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  Adelina Patti   (1843-1919)
    bejeweled
    lovely in a gown
    a studio portrait
    Sunday best
    exhausted
    with long curls
    wearing a crown
    with an umbrella
    in the snow
    as Violetta
    as Marguerite in Faust
    as Rosina in The Barber of Seville
    as Lady Harriet in Martha
    and in costume

  Emma Albani   (1847-1930)
    as Lucia
    as Desdemona
    and gowned with veil

  Emma Calvé   (1858-1942)
    as Carmen
    in costume
    and in costume

  Marcella Sembrich   (1858-1935)
    and in costume

  Dame Nellie Melba   (1861-1931)
    as Rosina in The Barber of Seville
    as Desdemona
    as Violetta in La Traviata
    as Ophelia in Hamlet, by Thomas
    as Marguerite in Gounod's Faust
    in full-length profile
    wearing a corsage
    with a fluffy fur collar
    looking beautiful in a gown
    and looking afar

  Blanche Marchesi   (1863-1940)
    and quite a ring

  Emma Eames   (1865-1952)
    profile
    as Desdemona, photo by Falk
    as Aida
    as Elsa
    and in costume

  Luisa Tetrazzini   (1871-1940)
    after Chicken Tetrazzini
    in profile
    wearing a feather hat
    with hat and gloves
    wearing a crescent pin
    a knowing smile in a great dress
    sitting on a deacon's bench
    sitting on a chair
    an early broadcast
    listening to a recording
    reading a note
    smiling
    smiling
    as Lucia
    as Lucia
    as Lakmé
    as Rosina in The Barber of Seville
    in costume
    in costume
    and with Rosa Ponselle

  Eugenia Burzio   (1872-1922)
    and draped in feathers

  Mary Garden   (1874-1967)
    dripping in pearls
    with more pearls
    with yet more pearls
    georgeous with more pearls, with thanks to Jim Brooks
    with hat and pearls
    wearing a corsage
    wearing a fur coat
    again wearing a fur coat
    posing with a chair
    tinted photo
    as Mélisande, the role that she created
    again as Mélisande
    again as Mélisande
    as Manon, photo by Mishkin
    as Salome
    again as Salome
    as Thaïs
    again as Thaïs
    again as Thaïs, with a mirror
    as Aphrodite
    and as Aphrodite, same photo, signed

  Lina Cavalieri   (1874-1944)
    wearing a low-cut dress
    in fur
    in fur
    skunk outfit
    draped in ivy
    arms crossed
    holding a hoop, quite a waistline
    profile
    profile
    in costume
    in costume with a tambourine
    and with Enrico Caruso

  Emmy Destinn   (1878-1930)
    in a hood
    bejeweled
    wearing hoop earings, photo by Mishkin
    in costume
    in costume
    as Santuzza, photo by Mishkin
    as The Bartered Bride
    as Mignon
    as Louise
    as Minnie, the Girl of the Golden West
    armed, as the Girl of the Golden West
    as Tosca
    as Aida
    as Nedda
    as Carmen
    as Elsa in Lohengrin
    as Senta
    and as the Girl of the Golden West, with Enrico Caruso as Dick Johnson

  Marthe Chenal   (1881-1947)

  Geraldine Farrar   (1882-1967)
    in 1904
    as a young woman
    looking sensational, 1910
    in a casual pose
    what a coat!
    in fur
    in a feather hat
    in the same hat?
    a tinted postcard
    another tinted postcard
    in pink with a parasol (tinted)
    holding flowers
    holding a mirror
    at her dressing table
    in a backless dress
    in pearls
    bejeweled
    profile
    on the radio
    with her dogs
    with a lyre
    as the Goose Girl in Königskinder, 1910
    in the Marriage of Figaro (tinted)
    as Carmen
    again as Carmen
    as Manon
    again as Manon
    again as Manon
    as Gilda in Rigoletto
    as Marguerite in Faust
    again as Marguerite in Faust
    again as Marguerite in Faust
    Juliette in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette
    as Salome
    as Tosca
    as Madama Butterfly
    again as Madama Butterfly
    as Mimi in La Bohème
    again as Mimi in La Bohème
    Elisabeth in Tannhäuser
    again as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser
    wearing a gypsy costume
    and in her later years

  Amelita Galli-Curci   (1882-1963)
    as Lucia
    as Violetta
    as Gilda
    again as Gilda
    again as Gilda
    as Rosina
    in costume
    wearing pearls
    wearing pearls
    smiling, different earrings
    same earrings
    studio portrait
    studio portrait
    playing golf
    and stunning, on a sofa
    sample of her voice (old audio promo)

  Alma Gluck   (1884-1938)

  Frieda Hempel   (1885-1955)
    an artist's rendition
    with her dog
    with a rose in her mouth
    wearing pearls
    as Gilda
    again as Gilda
    again as Gilda
    as Violetta
    again as Violetta
    as the Queen of the Night
    in Joseph in Egypt
    and in Königskinder, photo by H. Leiser

