Sopranos in History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1904-05-17 Maurice Ravel's song cycle "Shéhérazade" premieres with Jeanne Hatto as soprano, at the Salle Nouveau Théâtre, Paris, France

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel
  • 1974-11-11 Operatic soprano Maria Callas makes her final public appearance in Sapporo, Japan
  • 2017-11-07 Opera soprano Audrey Luna sings highest-ever note at Met Opera in New York, A above high C

Sport awardFIFA World Cup

2018-06-14 21st FIFA World Cup opens at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia with British singer Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina performing

  • 2018-10-11 Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme is awarded the fourth $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize

Birthdays in Music

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  • 1600-09-05 Loreto Vittori, Italian composer and mezzo-soprano singer, born in Spoleto (d. 1670) baptismal date
  • 1710-04-12 Caffarelli [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castrato soprano, born in Bitonto, Italy (d. 1783)
  • 1798-04-09 Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano, born in Saronno, Italy (d. 1865)
  • 1806-01-03 Henriette Sontag, German soprano (d. 1854)
  • 1820-10-06 Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano known as the 'Swedish Nightingale', born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1887)
  • 1821-07-18 Pauline Viardot, French pianist, mezzo-soprano, and composer (Cendrillon), born in Paris (d. 1910)
  • 1840-10-30 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1889)
  • 1841-04-25 Pauline Lucca, Austrian operatic soprano, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1908)
  • 1843-02-19 Adelina Patti, opera soprano (Lucio), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1847-11-01 Emma Albani, Canadian operatic soprano, born in Chambly, United Province of Canada (d. 1930)
  • 1850-12-09 Emma Abbott, American soprano, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1891)
  • 1861-05-19 Dame Nellie Melba [Helen Mitchell], Australian operatic soprano, and face of the Australian 100 dollar note, born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia (d. 1931)
  • 1868-01-27 Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano prima donna (Dutch Opera), born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
  • 1872-11-29 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director
  • 1873-07-17 Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Rigoletto)
  • 1874-02-16 Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (d. 1935)
  • 1874-12-25 Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (d. 1944)
  • 1877-06-14 Jane Bathori, French mezzo-soprano, born in Paris (d. 1970)
  • 1880-10-06 Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano
  • 1882-02-28 Geraldine Farrar, American soprano and actress (Story of American Singer), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • 1882-11-18 Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian-American operatic soprano (Cave of the Winds), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1963)
  • 1888-02-27 Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (Der Rosenkavalier, Fidelio), born in Perleberg Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1892-03-10 Eva Turner, British operatic soprano, born in Werneth, Oldham, England (d. 1990)
  • 1892-10-12 Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano, born in Verona, Italy (d. 1975)
  • 1894-03-26 Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (d. 1985)
  • 1895-07-12 Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (Wagner), born in Hamar, Norway (d. 1962)
  • 1897-01-22 Rosa Ponselle [Ponzillo], American soprano opera diva ("Casta Diva"; La Forza del Destino - "Leonora"; Metropolitan Opera, 1918-37), born in Meriden, Connecticut (d. 1986)
  • 1898-03-06 Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Mattheus Passion)
  • 1898-12-05 Grace Moore, American soprano and actress (One Night of Love), born in Slabtown, Tennessee (d. 1947)
  • 1899-06-16 Helen Traubel, American soprano, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1899-10-09 Mary Jarred, British mezzo-soprano and contralto singer (The Rake's Progress), born in Brotton, England (d. 1993)
  • 1900-06-22 Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano (Met Opera 1943-47), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1900-08-05 Bodi Rapp [Johanna PAC Goetmakers], Dutch mezzo-soprano and teacher
  • 1900-10-19 Erna Berger, German soprano (d. 1990)
  • 1900-12-25 Gladys Swarthout, Deepwater Missouri, mezzo-soprano (La Gioconda)
  • 1906-02-09 Gwen Catley, British coloratura soprano, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1906-05-17 Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (Ljublama Opera, 1927; NY Metropolitan Opera, 1937-66), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1989)
  • 1906-12-09 Greet Koeman, Dutch opera soprano, born in Zaandam, North Holland, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • 1907-02-17 Marjorie Lawrence, Australian-American operatic soprano (Wagner; Interrupted Melody), born in Deans Marsh, Australia (d. 1979)
  • 1907-02-20 Nadine Conner, California, soprano (Carmen, Pamina-Magic Flute)
  • 1907-09-23 Jarmila Novotna, soprano (Met Opera)/President of Czechoslovakia (1957-68)
  • 1909-01-09 Herva Nelli, Italian-born American soprano, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1909-07-22 Licia Albanese, Italian-American operatic soprano (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1940-66), born in Torre Pelosa (now Bari), Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1910-03-25 Magda Olivero, Italian soprano (Adriana Lecouvreur; La Voix Humaine), born in Saluzzo, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1910-04-18 Sylvia Fisher, Australian operatic soprano (Albert Herring Opera), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1910-07-06 Dorothy Kirsten, American operatic soprano (Time to Sing, Chevy Show), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1992)
