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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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Megan Marie Hart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Female Opera Singers of All Time
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Laurel, Mississippi, United States of America
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Sydney, Australia
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Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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agapanthus added Spain, Barcelona
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Anna Moffo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Female Opera Singers of All Time
Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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New York City, New York, United States of America
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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Pesaro, Italy
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Manhattan, New York City, New York
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Augusta, Georgia, United States of America
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JimWisdom added St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
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Shirley Verrett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Female Opera Singers of All Time
USA, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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takonyak added Budapest, Hungary
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Aprile Millo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Female Opera Singers of All Time
New York City, New York
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Krasnodar, Russia
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Meriden, Connecticut
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Jarocin, Poland
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Hamar, Norway
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Västra Karup, Sweden
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Savona, Italy
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Günzburg, Germany
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Záhorská Ves, Austria
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Richmond, Australia