Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicClassical · 1 decade ago

Can you give me the name of some lyric contraltos?

Not Kathleen Ferrier.


You've never heard the term “lyric contralto”? That's odd. It's very common. And I ment “names” not name.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I've never really heard/used the term "lyric contralto" but I think I know what you want:

    Coloratura Mezzo-Sopranos:

    Cecilia Bartoli

    Teresa Berganza

    Sonia Ganassi

    Vivica Genaux

    Conchita Supervía

    Marilyn Horne

    Vesselina Kasarova

    Joyce DiDonato

    Lyric Mezzo:

    Janet Baker

    Susan Graham

    Risë Stevens

    Anne-Sofie von Otter

    Frederica von Stade

    Tatiana Troyanos

    Dramatic mezzo-soprano:

    Grace Bumbry

    Shirley Verrett

    Fiorenza Cossotto

    Fedora Barbieri

    Christa Ludwig

    Giulietta Simionato

    Ebe Stignani

    Dolora Zajick

    Denyce Graves

    Dramatic Contraltos:

    Marian Anderson

    Lili Chookasian

    Maria von Ilosvay

    Sigrid Onegin

    Low Contraltos:

    Ewa Podles

    Clara Butt

    Ernestine Schumann-Heink

    Gisela Litz

    Nathalie Stutzmann

    Source(s): My fach type is in between Dramatic Mezzo & Dramatic Contralto
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