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Soprano Collection

"Soprano: The Enchanting Voice that Transcends Time" From the iconic Maria Callas captivating audiences as Norma in the opera

Background imageSoprano Collection: SISSIERETTA JONES (1868-1933). American opera singer. Also known as the Black Patti

SISSIERETTA JONES (1868-1933). American opera singer. Also known as the Black Patti. Lithograph, 1899

Background imageSoprano Collection: The soprano Maria Callas in the main role of the opera Norma

The soprano Maria Callas in the main role of the opera Norma by Vincenzo Bellini. Photography

Background imageSoprano Collection: Lina Cavalieri, Italian opera singer and actress

Lina Cavalieri, Italian opera singer and actress
Natalina (Lina) Cavalieri (1874-1944), Italian operatic soprano and actress. circa 1900

Background imageSoprano Collection: Jenny Lind / 1850 Print

Jenny Lind / 1850 Print
JENNY LIND Swedish soprano, known as The Swedish Nightingale and The Queen of Song, depicted exchanging her notes for gold

Background imageSoprano Collection: Nellie Melba / 1904

Nellie Melba / 1904
NELLIE MELBA (originally, Helen Porter Mitchell) Australian soprano, probably in the role of Bizets Carmen

Background imageSoprano Collection: ADELINA PATTI 1843-1919

ADELINA PATTI 1843-1919
ADELINA PATTI American operatic soprano born in Madrid of Italian parentage. Sang roles in operas of Bellini, Rossini and Gounod

Background imageSoprano Collection: Maggie Teyte / Theatre 07

Maggie Teyte / Theatre 07
MAGGIE TEYTE (Maggie Tate) English operatic soprano, seen here in the role of Glycere in Circe at the Opera Comique, Paris

Background imageSoprano Collection: Leontyne Price / Warfield

Leontyne Price / Warfield
LEONTYNE PRICE American operatic soprano with William Warfield in Gershwins Porgy & Bess

Background imageSoprano Collection: Mme Adelina Patti

Mme Adelina Patti
ADELINA PATTI American operatic soprano born in Madrid of Italian parentage. Sang roles in operas of Bellini, Rossini and Gounod

Background imageSoprano Collection: Gertrude Callam, as Rosina

Gertrude Callam, as Rosina
Gertrude Callam, soprano, as Rosina in The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini

Background imageSoprano Collection: Demonstration of the wireless telephone

Demonstration of the wireless telephone, June 1920. In the 1920s, broadcasting was still in its infancy, with radio transmitters and receivers owned only by amateur enthusiasts

Background imageSoprano Collection: Nellie Melba / Faust Role

Nellie Melba / Faust Role
NELLIE MELBA (originally, Helen Porter Mitchell) Australian soprano in the role of Marguerite in Faust

Background imageSoprano Collection: Hortense Schneider / Waler

Hortense Schneider / Waler
HORTENSE SCHNEIDER French soprano singer who appeared in many of Offenbachs operettas

Background imageSoprano Collection: Nellie Melba / Postcard

Nellie Melba / Postcard
NELLIE MELBA (born Helen Porter Mitchell) Australian soprano

Background imageSoprano Collection: ROSA PONSELLE (1897-1981). American soprano. Photographed c1925

ROSA PONSELLE (1897-1981). American soprano. Photographed c1925

Background imageSoprano Collection: WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791). Austrian composer. Mozart rehearsing with German soprano

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791). Austrian composer. Mozart rehearsing with German soprano, Caterina Cavalieri (1755-1801). Line engraving

Background imageSoprano Collection: Emma Eames - American opera singer

Emma Eames - American opera singer
Emma Eames (1865-1952), American opera singer (soprano) performed in Europe and America from 1889 to 1916. Date: 1890

Background imageSoprano Collection: Lilian Norton Nordica - American opera singer

Lilian Norton Nordica - American opera singer
Lilian Norton Nordica (1857-1914), American opera singer (soprano) at the piano. Date: 1890

