Billie Holliday from USA was one of the Great Jazz singers who had a unique style and very fluid sense of tempo that still manages to create fantastic Rhythm. Unfortunately her troubled live and substance abuse cut her career short.
Maria Callas from Greek is a legend in the Opera world and she had a very unique voice which is instantly recognisable. Her performances were always very dramatic and full of emotion. A friend of mine had an Icelandic sheep dog who always howled when we played Callas and only her and we were never shure if she was singing with Callas or complaining against her -Ha Ha.
Waltraud Meier from Germany is a Fantastic Opera singer with a rich and Powerful voice and gives dramatic performances, she is the most Brilliant Wagner singer I have seen and this performance of Wagners Liebstod in Mindboggling.
Cecilia Bartoli from Italy is a very skilled vocal technician who has also a Scholarly mind and has done a lot of interesting research into old and neglected Classical works. Her voice is also so beautifull and full of live and energy.
Patricia Petibon is a French Opera singer who has a very fluid and beautiful voice and sings mostly French Baroque Opera but she can also be quite Funny on stage and is a Great performer as you can see from this clip.