Top Ten Greatest Female Opera Singers

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121 Marie-Josée Lord
122 Marie-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.

123 Barbara Hendricks V 1 Comment
124 Conchita Supervia

The greatest Spanish soprano of the twenties and thirties.

125 Renata Scotto

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

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126 Jane Powell

She has such a beautiful voice. And she is a friend of Elizabeth Taylor. If she had Elizabeth Taylor's face, she may be the greatest Hollywood soprano of all the time.

127 Mady Mesple
128 Eva Marton
129 Leona Mitchell

Beautiful voice, beautiful woman.

130 Brigitte Fassbaender

My greatest idol. I love her. She is funny, charismatic and captivating.

131 Maggie Teyte

My Grandmother's cousin. Joe Carroll

132 Shirley Jones V 1 Comment
133 Leonie Rysanek

Great Dramatic soprano who sang throughout the twentieth century to consistant acclaim worldwide. She and Birgit Nilsson besides being dear friends sang the dramatic repertoire with precision and ease. Rysanek's "style" put off many listeners but looking to the page of music she was performing (as with Callas) whould have erased any doubts as to her value as a performer. A viewing of her farewell night at the MET on You tube will solidify her place among the greatest of singers.

134 Teresa Stratas

She is considered to be one of the greatest singing actresses in history

Her Violetta in the film La Traviata is outstanding and haunting.

135 Maureen Louise Allen
136 Juliette Pochin
137 Kate Royal
138 Moira Anderson
139 Sondra Radvanovsky

How she hasn't been mentioned yet and the likes of Katherine Jenkins (who isn't an opera singer ) beats me. Beautiful tone and a marvellous actress - surely one of foremost sopranos particularly in tosca.

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140 Kathryn McKusker
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