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Carlops village by William George Gillies

Carlops Village by William George Gillies

Jessye Norman - operatic legend and a local Augusta Ga, with an unbelievable voice..... a true, rich contralto

Jessye Norman, 67 [Jessye Mae Norman is an American Grammy award-winning contemporary opera singer and recitalist, and is a successful performer of classical music.

Giuseppe Verdi, the celebrated portrait by Giovanni Boldini, 1886 (National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome).

Giovanni Boldini: Fashionable Fireworks

Anna Netrebko - Opera Singer

Today's Best Opera Singers: Sopranos and Mezzo-Sopranos

Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer of operas- from Lucca

Italian composer Giacomo Puccini One of the greatest composers of opera in music history.

Placido Domingo is a Spanish opera singer who was born in Madrid in 1941.  He is surely one of the operatic greats having a wide vocal range - primarily tenor but he has sung baritone also.   His first tenor role was as Alfredo in La Traviata in 1960. He has performed at all the great opera houses including New York, La Scala and Covent Garden.

Realizing that he needed experience, Domingo spent three years out of the spotlight working with the Hebrew National Opera in Israel. By not yet he knew roles in 45 operas.

Russian Soprano Anna Netrebko Kicks Off Metropolitan Opera's Fall Season

An amazing Lady MacBeth - 2014 HD series Metropolitan Opera Simulcast -Russian Soprano Anna Netrebko Kicks Off Metropolitan Opera's Fall Season

Cecilia Bartoli - Mezzo-soprano opera singer and recitalist: http://www.mandarinoriental.com/celebrity-fans/

In the year of the Snake, Cecilia Bartoli, Mezzo-soprano opera singer and recitalist, joined our "He's a fan/She's a fan" advertising campaign!

Plácido Domingo. Opera singer. Photo by Clive Barda. "Domingo’s expression is so still and focused that you might think the photo  was posed but it was not.  This is the precise moment when Can...

From Domingo to Dudamel: Clive Barda's best photos - in pictures

Placido Domingo as Canio in I Pagliacci at the Royal Opera House, by Clive Barda

Born on January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a multi-instrumentalist who started playing in public at the age of 6. Over the years, Mozart aligned himself with a variety of variety of European venues and patrons, composing hundreds of works that included sonatas, symphonies, masses, concertos and operas, marked by vivid emotion and sophisticated textures.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart A prolific artist, Austrian composer Wolfgang Mozart created a string of operas, concertos, symphonies and sonatas that profoundly shaped classical music.

Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner .

Photograph of two of the greatest composers of opera ever: Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner