Sopranos

  • Emmy Destinn

    Emmy Destinn

    The “Divine Emmy” as she is known was perhaps the greatest dramatic soprano voice to ever live, with many of her roles considered unparalleled in performance, and commanding her as the highest paid female singer at the Met during the first decade of the 1900s. Emmy Destinn was born …

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  • Emma Calvé

    Emma Calvé

    Born in 1858, the dramatic soprano Emma Calvé was an artist of tremendous reputation dominating the stages of the greatest opera houses of her time. She was particularly regarded for her interpretation of Carmen and was a favorite of Pietro Mascagni who had her create the lead roles in …

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