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Subject: Top 100 Singers
From: Nick Perovich <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 29 Jun 1999 22:20:41 -0400
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Please forgive me if this has already been posted to the list.

The July issue of CLASSIC CD lists the "100 Greatest Singers of the
Century":

1.      Jussi Bjorling
2.      Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
3.      Kirsten Flagstad
4.      Tito Gobbi
5.      Maria Callas
6.      Placido Domingo
7.      Enrico Caruso
8.      Kathleen Ferrier
9.      Hans Hotter
10.     Christa Ludwig
11.     Beniamino Gigli
12.     Lotte Lehmann
13.     Victoria de los Angeles
14.     Janet Baker
15.     Elisabeth Schumann
16.     Fiodor Chaliapin
17.     Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
18.     Lauritz Melchior
19.     Luciano Pavarotti
20.     Boris Christoff
21.     Fritz Wunderlich
22.     Alfred Deller
23.     Peter Pears
24.     Renata Tebaldi
25.     Birgit Nilsson
26.     Gerard Souzay
27.     Leontyne Price
28.     Brigitte Fassbaender
29.     Joan Sutherland
30.     Jon Vickers
31.     Regine Crespin
32.     Gundula Janowitz
33.     Bryn Terfel
34.     Frida Leider
35.     Friedrich Schorr
36.     Lisa della Casa
37.     John MacCormack
38.     Geraint Evans
39.     Gottlob Frick
40.     James Bowman
41.     Pierre Bernac
42.     Cathy Berberian
43.     Lucia Popp
44.     Richard Tauber
45.     Carlo Bergonzi
46.     Enzio Pinza
47.     Rosa Ponselle
48.     Cecilia Bartoli
49.     Lawrence Tibbett
50.     Eva Turner
51.     Suzanne Danco
52.     Alexander Kipnis
53.     Gerhard Husch
54.     Irmgard Seefried
55.     Billie Holiday
56.     Nicolai Gedda
57.     Paul Robeson
58.     Ella Fitzgerald
59.     Emma Kirkby
60.     Marilyn Horne
61.     Giuseppe di Stefano
62.     Conchita Supervia
63.     Montserrat Caballe
64.     Louis Armstrong
65.     Elly Ameling
66.     Jessye Norman
67.     Peter Schreier
68.     Emmy Destinn
69.     Anton Dermota
70.     Nelly Melba
71.     Ileana Cotrubas
72.     Elisabeth Soderstrom
73.     Ljuba Welitsch
74.     Mirella Freni
75.     Andreas Scholl
76.     Thomas Allen
77.     Anne-Sofie von Otter
78.     Luisa Tetrazzini
79.     Angela Gheorghiu
80.     Ian Bostridge
81.     Heddle Nash
82.     Simon Keenlyside
83.     Matthias Goerne
84.     Giulietta Simoniato
85.     Giovanni Martinelli
86.     Sena Jurinac
87.     Aksel Schiotz
88.     Hugues Cuenod
89.     Tito Ruffo
90.     Kathleen Battle
91.     Dawn Upshaw
92.     Elena Gerhardt
93.     Joseph Shabalala
94.     Ivan Kozlovsky
95.     Frank Sinatra
96.     Alfredo Kraus
97.     Margaret Price
98.     Jose Carreras
99.     Kiri te Kanawa
100.    Nat King Cole

The following question was put to two dozen of CLASSIC CD's "leading
critics":  "Who do you think ought to be remembered as the 20 greatest
singers of the century?"

I suppose there are reasons to be put off by a list like this besides
the omission of Elisabeth Gruemmer . . .

Nick
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