1. Grace Slick (born Grace Barnett Wing; October 30, 1939) is an American singer, songwriter, and former model, best known as one of the lead singers of the rock groups The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship, as well as for her work as a solo artist from the mid-1960s to the mid-1990s. (And I should know, being one myself!) Autumn draws influence for her music—the style of which she has alternatively labeled as "Victoriandustrial" and glam rock—from plays, novels, and history, particularly the Victorian era. With links to: the scene itself (with movie, libretto and more information), the roles, the composer and the opera. Neuwirth was born in Princeton, New Jersey, the daughter of Sydney Anne, a painter, and Lee Paul Neuwirth, a mathematician. Perry grew up around gospel music. Travers regarded her singing as a hobby and was shy about it, but was encouraged by fellow musicians. Yulia was born and raised in Russia. So they were going to do that with me at one point and Ice Cube was gonna write lyrics to a track called 'I Ain't Your Bitch'." Nicknamed "Sailor" (for her salty speech), "Sassy" and "The Divine One", Sarah Vaughan was a Grammy Award winner. She lives in Switzerland. In her early career, she worked as a street musician in Italy and Covent Garden. She also was in the cast of the Broadway show The Next President. They have two children, Carly Houison and Leigh Brandon Houison. Before forming Ace of Base, Malin sang in her church's choir. Her most recent recording, Sing: Chapter 1, was released on February 3, 2009. In April 2006, Pink released her fourth studio album I'm Not Dead. When Sade was 11, she moved to Holland-on-Sea to live with her mother, and after completing school at 18 she moved to London and studied at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Taylor Dayne began singing professionally after graduating from high school in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York, singing in little-known rock bands such as Felony and Next. She attended Emerald Primary and Emerald Secondary School. Her father was a shoemaker, and the family moved many times in her youth: Chezkoslovakia, Austria, Italy, Germany and Poland, finally to Graz, in Austria, where she had her first voice lessons as a girl in her early teens. She began to play in all-men country music groups throughout her teenage years, until she moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music. Her professional partner was Alec Mazo. Later on, she financed her college studies with appearances in talent shows and smaller band concerts. Simpson had taken up a succession of musical instruments throughout her schooling in Denver, but her interest in the guitar while attending the Savannah College of Art and Design, in Savannah, led to a personal revelation about songwriting and performing. Christine's mother Beatrice E.M.(called Tee) née Reece, was a medium, psychic, and faith healer. She continued recording and performing sporadically into the 1990s, disappearing from the public eye in 2000. Anne is a contralto singer. O O. Although she is mainly a model and singer, she has also acted in a number of films and TV series. Following several years of regular performances in concert and on disc, and increasing popularity, she made her stage debut at Glyndebourne in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. While attending grade school, Morgan actively engaged in singing and competing against other students throughout Florida and the Southeast. It was a direct result of writing songs", she said at the press release of her debut album, Acoustic Soul. During her thirty-year career, Froman performed on stage, radio and television despite chronic injuries that she sustained from a 1943 plane crash. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in both 1999 and 2008. In a time when black performers were not commonly accepted, particularly in the classical music world, Anderson’s talent as a singer and refusal to take ‘no’ for an answer led the way for other black artists such as Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman. We don't sell files only, we provide useful services to make you a better Opera Singer in the fastest and cheapest way. The acclaimed singer graduated from the University of Indiana with a major in opera and won first prize in vocal and operatic studies at … 1940) and Lucy (b. Natalie Merchant was born October 26, 1963, in Jamestown, New York, the third of four children of Anthony and Ann Merchant. In the early 1980s, Brooks performed at a number of clubs in the Willamette Valley of Oregon and in Washington, where she was popular to a broad range of fans. This included Little Mahala (named after her aunt, Mahala Clark-Paul whom the family called Aunt Duke), her brother Roosevelt Hunter, whom they called Peter, and her mother Charity Clark, who, Marianne Evelyn Faithfull (born 29 December 1946) is an English singer, songwriter and actress whose career has spanned five decades. There, she contributed vocals to several albums, and TV commercials. Tyler was nominated for three Grammy Awards that year, and was twice nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Female Artist in 1984 and 1986. Shortly after moving to Rio she signed a contract with the BMG recording company. Her breakthrough role was in the 2000 