Top Ten Greatest Female Opera Singers

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101 Elizabeth Futral
102 Teresa Żylis-Gara

One of the most overlooked and gorgeous voices of her time.

103 Regine Crespin
104 Eva Marton

Actually I'm astonished she is so low on this list. She is beyond any doubt one of the best singers of the last thirty years of the 20th century.

105 Margaret 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.

106 Leona Mitchell

Beautiful voice, beautiful woman.

107 Patricia Racette

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

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108 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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109 Deborah Cheetham
110 June Bronhill
111 Helen George
112 Ingeborg Hallstein
113 Milka Trnina
114 Yma Sumac Yma Sumac

She sung some opera, but she was an ethnic music singer. She had the range of more than 4 octraves, excellent pitch control and a mighty voice. They did not accept her at the Metropolitan, because they concluded she would out-sing their most priced stars.
Judging by voice quality alove, she belongs to to top 10.

115 Julia Lezhneva

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

116 Violeta Urmana
117 Valerie Masterson

A lovely singer and beautiful actress, admired since her beginning in amateur operatics

She is the complete singing actress - charming and beautiful in voice and personality as well as looks. Her repertoire encompassed Monteverdi, Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Gounod, Massenet, Bizet, Wagner, Salinnen, Poulenc, Puccini, Henze and that doesn't even begin to touch the lighter music and musical shows.

118 Evgenia Laguna

No one tops the list for stage presence, expression, beauty and a lovely voice in combination.

119 Ruth Ann Swenson
120 Shirley Verrett

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

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