  • 1910-09-03 Dorothy Maynor, American soprano and founder (Harlem School of Arts), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1996)
  • 1911-01-22 Suzanne Danco, Belgian operatic soprano singer, born in Brussels (d. 2000)
  • 1911-03-31 Elisabeth Grümmer, German soprano (d. 1986)
  • 1912-05-01 Anna Pollak, English mezzo-soprano, born in Manchester (d. 1996)
  • 1912-05-24 Dame Joan Hood Hammond, Australian operatic soprano, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1996)
  • 1912-06-19 Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (d. 2005)
  • 1913-07-10 Ljuba Welitsch, Bulgarian Austrian opera soprano (Nedda-Pagliacci), born in Borisovo, Bulgaria (d. 1996)
  • 1914-05-25 Dorothy Sarnoff, American operatic soprano, Broadway actress (Rosalinda), author and pioneer of the self-help movement (Speech Can Change Your Life, Speech Dynamics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1914-06-05 Rose Hill, British stage and screen actress ('Allo 'Allo!; Nicholas Nickleby; Shot in the Dark), and lyric soprano (The Beggar's Opera), born in London, England (d. 2003)
  • 1915-01-05 Uta Graf, German-American soprano and teacher, born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; (d. 1995)
  • 1915-12-09 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Austro-British soprano (Der Rosenkavalier), born in Jarotschin, German Empire (d. 2006)
  • 1916-01-29 Kyra Vayne [Knopmuss], English stage and opera soprano, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1916-07-17 Eleanor Steber, Wheeling WV, soprano (Metropolitan Opera-1940)
  • 1918-04-25 Astrid Varnay, Swedish soprano (Metropolitan Opera, 1941-56), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • 1918-05-17 (Märta) Birgit Nilsson, Swedish operatic soprano (Elektra; Salome), born in Västra Karup, Skåne, Sweden (d. 2005)
  • 1918-10-16 Géori Boué, French soprano, born in Toulouse, France (d. 2017)
  • 1919-02-02 Lisa Della Casa, Swiss operatic soprano (Metropolitan Opera, 1953-67), born in Burgdorf, Switzerland (d. 2012)
  • 1919-09-19 Blanche Thebom, American mezzo-soprano (Amneris-Aida), born in Monessen, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1919-09-30 Patricia Neway, American soprano (Consul, Maria Golovia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1919-10-18 Camilla Williams, American operatic soprano, Danville, Virginia,(d. 2012)
  • 1919-11-14 Lisa Otto, German soprano (Berlin State Opera, 1951-85), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1920-02-13 Eileen Farrell, American soprano (I Got A Right To Sing The Blues; Metropolitan Opera, 1960-66) and film voice (Interrupted Melody), born in Willimantic, Connecticut (d. 2002)
  • 1920-10-09 Vivienne Della Chiesa, American lyric soprano who sang on US radio during the 1940s and early 1950s (The American Album of Familiar Music, The Standard Hour), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1921-10-23 Denise Duval, French soprano (music of Francis Poulenc), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1921-11-09 Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2011)
  • 1921-12-03 Phyllis Curtin, American soprano (NYC Opera, 1953-64), born in Clarksburg, West Virginia (d. 2016)
  • 1922-02-01 Renata Tebaldi, Italian lyric soprano, born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1922-02-12 Elisabeth Carron, American soprano ("The Saint of Bleecker Street"; New York City Opera, 1958-73), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1922-08-30 Regina Resnik, American mezzo-soprano (Sieglinde-Bayreuth), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1922-09-13 Yma Sumac [Chavarri], Peruvian-American 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam), born in Ichocan, Cajamarca, Peru (d. 2008)
  • 1923-02-22 Gigliola Frazzoni, Italian operatic soprano, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 2016)
  • 1923-11-01 Victoria de los Ángeles, Catalan operatic lyric soprano, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2005)
  • 1923-12-02 Maria Callas, American soprano (Carmen), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1924-01-03 Nell Rankin, American operatic mezzo-soprano (Carmen; Metropolitan Opera, 1951-76), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 2005)
  • 1924-05-06 Mimi Benzell, American operatic soprano (Gilda-Rigoletto), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1970)
  • 1925-04-26 Wilma Lipp, Austrian soprano (Vienna Opera, 1945-81; Mozart's Die Zauberflöte - "Queen of the Night"), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2019)
  • 1925-05-14 Patrice Munsel, soprano (Patrice Munsel Show), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1925-07-11 Mattiwilda Dobbs, American soprano, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • 1925-10-25 Oralia Domínguez, Mexican mezzo-soprano, born in San Luis Potosí (d. 2013)
  • 1926-01-08 Evelyn Lear [Shulman], American soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1926-01-30 Lizbeth Webb, English soprano & stage actress, born in Reading, United Kingdom (d. 2013)
  • 1926-05-06 Marguerite Piazza, American operatic soprano (Young Broadway), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • 1926-10-25 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano opera singer (Britten's "War Requiem"), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1926-11-07 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano, known as 'La Stupenda' (Metropolitan Opera debut 1961), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Person of interestLeontyne Price