film Traffic, for which she earned her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture. Khan was born in London on 25 October 1979. Lawless was born in the Auckland suburb of Mount Albert in New Zealand, the daughter of Julie Ryan, a teacher, and Frank Ryan, who was a banker and Mount Albert mayor. Khan attributed her love of music to her grandmother, who introduced, Jenny Cecilia Berggren (born 19 May 1972) is a Swedish singer and former lead singer in the Swedish pop band Ace of Base. She won the Ivor Novello Award three times: once in 2004 for Best Contemporary Song (musically and lyrically) for "Stronger Than Me", once in 2007 for Best Contemporary Song for "Rehab", and once in 2008 for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for "Love Is a Losing Game". Hill was ranked the 39th best artist of the 2000–2010 decade by Billboard. Awesome songs to use for musical theatre or opera auditions. She is married to Rod Houison. She has been nominated for two Grammys and has won an Emmy Award. It was announced on October 6, 2010 that Braxton once again had filed for bankruptcy and was reporting up to, Colbie Marie Caillat (/ˈkoʊlbi kəˈleɪ/; born May 28, 1985) is an American pop singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist from Malibu, California. Her father was Swedish American and her mother was Norwegian American. Sarah Vaughan's father, Asbury "Jake" Vaughan, was a carpenter by trade and played guitar and piano. After starring in a number of United Kingdom and United States television films and small roles in films, she came to prominence with roles in Hollywood movies such as the 1998 action film The Mask of Zorro and the 1999 crime thriller film Entrapment. Chapter 8 were subsequently dropped from the label roster. In television, Helen was the first Australian to host her own one-hour weekly primetime variety show on an American network, along with several specials that were seen in over forty countries. NEWS. She was likely born some time between these two dates. In 2010 she released her debut album My Story. She is the youngest of three children born to Vita, a legal secretary, and Gerard Fitzpatrick, a communications executive. MY NAME IS ASHOT ARAKELYAN. This plan fell apart when Ace of Base was signed to Danish label Mega Records, with the band's debut album eventually selling more than 30 million copies worldwide. Bedingfield released her first album, Unwritten, in 2004. Stone rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist. On the contrary, in 1997 Linn said: "I wanted to sing; I never wanted to be a singer". "What's Love Got to Do with It," the most popular single from the album, would later serve as the title of a biographical film about Turner that was adapted from, Faith Hill (born Audrey Faith Perry; September 21, 1967) is an American country singer. Baker released her solo debut album, The Songstress, in 1983. She was raised in the nearby town of Star, 25 miles outside of Jackson, Mississippi. Here, Alice Perry introduces four to look out for, alongside a couple of legends from yesteryear…. During her first year of high school, she pursued a music career as Katy Hudson, releasing her first studio album, called Katy Hudson, which failed to chart. She grew up listening to Aretha Franklin and Roberta Flack. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the novelty hit "Come On-a My House" written by William Saroyan and his cousin Ross Bagdasarian (better known as David Seville, the father figure of Alvin and the Chipmunks), which was followed by other pop numbers such as "Botch-a-Me" (a cover version of the Italian song Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina by Alberto Rabagliati), "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey There" and "This Ole House", although she had success as a jazz vocalist. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Contralto opera vocalists: Operatic contraltos are women who sing contralto roles in operas for opera companies in opera houses. Her adoptive parents raised their two biological sons, Natasha Anne Bedingfield (born 26 November 1981) is a British pop singer and songwriter. This category has only the following subcategory. Unusually, she received all her training at university rather than at a specialist music college. Wilson married record producer/sound engineer Daniel. After three semesters, Etheridge decided to drop out of Berklee and head to Los Angeles to attempt a career in music. She was employed to record backup vocals for the choruses of songs on their demo tape, but the band, Emilie Autumn Liddell (born on September 22, 1979), better known by her stage name Emilie Autumn, is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and violinist. She played piano from an early age. In November 2003, Pink released her third studio album Try This, which produced the hit singles "Trouble", and "God is a DJ". Scabbia has a contralto vocal range and her highest note ever hit is claimed to be an A7. Through her own independent label Traitor Records, Autumn debuted with her classical album On a Day: Music for Violin & Continuo, followed by the release in 2003 of her album Enchant. Since 1995, she has also been writing songs and performing solo. Following their separation and subsequent divorce, she divided her time between living. Her second