Published on March seventh, 2021
Despite so many poplar music round, opera continues to be a major cultural staple in lots of nations.
An opera singer has to undertaking their voice in a robust strategy to a dwell viewers, filling your complete theatre with music. Scroll down to find the 25 biggest feminine opera singers of all time.
1. Megan Marie Hart
Megan Marie Hart (born 1983 in Santa Monica) is an American operatic soprano from Eugene, Oregon, performing in main operatic roles and concert events in America and Europe.
2. Leontyne Price
Mary Violet Leontyne Price (born February 10, 1927) is an American soprano. Born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi, she rose to worldwide acclaim within the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, and was the primary African American to turn out to be a number one performer on the Metropolitan Opera, and one of the well-liked American classical singers of her technology.
3. Joan Sutherland
Dame Joan Alston Sutherland, OM, AC, DBE (7 November 1926 – 10 October 2010) was an Australian dramatic coloratura soprano famous for her contribution to the renaissance of the bel canto repertoire from the late Fifties by means of to the Nineteen Eighties
4. Maria Callas
She was one of the famend and influential opera singers of the twentieth century. Many critics praised her bel canto approach, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations.
5. Montserrat Caballe
María de Montserrat Viviana Concepción Caballé i Folch (UK: /kəˈbæljeɪ, ˌkæbælˈjeɪ/, Catalan: [munsəˈrat kəβəˈʎe i ˈfolk]; 12 April 1933 – 6 October 2018) was a Spanish operatic soprano. She sang all kinds of roles,
6. Renata Tebaldi
Renata Tebaldi Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (1 February 1922 – 19 December 2004) was an Italian lirico-spinto soprano well-liked within the post-war interval and was particularly outstanding as one of many stars of La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera. Among the best and most beloved opera singers, she has been mentioned to have possessed one of the stunning voices of the twentieth century, a voice that was centered totally on the verismo roles of the lyric and dramatic repertoires.
7. Marilyn Horne
Marilyn Horne (born January 16, 1934) is an American mezzo-soprano opera singer. She specialised in roles requiring fantastic thing about tone, glorious breath help, and the power to execute troublesome coloratura passages. She is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts, the Kennedy Center Honors, and has gained 4 Grammy Awards.
8. Shirley Verrett
Shirley Verrett (May 31, 1931 – November 5, 2010) was an American operatic mezzo-soprano who efficiently transitioned into soprano roles, i.e. soprano sfogato. Verrett loved nice fame from the late Nineteen Sixties by means of the Nineties, notably well-known for singing the works of Verdi and Donizetti.
9. Mirella Freni
Mirella Freni, OMRI, (born Mirella Fregni, 27 February 1935 – 9 February 2020) was an Italian operatic soprano who had a profession of fifty years and appeared at main worldwide opera homes. She obtained worldwide consideration on the Glyndebourne Festival, the place she appeared as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and as Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore.
10. Anna Moffo
Anna Moffo (June 27, 1932 – March 9, 2006) was an American opera singer, tv character, and actress. One of the main lyric-coloratura sopranos of her technology, she possessed a heat and radiant voice of appreciable vary and agility. Noted for her bodily magnificence, she was nicknamed “La Bellissima”.
11. Rosa Ponselle
12. Grace Bumbry
Grace Melzia Bumbry (born January 4, 1937), an American opera singer, is taken into account one of many main mezzo-sopranos of her technology, in addition to a significant soprano earlier in her profession. She is a member of a pioneering technology of African-American opera and classical singers (together with Jessye Norman, Leontyne Price.
13. Kiri Te Kanawa
Dame Kiri Jeanette Claire Te Kanawa (born Claire Mary Teresa Rawstron, 6 March 1944) is a New Zealand opera singer. She had a full lyric soprano voice, which has been described as “mellow yet vibrant, warm, ample and unforced”. Te Kanawa had three prime 40 albums in Australia within the mid-Nineteen Eighties.
14. Aprile Millo
Aprile Millo (born April 14, 1958) is an American operatic soprano of Italian and Irish ancestry who is especially admired for her interpretations of the works of Giuseppe Verdi. Possessing a spinto voice of energy, heat and temperament, Millo turned one of the celebrated opera singers of the late twentieth century. Although she has carried out at lots of the world’s main opera homes and with many orchestras and ensembles internationally, Millo has spent a lot of her profession showing in productions on the Metropolitan Opera.
