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    OL list of top singers in activity today

    Aleksandra Kurzak
    Andreas Scholl
    Angela Gheorghiu
    Anja Harteros
    Anna Caterina Antonacci
    Anna Netrebko
    Annick Massis
    Barbara Frittoli
    Barbara Hannigan
    Bejun Mehta
    Ben Heppner
    Bryn Terfel
    Camilla Nylund
    Cecilia Bartoli
    Christina Schäfer
    Christopher Maltman
    Christopher Purves
    Danielle de Niese
    David Daniels
    Deborah Voigt
    Diana Damrau
    Dimitra Theodossiou
    Dmitri Hvorostovsky
    Dolora Zajick
    Edita Gruberova
    Elina Garanca
    Eric Owens
    Erwin Schrott
    Eva-Maria Westbroek
    Ewa Podles
    Ferrucio Furlanetto
    Fiorenza Cedolins
    Frederica von Stade
    Gabriele Viviani
    Gerald Finley
    Giuseppe Filianoti
    Gregory Kunde
    Hans-Peter König
    Iain Paterson
    Ildar Abdrazakov
    Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
    Isabel Leonard
    James Morris
    Jay Hunter Morris
    Jessica Pratt
    Johan Botha
    John Relyea
    John Tomlimson
    Jonas Kaufmann
    Joseph Calleja
    Joyce DiDonato
    Juan Diego Flórez
    Karita Mattila
    Klaus Florian Vogt
    Krassimira Stoyanova
    Kristine Opolais
    Lance Ryan
    Lawrence Brownlee
    Leo Nucci
    Lisette Oropesa
    Luca Pisaroni
    Ludovic Tézier
    Magdalena Kozena
    Marcello Alvarez
    Marcello Giordani
    Mariella Devia
    Mariusz Kwiecien
    Matthew Polenzani
    Matti Salminen
    Miah Persson
    Mojca Erdmann
    Natalie Dessay
    Nina Stemme
    Nino Machaidze
    Olga Borodina
    Patricia Petibon
    Patricia Racette
    Patrizia Ciofi
    Peter Mattei
    Peter Seiffert
    Petra Lang
    Philippe Jaroussky
    Pietro Spagnoli
    Piotr Beczala
    Plácido Domingo
    Ramón Vargas
    René Pape
    Renée Fleming
    Roberto Alagna
    Rollando Villazón
    Saimir Pirgu
    Sarah Connolly
    Simon Keenlyside
    Sir Thomas Allen
    Soile Isokoski
    Sondra Radvanovsky
    Sophie Koch
    Stephanie Blythe
    Stéphanie d'Oustrac
    Stephen Gould
    Susan Graham
    Tamara Mumford
    Thomas Hampson
    Tim Mead
    Vesselina Kasarova
    Violeta Urmana
    Vivica Genaux
    Waltraud Meier
    Wendy Harmer
    Wolfgang Koch
    Zeljko Lucic

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    Who am I missing?
    Please add to the list by copying and pasting the list with your added singer in alphabetic order and highlighted in bold so that it can be known what singer was added.
    Please don't include very young singers still unproven.
    Some singers are retired or about to retire. The retired ones shouldn't be in the list. It's a list for active singers. Sometimes we think of some of them as retired by then they resurface. Example, Frederica von Stade has just created a world premiere role in A Coffin in Egypt.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Isn't Natalie Dessay retired? And Ben Heppner?
    Last edited by Amfortas; November 26th, 2014 at 02:29 PM.