  Ninon Vallin   (1886-1961)
    and in costume

  Maria Jeritza   (1887-1982)
    in Boccaccio
    as Senta in The Flying Dutchman
    as Brünnhilde
    as Eva in Die Meistersinger
    as Ariadne
    as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier
    as Tosca
    again as Tosca
    as Jenufa
    as Thaïs
    again as Thaïs
    as Carmen
    in costume, with a plumed hat
    in costume
    in costume
    in costume
    wearing a fur coat
    in fur
    again in fur, with a tiara
    in the snow
    looking glamorous
    wearing an elegant feathered gown
    with flaxen locks
    wearing an apron
    at the piano
    with a bird
    with a cat
    as Turandot with Lauri-Volpi as Calaf, 1926
    with Puccini
    with Richard Strauss
    and with Josef Ritter in Die Schöne Helena

  Lucrezia Bori   (1887-1960)
    as Manon
    as Norina in Don Pasquale
    and with a fur muff

  Frida Leider   (1888-1975)
    as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana
    as Isolde
    again as Isolde
    again as Isolde
    as Brünnhilde
    poster, in fur
    and in costume

  Lotte Lehmann   (1888-1976)
    as a young woman
    as a young woman
    in 1919
    publicity photo
    with her dog
    with her dog
    elegant in fur
    again in fur
    as Octavian
    as the Marschallin, 1942
    as Leonore in Fidelio
    again as Leonore in Fidelio
    as Turandot
    as Sieglinde
    as Eva
    in Die Toten Augen
    holding a portrait of Toscanini
    with Lauritz Melchior
    and with Bruno Walter

  Dame Maggie Teyte   (1888-1976)
    as Cendrillon
    in costume
    in a dreadful hat
    stunning
    and a bit older

  Claudia Muzio   (1888-1936)
    as Nedda in Pagliacci
    again as Nedda in Pagliacci
    in Il Trovatore
    again in Il Trovatore
    as Violetta
    again as Violetta
    as Madama Butterfly
    as Tosca
    again as Tosca
    as Norma, holding a sword above her head
    in the title role in Refice's Cecilia
    in costume
    good view of the dimple in her chin
    dramatic portrait
    a drawing
    wearing laurel wreath, 1929
    wearing a beret
    profile
    studio pose
    and as Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, with Giuseppe De Luca as Onegin

  Elisabeth Schumann   (1888-1952)
    as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier
    with her dog
    and again with her dog

  Lotte Schöne   (1891-1977)
    as Mélisande
    as Liu
    and rear view

  Elvira de Hidalgo   (1892-1980)
    as Rosina
    and with her student, Maria Callas

  Toti Dal Monte   (1893-1975)
    smiling
    smiling
    wearing a gown
    same day, with feathers
    in a cute hat
    profile
    as Violetta
    as Lodoletta
    as Amina in La Sonnambula
    as Lucia
    again as Lucia
    and again as Lucia

  Rosa Raisa   (1893-1963)
    as Minnie in La Fanciulla del West
    as Aida
    as Norma
    in costume
    in costume
    in a classical costume with an elaborate necklace
    and in costume

  Elisabeth Rethberg   (1894-1976)
    in fur
    as Leonora in Il Trovatore
    as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser
    as Madama Butterfly
    again as Madama Butterfly
    as Nedda
    as Micaela in Carmen
    in costume
    in costume
    and a poster

  Yvonne Printemps   (1894-1977)
    and head in lace-gloved hand

  Meta Seinemeyer   (1895-1929)

  Kirsten Flagstad   (1895-1962)
    Elisabeth in Tannhäuser
    as Isolde
    again as Isolde
    as Leonore in Fidelio
    studio portrait wearing pearls
    smiling
    and on stage with Lauritz Melchior

  Rosa Ponselle   (1897-1981)
    a bit older and a bit more sophisticated
    at the NBC Radio microphone, 1936
    with pearls and a turban
    dramatic in black and pearls
    long, fringed cape
    in hat and gloves, leaning on a fur piece
    outdoors, wearing black
    on a sofa
    as Violetta in La Traviata, 1931
    again as Violetta
    again as Violetta
    again as Violetta
    as La Gioconda
    as Carmen
    again as Carmen
    again as Carmen
    as Rachel in La Juive
    as Norma, photo by Mishkin
    in The Love of Three Kings
    in costume
    with Giovanni Martinelli
    with Luisa Tetrazzini
    with Enrico Caruso in La Forza del Destino
    and on a stamp

  Tiana Lemnitz   (1897-1994)
    as Eva in Meistersinger
    as Sieglinde in Die Walküre
    at a makeup table
    and a studio portrait

  Grace Moore   (1898-1947)
    as Louise
    in the film "Louise"
    in a lighter mood
    wearing a mighty dress
    wearing a simpler, off-the-shoulder dress
    georgeous in ruffles
    dramatic
    smiling
    smiling
    smiling
    with Lawrence Tibbett
    and again with Lawrence Tibbett

