Singers The Greatest Female Opera Singers of All Time  

Buster McDermott
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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.
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Sydney, Australia
2
598 280
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Laurel, Mississippi, United States of America
3
758 166
Megan Marie Hart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Female Opera Singers of All Time
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456 210
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Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States of America
5
446 211
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Gisborne, New Zealand
6
490 202
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Pesaro, Italy
7
573 338
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agapanthus added Spain, Barcelona
8
365 167
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New York City, New York, United States of America
9
936 562
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Manhattan, New York City, New York
10
275 125
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Augusta, Georgia, United States of America
11
278 174
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Västra Karup, Sweden
12
116 31
Shirley Verrett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Female Opera Singers of All Time
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
13
202 97
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Hamar, Norway
14
126 43
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JimWisdom added St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
15
286 155
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Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America
16
164 115
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Jarocin, Poland
17
79 25
Aprile Millo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Female Opera Singers of All Time
New York City, New York, United States of America
18
104 34
Anna Moffo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Female Opera Singers of All Time
Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States of America
19
120 70
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Modena, Italy
20
314 236
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Krasnodar, Russia
21
122 71
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Savona, Italy
22
252 185
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Rome, Italy
23
130 65
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Záhorská Ves, Austria
24
105 63
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Meriden, Connecticut, United States of America
25
167 117
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Günzburg, Germany