Top Ten Greatest Female Opera Singers

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141 Maggie Teyte

My Grandmother's cousin. Joe Carroll

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143 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.

144 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.

145 Maureen Louise Allen
146 Juliette Pochin
147 Kate Royal
148 Moira Anderson
149 Kathryn McKusker
150 Danielle de Niese

The funniest diva I have ever enjoyed in more than 70 years opera going.

Wonderful voice

151 Alenka Gotar

She is incredible! Beautiful voice.

152 Elena House

This 15 year old is something!

153 Helen Traubel

I can't believe Helen Traubel is not in the top 10...

154 Kristin Chenweth

Powerful voices, terrific breath control, and, audience appeal

155 Marina Shaguch

She has one of the best mezzo soprano in the wold. Take a look at her on YouTube- you will be amazed...

156 Phyllis Curtin
157 Frances Bible
158 Mado Robin

Her voice was no only stratospheric but also very lyrical.

159 Gwyneth Jones
160 Karina Gauvin

Canadian soprano known primarily for her expertise in Baroque opera. Huge personality, flawless technique and beguiling musicality. Check out her wonderful recording of Canteloube's Songs of the Auvergne with a chamber ensemble...

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