Wikipedia:WikiProject Opera/Key article improvement

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This is a list of key opera articles in need of improvement. It was compiled in June 2008, and may be out of date. If you see an article where the suggested improvements have now been made, please remove it from the list.

Composers[edit]

See also Frequently performed opera composers

General[edit]

Houses and companies[edit]

The Liceu, Vienna State Opera, (European Companies) and San Francisco Opera (USA company) were used as the standard model articles in compiling this list.

Operas[edit]

Singers[edit]

These are singers listed on the voice type pages needing improvement:

  • Theo Adam- Stub needing expanding.
  • Donald Adams- List of roles and discography needed.
  • Roberto Alagna- General expansion, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Marietta Alboni- Stub needing expanding.
  • Bernd Aldenhoff- Lists need re-formating and general expansion.
  • John Aler- General expansion, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Thomas Allen- General expansion, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Luigi Alva- Editing for style, discography, general expansion, etc.
  • Marcelo Álvarez- Overall a good article that just needs some cleanup. If a picture is added this is close to G.A. status.
  • June Anderson- Needs a list of roles and complete discography. If an image is added as well this would be a shoo in for a good article.
  • Marian Anderson- Needs discography, list of roles, and general expansion. With a bit of work could be a GA.
  • Giacomo Aragall- Stub needing work.
  • Irina Arkhipova- Stub needing expansion.
  • Brian Asawa- General expansion, editing for style, discography, etc.
  • Norman Bailey- Stub needing work.
  • Agnes Baltsa- Stub needing expansion.
  • Fedora Barbieri- Stub needing expansion.
  • Cecilia Bartoli- Needs discussion of early career and major breakthroughs, a much more detailed discussion of her mature career including major debuts, list of roles, critical appreciation, inline references, notes, more sources.
  • Ettore Bastianini-Needs general expansion, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Teresa Berganza- Needs general expansion, inline citations, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Erna Berger- Needs general expansion, list of roles, etc.
  • Carlo Bergonzi- Needs general expansion, list of roles (it currently lists the operas but not the parts), discography, etc.
  • Pierre Bernac- Stub needing expansion.
  • Walter Berry- Stub needing expansion.
  • Rockwell Blake- Needs general expansion, list of roles, etc.
  • Robin Blaze- Needs general expansion and edited for style.
  • Jussi Björling- Needs a full discography, list of rolls, and with a little expansion this could be a G.A.
  • Stephanie Blythe- Needs a more detailed discussion of her career including major debuts, list of roles, critical appreciation, etc.
  • Barbara Bonney- Needs a more detailed discussion of her career including major debuts, list of roles, critical appreciation, etc.
  • Franco Bonisolli- Needs general expansion, list of roles, and discography.
  • Lucrezia Bori- Needs general expansion, list of roles, and discography.
  • Olga Borodina- Stub needing expansion.
  • James Bowman- Needs general expansion.
  • Marianne Brandt- Stub needing expansion.
  • Muriel Brunskill- Complete discography, list of roles, restructuring, and general expansion.
  • Renato Bruson- Needs expanding and editing for style.
  • Grace Bumbry- Needs cleanup, sources, list of roles, and discography.
  • Clara Butt- List of roles and recordings (if any were made).
  • Montserrat Caballé- Needs sources, needs cleanup, needs list of roles, and needs discography.
  • Maria Callas- Needs a full discography and list of roles.
  • Joseph Calleja- Stub needing work.
  • Maria Caniglia- General expansion, list of roles, and discography needed.
  • José Carreras- Complete discography, list of roles, and some expansion. Close to G.A. status.
  • Enrico Caruso- Needs general expansion, list of roles (it currently lists the operas but not the parts), discography, etc.
  • Anita Cerquetti- General expansion, list of roles, and discography needed.
  • Feodor Chaliapin- General expansion, list of roles, and discography needed.
  • Michael Chance- Stub needing work.
  • Lili Chookasian- Stub needing work.
  • Aris Christofellis- Stub needing work.
  • Boris Christoff- Needs general expansion, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Gina Cigna- General expansion and list of roles.
