10 Greatest Sopranos of All Time

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41 Teresa Stich-Randall

One of the purest voices out there, always spot on, and with ravishing interpretations. Listen to her versions of "An die Musik" Haendel's "In Praise of music" and Bach's "Jauchzet Gott"

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42 Gundula Janowitz

Not saying she is the best, but she deserves to be on the list. When people think of sopranoes, she is one of the first who comes to mind. You will have all heard her. She is the one who sings in the film The Shawshank Redemption - with Edith Mathis.

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43 Natalie Dessay

Owww come on the mad scene from Lucia Di Lammermoor or the Queen of the night aria from the Magic Flute... Breath taking

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44 Pretty Yende

Absolutely talented.

Breathtakingly beautiful voice. Charm and beauty! And she's Proudly South African - Daleen Kruger

45 Mirusia Louwerse

Louwerse was born in Brisbane, Australia. Louwerse became the youngest ever winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award.

If angles existed, this is the way they would sound.

46 Julie Andrews Julie Andrews Dame Julia "Julie" Elizabeth Andrews is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director and dancer.

Great actress with a good voice, but she really does not belong to the list of "greatest sopranos of all time". I love her songs and her performance, but she's in a different league.

Julie Andrews has an amazing voice. I would class her as number one! I love her songs from The Sound Of Music and My Fair Lady and Victor Victoria. Imagine having a beautiful Soprano range from D3 to high F above top C, F6! It is incredible how she sang the Polonaise from Mignon! I have a similar voice to hers, F4 to F6, but I am only nine years old I have a long way to go... she is number 1 Soprano of all time♡♥ good quality.

47 Kathryn Grayson

She had an absolutely charming voice, and her performance was mesmerizing.

48 Anne Sofie von Otter

Classy Swedish opera singer. Related to Swedish royalty.

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50 Maria Stader

Best of the best. Lover her in Beethoven and Mozart.

Absolutely. In the top 10, I would say. A beautiful delicate voice well suited to Mozart and Handel.

This tiny Swiss soprano was best known for her delicacy of voice well suited to Mozart. Ms. Stader made several operatic appearances, most notably as the Queen of the Night in a Covent Garden staging of Mozart's "Magic Flute, " a work she also recorded with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Ernst Haefliger. Mozart's "Exsultate, Jubilate" was a particular specialty, and she performed it frequently in New York, with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of George Szell. Erformances of Mozart concert arias, and her solos in the composer's Masses were also highly regarded. In addition to Mozart, Ms. Stader's repertoire included works by Mahler, Alessandro Scarlatti, Gluck, Bruckner and Beethoven's Fidelio, and Christ on the Mount of Olives.

51 Erna Sack

She was my dad's favourite. I remember as a child how he would sit and listen to her beautiful voice and I thought part of him was in heaven! I am now 64!

Queen of the high notes - and a really dolly bird. Round at the same time as the other Erna (Berger). Both stars.

I am surprised that Erna Zach is so low on your list. You can compare any Sopranos today and in the past and----- who holds the note the longest?
I use to work for many years at the SABC and know what we had in the discotheque and by far Erna, was and to my estimation, the best, Yes you may have your own opinion but it is because we haven't heard her voice in this modern age, why not? Ask those who are newcomers in the world of music to bring Erna to the turntable!.

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52 Cristina Deutekom

She had a unique voice! That is why she was so special! Very huge voice! Topknots and very beautiful deep low A

Excellent coloratura soprano, known for her Queen of the night in Mozart's The Magic flute

53 Solveig Kringlebotn

Love the warmth. The best Norwegian soprano of all time.

54 Frances Alda

Born in New Zealand I believe, trained in Australia, and Europe and ended up in New York

All American heroine. Loved by the troops.

A great soprano. Sang with Enrico Caruso. Official soprano of the US Government in 1917, and gave a rousing rendition of La Marseillaise to send off the boys "Over There".

55 Sarah Joy Miller
56 Barbara Fritilli
57 Meav Ni Mhaolchatha
58 Hibla Gerzmava
59 Miliza Korjus

How can you forget about her - the greatest ever

60 Nadine Sierra
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