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James Melton (1904 - 1961)

James Melton (January 2, 1904 – April 21, 1961), a popular singer in the 1920s and early 1930s, later began a career as an operatic singer when tenor voices went out of style in popular music ...

11/3/2014

Dorothy Kirsten (1910 - 1992)

Dorothy Kirsten (July 6, 1910, Montclair, New Jersey – November 18, 1992, Los Angeles, California) was an American operatic soprano. Biography Kirsten's mother was an organist and music te...

9/7/2014

Gladys Swarthout (1900 - 1969)

en.wikipedia... ; swarthoutfamily... ; Various sources differ in the year of her birth, many indicate 1904, a few 1898, but her obituary and gravestone indicate 1900. She died on July 7th, 1969 in Fl...

7/8/2014

David Scull Bispham (1857 - 1921)

David Scull Bispham (January 5, 1857 – October 2, 1921) was the first American–born operatic baritone to win an international reputation. Early life and family Bispham was born in...

6/5/2014

Zelie de Lussan (1861 - 1949)

Zélie de Lussan (21 December 1861 – 18 December 1949) was an American opera singer of French descent who was successful in her native country but made most of her career in England. The...

2/26/2014

Grace Moore (1898 - 1947)

Grace Moore (December 5, 1898 – January 26, 1947) was an American operatic soprano and actress in musical theatre and film. She was nicknamed the "Tennessee Nightingale." Her films helped to p...

12/30/2013

Lawrence Mervil Tibbett (1896 - 1960)

Lawrence Mervil Tibbett (November 16, 1896 – July 15, 1960) was a famous American opera singer and recording artist who also performed as a film actor and radio personality. A baritone, he san...

7/8/2013

Julia Espín MP (1838 - 1906)

La cantante de ópera Julia Espín inspiró en su juventud algunos versos de ‘Rimas’ de Bécquer, quien también la homenajeó con dos álbumes c...

4/25/2013

Julia Gwynne (1856 - 1934)

Julia Gwynne was an English opera singer and actress best remembered for her performances with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company from 1879 to 1883.

3/30/2013

William Caesar Warfield (1920 - 2002)

William Caesar Warfield (22 January 1920 – 26 August 2002), was an American concert bass-baritone singer and actor. Links Wikipedia: English Bach Cantatas Website YouTube: William Warfie...

3/14/2013

Leontyne Price MP (1927 - d.)

Mary Violet Leontyne Price (b. February 10, 1927). American soprano. Born and raised in the Deep South, she rose to international acclaim in the 1950s and 1960s, and was one of the first African Amer...

3/14/2013

Marian Anderson b. February 27, 1897 d. April 8, 1993 Marian Anderson was an African-American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Most of her singing career was...

3/14/2013

Jessye Norman (1945 - d.)

Jessye Mae Norma born September 15, 1945 in Augusta, Georgia, USA. American opera singer. Youngest recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor. Five time Grammy Award winner, including her Lifetime Achieve...

3/14/2013

Josep Maria Carreras i Coll (born 5 December 1946), better known as José Carreras , is a Spanish and Catalan tenor who is particularly known for his performances in the operas of Verdi and Pucci...

12/27/2012

Beverly Sills MP (1929 - 2007)

"Beverly Sills"

Beverly Sills - Una Voce Poco Fa!! (1976) , Beverly Sills - Dunque io son! - Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Beverly Sills (May 25, 1929 – July 2, 2007) was an American operatic soprano whose peak car...

12/13/2012

Kirsten Flagstad (1895 - 1962)

Kirsten Målfrid Flagstad (12 July 1895 – 7 December 1962) was a Norwegian opera singer and a highly regarded Wagnerian (dramatic) soprano. She ranks among the greatest singers of the 20th...

8/17/2012

Giuseppe Kaschmann MP (1850 - 1925)

"Josip Kašman"

Giuseppe Kaschmann (Josip Kašman) was born on July 14, 1850 in Lussinpiccolo, now Mali Lošinj, the youngest of fourteen children*. His father was Maestro Giuseppe Kaschmann (28 Septembe...

8/7/2012

Emma Lucy Bowen MP (1882 - 1951)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Emma Lucy Gates Bowen (1882–1951) was an American opera singer and later the wife of Albert E. Bowen a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The C...

6/17/2012

Isabella Colbrand (1785 - 1845)

Isabella Colbran (2 February 1785, Madrid—7 October 1845, Bologna) was a Spanish opera singer, who was known in her native country as Isabel Colbrandt. Many sources note her as a dramatic colora...

2/28/2012

Emma Eames (1865 - 1952)

Emma Eames (August 13, 1865 - June 13, 1952) was an American soprano renowned for the beauty of her voice. She sang major lyric and lyric-dramatic roles in opera and had an important career in New Yo...