  • Laura Claycomb- Reads a lot like a fan page. Needs to be rewritten for style, a list of roles added, etc.
  • Belle Cole- Stub needing work.
  • Franco Corelli- Needs editing for tone and style, full discography, list of roles, etc.
  • Fiorenza Cossotto- Needs editing for style, cleanup, sources, discography, list of roles, etc.
  • Ileana Cotrubaş- Needs sources, clean up, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Michèle Crider- Stub needing expanding.
  • José Cura- Needs editing for style, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Toti Dal Monte- Needs a more detailed discussion of her career including major debuts, list of roles, critical appreciation, etc.
  • Lisa Della Casa- Needs some restructuring, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Mario del Monaco- Needs general expansion, list of roles, major debuts, etc.
  • Diana Damrau- This article is mostly a bunch of lists and would be better if it was structured more biographically (i.e. she debuted here in this year in this role). Needs a list of roles and complete discography.
  • David Daniels- Needs discussion of major breakthroughs, a much more detailed discussion of his career including major debuts, list of roles, critical appreciation, complete discography, inline references, notes, sources, internal and external sources. Needs a lot of cleanup as well.
  • Nazzareno De Angelis- Needs general expansion, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Alfred Deller- Needs general expansion, list of roles, recordings, etc.
  • Victoria de los Ángeles- Needs some restructuring, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Natalie Dessay- Some parts read like a fan page. Needs a list of roles and some restructuring.
  • Cristina Deutekom- Needs a more detailed discussion of her career including major debuts, discography, critical appreciation, etc.
  • Justino Díaz- General expansion, list of roles, and discography needed.
  • Adamo Didur- Needs general expansion, list of roles, recordings, etc.
  • Ghena Dimitrova- General expansion, list of roles, and discography needed.
  • Giuseppe Di Stefano- General expansion, list of roles, and some restructuring.
  • Plácido Domingo- Needs a peer review and then nomination for G.A.
  • Simon Estes- Needs sources, editing for style, general expansion, etc.
  • Geraint Evans- General expansion and restructured.
  • Darrell Fancourt- General expansion, list of roles, and discography needed.
  • Kathleen Ferrier- List of roles and general expansion.
  • Renée Fleming- Needs discussion of early career and major breakthroughs, a much more detailed discussion of her mature career including major debuts, list of roles, critical appreciation, complete discography, inline references, notes, more sources.
  • Juan Diego Flórez- A great article that is close to GA status with a bit of expansion.
  • Maureen Forrester- General expansion, list of roles, and discography.
  • Mirella Freni- Needs some restructuring, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Gottlob Frick- General expansion, list of roles, and discography.
  • Ferruccio Furlanetto- General expansion, list of roles, and discography.
  • Amelita Galli-Curci- Needs a list of roles and a discography (if any recordings were made). General expansion.
  • Maria Gay- Needs sources, list of roles, etc.
  • Nicolai Gedda- Needs expansion, discography, list of roles, etc.
  • Vivica Genaux- Needs some restructuring, list of roles, etc.
  • Angela Gheorghiu- Needs some cleanup, full discography, list of roles, etc.
  • Nicolai Ghiaurov- Stub needing work.
  • Giuseppe Giacomini- Needs sources, cleanup, and general expansion.
  • Tito Gobbi- Needs a list of roles, a complete discography, and general expansion.
  • Rita Gorr- Stub needing expanding.
  • Denyce Graves- Needs editing for style and cleanup, expansion, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Edita Gruberová- Needs a more detailed discussion of her career including major debuts, list of roles, critical appreciation, etc.
  • Frank Guarrera- Needs expansion, discography, list of roles, etc.
  • Thomas Hampson- Needs expansion, discography, list of roles, etc.
  • Jerome Hines- Needs expansion, discography, list of roles, etc.
  • Wolfgang Holzmair- Needs cleanup, expansion, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Hans Hotter- Needs expansion, discography, list of roles, etc.
  • Marilyn Horne- Needs complete discography, list of roles, restructuring and list of roles.
  • Dmitri Hvorostovsky- Stub needing work.
  • René Jacobs- Needs sources, list of roles, etc.
  • Philippe Jaroussky- Needs sources, general expansion, list of roles, etc.
