10 Greatest Sopranos of All Time

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41Pretty Yende

Breathtakingly beautiful voice. Charm and beauty! And she's Proudly South African - Daleen Kruger

42Amelita Galli-Curci

With regard to sheer technique, rare beauty of timbre, and particularly the art of natural singing, Galli-Curci is the greatest singer of her time and perhaps of all time.

43Gundula Janowitz

Not saying she is the best, but she deserves to be on the list. When people think of sopranoes, she is one of the first who comes to mind. You will have all heard her. She is the one who sings in the film The Shawshank Redemption - with Edith Mathis.

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44Maria Stader

Best of the best. Lover her in Beethoven and Mozart.

Absolutely. In the top 10, I would say. A beautiful delicate voice well suited to Mozart and Handel.

This tiny Swiss soprano was best known for her delicacy of voice well suited to Mozart. Ms. Stader made several operatic appearances, most notably as the Queen of the Night in a Covent Garden staging of Mozart's "Magic Flute, " a work she also recorded with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Ernst Haefliger. Mozart's "Exsultate, Jubilate" was a particular specialty, and she performed it frequently in New York, with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of George Szell. Erformances of Mozart concert arias, and her solos in the composer's Masses were also highly regarded. In addition to Mozart, Ms. Stader's repertoire included works by Mahler, Alessandro Scarlatti, Gluck, Bruckner and Beethoven's Fidelio, and Christ on the Mount of Olives.

45Erna Sack

She was my dad's favourite. I remember as a child how he would sit and listen to her beautiful voice and I thought part of him was in heaven! I am now 64!

Queen of the high notes - and a really dolly bird. Round at the same time as the other Erna (Berger). Both stars.

I am surprised that Erna Zach is so low on your list. You can compare any Sopranos today and in the past and----- who holds the note the longest?
I use to work for many years at the SABC and know what we had in the discotheque and by far Erna, was and to my estimation, the best, Yes you may have your own opinion but it is because we haven't heard her voice in this modern age, why not? Ask those who are newcomers in the world of music to bring Erna to the turntable!.

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47Cristina Deutekom

She had a unique voice! That is why she was so special! Very huge voice! Topknots and very beautiful deep low A

Excellent coloratura soprano, known for her Queen of the night in Mozart's The Magic flute

48Solveig Kringlebotn

Love the warmth. The best Norwegian soprano of all time.

49Mirusia Louwerse

Louwerse was born in Brisbane, Australia. Louwerse became the youngest ever winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award.

If angles existed, this is the way they would sound.

50Agnetha Faltskog

She is a true soprano. Listen to her when she is the lead singer in ABBA songs such as "SOS", "The Name of the Game", "Hasta Manana", " The Winner Takes It All", "One of Us" and more! Such a sweet voice!

She is a natural soprano! She should be in the Top 10! She doesn't need autotune and stays true to herself! - ivylee

51Julie AndrewsDame Julia "Julie" Elizabeth Andrews is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director and dancer.

Great actress with a good voice, but she really does not belong to the list of "greatest sopranos of all time". I love her songs and her performance, but she's in a different league.

52Anne Sofie von Otter

Classy Swedish opera singer. Related to Swedish royalty.

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53Sarah Joy Miller
54Barbara Fritilli
55Meav Ni Mhaolchatha
56Hibla Gerzmava
57Miliza Korjus

How can you forget about her - the greatest ever

58Nadine Sierra
59Elisabeth Söderström
60Tracy Dahl

Canadian soprano whose acting instincts and energy equal her flawless pitch and beautifully controlled high notes. Never a shriek, only pure artistry!

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