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Kathleen Battle

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1948

About Kathleen Battle:

Kathleen Deanna Battle (born August 13, 1948) is an American operatic soprano known for her distinctive vocal range and tone. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Battle initially became known for her work within the concert repertoire through performances with major orchestras during the early and mid-1970s. She made her opera debut in 1975. Battle expanded her repertoire into lyric soprano and coloratura soprano roles during the 1980s and early 1990s until her eventual dismissal from the Metropolitan Opera in 1994. After a 22-year absence from the Met, Battle performed a concert of spirituals at the Metropolitan Opera House in November 2016.

Battle was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, US, the youngest of seven children. Her father was a steelworker, and her mother was an active participant in the gospel music of the family's African Methodist Episcopal church. Battle attended Portsmouth High School where her music teacher and mentor was Charles P. (Phil) Varney. In a 1985 Time Magazine interview, Varney recalled the first time he heard the eight-year-old Battle sing, describing her as "this tiny little thing singing so beautifully." "I went to her later", Varney recalled, "and told her God had blessed her, and she must always sing." In that same interview, music critic Michael Walsh described Battle as "the best lyric coloratura in the world".

Battle was awarded a scholarship to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she studied voice with Franklin Bens and also worked with Italo Tajo. She majored in music education, and proceeded to a master's degree in Music Education. In 1971 she began a teaching career at an inner-city public school in Cincinnati, continuing to study voice privately while teaching 5th and 6th grade music. Later, she studied singing with Daniel Ferro in New York.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
31Prendi per me sei libero Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina
32Adieu notre petite table Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.10-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
33Una parola o Adina Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
34L'ho perduta me meschina Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Barbarina
35I loves you Porgy Popularity:

Opera: Porgy and BessComposer: GershwinAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Bess
36Ach ich fühl es ist verschwunden Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.17

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Pamina
37Sul fil d'un soffio etesio Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nannetta
38Salut a la France Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marie
39Durch Zartlichkeit und Schmeicheln Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Blonde
40Klänge der Heimat Popularity:

Opera: Fledermaus, DieComposer: Strauss jrAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Rosalinde
41E amore un ladroncello Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.19

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella
42Io son ricco e tu sei bella (Barcaruola) Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.03-1

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Dulcamara
43Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Octavian
44Venite inginocchiatevi Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna
45Nur stille! stille! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.32

Type: quintetVoice: T S S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Monostatos/Queen/Three ladies
46Che soave zeffiretto Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.14-2

Type: duetVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Rosina
47Per pieta ben mio perdona Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi
48Welche Wonne welche Lust Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Blonde
49Condotta ell'era in ceppi Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Azucena
50Volta la terrea Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-1

Type: aria,duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oscar/Riccardo
51Crudel perche finora Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.02

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Count
52Giunse alfin il momento Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.09

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna
53E pur cosi in un giorno Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
54Allons il le faut! Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
55No word from Tom Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.19-1

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Anne Trulove
56S'altro che lacrime Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.19

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Servilia
57Chiedi all'aura lusinghiera Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.10

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Nemorino
58Je suis Titania la blonde Popularity:

Opera: MignonComposer: ThomasAct: 2

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Philine
59Contro un cor che accende amore Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.05-1

Type: duetVoice: cA/Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Count
60E Susanna non vien.. Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.10

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina
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