  Lily Pons   (1898-1976)
    as Lakmé
    as Lakmé, with a parrot
    as Lucia
    as La Fille du Régiment
    as Rosina
    as Gilda
    again as Gilda
    wearing a low-cut dress
    wearing a strapless dress
    with curls and pearls
    smiling
    studio portrait
    in fur
    outdoors with a sun hat
    in costume
    with her new husband, André Kostelanetz, on their wedding day
    with her husband André Kostelanetz
    with her dog
    with conductor Erno Rappe
    and with the wardrobe mistress

  Erna Sack   (1898-1972)
    and in a winged chair

  Helen Traubel   (1899-1972)
    as Isolde
    as Brünnhilde
    again as Brünnhilde
    again as Brünnhilde
    in costume
    mid-toast
    in the mid-forties
    at the piano
    glamorous
    in a dramatic gown
    wearing a corsage
    with her dog
    and with Lauritz Melchior
    sample of her voice (audio promo)

  Gina Cigna   (1900-2001)
    as Abigaille in Nabucco
    as La Gioconda
    as Turandot
    as La Wally
    as Mascagni's Isabeau
    and at the microphone

  Erna Berger   (1900-1990)
    in costume
   
as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier
   
wearing a strapless gown
    and smiling

  Bidú Sayão   (1902-1999)
    as Manon
    again as Manon
    again as Manon
    as Mimi
    again as Mimi
    as Juliette
    again as Juliette
    as Lakmé
    as Rosina
    as Zerlina
    as Norina in Don Pasquale
    again as Norina in Don Pasquale
    as Gilda in Rigoletto
    as Violetta (photo courtesy of Rosa Alvarez)
    again as Violetta
    again as Violetta
    again as Violetta
    and with Arturo Toscanini

  Mafalda Favero   (1903-1981)
    wearing an off-the-shoulder dress
    in fur
    profile
    as Manon Lescaut
    in Leoncavallo's Zazà
    as Leonora in Il Trovatore
    and with Gigli in Roméo et Juliette

  Pia Tassinari   (1903-1995)
    as Mimi
    again as Mimi
    wistful
    with her husband, Ferruccio Tagliavini
    and again with her husband, Ferruccio Tagliavini

  Maria Reining   (1903-1991)

  Stella Roman   (1904-1992)

  Maria Caniglia   (1905-1979)
    three-quarter portrait with gown
    another three-quarter portrait
    as Aida
    as Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera
    again as Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera
    as Desdemona
    as Wally
    as Norma
    as Tosca
    in costume
    and in costume

  Zinka Milanov   (1906-1989)
    as Maddalena in Andrea Chénier
    as La Gioconda
    again as La Gioconda, with a dagger
    as Turandot
    as Tosca
    again as Tosca
    again as Tosca
    again as Tosca
    again as Tosca
    as Norma
    again as Norma
    as Leonora in Il Trovatore
    in costume
    in costume
    wearing a treble clef pin
    in fur
    as a young woman
    at home
    with friends
    and at the piano

  Jarmila Novotna   (1907-1994)
    in the Bartered Bride
    in Don Giovanni
    as Pamina in The Magic Flute
    as Mimi in La Bohème
    as Violetta
    again as Violetta
    in costume
    smiling
    with pearls
    with pearls
    profile holding a flower
    profile wearing a flower
    closeup
    and gazing into the lens

  Lina Bruna Rasa   (1907-1984)
    as Santuzza

  Lina Pagliughi   (1907-1980)
    in fur
    and in costume

  Margherita Carosio   (1908-2005)
    as Rosina

  Rose Bampton   (1909-2007)
    as Aida
    as Amneris
    as Maddalena
    in costume
    gorgeous
    gorgeous again
    in fur
    again in fur
    sweet
    wearing pearls
    and intently gazing

  Herva Nelli   (1909-1994)
    as Desdemona
    and as Desdemona, with Ramón Vinay as Otello

  Marjorie Lawrence   (1909-1979)
    as Tosca
    as Salome
    and with her hair up

  Hjördis Schymberg   (1909-2008)
    as Susanna, with Edward Johnson from her Met debut in 1947
    as Mimi, with Eugene Conley
    as Gilda
    as Juliette
    as Rosina, in 1944
    as Thaïs
    and as Violetta
    (all Schymberg photos courtesy of  Björn Östlund)

  Magda Olivero   (1910-2014)
    as Adriana Lecouvreur
    in La Celestina, 1965
    as Manon
    as Minnie in La Fanciulla del West
    again as Minnie in La Fanciulla del West
    as Tosca
    as Francesca da Rimini
    again as Francesca da Rimini
    as Margherita
    again as Margherita
    as Felice in I Quatro Rusteghi
    with a candelabra
    holding a stuffed dog
    holding flowers
    in 1964
    in Fedora with Bruno Prevedi
    and as Francesca da Rimini, with Mario del Monaco

