Pretty Yende - Her concert repertoire includes Mozart's Requiem, Missa Solemnis, Solemn Vespers, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Vivaldi’s Magnificat, Faure’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Mass in C, 9th Symphony as well as Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs.
Placido Domingo is a Spanish opera singer who was born in Madrid in 1941. He is surely one of the operatic greats having a wide vocal range - primarily tenor but he has sung baritone also. His first tenor role was as Alfredo in La Traviata in 1960. He has performed at all the great opera houses including New York, La Scala and Covent Garden.
Soprano Martina Arroyo (born 1937) sang for 13 seasons in 199 performances at the Met from 1965-1978. Arroyo made her debut in Pizzetti's MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL at Carnegie Hall (1958) & was the 1st black singer ever to portray Elsa in Wagner's LOHENGRIN (1968). A recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors Award & an OPERA NEWS Award (both 2010), Arroyo was appointed by President Ford to the National Council of the Arts & founded the Martina Arroyo Foundation.
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa will be appearing on DOWNTON ABBEY next season, Apparently she'll be a house guest chez Downton and will be regaling everyone with her wonderful voice.