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Carmen Monarcha


Carmen Monarcha is the pure expression of female voice in a quality that there was once in this world, but is lost. Dame Kiri is my second choice, but thumbs up for the Brazilian star!
A stunning voice and a stunning woman. She is the ultimate package as she can sing soprano, mezzo-soprano and contralto and sings light opera as well as opera, popular, pop, jazz, and blues tunes. Hers is such a versatile voice and is well suited to most material she chooses to sing.
She is a wonderful person and a great singer
She is my personal favorite because she is as lovely as her voice! She totally deserves to be #1!
She is just so beautiful; When she sings Michael Jacksons Earth Song it gives me goose bumps
She is absolutely amazing... A beautiful voice... well controlled... She deserve to be in the top 10
Your voice touches and eases my soul and pleases my new Heart (It's a Donor's Heart). I love your soprano and cannot stop listening! To see and experience you live with your own shows MUST be so emotional.
- - - and then: you have that gorgeous look too
The best voice and sensibility...
Watch and listen to her DVD Carmen Monarcha and you will see what a delightful and thoughtful person she is as well as a magnificent vocal talent. Get those votes in folks. We need her BACK in the top ten!
Carmen has a stunning voice, captivating stage presence and deserves to be in the top 10. Just amazing.
I was able to meet her in person - she is a REAL person. Exceedingly gracious and a warm hearted soul.
Full throated warm and passionate voice. This girl is soprano but also can sing mezzo and at times almost a contralto. A real treasure to listen to and to watch. She moves me every time I hear her and that is surely what music is all about.
Ms. Monarcha is not only the BEST opera in the world she happens to be the most beautiful as well! Her stage presence is something to be reckoned with in a most spectacular experience!
Yes absolutely amazing voice and such commanding stage presence you can't take your eyes off her. She has such grace and beauty as well. Her Ave Maria is unsurpassable as is her most moving rendition of O Mio Babbino Caro... And Ebben. The list is endless really. The complete package and a true star who should be world famous and should be recording prolifically but is without a deal. It's incomprehensible really. She's that good.
Very much under appreciated in opera circles probably due to the Rieu connection but ABSOLUTELY one of the finest around with passion and emotional and acting abilities to rival Callas and a most charismatic personality and presence on stage. Terrific performer.
Carmen should be in the top six for sheer versatility
Great Opera Singer! And also she's BEAUTIFUL! Love her!
No Carmen deserves to be higher than number 12! She does sing full opera - half of these contenders have never done so. Let's get things in perspective please. As great as they are they are NOT opera singers.
When voice meets charisma
She has a wonderful apperance she is an amazing singer she does Italian, germen, french, spanish and more!
She sings with the heart.
Her stage presence and breath control are incredible, she lives every note. Superb and very underrated. To go from Hansel and Gretel to Oh Mio BBbino Caro to Habanera to Earth Song shows just what an amazing range she has.
Great to see Mirusia in the top ten but Carmen should be there too. Carmen has the Callas factor - true star quality and charisma in bucket loads!
Best all rounder of the newer sopranos as she acts well besides having a beautiful voice and is also very lovely. A complete package really.
Best overall soprano able to sing well all types of music, be it opera, light opera, pop, jazz and even blues.