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Victoria De Los Angeles 2 1.82%
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf 2 1.82%
Kiri Te Kanawa 6 5.45%
Montserrat Caballé 17 15.45%
Maria Callas 56 50.91%
Joan Sutherland 5 4.55%
Mariella Devia 1 0.91%
Beverly Sills 2 1.82%
Raina Kabaivanska 1 0.91%
Other 16 14.55%
Luciana Serra 1 0.91%
Cristina Deutekom 1 0.91%
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Old Aug 4th, 2006, 09:29 PM   #1
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The best female opera singer ever

Yesterday Elisabeth Schwarzkopf died. She was considered to be one of the best opera singers ever with her technically perfect voice. But was she perhaps the best singer ever? Who's the best according to you? I've made a list of some excellent singers but you can select others as well of course.

- Victoria de Los Angeles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSJ6e...elated&search=

- Elisabeth Schwarzkopf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2V-IpiNC_0

- Kiri Te Kanawa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPWf_YTdbgE

- Montserrat Caballé http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfSDL-lrXPw

- Maria Callas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJpnri3NQdo

- Joan Sutherland http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjObdgLfk7Q

- Mariella Devia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISdSXHove08

- Beverly Sills http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUPxGcHyVhg

- Raina Kabaivanska http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NkBBh3rbTI
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CECILIA SOFIA ANNA MARIA KALOGEROPOULU! OR (MARIA CALLAS)
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Maria Callas is the best female opera singer
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LeonTyne Price, Dame Nellie Melba, Dame Joan Sutherland and Grace Moore.
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Maria Callas tops it all followed by Kiri Te Kanawa.
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Montserrat Caballé...just listen to this performance of Casta Diva LIVE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axOnl...related&search=

Perfection is not enough for this...just can't find words to express it

And I live 2 minutes away from the house Montserrat was born many years ago
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Montserrat Caballe Interview About Freddie Mercury and AIDS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWO8nNkVym4

Amazing duet Montserrat Caballé & Freddy Mercury in 'Barcelona'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4iptMwgIZA
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Montserrat Caballé...just listen to this performance of Casta Diva LIVE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axOnl...related&search=

Perfection is not enough for this...just can't find words to express it

And I live 2 minutes away from the house Montserrat was born many years ago
Yeah that was a sublime performance.
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Some other amazing singers :

- Luciana Serra http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqBW_9OjhlA

- Nathalie Dessay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mvRP...elated&search=

- Sumi Jo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nvoGIVT-O4

- Gwyneth Jones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsworGpPSyU

- Cristina Deutekom mms://www.dutchdivas.net/sound/cristina.wma
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Maria Callas. And she could act too.
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Teresa Berganza plays an aria from Le nozze di Figaro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1IzD...elated&search=

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look a this amazing Teresa Berganza's masterclass (the young singer is studying a wonderful aria from Mozart's Don Giovanni )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsHD-OntkG4
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La Callas for me. Being a female opera singer isn't only about voice. It's about the attitude, the mystery, and she had it all!
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Maria Callas is the best female opera singer
Well, she's the most famous and probably the most influential and single most important singer in opera, female or male, of the 20th century. To say that she's "the best" is to some degree a matter of taste. It depends a lot on whether one prefers a singer who sings with lots of drama and passion or someone who sings as beautifully as possible. If one prefers the first option, Callas is your gal. If you prefer beauty of tone she isn't. In that case you're better of with Callas' main rival of the day, Renata Tebaldi. Callas' voice had a metallic quality about it, and later on she sang her high notes with uncontrolable exaggerated vibrato (a wobble in fact).

Another thing that makes a comparison between different singers difficult is that they have different types of voices, and thus tend to sing different works. Callas for example is pure genius in belcanto stuff from Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini and a brilliant Verdi interpreter, but she would be far less effective in, say Mozart or Richard Strauss. That's Schwarzkopf's territory (along with art songs).

Maria Callas, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Rosa Ponselle, Kiri Te Kanawa, Mirella Freni, Renata Tebaldi, Kirsten Flagstad, Leontyne Price, Montserrat Caballé, Joan Sutherland, Lisa Della Casa, etc...They are all fab in their own way.

One very important currently active soprano that's not listed here is the great Renée Fleming. She's in her prime now, only has to open her mouth and a beautiful sound comes out of it. She already ranks with the all time greats IMO.
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