2/26/2012

Lily Pons (1898 - 1976)

Lily Pons (April 12, 1898 – February 13, 1976) was a French-American operatic soprano and actress who had an active career from the late 1920s through the early 1970s. As an opera singer she s...

2/8/2012

Geraldine Farrar (1882 - 1967)

"van Dommelen"

Geraldine Farrar (February 28, 1882 – March 11, 1967) was an American soprano opera singer and film actress, noted for her beauty, acting ability, and "the intimate timbre of her voice." She h...

2/5/2012

Claudia Muzio (1889 - 1936)

Claudia Muzio born February 7, 1889, died May 24, 1936 Italian operatic soprano, whose international career was among the most successful of the early 20th century. She was also a mistress of Greek s...

1/26/2012

Dame Nellie Melba (1861 - 1931)

"Nellie Melba"

Dame Nellie Melba GBE (19 May 1861 – 23 February 1931), born Helen "Nellie" Porter Mitchell Australian operatic soprano. She became one of the most famous singers of the late Victorian Era and...

9/15/2011

Luciano Pavarotti MP (1935 - 2007)

Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (12 October 1935 – 6 September 2007) was an Italian operatic tenor, who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of th...

9/10/2011

Adelina Patti (19 February 1843-27 September 1919) was a highly acclaimed 19th-century opera singer, earning huge fees at the height of her career in the music capitals of Europe and America. She fir...

9/1/2011

Eva Gibson (1875 - 1920)

Eva Mylott (1875 – 20 March 1920) was an Australian contralto opera singer. More... Eva Mylott

6/28/2011

Natalina 'Lina' Cavalieri MP (1874 - 1944)

Lina Cavalieri Born Natalina Cavalieri at Viterbo on 25 December 1874, she lost her parents when she was fifteen and was sent to live in an orphanage as a ward of the state. A vivacious young girl, s...

2/3/2011

Enrico Caruso MP (1873 - 1921)

"Erri", "Errico", "Enrico"

Wikipedia: English Enrico Caruso (February 25, 1873 – August 2, 1921) was an Italian tenor. He sang to great acclaim at the major opera houses of Europe and North and South America. Caruso als...

11/20/2010

Maria Callas MP (1923 - 1977)

"Maria Meneghini Callas", "Sophia Cecelia Kalos", "Μαρία Άννα Σοφία Καικιλία Καλογεροπούλου", "Anna Maria Sofia Cecilia Kalogeropoulou", "Maria Callas", "CALAS"

Maria Callas (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας) (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) An American-born Greek soprano and one o...

10/23/2010

Jenny Lind MP (1820 - 1887)

"Swedish Nightingale"

" Jenny Lind ", Westminster Abbey

8/28/2009

Alfred Arnold Cocozza - Mario Lanza MP (1921 - 1959)

"Mario Lanza", "The new Caruso", "the greatest voice of the 20th Century"

Mario Lanza (From Wikipedia) Mario Lanza (January 31, 1921 - October 7, 1959) was an American tenor and Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s and the 1950s. The son of Italian immigrants, he began s...

2/10/2009

Karoline von Gomperz (1845 - 1925)

Caroline von Gomperz-Bettelheim, or C(K)aroline Bettelheim, pseudonym: Tellheim (Hungarian: Bettelheim-Gomperz Caroline, June 1, 1845, Pest - December 13, 1925, Vienna) was a Hungarian-Austrian court...

2/7/2009

Richard Tucker MP (1913 - 1975)

"Reuven Tucker"

Richard Tucker - No, Pagliaccio non son (Live) , Richard Tucker: HaTikvah , Kiddush (Pesach ) , Richard Tucker sings the Kol Nidre כל נדרי . Museum of Fami...

1/10/2009

Jan Peerce MP (1904 - 1984)

"Jacob Pincus /Perelmuth/", "Yakov Pinchas Perelmuth", "Jan Perelmuth"

Jan Peerce:Shma Yisroel - שמע ישראל , Jan Peerce - "Nessun dorma" - Turandot (Puccini) The American tenor Jan Peerce (birth name Jacob Pincus P...

1/10/2009

Lotte Lehmann MP (1888 - 1976)

Charlotte "Lotte" Lehmann (February 27, 1888 – August 26, 1976) was a German soprano who was especially associated with German repertory. She gave memorable performances in the operas of Richa...

12/11/2008

Rena Galibova MP (1915 - 1995)

>Rena Galibova (Russian: Рена Абрамовна Галибова, Taji...

12/4/2008

Anna Sarnoff MP (1932 - 2006)

Anna Moffo (June 27, 1932 - March 9, 2006) was an Italian-American opera singer and one of the leading lyric-coloratura sopranos of her generation. She possessed a warm and radiant voice of considerabl...

4/7/2007