Top Ten Greatest Female Opera Singers

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101Margaret Price

A robust voice, rough singing. Not enough delicacy and expression, no sense for psyshology of the characters and no talent for nuances. But still she is bettter than average.

102Patricia Racette

Clearly, one of the best Butterfly's around. Her performance is so amazing and her voice has such emotion!

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103Ewa Podles
104June Bronhill
105Ingeborg Hallstein
106Milka Trnina
107Julia Lezhneva

Given another 10 years and she'll be among the greatest ever

108Shirley Verrett

Great gutsy singer, not always perfect but always exciting. She dared and frequently conquered... My heart!

109Measha Brueggergosman
110Zinka Milanov

She belongs to the old vintage ages. The recordins of her voice are rare, and technically of low quality. But she once had been the pride of Metropolitan for years. I would put her among first 20.

A singer that few know about except for opera fans that listen to historical recordings. A fabulous Verdi interpretor with a long career at the Met

111Angel Blue

Awesome singer truly an Abel from above

112Sylvia Sass
113Emma Matthews

An exquisite coloratura voice with great dynamic range and dramatic sensitivity. Should be on the world class stage.

She is Emma Matthews, what more is there to say?
She is an amazing actress with a voice to die for. La Stupenda, Dama Joan Sutherland herself was a great supporter of her. Emma has taken on many roles that Joan was famous for, such Lakme, La Traviata and the show that earned Joan the nickname La Stupenda, Lucia. Her mad scene is amazing.

114Ruxandra Donose
115Astrid Varnay
116Marie-Josée Lord
117Marie-Nicole Lemieux

Contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux became the first Canadian to win the Prix de la Reine Fabiola (1st Prize) and the Special Prize of the Lied Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium. This prestigious award was known to the international community and allowed her to perform in recital and opera and concerts with major orchestras.

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119Conchita Supervia

The greatest Spanish soprano of the twenties and thirties.

120Renata Scotto

She had a modest international reputation. Many people have never heard of her. She was a good singer.

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