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Opera is a form of art related to singing. Singers and musicians work in collaboration in a theatrical setting. Opera usually combines text (called a libretto) and a musical score. Opera incorporates acting, scenery and costumes and even dances. The performance is accompanied by an orchestra or a small musical ensemble. It is a part of the western classical music tradition and it started in Italy at the end of the 16th century. It spread across the entire Europe soon thereafter. Since that time, the Opera only grew in popularity. I consider it to be one of the most difficult forms of art and creativity. Over the time, there have been many Opera singers and you probably know a lot of them. This is list however, talks about the best of those singers.

ELISABETH SCHWARZKOPF

She gave her first performance at the age of thirteen. It was called Orfeo ed Euridice and that was in Germany. She was unable to study medicine because her father was censored by the Nazis. Her beautiful voice however made her ideal for the classical operas such as Mozart, Johann Strauss Jr. and Jacque Offenbach. She also shared affinity with the works of Hugo Wolf and she was one of the greatest opera singers to ever live to the recording age.