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Maria Callas. Every publicity picture of her dares you to doubt her. I'm difficult because I expect the best.

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Anna Netrebko - the "Audrey Hepburn of opera", my favorite contemporary soprano and classical performer

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Maria Callas: was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century. She combined an impressive bel canto technique, a wide-ranging voice and great dramatic gifts..

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Jessye Mae Norman "A four-time Grammy Award-winning American opera singer. Norman is one of the most admired contemporary opera singers and recitalists, and is one of the highest paid performers in classical music."

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"An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house." __Maria Callas as Alceste

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Luciano Pavarotti - opera singer (1935-2007). This man was and always will be a god among opera singers. I would give anything to have been able to see him perform live!

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Ruth Vincent (22 March 1877 – 4 July 1955) was an English opera singer and actress, best remembered for her performances in soprano roles of the Savoy Operas with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in the 1890s and her roles in the West End during the first decade of the 20th century, particularly her role as Sophia in Tom Jones.

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Maria Callas, Commendatore (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας) (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century. Picture from Turandot, 1950

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