Maria Callas: was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century. She combined an impressive bel canto technique, a wide-ranging voice and great dramatic gifts..
Jose Carreras, now retired but oh he was so gorgeous and what a voice before it was ruined by his illness. Some say he had ruined it by singing all the wrong parts and they may be right but I fell in love with him years ago. More on him by following the link
Leontyne Price, American Soprano Opera Singer. The First African American to become a leading artist at the Metropolitan Opera. Her voice described as "a price beyond pearls." Her voice is most suited for Puccini's, Verdi's and Mozart's works
Anne Wiggins Brown (8/09/1912 - 3/13/2009) was the first African American voice student at Julliard. While still a student she worked with George Gershwin as he was writing "Porgy and Bess", greatly expanding the role of Bess, which she played on Broadway. While on tour she refused to sing for segregated audiences, thus integrating Washington's National Theater for one night in 1936. She spent most of her career in Europe, becoming a Norwegian citizen in 1948. #TodayInBlackHistory