  Dorothy Kirsten   (1910-1992)
    publicity photo
    eating
    in L'Amore dei Tre Re
    as Louise
    as Minnie in La Fanciulla del West
    in costume
    plumes, tiara and gown
    wearing an off-the-shoulder dress
    wearing pearls
    with her dogs
    with Mario Lanza in the film "The Great Caruso"
    and as Mimi with Mario Lanza as Rodolfo, in a scene from La Bohème in the film "The Great Caruso"

  Suzanne Danco   (1911-2000)
    and as Fiordiligi in Così Fan Tutte

  Elisabeth Grümmer   (1911-1986)
    and in costume

  Martha Mödl   (1912-2001)
    as Kundry
    in costume
    in costume
    and with keys

  Licia Albanese (as Mimi)   (1913-2014)
    again as Mimi
    as Nedda
    as Suzel in L'Amico Fritz
    as Manon
    as Madama Butterfly
    again as Madama Butterfly
    again as Madama Butterfly
    again as Madama Butterfly
    as Liu
    as Violetta
    again as Violetta
    again as Violetta
    as Micaela in Carmen
    as Marguerite in Faust
    as Lady Harriett in Martha
    as Adriana Lecouvreur
    in costume
    in costume
    in costume
    in costume, looking frightened
    with Robert Merrill
    with Mario Lanza
    and in a rehearsal of Otello, with Ramón Vinay

  Ljuba Welitsch   (1913-1996)
    as Donna Anna
    as Aida
    again as Aida
    as Tosca
    again as Tosca
    as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus
    as Salome
    as Salome
    as Salome
    again as Salome
    in costume
    in costume
    holding flowers
    wearing pearls
    and with Fritz Reiner
    sample of her voice (audio promo)

  Miliza Korjus   (1913-1980)
    and as the "Berlin Nightingale"

  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf   (1915-2006)
    wearing a strapless gown
    as Donna Elvira
    in The Marriage of Figaro
    in costume
    in costume
    and in costume

  Alda Noni   (1916-2011)
    profile
    in a low-cut dress
    as Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera
    in costume
    in costume
    in costume
    in costume
    in costume
    and in costume

  Eleanor Steber   (1916-1990)
    looking like a homecoming queen
    sultry gaze into the camera
    with her husband and wedding cake
    in fur
    as Vanessa
    as Minnie in La Fanciulla del West
    in The Abduction From the Seraglio
    and in costume

  Hilde Güden   (1917-1988)
    with a muff
    smiling
    cute bangs
    and as Gilda

  Birgit Nilsson   (1918-2005)
    wearing pearls (photo courtesy of Emy Scicluna - Malta)
    in red
    wearing a fur hat and coat
    enjoying the dinner conversation
    faraway look
    amidst the flowers in her garden
    another garden scene
    as Sieglinde
    as Brünnhilde
    again as Brünnhilde, same photo, different example of her signature
    as Tosca
    as Turandot
    as Turandot
    as Turandot
    as Amelia
    as Aida
    as Isolde
    same day, different pose
    again as Isolde
    again as Isolde
    again as Isolde
    again as Isolde
    again as Isolde
    as Elektra
    as Leonore with Jon Vickers as Florestan
    as Isolde with Jon Vickers as Tristan
    as Isolde with Jess Thomas Vickers as Tristan
    with Hans Hotter in Die Walküre
    and as Turandot with Franco Corelli as Calaf

  Mado Robin   (1918-1960)
    and studio portrait

  Astrid Varnay   (1918-2006)
    same photo session, different shot
    as Brünnhilde
    as Isolde
    as Kundry
    as Ortrud in Lohengrin
    as Sieglinde
    after a performance as Sieglinde
    as Venus in Tannhäuser
    as Elektra
    and as Maria Boccanegra

  Francis Yeend   (1913-2008)

  Lisa Della Casa   (1919-2012)
    publicity photo
    faraway look
    as the Marschallin
    as Octavian
    as Arabella
    as Salome
    again as Salome
    as Madama Butterfly
    in Don Giovanni
    as the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro
    as Eva in Die Meistersinger
    and in costume

  Irmgard Seefried   (1919-1988)
    in costume
    in costume
    a studio portrait
    and wearing pearls

  Eileen Farrell   (1920-2002)
    as a young woman
    at the piano
    as Gioconda
    in costume
    at the microphone
    smiling
    with Lili Chookasian
    with President Ronald Reagan
    with Franco Corelli and Robert Merrill
    and with Franco Corelli, Robert Merrill, and Rudolf Bing
    sample of her voice (audio promo)

  Rita Streich   (1920-1987)
    in Ariadne auf Naxos
    wearing a pinky ring
    wearing bangs
    wearing a lacy headdress
    wearing a gown
    outdoors
    and smiling

  Sena Jurinac   (1921-2011)
    as Tosca
    again as Tosca
    as Suor Angelica
    in Ariadne auf Naxos
    as the composer in Ariadne auf Naxos
    as Octavian
    as the Marschallin
    as Elisabetta in Don Carlo
    in costume
    in costume
    in costume
    in costume
    holding flowers
    and three-quarter portrait with fur piece