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    Aleksandra Kurzak
    Andreas Scholl
    Angela Gheorghiu
    Anja Harteros
    Anna Caterina Antonacci
    Anna Netrebko
    Annick Massis
    Barbara Frittoli
    Barbara Hannigan
    Bejun Mehta
    Ben Heppner
    Bryan Hymel
    Bryn Terfel
    Camilla Nylund
    Cecilia Bartoli
    Christina Schäfer
    Christopher Maltman
    Christopher Purves
    Danielle de Niese
    David Daniels
    Deborah Voigt
    Diana Damrau
    Dimitra Theodossiou
    Dmitri Hvorostovsky
    Dolora Zajick
    Dorothea Röschmann
    Edita Gruberova
    Elina Garanca
    Eric Owens
    Erwin Schrott
    Eva-Maria Westbroek
    Ewa Podles
    Ferrucio Furlanetto
    Fiorenza Cedolins
    Frederica von Stade
    Gabriele Viviani
    Gerald Finley
    Giuseppe Filianoti
    Gregory Kunde
    Hans-Peter König
    Iain Paterson
    Ildar Abdrazakov
    Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
    Isabel Leonard
    James Morris
    Jay Hunter Morris
    Jessica Pratt
    Johan Botha
    John Relyea
    John Tomlimson
    Jonas Kaufmann
    Joseph Calleja
    Joyce DiDonato
    Juan Diego Flórez
    Karita Mattila
    Katarina Dalayman
    Klaus Florian Vogt
    Krassimira Stoyanova
    Kristine Opolais
    Lance Ryan
    Lawrence Brownlee
    Leo Nucci
    Lisette Oropesa
    Luca Pisaroni
    Ludovic Tézier
    Magdalena Kozena
    Marcello Alvarez
    Marcello Giordani
    Mariella Devia
    Mariusz Kwiecien
    Matthew Polenzani
    Matti Salminen
    Miah Persson
    Mojca Erdmann
    Natalie Dessay
    Nina Stemme
    Nino Machaidze
    Olga Borodina
    Patricia Petibon
    Patricia Racette
    Patrizia Ciofi
    Peter Mattei
    Peter Seiffert
    Petra Lang
    Philippe Jaroussky
    Pietro Spagnoli
    Piotr Beczala
    Plácido Domingo
    Ramón Vargas
    René Pape
    Renée Fleming
    Roberto Alagna
    Rollando Villazón
    Saimir Pirgu
    Sarah Connolly
    Simon Keenlyside
    Sir Thomas Allen
    Soile Isokoski
    Sondra Radvanovsky
    Sophie Koch
    Stephanie Blythe
    Stéphanie d'Oustrac
    Stephen Gould
    Susan Graham
    Tamara Mumford
    Thomas Hampson
    Tim Mead
    Topi Lehtipuu
    Vesselina Kasarova
    Violeta Urmana
    Vivica Genaux
    Waltraud Meier
    Wendy Harmer
    Wolfgang Koch
    Zeljko Lucic
    Last edited by Amfortas; November 26th, 2014 at 02:28 PM.

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    How about

    Emanuela Galli
    Karina Gauvin
    Marie-Nicole Lemieux
    Neil Shicoff
    Simone Kermes

    Should they be in the list?

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    Maria Agresta
    Yije Shi

    Shikoff had retired, last I heard

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    KS Neil Shicoff will be appearing in La Juive as Eléazar in Vienna State Opera in the 2014/15 season (February). I think Vienna is possibly the opera house I most want to go to next but there are so many performances, I really can't choose which.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    KS Neil Shicoff will be appearing in La Juive as Eléazar in Vienna State Opera in the 2014/15 season (February). I think Vienna is possibly the opera house I most want to go to next but there are so many performances, I really can't choose which.

    Probably anything you can get a ticket for!