studio album The Comfort Zone in 1991 topped the Billboard R&B Album Chart, which spawned the Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit "Save the Best for Last". She is the only artist to reach, Eula Beal (January 25, 1919 – July 29, 2008) was an American contralto. Ellen Cohen was born to Philip and Bess Cohen in Baltimore, Maryland, where she grew up. Her second album, Ana Rita Joana Iracema e Carolina was another success, released in 2001. Yulia's albums Into the West and Montage had three top 40 radio hits in New Zealand, "Into the West", "Angel" and "We're All Alone". After its release, Rolling Stone deemed her "The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll." HOME. "Don't Tell Me That It's Over" was released in March 2010 as the lead single from Macdonald's second studio album, A Curious Thing, which was released on 8 March 2010. Philadelphia, PA Native. Produced by Patrick Moten and Otis Smith, the album was released on the small independent label Beverly Glen Records. Breakthrough was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2010 Grammy Awards. You can unsubscribe at any time. She is of African American and Native American descent. Greek contralto Yeoryia Megremis has died. She later said she "used to quite like bulimia", but was able to overcome. She was featured in several other TV and film productions as a guest prior to her. In 2010 they moved to Tunbridge Wells, England. "I sing God's music because it makes me feel free," Jackson once said about her choice of gospel, adding, "It gives me hope. Contralto Nathalie Stutzmann shines a light on the deep-voiced female singers of the Baroque era, often overshadowed by the extravagant talents and reputations of castrato singers like Farinelli and Caffarelli. India.Arie (born India Arie Simpson; October 3, 1975) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter and record producer. In 1991, Scabbia began singing professionally as a touring musician for other bands and providing backing vocals. She subsequently established herself as a solo recording artist and became a television star in 1971 with The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, a variety show for which she won a Golden Globe. In 1929, Ball landed work as a model and later began her, Lauryn Noelle Hill (born May 25, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress. However there are a handful of notably talented contraltos working today. Hallbjörg Bjarnadóttir was a Contralto Profondo with a very wide vocal range from Akranes in Iceland. She explained, "I aspire to something like that but with music. With links to the role itself and the scenes in which the role plays, the opera and the composer. With links to: the scene itself (with movie, libretto and more information), the roles, the composer and the opera. After 15 years, she was released, Mahalia Jackson ( /məˈheɪljə/ mə-HAYL-yə; October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer. She has produced seven more solo studio albums to date. She is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, and has been the only constant member of the band throughout its history. She was nominated for an Academy Award for the song "If I Rise". Her father, Ken Caillat, co-produced Fleetwood Mac's Rumours (1977) and Tusk (1979) albums. In the European Union, This Is the Life reached number one in six European countries, including the United Kingdom, Denmark and the main European album charts. Jenny was born in Gothenburg and she is the third of three children born to Göran Berggren, an X-ray technician, and Birgitta Berggren. Her 1988 song "Let the River Run" was the first to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for a song written and performed by a single artist. She began to study ballet at the age of five, and chose it as her field of concentration when she attended Juilliard in New York City in 1976 and 1977, during which time she performed with the Princeton Ballet Company in Peter and the Wolf, The, Samantha Tamania Anne Cecilia Mumba (born 18 January 1983) is an Irish singer and actress. Browse through all opera duets for contralto and tenor, divided by language. The album produced several hit singles including "Stupid Girls", "Who Knew", and "U + Ur Hand", and marked her comeback after the poorer-than-expected commercial, Cathryn Antoinette "Toni" Tennille (born May 8, 1940) is one-half of the 1970s Grammy Award-winning duo Captain & Tennille. SONGPATH. He. The Spice Girls signed to Virgin Records and released their debut single, "Wannabe", which hit number-one in more than 30 countries and helped establish the group as a "global phenomenon". Signed to Mercury Records in 1995, she released her self-titled debut that year. The success of the single achieved Macdonald success in the American music market, where she was a guest on shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in 2008, where she performed two singles from the album, leading her album, This Is the Life to reach ninety-two on the Billboard 200. The single charted at number one in six different countries worldwide, and charted inside the top ten in another eleven countries worldwide. Due to the Red Scare and her left-leaning political views, Horne found herself blacklisted and unable to get work in Hollywood. Are you a fan of General or Best