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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
121Dammi un bacio o mio tesoro Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.39

Type: sextet,finaleVoice: S S Mz T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles:
122Tutto ancor non ho perso Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcellina/Susanna
123Sento o Dio che questo piede Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.11

Type: quintetVoice: T Br S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Alfonso
124Dunque voi non aprite Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina
125Ah! perche qui fuggite Popularity:

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

Type: trioVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Riccardo/Renato
126Bravo che bella voce! Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Susanna/Cherubino
127Quante buffonerie! Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S S Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Susanna/Cherubino/Count
128Giusto Dio che umile adoro Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amenaide
129A ce mot tout s'anime Popularity:

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
130Finisci 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
131Quanto duolmi Susanna Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Rosina/Cherubino
132Signori 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
133Dunque quello sei tu Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Elvira/Ottavio/Masetto
134Partito 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
135La mano a me date Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.07

Type: quartetVoice: B S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Despina/Ferrando/Guglielmo
136Mio 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
137Alfine eccoci qua Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Rosina
138Manco male e partita Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello/Zerlina/Masetto
139Uno stupido uno stolto Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.01

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Zulma/Haly
140Signor sargente Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giannetta/Belcore/Nemorino
141Dove son? Che loco e questo Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.38

Type: sextet,finaleVoice: T Br S S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Despina/Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Alfonso
142Oh! che bella giornata Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S T Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi/Ferrando/Dorabella/Guglielmo
143Una tenera occhiatina Popularity:

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

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adina/Dulcamara
144Ecco la marcia andiamo Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Count/Rosina
145Andiam andiam bel paggio Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Barbarina/Cherubino
146Ah! disgraziato Figaro Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: B cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo/Rosina
147Che imbarazzo e mai questo Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina/Susanna
148Come tutto congiura Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.20

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Guglielmo/Fiordiligi/Despina
149Guarda un po come seppe Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.23

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Masetto/Giovanni/Zerlina
150Nel 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
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