  Renata Tebaldi   (1922-2004)
    in mink
    in fur
    in a strapless gown
    New York, 1955
    smiling
    smiling, ca. 1952
    smiling, ca. 1958
    smiling with pearls
    with a glamorous hairdo
    with her dog
    as Tosca
    again as Tosca
    again as Tosca
    again as Tosca
    as Tosca with a knife
    as Madama Butterfly with a knife
    as Mimi
    again as Mimi
    as La Gioconda
    as Margherite in Faust
    as Desdemona
    again as Desdemona
    again as Desdemona
    as Giovanna d'Arco
    as Violetta
    as Aida
    again as Aida
    as Adriana Lecouvreur
    as Adriana, photo by L. Melancon
    again as Adriana
    in Mefistofele
    with Franco Corelli
    with Franco Corelli, in Adriana Lecouvreur
    with Franco Corelli, in La Gioconda
    with Jussi Bjoerling
    as Mimi, with Jussi Bjoerling
    as Desdemona, with Mario del Monaco
    as Mimi with Renato Cioni
    as Adriana, with Anselmo Colzani
    with Giuseppe di Stefano
    with Elsa Maxwell
    and with Leonard Warren, Marian Anderson, and Jan Peerce

  Victoria de los Angeles   (1923-2005)
    in recital
    smiling
    smiling again
    in profile
    as Violetta
    as Madama Butterfly
    as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni
    with Franco Corelli
    with Jussi Bjoerling
    and with Lord Yehudi Menuhin

  Maria Callas   (1923-1977)
    with an elegant hairdo
    a dramatic portrait with pearls
    with more pearls
    in profile
    stunning in black
    waving to her fans from an airplane
    with her fans
    looking gorgeous, as usual
    looking gorgeous, as usual
    serious and gorgeous
    a knowing look
    another knowing look
    on stage
    on stage
    in her twenties, as Isolde
    on stage as Iphigenia
    as Madama Butterfly
    in Poliuto
    as Turandot
    as Rosina
    as La Gioconda
    as Anna Bolena
    as Medea
    again as Medea
    again as Medea, with her (Medea's) children
    as Tosca
    young Callas as Norma
    again as Norma
    again as Norma, 1952
    again as Norma, 1964
    as Maddalena in Andrea Chénier
    again as Maddalena in Andrea Chénier, with Mario del Monaco
    as Fedora
    as Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera
    a young Callas in her dressing room as Violetta in La Traviata (photo courtesy of Rosa Alvarez)
    another young Callas (1951), in her first Violetta (photo courtesy of Rosa Alvarez)
    another young Callas (1951), as Violetta (photo courtesy of Rosa Alvarez)
    as Violetta (1955) (photo courtesy of Rosa Alvarez)
    another young Callas as Violetta
    as Violetta at Covent Garden (1958) (photo courtesy of Rosa Alvarez)
    as Violetta (photo courtesy of Rosa Alvarez)
    as Violetta
    as Violetta
    as Violetta
    as Violetta
    as Violetta with Ettore Bastianini as Germont in La Traviata
    again as Violetta with Ettore Bastianini as Germont in La Traviata
    as Lady Macbeth
    as Leonora
    as Lucia
    as Alceste
    again as Alceste
    as Amina in La Sonnambula
    again as Amina in La Sonnambula
    during a rehearsal of La Vestale, 1954-5
    in Il Pirata
    in Il Pirata with Franco Corelli, 1957
    in Poliuto with Franco Corelli
    as Norma with Franco Corelli and Giulio Neri, 1958
    as Fedora, with Franco Corelli as Loris
    as Norma with Mario del Monaco
    with Giuseppe Di Stefano
    again with Giuseppe Di Stefano
    again with Giuseppe Di Stefano
    with Jon Vickers in Medea
    as Rosina with Tito Gobbi as Figaro in the Barber of Seville
    as Tosca, with Tito Gobbi as Scarpia
    as Tosca, with Tito Gobbi as Scarpia
    again as Tosca, with Tito Gobbi as Scarpia
    with Christa Ludwig and Franco Corelli
    with Rudolf Bing
    again with Rudolf Bing
    with Elsa Maxwell
    with one dog
    with two dogs
    on a stamp
    her teacher, Elvira de Hidalgo (as Rosina)
    and with her teacher, Elvira de Hidalgo

  Anneliese Rothenberger   (1924-2010)
    wearing pearls and a pin
    short haircut
    in blue
    as Violetta in La Traviata
    as Mimi
    as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier
    as Pamina
    as Lulu
    in costume
    and with her dog

  Virginia Zeani   (1925- )
    as Medea
    as Violetta
    again as Violetta
    again as Violetta
    as Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare
    as Tosca
    in costume
    in costume
    and behind a facade

