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Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
November 26th, 2014, 12:29 PM
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.

Amfortas
November 26th, 2014, 02:14 PM
Isn't Natalie Dessay retired? And Ben Heppner?

Amfortas
November 26th, 2014, 02:18 PM
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

Clayton
November 26th, 2014, 03:00 PM
How about

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

Should they be in the list?

JohnGerald
November 26th, 2014, 04:06 PM
Maria Agresta
Yije Shi

Shikoff had retired, last I heard

Clayton
November 26th, 2014, 04:41 PM
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.

Hoffmann
November 26th, 2014, 06:00 PM
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!

Soave_Fanciulla
November 26th, 2014, 07:01 PM
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

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
November 26th, 2014, 09:42 PM
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.

Amfortas
November 26th, 2014, 11:06 PM
OMG . . .Soave came up with an entire second list on her own! :respect:

Soave_Fanciulla
November 27th, 2014, 12:44 AM
OMG . . .Soave came up with an entire second list on her own! :respect:

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

Amfortas
November 27th, 2014, 01:03 AM
:ohmy:

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
November 27th, 2014, 02:23 AM
Erm... Bo Skovhus?? José Cura??
I thought we were, well, talking about top singers?
:devilish:

Soave_Fanciulla
November 27th, 2014, 03:04 AM
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?

Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)
November 27th, 2014, 03:11 AM
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.

JohnGerald
November 27th, 2014, 03:33 AM
Kate Aldrich

MAuer
November 29th, 2014, 06:23 PM
I'd also add Anja Kampe and Adrianne Pieczonka. Both of these ladies have been singing leading roles at major international houses for a number of years now.

Soave_Fanciulla
November 30th, 2014, 02:13 AM
Lyudmila Monastyrska

MAuer
November 30th, 2014, 12:42 PM
What about Tara Erraught?

StarThrower
December 25th, 2014, 05:38 PM
Thanks for the lists, as I am a beginner with vocalists. I've recently heard Veronique Gens, and Joyce Di Donato. Both very good. Di Donato's enthusiasm is quite contagious!