess Coloratura)

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Coloratura in The Mane Attraction

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Coloratura as a filly in The Mane Attraction

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"Countess Coloratura" in her stage attire in The Mane Attraction

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Coloratura's human counterpart in Epic Fails

Kind Earth
Human (EG)
Sex Female
Residence Manehattan
Occupation Pop star singer
Camp counselor (CCG)
Other links
More info
Eyes Moderate opal
Mane Dark grayish indigo with
dark indigo and
moderate opal highlights
Light orchidish gray with
moderate purple streaks (dyed)
Coat Light aquamarineish gray
Nicknames Rara
Cutie mark
Yellow star surrounded by five eighth notes - green, orange, red, purple, and blue
Voice Lena Hall (English)
Raili Raitala (Finnish)
Marcha Van Boven (French)
Yvonne Greitzke (German)
Jolanda Granato (Italian)
Weronika Bochat (Polish)
Michelle Giudice (Brazilian Portuguese)
Dariya Frolova (Russian)
Anna Isbäck (Swedish)
Anna Chyzh (Ukrainian)
Camille De Bruyne (French)
Sandra de Castro (European Portuguese)
Mariya Ivaschenko (Russian)

Coloratura, nicknamed Rara and stage-named Countess Coloratura, is a female Earth pony and supporting character who appears in the season five episode The Mane Attraction and the season nine episode The Last Problem. She is a famous pop singer in Equestria and a childhood friend of Applejack's.

Development and design

Coloratura's design was inspired by Lena Hall's "red carpet look" at the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony.[1]

Episode writer Amy Keating Rogers came up with the name "Countess Coloratura" specifically because she wanted her name to have a title and musical reference.[2]

"Coloratura" is an Italian musical term that refers to the elaborate arrangement of a vocal melody, particularly in opera.

Depiction in the series

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Coloratura appears in The Mane Attraction, described by Pinkie Pie as "the biggest pony pop star in all of Equestria". As a filly, she met and befriended Applejack at Camp Friendship; Applejack gave her the nickname "Rara" (shortened from Coloratura), and they wrote the song Equestria, the Land I Love together. Some time later, Coloratura moves to Manehattan in order to become famous, and she and Applejack communicate via letter before eventually losing touch.

In present day, Coloratura has grown up to become a pop singer under the stage name "Countess Coloratura". She travels to Ponyville with her manager Svengallop and "Hot Pony"[3] backup dancers to perform in the Helping Hooves Music Festival. Through the guidance of her manager, Coloratura has become somewhat of a diva who has high standards and only greets other ponies with hoof-shaped autograph stamps. However, she loves doing charity work and meeting school foals at each event she attends.

Applejack learns that Coloratura's changes are the result of her manager Svengallop, who exploits her stardom and intimidates other ponies from behind the scenes. When she tries to talk to Coloratura about it, Coloratura takes offense, and the two have a mild falling-out. Determined to make her old friend realize the truth, Applejack sets Svengallop up to expose his true nature, and an appalled Coloratura finds herself abandoned by him.

At the end of the episode, Coloratura learns to embrace her true self and sings The Magic Inside in front of a large audience of ponies. To show her gratitude to Applejack, she also sings a reprise of Equestria, the Land I Love with the Cutie Mark Crusaders.

In the season seven episode Rock Solid Friendship, Rarity collects some valuable gems for Coloratura's album release party. She is also mentioned at the beginning of Honest Apple.

In the season nine episode The Last Problem, Coloratura is featured on the front page of the Foal Free Press, and she briefly appears in Applejack's group shot during The Magic of Friendship Grows.

Depiction in Equestria Girls

In the Summertime Short Epic Fails, Countess Coloratura's human counterpart is depicted in a magazine article clumsily doing yoga.

Other depictions

Chapter books

Countess Coloratura is mentioned in chapter 13 of Discord and the Ponyville Players Dramarama, "Discord's Secret Debut". Her mention in the book precedes her appearance in the show. She also appears in Beyond Equestria: Pinkie Pie Steps Up as one of the Glammy Award nominees and the target of Svengallop's revenge plot.


Countess Coloratura's human counterpart is featured in the Signature My Little Pony Equestria Girls magazine issue 14 comic adaptation of Epic Fails.[4][5][6][7]

My Little Pony (mobile game)

Countess Coloratura and Rara are characters in Gameloft's mobile game. The game's description of Countess Coloratura states, "She is the greatest pop star in all of Equestria! Ponies will come from all over to be dazzled by her stage show, even Princess Celestia!" The game's description of Rara states, "This pop star is now at peace with her past and hearing her sing about it is truly a blast!"

The Elements of Harmony Vol. II guidebook

COUNTESS COLORATURA is one of Equestria's hottest pop stars. Unfortunately, she let fame go to her head and acted like a diva until her childhood friend Applejack revealed the error of her ways.


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A brushable toy of Coloratura was released in 2016 under the toyline's "Explore Equestria" label.[8]

An Enterplay poster featuring Coloratura was distributed at Ponycon NYC 2016.[9]

In the Marks in Time expansion set of Enterplay's collectible card game, card #40 U of Coloratura gives her the description "As Rara grew older she moved up to being a camp counselor. Staff asked her to sing the Equestrian Anthem at the start of each summer." In the Defenders of Equestria expansion set, card #41 SR of Coloratura gives her the description "When Rara gets up on stage and lets the magic in her heart shine through, she can move mountains without even stepping one hoof off the stage."


The Mane Attraction
"Absolutely not. My favorite part of any event is meeting with the schoolponies!"
— The Mane Attraction
"I am not Rara! I am Countess Coloratura! And while we may have been friends when we were young, we have clearly gone in different directions!"
— The Mane Attraction
"You clearly don't understand the real me!"
— The Mane Attraction
"Of course. After all, the show must go on!"
— The Mane Attraction
"This song may be familiar, but yet, it's totally different. Kind of like me, Rara."
— The Mane Attraction
"That girl is on fiyah!"
— Enterplay trading card series 4 #F26 card of Nightmare Star[10]


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Coloratura image gallery

See also


  1. Lena Hall's live reaction to The Mane Attraction. YouTube (2015-11-21). Retrieved on 2015 November 24.
  2. Amy Keating Rogers (2015-11-21). Coming up with Coloratura’s name, I needed her to have a title and wanted her name to have a musical reference. #MLPSeason5 #MLP5. Twitter. Retrieved on 2015 November 21.
  3. Amy Keating Rogers (2015-11-21). In my script, those male ponies assisting Countess Coloratura were simply called Hot Ponies. #MLP5 #MLPSeason5. Twitter. Retrieved on 2015 November 21.
  4. Sethisto (2017-05-11). Equestria Girls Version of Countess Coloratura Spotted in UK EG Magazine. Equestria Daily. Retrieved on 2017 May 11.
  5. Mlp_Melody_MusicTM (@mlp_melody_musictm) • Instagram photos and videos. Instagram. Retrieved on 2017 July 30.
  6. Equestria Girl magazine review. YouTube (2017-05-17). Retrieved on 2017 July 30.
  7. My little pony equestra girls magazine look though. YouTube (2017-05-21). Retrieved on 2017 July 30.
  8. My Little Pony Coloratura Doll. Retrieved on 2015 November 21.
  9. Timeline Photos. Facebook (2016-02-05). Retrieved on 2016 February 6.
  10. Aryana Welch (2017-05-13). feathers on Twitter: "i made this". Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 May 20.