1927-02-10 Leontyne Price, American opera soprano (Porgy & Bess), born in Laurel, Mississippi

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price
  • 1927-12-24 Teresa Stich-Randall, American soprano (Vienna State Opera), born in New Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2007)
  • 1928-01-16 Pilar Lorengar [Lorenza Pilar García], Aragones soprano, born in El Gancho, Zaragoza, Spain (d. 1996)
  • 1928-03-16 Christa Ludwig, German soprano (Vienna State Opera, 1955-94; Metropolitan Opera, 1959-93), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2021)
  • 1928-06-21 Judith Raskin, American soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro - Susanna), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1928-07-04 Cathy Berberian, American mezzo-soprano and composer (Stripsody), born in Attleboro, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • 1928-11-14 Leonie Rysanek, dramatic soprano (Vienna Munich State Opera 1952-54)
  • 1929-05-25 Beverly Sills [Belle Miriam Silverman], American operatic soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1929-08-11 Cora de Man-Canne Meyer, Dutch mezzo-soprano (Figaro, Carmen), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1930-05-04 Roberta Peters, American operatic soprano (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1950-85), born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 2017)

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

1889-09-06 Explorer Fridtjof Nansen (27) weds mezzo-soprano singer Eva Nansen (30)

Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Fridtjof Nansen

LoveWedding of Interest

1952-08-31 Soprano singer Leontyne Mary Violet Price (25) weds concert bass-baritone singer William Warfield (32)