Background imageSoprano Collection: Hatto / Brunnhilde / Theatre

Hatto / Brunnhilde / Theatre
HATTO (Marguerite Jeanne Frere) French soprano in the role of Brunnhilde

Background imageSoprano Collection: Johanna Gadski, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Johanna Gadski, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Johanna Gadski, 1913. Shows German opera singer Johanna Gadski (1872-1932)

Background imageSoprano Collection: Georgette Leblanc, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Georgette Leblanc, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Georgette Leblanc, 1911

Background imageSoprano Collection: Madame Gadski and daughter, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Madame Gadski and daughter, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Madame Gadski and daughter, 1912

Background imageSoprano Collection: Antonio Scotti, Lucrezia Bori, Pasquale Amato, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Antonio Scotti, Lucrezia Bori, Pasquale Amato, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Antonio Scotti, Lucrezia Bori, Pasquale Amato, 1912. Shows Italian opera singers Antonio Scotti (1866-1936), Lucrezia Bori (1887-1960), Pasquale Amato (1878-1942) arriving in New York on Oct. 28, 1912

Background imageSoprano Collection: Elizabeth And Thomas Linley, c1768. Creator: Thomas Gainsborough

Elizabeth And Thomas Linley, c1768. Creator: Thomas Gainsborough
Elizabeth And Thomas Linley, c1768. Elizabeth and Thomas Linley belonged to a family of accomplished musicians from Bath, in England, she was a celebrated singer and he, a precocious violinist

Background imageSoprano Collection: Witherspoon & Hinkel, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Witherspoon & Hinkel, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Witherspoon & Hinkel, between c1915 and c1920. Shows bass opera singer and manager Herbert Witherspoon (1873-1935) with his wife, soprano opera singer Florence Hinkle (1885-1933)

Background imageSoprano Collection: Line for Tetrazzini seats, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Line for Tetrazzini seats, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Line for Tetrazzini seats, between c1915 and c1920

Background imageSoprano Collection: Mme. Cajetti, 1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Mme. Cajetti, 1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Mme. Cajetti, 1915. Shows opera singer Ida Cajetti of Trieste, Italy

Background imageSoprano Collection: Cavalieri & Muratore, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Cavalieri & Muratore, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Cavalieri & Muratore, between c1915 and c1920. Shows opera singers Natalina "Lina" Cavalieri (1874-1944) and Lucien Muratore (1876-1954)

Background imageSoprano Collection: Barrientos, 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

Barrientos, 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
Barrientos, 1917. Shows Spanish soprano opera singer Maria Barrientos (1883-1946) on board the Swedish liner Saga, bound for South America

Background imageSoprano Collection: Gabrielle Gills, 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

Gabrielle Gills, 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
Gabrielle Gills, 1917. Shows French soprano singer Gabrielle Gills whose first appearance in New York City was on January 28, 1917

Background imageSoprano Collection: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Austrian soprano Caterina Maddalena Giuseppa Cavalieri

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Austrian soprano Caterina Maddalena Giuseppa Cavalieri
6365929 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Austrian soprano Caterina Maddalena Giuseppa Cavalieri, born Katharina Magdalena Josepha Cavalier (engraving); Museo Civico Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna

Background imageSoprano Collection: Mlle. Leocadie Lemercier as Petronille in 'Le Sourd ou l'Auberge Pleine' at the Opera Comique

Mlle. Leocadie Lemercier as Petronille in "Le Sourd ou l'Auberge Pleine" at the Opera Comique
5855429 Mlle. Leocadie Lemercier as Petronille in "Le Sourd ou l'Auberge Pleine" at the Opera Comique; (add.info.: French soprano opera singer Mlle)

Background imageSoprano Collection: Mlle. Duprez as Angela in 'Marco Spada' at the Opera Comique

Mlle. Duprez as Angela in "Marco Spada" at the Opera Comique
5855420 Mlle. Duprez as Angela in "Marco Spada" at the Opera Comique.; (add.info.: Mlle. Caroline Duprez as Angela in "Marco Spada" at the Opera Comique)

Background imageSoprano Collection: Mlle. Lemercier as Nathalie in 'L'Etoile du Nord' at the Opera Comique

