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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
181Miei Signori tutto e fatto Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.28

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

Roles: Alfonso/Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Ferrando/Guglielmo
182Al mio pie perché Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
183E un bel nodo che due cori Popularity:

Opera: Signor Bruschino, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.15

Type: duetVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gaudenzio/Sofia
184Eccola oh qual le accresce Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.13

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino/Adina
185Andate la che siete due Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: S S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Despina/Fiordiligi/Dorabella
186Il suon del corno alfin nel bosco Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: recitativeVoice: T S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Thibault/Elisabeth
187Pieta perdon per la rea che si pente Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli/Elisabeth
188Hab mir's gelobt ihn lieb zu haben Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 3

Type: trioVoice: S Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Marschallin/Octavian/Sophie
189Sei tu sei tu bell adorata Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Eboli
190A voi lieto ritorno Popularity:

Opera: Signor Bruschino, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T S S/Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Florville/Sofia/Marianna/Filiberto
191Ed aspettaste il giorno fissato Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.07

Type: duetVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bartolo/Marcellina
192Serenate il mesto ciglio Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.02

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Zulma/Haly
193Mi par che stamattina volentieri farei Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi/Dorabella
194Dunque a momenti Popularity:

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S cA TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zulma/Elvira/Isabella/Lindoro
195E tornato Filiberto Popularity:

Opera: Signor Bruschino, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.17

Type: quartet,finaleVoice: B B S/Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bruschino sr/Gaudenzio/Marianna/Filiberto
196Pieta! che disse mai? Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Rodrigue/Eboli
197Impaziente son io Popularity:

Opera: Signor Bruschino, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S/Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marianna/Gaudenzio
198Se a caso madama la notte di chiama Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.04

Type: duetVoice: S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Figaro
199Amici che mi chiedete Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: recitative,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth
200E amore di natura Popularity:

Opera: Fedelta Premiata, LaComposer: HaydnAct: 1.15

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nerina
201Ho la testa o e andata via Popularity:

Opera: Signor Bruschino, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.13

Type: trioVoice: B S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bruschino sr/Sofia/Gaudenzio
202Fervono amori e danze 1 Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-1

Type: quartet,choirVoice: B B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Samuel/Tom/Renato/Oscar
203Va je t'ai pardonn? Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
204Je suis soldat Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T B SLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio/Sergeant/Marie
205Ah! Signor cosa e stato Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.16

Type: quintetVoice: B Br S S B-BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Antonio/Count/Rosina/Susanna/Figaro
206Al trionfo del nostro furore Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 3.06-4

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Armida/Argante
207Quant e dolce a un alma Popularity:

Opera: Signor Bruschino, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.02-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sofia/Florville
208Ah voi condur volete Popularity:

Opera: Signor Bruschino, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sofia
209Io vengo a domandar grazia alla Regina Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
210C'en est donc fait Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marie
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