Contralto: Singers of All Time? She was also the first Australian to win a Grammy Award and to have three #1 hits in the same year. Macdonald rose to fame in 2007 with her debut album, This Is the Life (2007) and its fourth single, "This Is the Life". As a solo artist, Halliwell has sold 12 million records worldwide, and been nominated for four Brit Awards (in 2000 and 2002). At the age of eleven, Stockley and her older sister Avril formed the group, the Stockley Sisters, and had a hit with a cover of Shocking Blue's "Venus" in 1976 on the South African Top 30, ten years before Bananarama's version. Some are folk singers and even pop singers. The Egyptian Ministry of Information seems to have given either December 31, 1898, or December 31, 1904. Williams rebounded by launching a career as an entertainer, earning multiple Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominations. Respected for her versatility, she received a Juvenile Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award as well as Grammy Awards and a Special Tony Award. Having overcome cocaine addiction, and dependency on tranquilizers, Nicks remains a popular solo performer. Contralto refers to the range, the timbre or colour, and is specific to the classically trained low female voice found in opera. Her half brother Garett, Jocelyn Eve Stoker (born 11 April 1987), better known by her stage name Joss Stone, is an English soul singer, songwriter and actress. Unusually, she received all her training at university rather than at a specialist music college. The album did yield one chart single, "Don't Cry Ilene", a mid-tempo, piano-driven jazz-R&B flavored song dealing with the break-up of a relationship between a, Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Her stage name, Latifah (لطيفة laţīfa), meaning "delicate" and "very kind" in Arabic, she found in an Islamic book of names when she was eight. 12. They were raised as, Jennifer Nettles (born September 12, 1974 in Douglas, Georgia) is an American country music artist. Progressing to writing her own music, she studied under various teachers and went to Indiana University, which she left over issues regarding the relationship between classical music and the appearance of the performer. To date, Baker has won eight Grammy Awards, and has four platinum albums and two gold albums to her credit. This is unusual for the female voice and so it offers a unique quality due to its depth and resonance. On December 11, 2009, Billboard magazine named her the second Jazz artist of the 2000–09 decade, establishing her as one of the best-selling artists of her time. Performing with her all-female backing band The Bloody Crumpets, Autumn incorporates elements of classical music, cabaret, electronica, and glam rock with theatrics, and burlesque. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as "Roll With Me, Henry", "At Last", "Tell Mama", "Something's Got a Hold on Me", and "I'd Rather Go Blind" for which she wrote the lyrics. Her only brother Mark Stevens, who formed the funk group Aurra, also became a successful musician. Halliwell was born at Watford General Hospital to Laurence Francis Halliwell (1922–1993), who was of English and Swedish descent, and his wife Ana María (née Hidalgo), who is a Spaniard from Huesca; Halliwell speaks Spanish. Defining the Contralto … PRESS. 1943), and a younger brother, Peter (b. Umm Kulthum (Arabic: أم كلثوم ʾUmm Kulṯūm; Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [omme kælˈsuːm]; born فاطمة إبراهيم السيد البلتاجي Fātimah ʾIbrāhīm as-Sayyid al-Biltāǧī, [ˈfɑtˤmɑ (ʔe)bɾˤɑˈhiːm esˈsæjjed elbelˈtæːɡi]; see Kunya) (December 30, 1898–February 3, 1975) was an Egyptian singer, songwriter, and actress. In 2012, Delloreese Patricia Early, known professionally as Della Reese (born July 6, 1931), is an American actress, singer, game show panelist of the 1970s, one-time talk-show hostess and ordained minister. Her songs are constantly heard throughout the region, and still spark Lebanese national pride. I hope that my music has some of the big themes—sex, death, love, Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988), better known simply as Adele (stylized as ADELE), is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Contralto is the lowest female voice type, below mezzo-soprano and soprano. Clooney was born in Maysville, Kentucky, the daughter of Marie Frances (Guilfoyle) and Andrew Joseph Clooney. She was fascinated at the time by the movie star Baby Peggy, and I suppose she wanted a Baby Peggy of her own." Wynonna first rose to fame in the 1980s alongside her mother, Naomi, in the country music duo The Judds. She graduated in 1979 from Leavenworth High School (LHS), 10th Avenue and Halderman. Cline's was cited as an inspiration by singers in several genres. contralto "As the Israelitish Man, Sara Couden displayed her huge and fluid mezzo-soprano to glorious effect in a range of vocal showcases--now tender and probing, now extravagantly athletic. Early in her career, Badu was recognizable for wearing very large and colorful headwraps. A contralto can be defined as a female singer with a range stretching from the G below middle C to the G two octaves above it. In the genre of opera, the singers are categorized based on the range in which they can sing. 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