Mlle. Lemercier as Nathalie in "L'Etoile du Nord" at the Opera Comique
5855464 Mlle. Lemercier as Nathalie in "L'Etoile du Nord" at the Opera Comique.; (add.info.: Soprano singer Marie-Charlotte Lemercier as Nathalie in "L'Etoile du Nord" at)

Background imageSoprano Collection: English soprano singer Miss Grassari as Almasie in La lampe merveilleuse at the Opera

English soprano singer Miss Grassari as Almasie in La lampe merveilleuse at the Opera
FLO4562869 English soprano singer Miss Grassari as Almasie in La lampe merveilleuse at the Opera. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Charles Malo's Almanach des Spectacles by K. Y

Background imageSoprano Collection: Soprano singer Madame Antoinette-Eugenie Rigaud as Ines in L'Alcalde de la Vega by Andre George

Soprano singer Madame Antoinette-Eugenie Rigaud as Ines in L'Alcalde de la Vega by Andre George Louis Onslow
FLO4607060 Soprano singer Madame Antoinette-Eugenie Rigaud as Ines in L'Alcalde de la Vega by Andre George Louis Onslow, Theatre Royal de l'Opera Comique, 1824. Handcoloured lithograph by F

Background imageSoprano Collection: Soprano singer Madame Valere as Anna in the Romantic opera Robin des Bois by Carl Maria von Weber

Soprano singer Madame Valere as Anna in the Romantic opera Robin des Bois by Carl Maria von Weber
FLO4606977 Soprano singer Madame Valere as Anna in the Romantic opera Robin des Bois by Carl Maria von Weber, Theatre Royal de l'Odeon, 1824. Handcoloured lithograph by F

Background imageSoprano Collection: English soprano singer Anne-Benoit-Louise Lavoye as La Reine Leon in Ne Touchez pas a la Reine by

English soprano singer Anne-Benoit-Louise Lavoye as La Reine Leon in Ne Touchez pas a la Reine by Xavier Boisselot
FLO4632299 English soprano singer Anne-Benoit-Louise Lavoye as La Reine Leon in Ne Touchez pas a la Reine by Xavier Boisselot, Theatre Royal de l'Opera Comique

Background imageSoprano Collection: Spanish soprano opera singer Maria Nau as Paola in L'Ame en Peine by Friedrich von Flotow

Spanish soprano opera singer Maria Nau as Paola in L'Ame en Peine by Friedrich von Flotow
FLO4631956 Spanish soprano opera singer Maria Nau as Paola in L'Ame en Peine by Friedrich von Flotow, Academy Royale de Musique, 1847

Background imageSoprano Collection: scottish soprano Mary Garden (1877-1967) as Melisande in opera 'Pelleas et Melisande' by

scottish soprano Mary Garden (1877-1967) as Melisande in opera "Pelleas et Melisande" by ClaudeDebussy
1749129 scottish soprano Mary Garden (1877-1967) as Melisande in opera "Pelleas et Melisande" by ClaudeDebussy directed by AndreMessager in april 1902 (costum by Marcel Multzer); (add.info)

Background imageSoprano Collection: Soprano opera singer Miss Grassari as Amazili in Fernand Cortez by Gaspare Spontini

Soprano opera singer Miss Grassari as Amazili in Fernand Cortez by Gaspare Spontini, Royal Academy of Music
FLO4606934 Soprano opera singer Miss Grassari as Amazili in Fernand Cortez by Gaspare Spontini, Royal Academy of Music. Handcoloured lithograph by F

Background imageSoprano Collection: English mezzo-soprano Rosine Stoltz as Zayda in Dom Sebastien, Act IV, by Gaetano Donizetti

English mezzo-soprano Rosine Stoltz as Zayda in Dom Sebastien, Act IV, by Gaetano Donizetti, Theatre de l'Opera
FLO4631393 English mezzo-soprano Rosine Stoltz as Zayda in Dom Sebastien, Act IV, by Gaetano Donizetti, Theatre de l'Opera, 1843

