Top Ten Greatest Female Opera Singers

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161 Valerie Masterson

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

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163 Kathleen Ferrier

Fantastic voice and lady. Taken from us too young and too soon.

Only a few operas, but what a voice

164 Ruth Ann Swenson
165 Antonietta Stella

I remember hearing her live at the Met in 1960 at the age of 12, in Madame Butterfly, it was the first opera of over 50, that I attended at the met. Richard Tucker was Pinkerton, and Madame Stella, Butterfly. I was totally impressed by the performance, at that young age, and became involved in opera as a lifetime pursuit. I still have a 33rpm recording of La Boheme, live from the Met, with her in the role of Mimi, of which I listened to dozens of times, as I was studying and learning and memorizing that opera.

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166 Betty Allen
167 Laura Tatulescu

Romanian soprano... an angel singing... From Marzelline to Serpetta and Helena - the best of the best!

168 Maria Ewing

She has a fierce temperament, a lot of energy, but a bit mumbling voice. Her singing is not precise enough.

Voice - Beautiful. Acting - Bravura.

169 Elena Xanthoudakis
170 Katherine Jenkins

Katherine is one of the best opera singers in the world, should be in the top ten. Her voice is wonderful, strong, delicate and smooth.

Katherine Jenkins is not there either.

She is amazing. Her voice is beautiful, divine and heavenly

Lovely powerful voice with innocent smile

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171 Edita Gruberova

I don't get why Tarja Turner, Katherine Jenkins and Jackie Evango ARE DOING HERE, THEY AREN'T OPERA SINGERS. They have never sung a single full scale opera in their lives they should stop labeling them as opera singers.

Gruberova's voice has this warm special Vocal timbre, very recognizable. And her coloratura sends shivers up my spine. She may have a bad habit of scooping, but other than that there are no other singers like her. She is simply unique, her Zerbinettas are the best in recorded history! In my Top 10 following Callas, Sutherland, Price and Fagstad.

She is the Queen of scooping high notes. Don't know why she can't sing them on pitch at least once in her way too long career. She should retire now!

Queen of coloratura, still going strong post-60.

Best singer ever there was

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172 Natalie Dessay

Her Coloratura Soprano has no blemish. One can tell that what she does, she does professionally. She is also a good actress. I am surprised and dismayed that Dessay is not amongst those at the top of the list! I love listening to her voice. Those songs we call beautiful when other sopranos sing them are closer to heavenly when Natalie sings those same operas.

Her control over her voice is full of talent. I am surprised that her name isn't amongst those at the top of the list. One can tell that she has studied what she does for a long time, and knows the languages of opera.

Any body who has a problem with Dessay has a problem with music and musicality and acting and opera and did I mention music? the best and one and only.

Stunning range and a joy to watch!

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