Top Ten Greatest Female Opera Singers

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121 Sylvia Sass
122 Emma 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.

123 Ruxandra Donose
124 Astrid Varnay
125 Marie-Josée Lord
126 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.

127 Barbara Hendricks V 1 Comment
128 Conchita Supervia

The greatest Spanish soprano of the twenties and thirties.

129 Renata Scotto

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

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130 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.

131 Mady Mesple
132 Brigitte Fassbaender

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

133 Maggie Teyte

My Grandmother's cousin. Joe Carroll

134 Shirley Jones V 1 Comment
135 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.

136 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.

137 Maureen Louise Allen
138 Juliette Pochin
139 Kate Royal
140 Moira Anderson
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