Top Ten Greatest Female Opera Singers

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121 Astrid Varnay
122 Marie-Josée Lord
123 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.

124 Barbara Hendricks V 1 Comment
125 Conchita Supervia

The greatest Spanish soprano of the twenties and thirties.

126 Renata Scotto

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

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127 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.

128 Mady Mesple
129 Eva Marton
130 Leona Mitchell

Beautiful voice, beautiful woman.

131 Brigitte Fassbaender

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

132 Maggie Teyte

My Grandmother's cousin. Joe Carroll

133 Shirley Jones V 1 Comment
134 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.

135 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.

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