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
597 269
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Laurel, Mississippi, United States of America
3
705 154
Megan Marie Hart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Female Opera Singers of All Time
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449 209
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Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States of America
5
438 209
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Gisborne, New Zealand
6
483 200
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Pesaro, Italy
7
565 335
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agapanthus added Spain, Barcelona
8
358 166
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New York City, New York, United States of America
9
928 559
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Manhattan, New York City, New York
10
267 123
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Augusta, Georgia, United States of America
11
277 174
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Västra Karup, Sweden
12
116 30
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
126 42
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JimWisdom added St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
14
201 97
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Hamar, Norway
15
283 154
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Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America
16
163 115
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Jarocin, Poland
17
78 24
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
103 33
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
310 235
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Krasnodar, Russia
21
251 185
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Rome, Italy
22
121 71
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Savona, Italy
23
130 65
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Záhorská Ves, Austria
24
104 63
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Meriden, Connecticut, United States of America
25
166 116
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Günzburg, Germany