  • Sumi Jo- Needs some cleanup and a discography.
  • Vesselina Kasarova- Needs a lead! Needs editing for style and structure.
  • James King- General expansion.
  • Alexander Kipnis- Needs general expansion, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Simon Keenlyside- needs editing for style/structure and expansion.
  • Alfredo Kraus- Needs general expansion, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Ernst Kraus- Stub needing work.
  • Jochen Kowalski- Stub needing work.
  • Jacques Jansen- Stub needing work.
  • Marcel Journet- Stub needing work.
  • Jennifer Larmore- Needs a more detailed discussion of her career including major debuts, list of roles, critical appreciation, etc.
  • Richard Leech (tenor)- Needs clean up and general expansion. Reads like a person whose first language is not English.
  • Lotte Lehmann- General expansion, list of roles, and discography needed.
  • Sergei Leiferkus- Stub needing work.
  • George London- stub needing work.
  • Christa Ludwig- The beginings of a great article here. Needs list of roles and discography. If it can be generally expanded as well this could probably become a good article.
  • Fernando Lima- General expansion.
  • Michael Maniaci- Needs list of roles.
  • Angelo Manzotti- Stub needing work.
  • Radu Marian- Stub needing work.
  • Giovanni Martinelli- Stub needing work.
  • William Matteuzzi- Stub needing work.
  • Karita Mattila- Needs some cleanup and restructuring, full discography, full list of roles, general expansion.
  • Camille Maurane- Stub needing work.
  • Bejun Mehta- Stub needing work.
  • Lauritz Melchior- Needs discography and list of roles.
  • Carlos Mena- Stub needing work.
  • Waltraud Meier- Needs some restructuring, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Robert Merrill- Needs discography and list of roles, etc.
  • Chris Merritt- Stub needing expanding.
  • Zinka Milanov- Needs a list of roles and a discography. General expansion.
  • Aprile Millo- A long but poorly structured article that needs references and cleanup.
  • Sherrill Milnes- Needs a more detailed discussion of his career including major debuts, list of roles, critical appreciation, restructured discography, inline references,etc
  • Edda Moser- Needs a more detailed discussion of her career including major debuts, list of roles, critical appreciation, restructured discography, inline references,etc.
  • Nelly Miricioiu- Horribly written and doesn't cite any sources. Needs desperate attention.
  • Anna Moffo-Needs a more detailed discussion of her career including major debuts, list of roles, critical appreciation, complete discography, inline references,etc.
  • Kurt Moll- A stub that needs expanding.
  • James Morris- A stub that needs expanding.
  • Patrice Munsel- A stub that needs expanding.
  • Giulio Neri- A stub that needs expanding.
  • Anna Netrebko- Needs discography, list of roles, and some cleanup.
  • Klaus Nomi- Needs editing for style and list of roles.
  • Elena Obraztsova- Stub needing work.
  • René Pape- Stub needing work, including sources.
  • Tancredi Pasero- Needs discography, list of roles, and general expansion.
  • Luciano Pavarotti- Complete discography, list of opera roles, and a section on his voice with critical appriciation. Close to G.A. status.
  • Aureliano Pertile- Needs expansion, list of roles, etc.
  • Ezio Pinza- Needs expansion, list of roles, etc.
  • Ewa Podles- Stub needing work.
  • Lily Pons-Needs a complete discography and list of roles.
  • Rosa Ponselle- Needs a list of rolls.
  • Lucia Popp- Needs a more detailed discussion of her career including major debuts, list of roles, critical appreciation, etc.
  • Leontyne Price- A good candidate for GA status with a bit of work. Needs a list of roles and complete discography.
  • Thomas Quasthoff- Needs expansion, list of roles, etc.
  • Patricia Racette- Needs a more detailed discussion of her career including major debuts, list of roles, critical appreciation, etc. This article has lots of lists that are divorced from the timeline of the singers career so you don't know what she was/is doing at what point in her life and career.
  • Derek Lee Ragin- Stub needing work.
  • Ruggero Raimondi- Needs list of roles, discography, general expansion.
  • Samuel Ramey- Needs a more detailed discussion of his career including major debuts, list of roles, critical appreciation, discography, etc.
  • Mark Reizen- Needs list of roles, discography, general expansion.
  • John Relyea- Stub needing work.
  • Regina Resnik- Stub needing work.