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price

Deaths in Music

  • 1670-04-23 Loreto Vittori, Italian composer and mezzo-soprano singer, dies at 69
  • 1783-01-31 Caffarelli [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castrato soprano, dies at 72
  • 1865-04-01 Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano, dies at 67
  • 1887-11-02 Swedish Nightingale [Jenny Lind], Swedish soprano, dies at 67
  • 1889-06-27 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano, dies at 48
  • 1891-01-05 Emma Abbott, American soprano, dies at 40
  • 1908-02-28 Pauline Lucca, Austrian operatic soprano, dies at 66
  • 1910-05-18 Pauline Viardot, French pianist, mezzo-soprano, and composer (Cendrillon), dies at 88
  • 1919-09-27 Adelina [Adela JM] Patti, Italian soprano (Lucio), dies at 76
  • 1929-05-16 Lilli Lehmann, soprano, dies
  • 1930-04-03 Emma Albani, Canadian operatic soprano, dies at 82
  • 1931-02-23 Nellie Melba [Helen Mitchell], Australian soprano, dies
  • 1935-10-04 Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (b. 1874)
  • 1942-01-06 Emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858)
  • 1944-02-07 Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (b. 1874)
  • 1947-01-26 Grace Moore, American soprano and actress (One Night of Love), dies at 48
  • 1947-02-03 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director, dies at 74
  • 1950-05-26 Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Bolshoi Theater), dies at 77
  • 1952-04-23 Elisabeth Schumann, German soprano, dies at 63
  • 1961-01-11 Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)
  • 1961-09-02 Greet Koeman, Dutch opera soprano, dies at 54
  • 1961-12-16 Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano singer, prima donna, dies at 93
  • 1962-12-07 Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (Wagner), dies at 67
  • 1963-11-26 Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian-American operatic soprano (Cave of the Winds), dies at 81
  • 1965-01-14 Jeanette MacDonald, American soprano (When I'm Calling You), dies at 63
  • 1967-03-11 Geraldine Farrar, soprano/actress (Such Sweet Compulsion), dies at 85
  • 1969-07-07 Gladys Swarthout, US mezzo-soprano (La Gioconda), dies at 69
  • 1970-01-25 Jane Bathori, French mezzo-soprano, dies at 92
  • 1970-10-13 Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano, dies at 90
  • 1970-12-23 Mimi Benzell, American operatic soprano (Gilda-Rigoletto), dies at 52
  • 1972-07-28 Helen Traubel, American soprano, dies at 73
  • 1975-07-05 Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano, dies at 82
  • 1976-08-26 Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (Der Rosenkavalier, More than singing), dies at 88
  • 1977-09-16 Maria Callas, American soprano (Carmen), dies in Paris at 53
  • 1979-01-13 Marjorie Lawrence, Australian soprano (b. 1907)
  • 1981-05-25 Rosa Ponselle [Ponzillo], American soprano opera diva ("Casta Diva"; La Forza del Destino - "Leonora"; Metropolitan Opera, 1918-37), dies at 84
  • 1983-03-06 Cathy Berberian, American mezzo-soprano and composer (Stripsody), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 1984-12-21 Judith Raskin, American soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro), dies at 56
  • 1985-10-22 Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (b. 1894)
  • 1986-11-06 Elisabeth Grümmer, Alsatian soprano (b. 1911)
  • 1988-11-24 Irmgard Seefried, German soprano, dies at 69
  • 1989-05-30 Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927, NY Metropolitan Opera), dies of a stroke at 83
  • 1989-11-28 Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Songs for Life), dies at 91
  • 1990-06-14 Erna Berger, German soprano, dies at 89
  • 1990-06-16 Eva Turner, British operatic soprano, dies at 98
  • 1990-10-03 Eleanor Steber, eminent American soprano dies in Langhorne, PA
  • 1992-11-18 Dorothy Kirsten, American operatic soprano (Time to Sing, Chevy Show), dies from stroke at 82
  • 1993-11-16 Lucia Popp, Czech/Austria soprano (Vienna Opera), dies at 54
  • 1993-12-12 Mary Jarred, British mezzo-soprano and contralto singer (The Rake's Progress), dies at 94
  • 1994-02-09 Jarmila Novotna, Czech/US soprano (Madame Butterfly), dies at 86
  • 1994-05-31 Herva Nelli, Italian-born American soprano, dies at 85
  • 1996-02-19 Dorothy Maynor, American soprano and founder (Harlem School of Arts), dies at 85
