The Best of...
Part I

Bach - Beethoven - Brahms - Chopin -  Handel  - Haydn
Liszt - Mendelssohn
Mozart  -  Paganini  -  Puccini  -  Schubert
Strauss  - Tchaikovsky  -  Verdi  -  Vivaldi  -  Wagner

 Part II
The greatest opera singers

1.Voice type - 2.A-C - 3.D-J - 4.K-M - 5.N-Sc - 6.Si-Z
The Best of... (Part I)
The greatest opera singers - 2 A-C
100 Greatest Opera Singers by L. Richard Lewis
Greatest Singers: LICIA ALBANESE
Licia Albanese, Soprano (1909-2014)

Giacomo Puccini - Manon Lescaut
In quelle trine morbide
(Recorded 1954)

Greatest Singers: Elly Ameling
Elisabeth Sara "Elly" Ameling (born 8 February 1933) is a Dutch soprano.

Elly Ameling live sings Robert Schumann's "Widmung" from Myrthen op. 25, no.1 with Dalton Baldwin, piano. Recorded 1980
Elly Ameling live sings Gabriel Fauré's "Après un rêve" op. 7, no.1 with Dalton Baldwin, piano. Recorded 1980
Greatest Singers: MARIO ANCONA
Mario Ancona, Baritone (1860-1931)

Gaetano Donizetti - La Favorita
A tanto amor
(Recorded 1907)

Greatest Singers: PETER ANDERS
Peter Anders, Tenor (1908-1954)

Johann Strauss II - Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron)
Ja, das alles auf Ehr´(Yes, all this by my honor)
(Recorded 1949)

Greatest Singers: CECILIA BARTOLI
Cecilia Bartoli, Mezzo-Soprano (born 1966)

Gioacchino Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Io sono docile, son rispettosa
(Recorded 1988)

Greatest Singers: TERESA BERGANZA
Teresa Berganza, Mezzosoprano (born 1935)

Giaocchino Rossini - L´Italiana in Algeri
O, che muso, che figura!
with Fernando Corena, bass (1916-1984)
(Recorded 1962)

Greatest Singers: CARLO BERGONZI
Carlo Bergonzi, Tenor (1924-2014)

Giacomo Puccini - La Bohème
Che gelida manina
(Recorded 1958)

Greatest Singers: JUSSI BJOERLING
Jussi Bjoerling, Tenor (1911-1960)

Giuseppe Verdi - Messa di Requiem
Ingemisco (Recorded 1960)

Greatest Singers: ALESSANDRO BONCI
Alessandro Bonci, Tenor (1870-1940)

Gaetano Donizetti - La Favorita
Spirito gentil
(Recorded 1905)

Greatest Singers: RENATO BRUSON
Renato Bruson, Baritone (born 1936)

Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto
Cortigiani, vil razza danata
With Armando Gabba, Baritone
(Recorded 1984)

Greatest Singers: CLARA BUTT
Clara Butt, Contralto (1872-1936)

Georg Friedrich Haendel - Alessandro
Ne´ trionfi d´Alessandro... Lusinghe più care
(Recorded 1912)

Montserrat Caballé, Soprano (born 1933)

Gioacchino Rossini - Armida
D´amore al dolce impero
(Recorded 1966/1967)

Greatest Singers: MARIA CALLAS
Maria Callas, Soprano (1923-1977)

Gaetano Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor
Ardon gli incensi - Spargi d´amaro pianto
(Recorded 1959)

Greatest Singers: EMMA CALVÉ
Emma Calvé, Soprano (1858-1942)

Georges Bizet - Carmen
Habanera - sung in french -
(Recorded 1907)

Greatest Singers: JOSÉ CARRERAS
José Carreras, Tenor (born 1946)

Francesco Cilea L´Arlesiana
E la solita storia del pastore
(Recorded 1979)

Greatest Singers: ENRICO CARUSO
Enrico Caruso, Tenor (1873-1921)

Salvatore Cardillo - Core´ngrato
(Recorded 1911)

Greatest Singers: FEODOR CHALIAPIN
Feodor Chaliapin, bass (1873-1938)

Charles Gounod - Faust
Le veau d´or

Greatest Singers: ANTONIO CORTIS
Antonio Cortis, Tenor (1891-1952)

Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto
La donna è mobile
(Recorded 1930)

Greatest Singers: BORIS CHRISTOFF
Boris Christoff, Bass (1914-1993)

Giuseppe Verdi - Don Carlo
Ella giammai m´amo
(Recorded 1954)

Greatest Singers: Régine Crespin
Régine Crespin (23 February 1927 – 5 July 2007) was a French singer who had a major international career in opera and on the concert stage between 1950 and 1989. She started her career singing roles in the dramatic soprano and spinto soprano repertoire, drawing particular acclaim singing Wagner and Strauss heroines. She went on to sing a wider repertoire that embraced Italian, French, German, and Russian opera from a variety of musical periods. In the early 1970s Crespin began experiencing vocal difficulties for the first time and ultimately began performing roles from the mezzo-soprano repertoire. Throughout her career she was widely admired for the elegance, warmth and subtlety of her singing, especially in the French and German operatic repertories.

Crespin began her career in France, earning her first critical successes in the French provinces during the early 1950s and then becoming a fixture at the Opéra National de Paris in the mid-1950s. Her international career was launched in 1958 with a critically acclaimed performance of Kundry in Richard Wagner's Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival. She soon appeared at most of the major opera houses in the United States and Europe and made a number of appearances in South America as well. She had a long and fruitful association with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, making over 125 appearances at that house between 1962 and 1987. Crespin retired from the stage in 1989, after which she taught singing for many years at her alma mater, the Conservatoire de Paris, and gave numerous acclaimed master classes at conservatories and universities internationally.

Régine Crespin - Les Troyens - Je vais mourir...Adieu, fière cité

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