Top Ten Greatest Female Opera Singers

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61 Dawn Upshaw

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

Dawn is the greatest soprano singing today.

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62 Anna Caterina Antonacci
63 Vesselina Kasarova

One for individuality and versatility.

64 Tsakane 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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65 Gundula 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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66 Jenny Lind

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

67 Sena Jurinac

The best.

68 Roberta 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.

69 Maria Kesselman
70 Olga 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!

71 Lori Lewis Lori Lewis Lori Lewis is an American opera singer and soprano currently residing in Salem, Oregon graduate in the University of Kansas, she is a vocalist and official member of the Swedish symphonic metal band Therion.
72 Ermonela Jaho

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

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73 Ileana Cotrubas
74 Elena Mosuc

She made big progress

75 Grace Bermingham
76 June 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

77 Ewa Podles

Amazing voice
you love it or hate it but incomperable to others
old time diva

78 Suzan Erens
79 Measha Brueggergosman

Wonderful, beautiful voice and person, inside and out!

80 Anna Prohaska
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