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
91Du gai soleil plein de flamme Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Sophie
92Tra quest arbori celata Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.26

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Giovanni/Masetto
93Di si felice innesto Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.19

Type: ensemble,finaleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
94Ahi! ahi la testa mia Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.07-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Masetto/Zerlina
95La Regina! Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli/Elisabeth/Thibault/Rodrigue
96Allons il le faut! Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Manon
97Va la vecchia pedante Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.11

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cherubino/Susanna
98Ora mi sento meglio Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: cA/Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Bartolo
99Signora ella mi disse che Figaro Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S S S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Marcellina/Rosina/Figaro
100Tutto ancor non ho perso Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcellina/Susanna
101Fermati scellerato! Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: S S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Zerlina/Giovanni
102Dunque voi non aprite Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina
103Ah! perche qui fuggite Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.17-2

Type: trioVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Riccardo/Renato
104Bravo che bella voce! Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Susanna/Cherubino
105Quante buffonerie! Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S S Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Susanna/Cherubino/Count
106Je vais le voir Popularity:

Opera: Béatrice et BénedictComposer: BerliozAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Héro
107Finisci il vaticinio Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.21

Type: septet,choir,finaleVoice: T Br S cA B B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Renato/Oscar/Ulrica/Silvano/Samuel/Tom
108Quanto duolmi Susanna Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Rosina/Cherubino
109Signori di fuori son gia Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.15

Type: quartetVoice: B-Br Br S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Rosina/Susanna
110Dunque quello sei tu Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Elvira/Ottavio/Masetto
111Partito e alfin l'audace Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.13

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S B-Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina/Figaro/Susanna
112Mio signore mio marito Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.25

Type: septet,finaleVoice: S Mz B B B cA TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Zulma/Haly/Mustafà/Taddeo/Isabella/Lindoro
113Signor sargente Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giannetta/Belcore/Nemorino
114Una tenera occhiatina Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.11

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Dulcamara
115Andiam andiam bel paggio Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Barbarina/Cherubino
116Che imbarazzo e mai questo Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina/Susanna
117Come tutto congiura Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.20

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Guglielmo/Fiordiligi/Despina
118Guarda un po come seppe Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.23

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Masetto/Giovanni/Zerlina
119Nel padiglione a manca Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.04

Type: quartet,recitativeVoice: S B-Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Barbarina/Figaro/Basilio/Bartolo
120Cosa mi narri? Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.13

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Susanna
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