  • 1996-06-02 Pilar Lorengar [Lorenza Pilar García], Aragones soprano, dies of cancer at 68
  • 1996-08-25 Sylvia Fisher, Australian operatic soprano (Albert Herring Opera), dies at 86
  • 1996-11-12 Gwen Catley, soprano, dies at 90
  • 1996-11-26 Dame Joan Hood Hammond, Australian operatic soprano, dies at 84
  • 1996-11-28 Anna Pollak, English mezzo-soprano, dies at 84
  • 1999-03-13 Bidu Sayão, Brazilian born soprano (b. 1902)
  • 2001-01-12 Kyra Vayne [Knopmuss], English stage and opera soprano, dies at 84
  • 2002-03-23 Eileen Farrell, American soprano (I Got A Right To Sing The Blues; Metropolitan Opera, 1960-66) and film voice (Interrupted Melody), dies at 82
  • 2003-12-22 Rose Hill, British actress and operatic soprano ('Allo 'Allo!, Nicholas Nickleby, Shot in the Dark), dies at 89
  • 2004-12-04 Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano, dies of heart failure at 61
  • 2004-12-19 Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano, dies at 82
  • 2005-01-10 Margherita Carosio, Italian soprano (b. 1908)
  • 2005-01-13 Nell Rankin, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1924)
  • 2005-01-15 Victoria de los Ángeles, Catalan operatic lyric soprano, dies at 81
  • 2005-03-04 Una Hale, Australian soprano (b. 1922)
  • 2005-06-11 Ghena Dimitrova, Bulgarian operatic soprano, dies of cancer at 64
  • 2005-11-05 Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (b. 1912)
  • 2005-12-25 (Märta) Birgit Nilsson, Swedish operatic soprano (Elektra, Salome), dies at 87
  • 2005-12-26 Muriel Costa-Greenspon, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1937)
  • 2006-03-10 Anna Moffo, American soprano (Adventurers), dies at 73
  • 2006-08-03 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Austro-British soprano (Der Rosenkavalier), dies at 90
  • 2006-09-04 Astrid Varnay, Swedish soprano (Met Opera 1941-56), dies at 88
  • 2007-03-04 Natalie Bodanya (Natalie Bodanskaya), American soprano (b. 1908)
  • 2007-07-02 Beverly Sills [Belle Miriam Silverman], American operatic soprano, dies of lung cancer at 78
  • 2007-07-05 Régine Crespin, French operatic soprano (b. 1927)
  • 2008-05-10 Leyla Gencer, Turkish soprano (b. 1928)
  • 2008-11-01 Yma Sumac [Chavarri], Peruvian-American 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam), dies at 85
  • 2008-12-20 Dorothy Sarnoff, American operatic soprano, Broadway actress (Rosalinda), author and pioneer of the self-help movement (Speech Can Change Your Life, Speech Dynamics), dies at 94
  • 2009-01-06 Vivienne Della Chiesa, American lyric soprano who sang on US radio during the 1940s and early 1950s (The American Album of Familiar Music, The Standard Hour), dies at 93
  • 2010-03-23 Blanche Thebom, American mezzo-soprano (Amneris-Aida), dies at 94
  • 2010-05-24 Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano, 1942-83, dies at 85
  • 2010-10-10 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano, known as 'La Stupenda' (Metropolitan Opera debut 1961), dies at 83
  • 2010-11-05 Shirley Verrett, American operatic mezzo-soprano (b. 1931)
  • 2011-07-10 Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano, dies at 89
  • 2011-11-23 Montserrat Figueras, Catalan soprano and early music advocate (Hespèrion), dies at 69
  • 2012-01-29 Camilla Williams, American operatic soprano, dies at 92
  • 2012-07-01 Evelyn Lear, American operatic soprano, dies at 86
  • 2012-08-02 Marguerite Piazza, American operatic soprano (Young Broadway), dies at 86
  • 2012-12-01 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano opera singer (Britten's "War Requiem"), dies at 85
  • 2013-01-17 Lizbeth Webb, English soprano, dies at 86
  • 2013-09-18 Lisa Otto, German soprano (Berlin State Opera, 1951-85), dies at 93
  • 2013-11-25 Oralia Domínguez, Mexican mezzo-soprano, dies at 88
  • 2014-08-15 Licia Albanese, Italian-American operatic soprano (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1940-66), dies at 105
  • 2014-09-08 Magda Olivero, Italian soprano (Adriana Lecouvreur; La Voix Humaine), dies at 104
  • 2015-12-08 Mattiwilda Dobbs, American soprano, dies at 90
  • 2016-01-25 Denise Duval, French soprano (music of Francis Poulenc), dies at 94
  • 2016-06-05 Phyllis Curtin, American soprano (NYC Opera), dies at 94
  • 2016-12-01 Elisabeth Carron, American soprano ("The Saint of Bleecker Street"; New York City Opera, 1958-73), dies at 94