Henrietta Sontag (1806-1854) by By Paul Delaroche. Sontag was a German coloratura soprano. She made her debut in 1824 but left the stage in 1830 upon her marriage, returning to the theatre in 1848 and once again performing with great success in many cities across Europe and North America.
Reri Grist. My favorite coloratura soprano...shimmer and warmth in her voice that can make anyone smile. She found fame in Europe before opera was as accepting to African American singers in the US. Also, on the original cast recording for dream sequence Maria in West Side Story. She still lives in Austria...I want to meet her one day!
Kathleen Battle, operatic light lyric-coloratura soprano. She is known for her agile and light voice and her silvery, pure tone. Initially known for her work within the concert repertoire through performances with major orchestras, she expanded her repertoire into lyric soprano and coloratura soprano roles. Although she no longer appears in operas, she remains active in concert and recital performances. She has received 5 Grammys, an Emmy, an Lawrence Olivier award and 6 honorary doctorates.
Anna Netrebko Russian Lyric Soprano First Movement Andante Concerto for Coloratura and Orchestra, Op.82 By Glière, Reinhold From The Mariinsky Theatre as part of the Gala concert celebrating the 300th anniversary of the founding of St Petersburg Russia. 2003.Valery Gergiev Russian Director ochestra