Background imageSoprano Collection: Mezzo-soprano Rosine Stoltz as Zaida in Dom Sebastien by Gaetano Donizetti, Theatre de l'Opera, 1843

Mezzo-soprano Rosine Stoltz as Zaida in Dom Sebastien by Gaetano Donizetti, Theatre de l'Opera, 1843
FLO4631243 Mezzo-soprano Rosine Stoltz as Zaida in Dom Sebastien by Gaetano Donizetti, Theatre de l'Opera, 1843. Handcoloured lithograph after an illustration by Victor Dollet from Galerie

Background imageSoprano Collection: Mezzo-soprano Rosine Stoltz as Zaida in Dom Sebastien, Act II, by Gaetano Donizetti

Mezzo-soprano Rosine Stoltz as Zaida in Dom Sebastien, Act II, by Gaetano Donizetti, Theatre de l'Opera, 1843
FLO4631051 Mezzo-soprano Rosine Stoltz as Zaida in Dom Sebastien, Act II, by Gaetano Donizetti, Theatre de l'Opera, 1843

Background imageSoprano Collection: English soprano singer Leocadie Lemercier as Estrella in Ne Touchez pas a la Reine by Xavier

English soprano singer Leocadie Lemercier as Estrella in Ne Touchez pas a la Reine by Xavier Boisselot
FLO4632332 English soprano singer Leocadie Lemercier as Estrella in Ne Touchez pas a la Reine by Xavier Boisselot, Theatre Royal de l'Opera Comique, 1846

Background imageSoprano Collection: Maria Jeritza, Czech soprano, as Minnie in the Vienna premiere of La Fanciulla del West

Maria Jeritza, Czech soprano, as Minnie in the Vienna premiere of La Fanciulla del West, opera by Puccini
3921695 Maria Jeritza, Czech soprano, as Minnie in the Vienna premiere of La Fanciulla del West, opera by Puccini by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Maria Jeritza, Czech soprano)

Background imageSoprano Collection: Mlle. Lefebvre in the role of Madelon

Mlle. Lefebvre in the role of Madelon
5855412 Mlle. Lefebvre in the role of Madelon.; (add.info.: Mlle. Lefebvre in the title role of "Madelon, " a comic opera by Francois Bazin, 1852)

Background imageSoprano Collection: Mlle. Cabel as Elvire in 'le Muletier de Tolede' at the Theatre Lyrique

Mlle. Cabel as Elvire in "le Muletier de Tolede" at the Theatre Lyrique
5855483 Mlle. Cabel as Elvire in "le Muletier de Tolede" at the Theatre Lyrique.; (add.info.: Mlle. Marie Cabel as Elvire in Adolphe Adam's "Le Muletier de Tolede" at)



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"Soprano: The Enchanting Voice that Transcends Time" From the iconic Maria Callas captivating audiences as Norma in the opera, to the mesmerizing performance of Madama Butterfly during AP's Best of 2019 dress rehearsal, sopranos have always held a special place in our hearts. Lina Cavalieri, an Italian opera singer and actress, graced the stage with her ethereal soprano voice that left listeners spellbound. Similarly, Nellie Melba's portrayal of Faust role in 1904 showcased her exceptional talent and undeniable passion for music. The legendary Adelina Patti remains an unforgettable figure in soprano history. Her remarkable career spanning from 1843 to 1919 solidified her status as one of the greatest sopranos of all time. Leontyne Price's powerful vocals reverberated through Warfield theater, leaving audiences awestruck by her immense talent and commanding presence. Maggie Teyte also captivated theatergoers with her enchanting performances at Theatre 07. Notable figures like Mme Adelina Patti and Gertrude Callam further contributed to the legacy of sopranos with their unique interpretations and contributions to classical music. Even beyond their vocal prowess on stage, sopranos played a significant role in technological advancements. The demonstration of wireless telephone by Jenny Lind showcased how these divas embraced innovation while continuing to inspire through their artistry. Through each era, sopranos have enchanted us with their heavenly voices and brought characters to life on stage. Their timeless melodies continue to resonate within our souls long after they have taken their final bow.