Albani or Gluck? McCormack or Tibbett? It is difficult for inquiring minds to tackle a field as large and diverse as the lyrical art, covering 10 centuries of history: there are many lyrical artists in the world. Making a selection of musicians, such as a “top 10” for example, is a difficult and subjective exercise. A musical selection is often the expression of personal preferences or artistic opinions, very interesting but also very different according to critics or musicologists, or simply influenced by the context: will an English lyrical singer not be instinctively privileged by an English critic?

For example: in France, Roberto Alagna, a French tenor, is more popular than the Russian mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova, who is more renowned throughout the world.

Timeline of lyrical singers, between 1850 and 1900 in North America

Whoever wants to discover opera does not always have an experienced music lover, an expert or an educator at his or her side to support and guide him or her in this field. So : Albani (Canadian opera soprano) or Gluck (American singer) ? Cohan (American entertainer, composer and playwright) or Farrar (American soprano opera singer and film actress) ? However, the knowledge available about musicians is enormous. It was processed to select the 10, 25, 50... most popular lyrical singers around the world, for those living or having lived en North America, between 1850 and 1900. And this objectively, and for the first time (soClassiQ exclusivity).

Lyrical singers rendered as a timeline to bring a little perspective:

ComposersConductorsLyrical singersPerformers WorldwideEuropeNorth AmericaSouth AmericaAsiaOceaniaAfrica 2020

This timeline is interactive to navigate through the ages or across continents (with ).

Top 10 lyrical singers in North America for the years 1850-1900

Who are these greatest lyrical singers, the most famous over the 1850-1900 era in North America? The carreer of these musician has marked the history of lyric art. There are those you probably know, or at least by name and the others.

Here are these 10 lyrical singers, renowned artists from around the world:


The selections of musicians (lyrical singers) proposed by soClassiQ are based exclusively on algorithms. The same applies to the composers, their works, the performers, les orchestras, the conductors and the venues : opera houses, concert halls or festivals.

What about the others? 25, 50 or more?

Summarizing to 10 musician names such a wide and diverse field may seem extreme or too simplistic for those who know lyrical art well, for those who can easily name 50 or more lyrical singers. Pons, Lehmann, Lara, Schumann, Jenkins, Abbott, Dumont...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 13000 lyrical singers. So here is a selection of some lyrical singers for the years 1850-1900, in North America, widely recognized around the world:

A

Lina AbarbanellThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1879-1963 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Emma AbbottThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1850-1891 (Romantic)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Bessie AbottThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1878-1919 (Romantic)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Charles R. AdamsThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1834-1900 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer

Suzanne AdamsThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1872-1953 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Ada AdiniThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1855-1924 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer

Emma AlbaniThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1847-1930 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer

Frances Davis AldaThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1879-1952 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Paul Shearer AlthouseThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1889-1954 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Elvira AmazarThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1899-1971 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Elizabeth AmsdenThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1881-1966 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

W. H. AndersonThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1882-1955 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Lyrical singer

Marian <strong>Anderson</strong> Marian AndersonThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1897-1993 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Fanny AnitùaThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1887-1969 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Auguste AraminiThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1870-1950 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Cecil ArdenThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1894-1989 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Margarethe Arndt-OberThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1885-1971 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Marie-Anne AsselinThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1888-1971 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Pierre-Aurèle AsselinThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1881-1964 (20th century)
Lyrical singer


B

Angelo BadàThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1876-1941 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Louise Le BaronThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1874-1918 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer

Caroline Gardner BartlettThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1868-1938 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Harriet BehneeThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1874-1963 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Sidor BelarskyThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1898-1975 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Eliza BiscacciantiThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1824-1896 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer

David <strong>Bispham</strong> David BisphamThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1857-1921 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer

Lillian BlauveltThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1873-1947 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Jules BledsoeThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1897-1943 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Richard BonelliThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1889-1980 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Ina BourskayaThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1886-1954 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Emma Lucy Gates BowenThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1882-1951 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Sophie BraslauThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1892-1935 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Cédia BraultThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1894-1972 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Joseph Carl <strong>Breil</strong> Joseph Carl BreilThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1870-1926 (Romantic)
Composer & Lyrical singer

Pasquale BrignoliThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1824-1884 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer


C

Hoagy <strong>Carmichael</strong> Hoagy CarmichaelThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1899-1981 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Lyrical singer

Annie Louise CaryThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1842-1921 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer

Anna CaseThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1888-1984 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

George CehanovskyThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1892-1986 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Thomas Hardie ChalmersThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1884-1966 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Mario ChamleeThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1892-1966 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Eleonora de CisnerosThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1878-1934 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Charles W. ClarkThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1865-1925 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer

Clara ClemensThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1874-1962 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

George M. <strong>Cohan</strong> George M. CohanThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1878-1942 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Lyrical singer

Belle ColeThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1853-1905 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer

Sarah Mundell CraneThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1850-1914 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer

Roberta Dodd CrawfordThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1897-1954 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Bertha May CrawfordThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1886-1937 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Sofía Cancino de CuevasThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1897-1982 (20th century)
Composer & Lyrical singer


M

Florence MacbethThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1889-1966 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Christie MacDonaldThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1875-1962 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Laura Schirmer MaplesonThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1862-1894 (Romantic)
Lyrical singer

Lucy Isabelle MarshThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1878-1956 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

William MartinThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
age 122 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Riccardo MartinThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1874-1952 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Edith MasonThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1892-1973 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Margaret MatzenauerThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1881-1963 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

John McCormackThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1884-1945 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Mary McCormicThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1889-1981 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Kathryn MeisleThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1899-1970 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

François-Xavier MercierThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1867-1932 (Romantic)
Composer & Lyrical singer

Arthur MiddletonThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1880-1929 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Reed MillerThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1880-1923 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Abbie MitchellThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1884-1960 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

José MojicaThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1896-1974 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Grace <strong>Moore</strong> Grace MooreThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1898-1947 (20th century)
Performer & Lyrical singer

Nina MorganaThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1891-1986 (20th century)
Lyrical singer

Albertine Morin-LabrecqueThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1886-1957 (20th century)
Composer, Performer & Lyrical singer

Lambert MurphyThe great 19th-century lyrical singers (1850-1900)
1885-1954 (20th century)
Lyrical singer


Some lyrical singers to be celebrated very soon

Next month, more than 40 important artists and musicians will be honoured. In July 2020 some of them may celebrate a special anniversary. For others, amateurs and enthusiasts will celebrate the bicentenary of their birth or the fiftieth anniversary of their death for example. Among them, some famous lyrical singers:

on 3, Audra Mcdonald (1970- ), 50th anniversary,
on 12, Keith Andes (1920-2005), 100th anniversary (Birth),
on 14, Luis Mariano (1914-1970), 50th anniversary (Death),
on 19, Aldo Protti (1920-1995), 100th anniversary (Birth),
on 20, Bernhard Landauer (1970- ), 50th anniversary,
...

There are others to discover. And it is not too late to focus on the June 2020 celebrations (20+).

Always good opportunities to discover or deepen, (re)listen, explore the vastness and diversity of classical music...

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Last update : 2020-06-01

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