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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
61Canzone del velo Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
62Amour ranime mon courage Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette
63Nuit d'hyménée Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
64Benedette queste carte Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Giannetta/Nemorino
65Il capro e la capretta Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcellina
66Come sen va contento Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Dulcamara
67Aprite presto aprite Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.11

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cherubino/Susanna
68Alla bella Despinetta Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.26

Type: sextetVoice: B Br T S Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Guglielmo/Ferrando/Despina/Dorabella/Fiordiligi
69Rataplan Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.12

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
70Fra gli amplessi in pochi istanti Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.21

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi/Ferrando
71Della crudele Isotta Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina
72Ich gehe doch rate ich dir Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: German

Roles: Blonde/Osmin
73Il vecchiotto cerca moglie Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Berta
74Dell elisir mirabile Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.08

Type: quartetVoice: T S S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino/Giannetta/Adina/Dulcamara
75Obeissons quand leur voix appelle Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
76Hab mir's gelobt Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct:

Type: Voice: Language: German

Roles:
77Gente all armi all armi Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.15-1

Type: ensemble,septet,finaleVoice: Br S S B-Br Mz S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina/Susanna/Figaro/Cherubino/Marcellina/Bartolo/Basilio
78Willow Song Popularity:

Opera: Ballad of Baby Doe, TheComposer: MooreAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
79Riconosci in questo amplesso Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.07-1

Type: sextetVoice: S T B-Br Br S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcellina/Don Curzio/Figaro/Count/Susanna/Bartolo
80Quanto amore ed io spietata Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.10

Type: duetVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dulcamara/Adina
81Du feines Taubchen nur herein Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.13

Type: trioVoice: S T BrLanguage: German

Roles: Pamina/Monostatos/Papageno
82Ehi di casa buona gente Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.23-1

Type: quartetVoice: cA/Mz T B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Count/Basilio/Figaro
83Ich danke Fraulein Popularity:

Opera: ArabellaComposer: StraussAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: S SLanguage: German

Roles: Arabella/Zdenka
84Bella vita militar! Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.29

Type: quintet,choir,finaleVoice: B T S Mz S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles:
85Ah! qual colpo inaspettato Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.15-1

Type: trioVoice: T Br cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Figaro/Rosina
86Gli sguardi trattieni Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo ed EuridiceComposer: GluckAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amore
87Ah! donate il caro sposo Popularity:

Opera: Signor Bruschino, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sofia
88Ach ich liebte war so glücklich Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Konstanze
89Je vais le voir Popularity:

Opera: Béatrice et BénedictComposer: BerliozAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Héro
90Giustizia giustizia Sire! Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth/Philip II/Rodrigue/Eboli
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