  Patrice Munsel   (1925-2016)
    as Philine in Mignon (photo courtesy of Maynard F. Bertolet)

  Dame Joan Sutherland   (1926-2010)
    as Violetta in La Traviata
    again as Violetta in La Traviata
    again as Violetta in La Traviata
    as Gilda in Rigoletto
    in I Puritani
    as Lucia
    again as Lucia
    yet another Lucia
    yet another Lucia
    yet another Lucia
    yet another Lucia
    the ultimate Lucia
    as Norma
    again as Norma, with alarming eye makeup
    as Alcina
    as Cleopatra
    as La Fille du Régiment
    rehearsing La Fille du Régiment
    as Olympia in The Tales of Hoffmann
    as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni
    on a horse
    in costume
    smiling
    pensive
    wearing elaborate earrings
    celebrating her 79th birthday, November 2005
    at the 2004 Kennedy Center Honors
    as Lucia with Richard Tucker as Edgardo
    with her husband, conductor Richard Bonynge
    with her husband, conductor Richard Bonynge
    with her granddaughters
    as Violetta with Luciano Pavarotti as Alfredo
    again with Luciano Pavarotti
    with Luciano Pavarotti in La Fille du Régiment
    again with Luciano Pavarotti in La Fille du Régiment
    as Norma with Marilyn Horne as Adalgisa
    with Miriam Hyde (recently deceased), a legendary Australian composer/pianist, at a church in Sydney, Australia
    with Sir Robert Helpmann and Dame Margot Fonteyn
    with the Queen Mum at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
    with her husband, Richard Bonynge, Sir Peter Moores (opera rara),
       and Jochen Schonleber (festival director), at the modern-day premier
       of Meyebeer's "Semiramide", the Wildbaden Rossini Festival in Germany, July 2005.
    in May 2007 at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna,
       after receiving the "Siola d'Oro" Lina Pagliughi award for historic contribution to singing.
       With her is Manuel Mensa, male soprano.
    and as she arrived to present the 2009 Cardiff Singer of the World award in June 2009
    sample of her voice (audio promo)


  Leonie Rysanek   (1926-1998)
    as Lady Macbeth
    again as Lady Macbeth
    as Desdemona, Vienna, 1950s
    again as Desdemona, Vienna, 1950s
    as Aida, Vienna, 1955
    as Abigaille in Nabucco
    as the Countess in The Queen of Spades
    as Senta
    again as Senta, looking haunted
    as Senta, with George London
    as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser
    as Tosca
    again as Tosca
    in Die Frau Ohne Schatten
    again in Die Frau Ohne Schatten
    again in Die Frau Ohne Schatten, early 1950s
    as Herodias at the Deutschoper, 1990
    as Ariadne
    again as Ariadne, at the Metropolitan Opera
    as the Marschallin
    again as the Marschallin
    as Kostelnicka in Jenufa
    as Elisabeth, Bayreuth
    as Chrysothemis
    gazing into the camera
    at the microphone
    in fur
    as Milada in Dalibor, Vienna 1969
    three-quarter portrait
    in Paris, 1992
    and in Der Rosenkavalier with Christa Ludwig and Walter Berry

  Galina Vishnevskaya   (1926-2012)

  Evelyn Lear   (1926-2012)

  Leontyne Price   (1927- )
    as a young woman
    same dress
    as a young woman again
    as a young woman again
    as a young woman again
    another youthful photo
    in fur
    in fur again
    in fur again
    regal in fur
    in the kitchen
    holding flowers
    in a plaid wrap
    looking regal
    wearing a strapless dress
    standing in front of a poster of Porgy and Bess
    as Bess
    getting ready to record
    on stage
    as Tosca
    as Aida
    again as Aida
    again as Aida
    again as Aida
    as Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera
    as Leonora in Il Trovatore
    again as Leonora in Il Trovatore
    a closeup in the same role
    again as Leonora in Il Trovatore
    again as Leonora, with Franco Corelli as Manrico
    with Marilyn Horne
    and with Cesare Siepi
    sample of her voice (audio promo)

  Régine Crespin   (1927-2007)
    studio portrait
    in fur
    more fur
    costume
    holding a fan
    as Carmen
    in Carmen with James McCracken
    as Tosca
    and as the Marschallin

  Graziella Sciutti   (1927-2001)

  Teresa Stich-Randall   (1927-2007)
    wearing pearls
    and a studio portrait

  Mary Curtis-Verna   (1927-2009)

  Lucine Amara   (1927- )

  Elisabeth Söderström   (1927-2009)
    (photo courtesy of Sven Andersson)
    as Susanna (photo courtesy of Sven Andersson)
    as Leonore in "Fidelio" (photo courtesy of Sven Andersson)

  Pilar Lorengar   (1928-1996)
    as Madama Butterfly
    as Violetta
    looking gorgeous
    in black
    and profile

