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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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More Arias, Duets and Ensembles performed by Kathleen Battle

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
151Nel posar sul mio capo Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II/Elisabeth
152Cosa mi narri? Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.13

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Susanna
153Ah, son perduto! Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Count/Basilio
154The Black Swan Popularity:

Opera: Medium, TheComposer: MenottiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
155Masetto senti un po Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Masetto
156Ah! piu non vedro Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli
157E decisa la lite Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.06

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

Roles: Don Curzio/Marcellina/Figaro/Count/Bartolo
158Vieni cara Susanna Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Rosina/Figaro
159Bella voce! Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Bartolo
160Barbarina cos hai Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.02

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Barbarina/Marcellina
161Che silenzio che aspetto Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.25

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Despina
162Piegato e il foglio Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.15

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Rosina
163Ferma perfido ferma Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.11-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Masetto/Zerlina
164Che novita Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina
165Lallarallara la la Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.16-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino/Adina
166Stelle per carita Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Fiordiligi/Dorabella
167Sorella cosa dici? Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella/Fiordiligi
168Signora Dorabella Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.23

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella/Despina
169Alto fronte Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Belcore/Adina
170Basilio in traccia tosto di Figaro Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Susanna/Cherubino/Basilio
171Perfida! e in quella forma meco mentia Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.11

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Cherubino/Rosina
172Ah! non partite Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.29

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso/Fiordiligi
173Ah! disgraziati noi Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.16-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Rosina
174Signori oggi d'Ulrica Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-2

Type: quintetVoice: T S Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Oscar/Renato/Samuel/Tom
175Oh! la saria da ridere Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.34

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Despina
176Evviva! Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.19

Type: recitativeVoice: S B-Br T Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Figaro/Basilio/Cherubino/Count
177Ah! dessa e la Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.13

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Oscar
178Ora vedo che siete una donna Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.18-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Despina/Dorabella/Fiordiligi
179Deh tu m'assisti amore Popularity:

Opera: Signor Bruschino, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.02-1

Type: trioVoice: T S/Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Florville/Marianna/Sofia
180Eccovi oh caro amico Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.08

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

Roles: Marcellina/Bartolo/Susanna/Figaro
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