Top Ten Greatest Female Opera Singers

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61Anna Caterina Antonacci
62Vesselina Kasarova

One for individuality and versatility.

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64Jenny Lind

Nobody heard her, she performed in mid-19th century

65Roberta Peters

Just watched Roberta Peters on T.V... Incredible

Why is she this low in the ratings? I just listened to her singing Mozart, repeatedly hitting high Fs, not just "sneaking up on them", but jumping up an octave to reach them, and singing them perfectly.

66Maria Kesselman
67Lori Lewis
68Ermonela Jaho

From Albania -opera singer - Opera Houses all over the world

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69Tsakane Valentine Maswanganyi

The most flexible, yet consistent ranged voice I've ever heard. Not only a perfect voice - but a talented actress and dancer too! Also, apart from being extremely beautiful - Tsaky is also extremely modest, as she has a beautiful personality too.

Vote for someone who actually deserves the professional recognition of a fantastically, superb talent - PLEASE!

Once heard... never forgotten, to those with an experienced ear. Simply unprecedented flexible range, combining a heavenly voice with not only beauty - but unusually, also superb acting skills - in a wonderful, yet modest Sowetoen girl.. who loves to dance!

Her Facebook information page, about her starring roles, including Porgy & Bess (in many countries), Carmen Jones and the star of Winnie - the opera (the life of Winnie Mandela).

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70Gundula Janowitz

Simply one of the purest and most musical sopranos in concert and in opera that has ever sung.

Considered one of the greatest opera singers of the 20th century

In Mozart and German repertoire, she's one of the greatest ever. She contends to Elisabeth Schwartzkopf the title of "Perfect Countess".

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71Dawn Upshaw

Dawn Upshaw is an American soprano described as "one of the most consequential performers of our time" by the Los Angeles Times.

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72Olga Peretyatko

I wonder who made this list and when? Miss Peretyatko should have been selected among the first 10 best.

Why isn't Olga higher on this list?! She has outstanding vocal talent with such a beautiful warm tone, her Blondchen is amazing!

On of the best singers of her generation! I've heard her in Salzburg as Giunia and in Arena di Verona as Gilda! OUTSTANDING! And beautiful lady!

73Elena Mosuc

She made big progress

74Grace Bermingham
75June Anderson

Anderson is not as good as joan sutherland. but no one is. on this list, june anderson is second only to sutherland. that tarja turunen is awful. she's not even close to an opera singer, more like pop. and she needs a microphone so she should be deleted from this list.

If joan sutherland is a 10, anderson is a 7.

Great belcanto singer superb in Bellini and Donizetti operas

76Sena Jurinac
77Elisabeth Schumann

One the finest voices of the late 19th and early 20th century

78Lily Pons

Maybe time has left her in the dark, too bad she is all but forgotten. She was still very popular when I was young, 60 years ago. She was really fabulous. Her rendition of the Bell Song from Lakme is unparalleled, there are several YouTube clips, one from a movie, listen to them, you will be be astounded. Such fluidity and clarity, beauty and agility in her voice, and she was a good looker too, as beautiful to look at as Anna Moffo, She was featured in Hollywood films as well as on the stage of the Met.

Li Pons was mainly responsible for putting glamour back into opera! No one has equalled her vocal longitivity. Even at 76, her voice remained amazing and youthful! A true star of the highest caliber!

Another febulous singer who played the Hollywood Bowl many times and lead us into musical and operatic history. Tod Jonson

79Adelina Patti

The recordings from 1905-06 were when she was over 60. Verdi said about her she was the top singer of his century. She performed in front of Lincoln in 1862.

80Malin Hartelius
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