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    Ailyn Pérez
    Aleksandrs Antonenko
    Alessandro Corbelli
    Alexander Tsymbalyuk
    Alex Esposito
    Alice Coote
    Ambrogio Maestri
    Andrew Richards
    Ann Hallenberg
    Artur Ruciński
    Arturo Chacón-Cruz
    Bo Skovhus
    Carolyn Sampson
    Charles Castronovo
    Charles Workman
    Christophe Dumaux
    Daniela Barcellona
    Daniela Dessi
    Desirée Rancatore
    Ed Lyon
    Emiliano Gonzalez Toro
    Emöke Barath
    Fabio Armiliato
    Francesco Meli
    Franco Fagioli
    Ian Bostridge
    Iestyn Davies
    Irene Theorin
    Javier Camarena
    Johannes Martin Kränzle
    John Mark Ainsley
    José Cura
    Joseph Kaiser
    Kate Lindsey
    Kenneth Tarver
    Lawrence Zazzo
    Lucy Crowe
    Marc Padmore
    Markus Eiche
    Markus Werba
    Max Emanuel Cencic
    Michael Fabiano
    Michele Pertusi
    Mikhail Petrenko
    Nathalie Stuzmann
    Nathan Gunn
    Nicolas Testé
    Oksana Dyka
    Olga Peretyako
    Paul Groves
    Pavol Breslik
    Roberto Saccà
    Richard Croft
    Romina Basso
    Sandrine Piau
    Sonia Prina
    Sophie Karthäuser
    Stephen Costello
    Simon O'Neill
    Teddy Tahu Rhodes
    Toby Spence
    Valer Sabadus
    Willard White
    Xavier Sabata
    Yonghoon Lee
    Last edited by Soave_Fanciulla; November 26th, 2014 at 08:32 PM. Reason: typo
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Isn't Natalie Dessay retired? And Ben Heppner?
    Natalie Dessay recently appeared again in a production, after having announced her retirement. I forgot which one but it was like a month ago. Ben Heppner, possibly. I basically copied and pasted this list from the old thread, trying to get the new Top Lists forum started, made a couple of changes, but didn't screen carefully to see if someone who was in activity then, has retired in the meantime.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    OMG . . .Soave came up with an entire second list on her own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    OMG . . .Soave came up with an entire second list on her own!
    Yes, and I still managed to leave out these guys:

    Alex Penda
    Anders J Dahlin
    Angela Denoke
    Angela Meade
    Angelika Kirschlager
    Anna Bonitatibus
    Anna Prohaska
    Anne-Catherine Gillet
    Annette Dasch
    Anita Rachvelishvili
    Anthony Roth Costanzo
    Barry Banks
    Christine Goerke
    Colin Lee
    Daniel Behle
    David Hansen
    Dmitry Korchak
    Dominique Visse
    Erwin Schrott
    Evelyn Herlitzius
    Felicity Lott
    Furio Zanassi
    Giovanni Battista Parodi
    Isabel Bayrakdarian
    Jacques Imbrailo
    Jamie Barton
    John Osborn
    Julia Lezhneva
    Karine Deshayes
    Kathleen Kim
    Laurent Naouri
    Lorenzo Regazzo
    Marina Rebeka
    Mary Ellen Nesi
    Matthias Goerne
    Misha Didyk
    Monica Bacelli
    Roberta Invernizzi
    Roberta Mameli
    Sara Mingardo
    Sonya Yoncheva
    Sunhae Im
    Stéphane Degout
    Véronique Gens
    Vito Priante
    Vittorio Grigolo
    Natalie

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    Erm... Bo Skovhus?? José Cura??
    I thought we were, well, talking about top singers?
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    WE are talking about people who get a lot of engagements. Skovhus continues to be hired by top houses all over the place. I head him live this year and he's better in the house than on record, IMO. Cura has a huge fan base among the opera public and still gets good reviews. So I'm keeping personal preference out of it.

    Cause otherwise I'd be saying Mojca Erdmann?
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    WE are talking about people who get a lot of engagements. Skovhus continues to be hired by top houses all over the place. I head him live this year and he's better in the house than on record, IMO. Cura has a huge fan base among the opera public and still gets good reviews. So I'm keeping personal preference out of it.

    Cause otherwise I'd be saying Mojca Erdmann?
    I wasn't too serious; that's why I included the devilish smiley. Regarding Mojca Erdmann, I'm not a fan. Like I said, I copied and pasted the old list.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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