Frederica von Stade is a mezzo-soprano. She has over 60 recordings including full operas.
Robert Wagner’s Die Meistersinger is a 3 act opera. The opera usually takes four & one half hours.
The opera Ariadne Auf Naxos was originally slated to be 30 minutes but evolved into 90. The play took over 6 hours.
Anne Sofie von Otter is a mezzo-soprano. She got the Rolf Schock prize in 2003.
Andrea Bocelli sings Operatic Pop, Pop, Adult Contemporary, Easy Listening, Classical, and Opera music. He has recorded 7 operas.
Pat Benatar sings rock, hard rock, pop rock, blues, opera, and New Wave music. She has 4 Grammys and one of the 80s Top Platinum Album Recipients.