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Jessye Norman - American Grammy award-winning contemporary opera singer and recitalist, and is a successful performer of classical music. Photo 1990 by Yousuf Karsh

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Joan Sutherland at Carnegie Hall (1988) Never will there be a voice like hers. We miss you, Ms. Sutherland.

Geraldine Farrar. Geraldine Farrar (February 28, 1882 – March 11, 1967) was an American soprano opera singer and film actress, noted for her beauty, acting ability, and "the intimate timbre of her voice."[1] She had a large following among young women, who were nicknamed "Gerry-flappers". Unlike most of the famous bel canto singers of the past who sacrificed dramatic action to tonal perfection, she was more interested in the emotional than in the purely lyrical aspects of her roles.