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Cecilia Bartoli
Kathleen Battle
Jussi Bjorling
Rudolf Bockelmann

Jessie Bond
Faustina Bordoni
Agnes Borgo
Lucrezia Bori

John Braham
Grace Bumbry
Clara Butt

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Cecilia Bartoli
b. 6-4-1966; Rome, Italy

Cecilia Bartoli is one of the most popular opera singers today.

The Best of Kathleen Battle, CD
The Best of
Kathleen Battle,

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Kathleen Battle
b. 8-13-1948; Portsmouth, OH

Soprano Kathleen Battle sang Mozart's Coronation Mass for Pope John Paul II in 1985, and the Lord's Prayer for Pope Benedict XVI White House visit in April of 2008.

The Very Best of Jussi Bjorling, CD
The Very Best of
Jussi Bjorling, CD

Jussi Bjorling
b. 2-5-1911; Borlänge, Dalarna, Sweden
d. 9-9-1960; heart disease

Tenor Jussi Bjorling was awarded a Grammy for Best Classical Vocal Performance in 1960.

Di quella pira, aria by Manrico, Act 3, Scene 2, Il trovatore.
Jussi Björling (tenor) / Grevillius (conductor) 1939
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Rudolf Bockelmann as Hans Sachs, Photographic Print
Rudolf Bockelmann as Hans Sachs,
Photographic Print

Rudolf Bockelmann
b. 4-2-1892; Bodenteich, Germany
d. 10-9-1958; Dresden

Rudolph Bockelmann was a dramatic baritone and Kammersanger (an honorific title) who was well known for his roles in Richard Wagner operas such as that of Wotan in Die Walküre and Das Rheingold, as well as the demanding part of Hans Sachs in The Mastersingers of Nuremberg.

Jessie Bond, Singer & Actress, Photographic Print
Jessie Bond,
Photographic Print

Jessie Bond
b. 1-10-1853; London, England
d. 6-17-1942; Nottinghamshire

Jessie Bond, English singer and actress, is best remembered for her mezzo-soprano soubrette roles in the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas.

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Portrait of Faustina Bordoni, Handel's singer Giclee Print
Portrait of Faustina Bordoni, Handel's singer
Giclee Print

Faustina Bordoni
b. 3-30-1697; Venice, Italy
d. 11-4-1781

Faustina Bordoni, a mezzo-soprano, sang five Handel operas to great success. She is also remembered for an on-stage brawl with Madame Cussoni, her rival, in front of Caroline, Princess of Wales, before she became Queen Consort of George II.

Agnes Borgo as Brunnhilde, Die Walkure at the Paris Opera, Giclee Print
Agnes Borgo,
Giclee Print

Agnes Borgo
b. 4-17-1879; Ajaccio, Corisa
d. 1-7-1958

Agnes Borgo as Brunnhilde, Die Walkure, at the Paris Opera.

Lucrezia Bori, Print
Lucrezia Bori,

Lucrezia Bori
b. 12-24-1887; Valencia, Spain
d. 5-14-1960; New York City

Lucrezia Bori made her debut as Micaëla in Bizet's Carmen in 1908 and in 1911 she sang Octavian in the Italian premiere of Der Rosenkavalier at La Scala.

She had a long career at the New York Metropolitan Opera and was famous for her portrayals of Manon in Massenet's opera; Mimì in La bohème; Fiora in L' amore dei trè rè; Mélisande in Pelléas et Mélisande; and Violetta in La traviata.

Mr. Braham in the Character of Orlando from Shakespeare's "As You Like It", Pub. 1802 , Giclee Print
Mr. Braham as Orlando
Giclee Print

John Braham (1774-1856) is best remembered as a tenor opera singer.

Grace Bumbry In Concert [DVD Video]
Grace Bumbry In Concert
[DVD Video]

Grace Bumbry
b. 1-4-1937; St. Louis, MO

Mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry, noted for her “fiery temperament and dramatic intensity on stage”, was the first black singer to perform at Bayreuth in 1961.

Contralto Dame Clara Butt, Wearing White Satin and Chiffon Gown, with Large Butterfly Pin, Photographic Print
Clara Butt,
Photographic Print

Clara Butt
b. 2-1-1872; Southwick, Sussex, England
d. 1-23-1936; North Stoke, Oxfordshire

Contralto Dame Clara Butt was notable for her height, 6'2", and voice which was considered"imposing”, sometimes mistaken for a man. She recorded Arthur Sullivan's The Lost Chord several times, Sir Edward Elgar composed Sea Pictures with her in mind. She was married to baritone Kennerly Rumford.

Clara Butt singing the folk song Barbara Allen
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