  Leyla Gencer   (1928-2008)
    and in costume

  Antonietta Stella   (1929- )
    smiling
    rehearsing (photo courtesy of Francesco Speroni)
    in fur (photo courtesy of Francesco Speroni)
    as Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera
    again as Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera
    in costume
    in costume
    and with Ettore Bastianini

  Gabriella Tucci   (1929- )
    in costume
    and in fur, with pearls

  Beverly Sills   (1929-2007)
    as Maria Stuarda
    as Lucia di Lammermoor
    as Baby Doe
    as Manon
    as the Merry Widow
    in costume
    as a young woman
    again as a young woman
    looking gorgeous
    in pink
    in black
    signing her autograph
    in an ad for fur
    and a recent group photo

  Gianna D'Angelo   (1929-2013)
    wearing pretty earrings
    and looking elegant

  Roberta Peters   (1930- )
    as Rosina in the Barber of Seville
    as Rosina with Cesare Valletti as Count Almaviva
    as Gilda in Rigoletto
    again as Gilda in Rigoletto
    as Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera
    as Lucia
    looking like a princess
    smiling
    laughing
    wearing a strapless gown
    quite a necklace!
    publicity photo
    on her way to Vienna, 1959
    with a mirror behind
    as Zerlina, with Theodor Uppman
    and as Rosina, with Cesare Valletti as Count Almaviva

  Rosanna Carteri   (1930- )
    and as Violetta with Alfredo Kraus as Alfredo

  Heather Harper   (1930- )

  Anita Cerquetti   (1931-2014)
    in Don Carlo
    as Elisabetta in Don Carlo
    as Norma
    as Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera
    listening attentively
    looking gorgeous
    and with her hair down

  Mady Mesplé   (1931- )

  Cristina Deutekom   (1932-2014)
    in costume
    with Renata Tebaldi and Franco Corelli
    with Renata Tebaldi and Franco Corelli
    and in I Puritani, with Nicolai Gedda

  Anna Moffo   (1932-2006)
    as a young woman
    as a young woman
    with a faraway gaze
    a serious portrait
    profile
    publicity photo
    stunning
    in red
    in white
    magnetic eyes
    with dolls
    as Manon
    as Tosca
    again as Tosca
    as Liu in Turandot
    as Mimi
    as Madama Butterfly
    as Magda in La Rondine
    as La Périchole
    as Thaïs
    as Lucia
    as Violetta in La Traviata
    again as Violetta
    again as Violetta
    again as Violetta
    again as Violetta
    again as Violetta
    again as Violetta
    again as Violetta (photo courtesy of Rosa Alvarez)
    as Violetta with Robert Merrill as Germont
    in costume
    in costume
    and with Risë Stevens and Jennifer Larmore

  Reri Grist   (1932- )
    as Olympia in The Tales of Hoffmann
    and in costume

  Montserrat Caballé   (1933- )
    as Louisa Miller
    as Violetta
    again as Violetta
    as Elisabetta in Don Carlo
    as the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier
    and eagle
    in fur
    again in fur
    again in fur
    more fur
    wearing fur in the Ukraine
    holding a dove
    holding flowers
    wearing a gown
    wearing a gown
    pensive
    smiling
    with Marilyn Horne
    with her husband, tenor Bernabé Marti, in Bellini's Il Pirata
    in Tbilisi, Georgia to raise funds for orphans, 2007
    and again on the same occasion

  Renata Scotto   (1934- )
    singing
    in fur
    stunning
    as Madama Butterfly
    again as Madama Butterfly
    as Suor Angelica
    as Adriana Lecouvreur, with Neil Shicoff as Maurizio
    as Norma
    in L'Elisir d'Amore
    as Elisabetta in Don Carlo
    again as Elisabetta in Don Carlo
    as Lady Macbeth
    again as Lady Macbeth
    and with Sherrill Milnes in Macbeth

  Raina Kabaivanska   (1934- )
    and wearing a red gown as Tosca, in Parma, February 23, 2002

  Mirella Freni   (1935- )
    as Adina in L'Elisir d'Amore
    again as Adina
    as Madama Butterfly
    again as Madama Butterfly
    as Mimi
    as Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro
    as Juliette in Roméo et Juliette
    in Don Carlo
    in costume
    looking gorgeous
    looking elegant
    in fur
    as Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, with Franco Corelli
    in Don Carlo, with her husband, bass Nicolai Ghiaurov
    again with her husband, bass Nicolai Ghiaurov
    and again with her husband, bass Nicolai Ghiaurov

  Teresa Zylis-Gara   (1935- )

  Martina Arroyo   (1936- )
    pensive
    in costume
    in costume
    and in costume

  Gundula Janowitz   (1937- )
    smiling
    smiling
    outdoors
    as Freia
    in costume
    in costume
    in costume
    and in costume

  Jeannette Pilou   (1937- )

  Rachel Yakar   (1938- )

  Teresa Stratas   (1938- )
    wearing a cap
    as Violetta
    as Salome
    as Mimi
    as Lulu
    as Nedda
    again as Nedda
    as Cherubino in the Marriage of Figaro
    in costume
    as Mélisande with Raymond Gibbs as Pelléas, photo by Beth Bergman
    and as Mimi with José Carreras as Rodolfo

