While opera isn't the most popular for of modern entertainment, it is still a significant cultural staple in many countries, and can be an incredibly moving experience. An opera singer is skilled in the art of singing, acting, and most importantly, projecting their voice in a powerful way to a live audience, filling the entire theatre with music. Female opera singers can hit the high notes with ease.
Who are the best female opera singers of all time? The talented women featured on this list have made a significant impact in the world of opera, and are incredibly talented. Female opera singers are usually sopranos or altos. If you’re interested in opera and want to see these female singers in action, but can't afford to attend, there are many operas available on DVD as well.The greatest female opera singers on this list include Maria Callas, Renee Fleming, and Anna Gottlieb. Vote up the best of the best below or add the top female opera singers you think are the best if they aren't already on the list.
1 844 259 Joan Sutherland Sydney, Australia
2 355 126 Leontyne Price Laurel, Mississippi, United States of America
3 413 211 agapanthus added Montserrat Caballe Barcelona, Spain
4 774 379 Maria Callas New York City, Manhattan, USA
5 321 147 Renata Tebaldi Pesaro, Italy
6 310 179 Kiri Te Kanawa Gisborne, New Zealand
7 231 130 Marilyn Horne Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States of America
8 252 132 Birgit Nilsson Västra Karup, Sweden
9 223 147 Beverly Sills New York City, New York, United States of America
10 199 108 Jessye Norman Augusta, Georgia, United States of America
11 106 7 toonrose added Megan Marie Hart USA