TIMELINE OF WORLD HISTORY
 

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  The Best of...
Part I

Bach - Beethoven - Brahms - Chopin -  Handel  - Haydn
Liszt - Mendelssohn
Mozart  -  Paganini  -  Puccini  -  Schubert
Schumann
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
 
     
     
 
 
 
 
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The Best of... (Part I)
 
 
The greatest opera singers - 3  D-J
 
 
 
 
 
 
100 Greatest Opera Singers by L. Richard Lewis
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: ALFRED DELLER
 
Alfred Deller, Countertenor (1912-1979)

Greensleeves (Old english folksong)

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: VICTORIA DE LOS ANGELES
 
Victoria de los Angeles, Soprano (1923-2005)
with Miriam Pirazzini, Mezzosoprano (1918- )

Giacomo Puccini - Madama Butterfly
Una nave da querra... Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio
(Recorded 1959)

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: GIUSEPPE DE LUCA
 
Giuseppe de Luca, Baritone (1876-1950)

Giuseppe Verdi - La Traviata
Di provenza il mar
(Recorded 1929)

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: ANTON DERMOTA
 
Anton Dermota, Tenor (1910-1989)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Don Giovanni
Il mio tesoro
(Recorded 1950)

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: PLACIDO DOMINGO
 
Placido Domingo, Tenor (born 1941)

Giuseppe Verdi - Don Carlo
Su cacciator... Fontainebleau!... Io la vidi)
(Recorded 1970)

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: LÈON ESCALAIS
 
Léon Escalais, Tenor (1859-1941)

Giacomo Meyerbeer - Robert le diable
Sicilienne - O fortune à ton caprice
(Recorded 1905)

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: EILEEN FARRELL
 
Eileen Farrell, Soprano (1920-2002)

Giacomo Puccini Turandot
In questa reggia
(Recorded 1957)

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singer: KATHLEEN FERRIER
 
Kathleen Ferrier, Contralto (1912-1953)

Georg Friedrich Haendel - Serse
Larghetto of Serse "Ombra mai fu" (Shadow surrounds me)
(Recorded 1948)

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: KIRSTEN FLAGSTAD
 
Kirsten Flagstad, Soprano (1895-1962)

Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde
Mild und leise (Isoldes Liebestod)
(Recorded 1939)

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: Renée Fleming
 
Renée Fleming (born February 14, 1959) is an American opera singer and soprano whose repertoire encompasses Richard Strauss, Mozart, Handel, bel canto, lieder, French opera and chansons, jazz and indie rock. Fleming has a full lyric soprano voice. She has performed coloratura, lyric, and lighter spinto soprano operatic roles in Italian, German, French, Czech, and Russian, aside from her native English. She also speaks fluent German and French, along with limited Italian. Her signature roles include Countess Almaviva in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Desdemona in Verdi's Otello, Violetta in Verdi's La traviata, the title role in Dvořák's Rusalka, the title role in Massenet's Manon, the title role in Massenet's Thaïs, the title role in Richard Strauss's Arabella, the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, and the Countess in Capriccio.

A National Medal of Arts and Richard Tucker Award winner, she regularly performs in opera houses and concert halls worldwide. In 2008 she was awarded the Swedish Polar Music Prize for her services in music. She serves as Creative Consultant for the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Renée Fleming: Casta Diva (Bellini)
Renée Fleming - America's Queen of Opera performs in the Palaces of the Czars
with internationally acclaimed Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: Juan Diego Flórez
 
Juan Diego Flórez Salom (born January 13, 1973) is a Peruvian operatic tenor, particularly known for his roles in bel canto operas. On June 4, 2007, he received his country's highest decoration, the Gran Cruz de la Orden del Sol del Perú.

Juan Diego Florez "Una furtiva lagrima"
From Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. Teatro Cuyas Las Palmas. May 14, 2005
 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: AMELITA GALLI-CURCI
 
Amelita Galli-Curci, Soprano (1882-1963)

Vincenzo Bellini - I Puritani
Qui la voce
(Recorded 1917)

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: NICOLAI GEDDA
 
Nicolai Gedda, Tenor (born 1925)

Daniel Francois Esprit Auber - Fra Diavolo
J´ai revu nos amis
(Recorded 1983)

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: BENIAMINO GIGLI
 
Beniamino Gigli, Tenor (1890-1957)
Pietro Mascagni - Iris
Apri la tua finestra
(Recorded 1921)
 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: HERBERT ERNST GROH
 
Herbert Ernst Groh, Tenor (1906-1982)

Gerhard Winkler - Wenn in Florenz die Rosen blüh´n
- sung in german -
(Recorded 1939)

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: ELISABETH GRÜMMER
 
Elisabeth Grümmer, Soprano (1911-1986)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Nachtlied
(Recorded 1963)

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: FRIEDA HEMPEL
 
Frieda Hempel, Soprano (1885-1955)

Gioacchino Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Una voce poco fa - sung in german -
(Recorded 1910)

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: NICOLAE HERLEA
 
Nicolae Herlea, Baritone (1927-2014)

Giuseppe Verdi - Il Trovatore
Il balen del suo sorriso

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: WILLY HOFMANN
 
Willy Hofmann, Tenor (1909-1984)

Edmund Eysler - Die gold´ne Meisterin (The golden forewoman)
Du liebe gold´ne Meisterin - sung in german -
(Recording date unknown, somewhere in the 1950s)

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: MARILYN HORNE
 
Marilyn Horne, Mezzosoprano (born 1934)

Gaetano Donizetti - Lucrezia Borgia
Brindisi "Il segreto per esser felice"
(Recorded early seventys)

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
 
Dmitri Aleksandrovich Hvorostovsky PAR (Дмитрий Александрович Хворостовский, born 16 October 1962), is a Russian operatic baritone.

Ombra Mai Fu - Dmitri Hvorostovsky
 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: MARIA IVOGÜN
 
Maria Ivogün, Soprano (1891-1987)

Z´Lauterbach hab´i mein Strumpf verlor´n (In Lauterbach I lost my stocking) - Traditional German Folksong - sung in german -
with Michael Raucheisen, pianoforte
(Recorded 1932)

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: Gundula Janowitz
 
Gundula Janowitz (born August 2, 1937) is an Austrian lyric soprano singer of operas, oratorios and concerts. She is one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century and was pre-eminent in the 1960s and 1970s.

Gundula Janowitz, Soprano. Richard Strauss, Morgen, op.27 no.4.
 
 
 
 
 
Greatest Singers: SENA JURINAC
 
Sena Jurinac, Soprano (1921-2011)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro
Voi che sapete
(Recorded 1960)

 
 
 
 
 
     
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