  Edith Mathis   (1938- )
    and wearing a scarf

  Edda Moser   (1938- )

  Arleen Augér   (1939-1993)
    studio portrait
    and wearing earrings

  Lucia Popp   (1939-1993)
    on stage
    in costume
    in costume
    in costume
    in costume
    wearing a v-neck dress
    another v-neck
    wearing a colorful hat
    gazing up
    demure smile
    smiling
    smiling
    and smiling again

  Ileana Cotrubas   (1939- )
    and wearing pearls

  Helen Donath   (1940- )

  Gilda Cruz Romo   (1940- )
    as Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera
    again as Amelia
    and as Aida

  Julia Varady   (1941- )
    and in costume

  Anna Tomowa-Sintow   (1941- )

   Eva Marton   (1943- )
    as Leonora in La Forza del Destino
    as La Gioconda
    as Tatiana in Eugene Onegin
    again as Tatiana in Eugene Onegin
    in costume
    closeup
    publicity photo
    wearing a beret
    and as Tosca, with Plácido Domingo as Mario

  Elena Suliotis   (1943-2004)
    and as Lady Macbeth

  Kiri Te Kanawa   (1944- )
    holding a flower
    in Arabella
    on stage
    in costume
    in costume
    wearing a gown
    a publicity photo
    and on a postage stamp

  Jessye Norman   (1945- )
    as a young woman
    pensive once more
    smiling
    smiling
    engaging
    as Ariadne
    as Ariadne with Thomas Moser as Bacchus
    in costume
    in costume
    in discussion
    and on a stamp
    sample of her voice (audio promo)

  Carol Neblett   (1946- )
    and a studio portrait

  Edita Gruberova   (1946- )
    smiling
    and holding flowers

  Katia Ricciarelli   (1946- )

  Dame Felicity Lott   (1947- )

  Kathleen Battle   (1948- )
    in a turtleneck sweater
    in a white gown
    off-the-shoulder white dress (same ring)
    wearing a black dress
    smiling
    smiling
    in profile
    in costume
    and in the same costume

  Ruth Welting   (1948-1999)
    in The Ballad of Baby Doe
    and as Olympia in The Tales of Hoffmann

  Barbara Hendricks   (1948- )
    in a bare-shouldered, flowered dress
    in a beautiful gown
    smiling
    and as Micaela in Carmen

  Roberta Alexander   (1949- )

  Sylvia Sass   (1951- )

  June Anderson   (1952- )
    and in Die Fledermaus

  Ilona Tokody (photo courtesy of Emese Soós)    (1953- )
    outdoors (photo courtesy of Emese Soós)
    pensive
    informal portrait
    with László Polgár (photo courtesy of Emese Soós)
    with János B. Nagy, in Otello (photo courtesy of Emese Soós)
    with János B. Nagy, in Otello (photo courtesy of Emese Soós)
    and with Maestro Pier Giorgio Morandi (photo courtesy of Emese Soós)

  Cheryl Studer   (1955- )
    as Arabella
    as the Marschallin
    in costume
    in costume
    and in costume

  Sylvia McNair   (1956- )
    and smiling

  Soile Isokoski   (1957- )
    and smiling with bare shoulders

  Aprile Millo   (1958- )
    as Amelia in "Un Ballo in Maschera"
    as Aida
    as Elisabetta in "Don Carlo"
    singing
    and in dramatic black and white

  Renée Fleming   (1959- )
    looking very glamorous
    in closeup
    smiling
    in a car
    as Manon
    as Marguerite
    as Susannah
    in costume
    in costume
    in costume
    with James Levine at a recording session
    and with Sir Georg Solti

  Ruth Ann Swenson   (1959- )
    as Adina
    in costume
    smiling
    in black and white
    and with Sir Thomas Allen in Don Pasquale

  Karita Mattila   (1960- )
    glamorous
    smiling
    and closeup

  Dawn Upshaw   (1960- )
    and looking glamorous

  Nuccia Focile   (1961- )

  Sumi Jo   (1962- )
    and looking absolutely gorgeous

  Galina Gorchakova   (1962- )
    and in costume

  Elizabeth Futral   (1963- )

  Natalie Dessay   (1965- )
    as Olympia in Tales of Hoffmann
    as Lakmé
    as Lucia
    as Aminta in Die Schweigsame Frau
    in Ariadne auf Naxos
    in costume
    and wearing a strapless dress

  Angela Gheorghiu   (1965- )
    on stage
    interesting pose
    in concert
    with her husband Roberto Alagna in Tosca
    again with her husband Roberto Alagna
    again with her husband Roberto Alagna
    in concert with her husband Roberto Alagna
    and with Ruggero Raimondi in Tosca

  Patricia Racette   (1965- )

  Anna Netrebko   (1971- )
    in costume
    and with Rolando Villazón