  • Paul Robeson- Needs critical appriciation of his voice, the names of the companies that he sung with (it only lists cities), etc. Not sure if opera career is fully covered or not. G.A. article potential is good.
  • Mado Robin- A stub that needs expansion.
  • Titta Ruffo- Needs list of roles, critical appriciation section, and discography(?). Possible G.A. with a bit of work.
  • Erna Sack- Needs a list of roles and a discography.
  • Tito Schipa- Needs list of roles, discography, general expansion.
  • Josef Schmidt- Needs list of roles, discography, general expansion.
  • Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld- General expansion.
  • Friedrich Schorr- Stub needing work.
  • Elisabeth Schumann- Needs a more detailed discussion of her career including major debuts, discography, critical appreciation, etc.
  • Ernestine Schumann-Heink- Needs more souces, list of roles and recordings (if any).
  • Elisabeth Schwarzkopf- Needs in-line citations, discography, list of roles, and with a bit of expansion this could become a really good article.
  • Andreas Scholl- Needs complete discography and list of roles.
  • Rita Shane- Needs a more detailed discussion of her career including major debuts, list of roles, critical appreciation, etc.
  • Annice Sidwells- Stub needing work.
  • Cesare Siepi- Needs list of roles, discography, general expansion.
  • Beverly Sills- Needs a full discography and list of roles.
  • Giulietta Simionato- Stub needing work.
  • Erna Spoorenberg- Needs sources, copy-editing, and expansion.
  • Diana Soviero- This article is a stub and needs a lot of work.
  • Eleanor Steber- Needs list of roles, complete discography, general expansion, and in-line citations.
  • Nina Stemme- Needs sources, cleanup, restructuring, list of roles, and discography.
  • Ebe Stignani- Needs complete discography, list of roles, etc.
  • Richard Stilwell- stub needing work.
  • Teresa Stratas- Needs general expansion, more biographical in style than "list like", list of roles, complete disography, etc.
  • Nathalie Stutzmann- Stub needing work.
  • Conchita Supervía- Needs general expansion, list of roles, complete disography, etc.
  • Joan Sutherland- Needs a list of roles.
  • Set Svanholm- stub needing work.
  • Sharon Sweet- stub needing a lot of work.
  • Ruth Ann Swenson- This article needs sources and cleanup. It also needs a more detailed discussion of her career including major debuts, list of roles, critical appreciation, etc.
  • Ferruccio Tagliavini- Needs list of roles, discography, general expansion.
  • Martti Talvela- Stub needing work.
  • Daniel Taylor- Needs editing for style, discography, list of roles, etc.
  • Renata Tebaldi- Needs some restructuring, discography, list of roles, inline citations, etc.
  • Kiri Te Kanawa- Needs restructuring especially the odd "carerr highlights section". Also needs discography, list of roles, inline citations, etc.
  • Richard Temple- Needs a list of roles and critical appriciation.
  • Bryn Terfel- Needs some better sources and discography.
  • Vittoria Tesi- Expansion if possible.
  • Josef Tichatschek- Restructuring and general expansion.
  • John Tomlinson- stub needing work
  • Helen Traubel- Needs sources, cleanup, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Norman Treigle- Needs expansion, list of roles, complete discography, etc.
  • Richard Tucker- Needs expansion, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Dawn Upshaw- Needs sources, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • José van Dam- Needs list of roles, discography, general expansion.
  • Anton van Rooy- A stub neeeding work.
  • Shirley Verrett- Needs list of roles, discography, general expansion.
  • Jon Vickers- Needs list of roles, discography, general expansion.
  • Rolando Villazón- Needs list of roles and general expansion.
  • Deborah Voigt- This article is a stub and needs a lot of work.
  • Eberhard Wächter- Needs list of roles, discography, general expansion, and editing for structure.
  • Leonard Warren- Needs list of roles, discography, general expansion.
  • Ludwig Weber- stub needing work
  • Willard White- Needs list of roles, discography, general expansion.
  • Wolfgang Windgassen- Needs references and general expansion.
  • Margaret Jane Wray- Needs a more detailed discussion of her career including major debuts, list of roles, critical appreciation, etc.
  • Fritz Wunderlich- Needs general expansion, list of roles, discography, etc.
  • Dolora Zajick- Needs a much more detailed discussion of her career including major debuts, list of roles, critical appreciation, complete discography, inline references, notes, sources, internal and external sources.