15. Renata Scotto
Recognized for her sense of favor, her musicality, and as a outstanding singer-actress, Scotto is taken into account one of many preeminent singers of her technology, specializing within the bel canto repertoire with excursions into the verismo and Verdi repertoires.
16. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (December 1915 – 3 August 2006) was a German-born Austro-British soprano. She was among the many foremost singers of lieder, and was famend for her performances of Viennese operetta, in addition to the operas of Mozart, Wagner and Richard Strauss. After from the stage, she was a voice instructor internationally. She is taken into account one of many biggest sopranos of the twentieth century.
17. Beverly Sills
Although she sang a repertoire from Handel and Mozart to Puccini, Massenet and Verdi, she was identified for her performances in coloratura soprano roles in dwell opera and recordings. Sills was largely related to the operas of Donizetti, of which she carried out and recorded many roles.
18. Kirsten Flagstad
Kirsten Malfrid Flagstad (12 July 1895 – 7 December 1962) was a Norwegian opera singer and a extremely regarded Wagnerian soprano. She ranks among the many biggest singers of the twentieth century, and plenty of opera critics referred to as hers “the voice of the century.” Desmond Shawe-Taylor wrote of her within the New Grove Dictionary of Opera: “No one within living memory surpassed her in sheer beauty and consistency of line and tone.”
19. Lucia Popp
Lucia Popp (born Lucia Poppová; 12 November 1939 – 16 November 1993) was a Slovak operatic soprano. She started her profession as a soubrette, and later moved into the light-lyric and lyric coloratura soprano repertoire after which the lighter Richard Strauss and Wagner operas. Her profession included performances at Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, and La Scala. Popp was additionally a extremely regarded recitalist and lieder singer.
20. Éva Marton
Éva Marton (born 18 June 1943) is a Hungarian dramatic soprano, notably identified for her operatic portrayals of Puccini’s Turandot and Tosca, and Wagnerian roles
21. Birgit Nilsson
Märta Birgit Nilsson (17 May 1918 – 25 December 2005) was a celebrated Swedish dramatic soprano. Although she sang a large repertory of operatic and vocal works, Nilsson was greatest identified for her performances within the operas of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Her voice was famous for its overwhelming pressure, bountiful reserves of energy, and the gleaming brilliance and readability within the higher register.
22. Frederica von Stade
Frederica “Flicka” von Stade Gorman (born June 1, 1945) is a semi-retired American opera singer. Since her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1970, she has carried out in operas, musicals, concert events and recitals in venues all through the world, together with La Scala, the Paris Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Salzburger Festspielhaus, Covent Garden, Glyndebourne and Carnegie Hall. Conductors with whom she has labored embody Abbado, Bernstein, Boulez, Giulini, Karajan, Levine, Ozawa, Solti and Tilson Thomas. She has additionally been a prolific and eclectic recording artist, attracting 9 Grammy nominations for greatest classical vocalist, and she or he has made many appearances on tv.
23. Elina Garanca
Elīna Garanča (born 16 September 1976) is a Latvian mezzo-soprano. She started to check singing in her hometown of Riga in 1996 and continued her research in Vienna and within the United States. By 1999 she had gained first place in a major competitors in Finland and had begun a profession in Europe. Worldwide engagements adopted her 2003 Salzburg Festival appearances.
24. Jessye Norman
Jessye Norman (September 15, 1945 – September 30, 2019) was an American opera singer and recitalist. She was in a position to carry out dramatic soprano roles, however refused to be restricted to that voice sort. She was a commanding presence on operatic, live performance and recital phases, related to roles together with Beethoven’s Leonore, Wagner’s Sieglinde and Kundry, Cassandre and Didon by Berlioz and Bartók’s Judith. The New York Times music critic Edward Rothstein described her voice as a “grand mansion of sound”.
25. Cecilia Bartoli
Cecilia Bartoli, Cavaliere OMRI (born 4 June 1966) is an Italian coloratura mezzo-soprano opera singer and recitalist. She is greatest identified for her interpretations of the music of Bellini, Handel, Mozart, Rossini and Vivaldi, in addition to for her performances of lesser-known music from the Baroque and Classical interval. She is understood for having the flexibility to sing each soprano and mezzo roles.